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one billion dollar jackpot!!

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do you ever see a one billion dollar jackpot?

yes-within five years [ 2 ]  [4.65%]
yes-within ten years [ 10 ]  [23.26%]
not sure but maybe [ 11 ]  [25.58%]
never in this lifetime [ 20 ]  [46.51%]
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Posted: December 9, 2005, 7:49 pm - IP Logged

didn't pepsi do that a few times? (pepsi billions contest)

Twice (2003 and 2004.) What happened with this year I don't know. The Pepsi annuity was 40 payments with a balloon, with a $250 million cash option.

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    Posted: December 10, 2005, 1:17 am - IP Logged

      A $250 million cash jackpot seems possible these days, especially with Mega Millions.

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      Posted: December 10, 2005, 1:51 am - IP Logged

      i think the 250 mark will get hit more and more often.........

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        Posted: December 10, 2005, 11:57 am - IP Logged

        didn't pepsi do that a few times? (pepsi billions contest)

        Twice (2003 and 2004.) What happened with this year I don't know. The Pepsi annuity was 40 payments with a balloon, with a $250 million cash option.

        did anyone actually win those?

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          Posted: December 10, 2005, 8:56 pm - IP Logged

          didn't pepsi do that a few times? (pepsi billions contest)

          Twice (2003 and 2004.) What happened with this year I don't know. The Pepsi annuity was 40 payments with a balloon, with a $250 million cash option.

          did anyone actually win those?

          Good question - did any one ever win, and how much?  I like to know what some one would do with a billion dollars. 

          Its one thing to grow up surrounded by fortunes, like the Kennedy's or Kerry's, but what about "el dummo" waking up and seeing all those zeros, on the end, instead of the beginning, of their account?

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            Posted: December 10, 2005, 9:23 pm - IP Logged

            I voted "never" but now I'm thinking back to when the MA lottery had a Wed evening draw on tv for $50,000 and everyone watched eagerly. I knew someone in Boston who won it too, sometime around 1970.  Of course I also remember looking at a beautiful home for around $60,000. Different world.  So I guess the "never in this lifetime" depends on your age! Wink 

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              Posted: January 5, 2006, 8:53 pm - IP Logged

                It will not happen even if Powerball and Mega Millions change their matrices two more times!!!

                In the event that does happen, both games should cap jackpots at $500 million and just spread any more money out among ALL the lower tier prizes!!

              If you recall, during the last run at Powerball, they increased the jackpot only $20 million per draw and did roll some of the excess money into the lower tier 5+0 prize, so that instead of winning $100K, you were looking at a $1 million payout if you matched 5 and no Powerball.

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                Posted: January 5, 2006, 9:28 pm - IP Logged

                Yeah, but Powerball capped only the AMOUNT PER ROLL, not the overall total jackpot. If the jackpot rolled seven more times then, it would have made it over $500 million.

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                  Posted: January 5, 2006, 10:25 pm - IP Logged

                  They already had a billion dollar jackpot - it was called Pepsi billions. (even though you could only win 1 billion). It had the most inflated annuity ever. Cash value would have been less than 1/4 of the advertised prize. I would rather see lotteries move away from bogus jackpots and have tax free cash prizes rather than inflated sums no one will see or get.

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                    Posted: January 5, 2006, 10:29 pm - IP Logged

                    They already had a billion dollar jackpot - it was called Pepsi billions. (even though you could only win 1 billion). It had the most inflated annuity ever. Cash value would have been less than 1/4 of the advertised prize. I would rather see lotteries move away from bogus jackpots and have tax free cash prizes rather than inflated sums no one will see or get.

                    i agree. they need to quit teasing people with illusions and just be straight up with the jackpot amounts.......

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                      Posted: January 5, 2006, 10:31 pm - IP Logged

                      didn't pepsi do that a few times? (pepsi billions contest)

                      Twice (2003 and 2004.) What happened with this year I don't know. The Pepsi annuity was 40 payments with a balloon, with a $250 million cash option.

                      did anyone actually win those?

                      Good question - did any one ever win, and how much?  I like to know what some one would do with a billion dollars. 

                      Its one thing to grow up surrounded by fortunes, like the Kennedy's or Kerry's, but what about "el dummo" waking up and seeing all those zeros, on the end, instead of the beginning, of their account?

                      I believe I saw the first one and the guy was off by 1 digit from winning the Billion.  If I remember correctly the guy was from W. Va. and he won the 1Mil

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                        Posted: January 6, 2006, 11:00 am - IP Logged

                        how about China they kick are but all the time 

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                          Posted: January 7, 2006, 7:31 am - IP Logged

                          I voted "never" but now I'm thinking back to when the MA lottery had a Wed evening draw on tv for $50,000 and everyone watched eagerly. I knew someone in Boston who won it too, sometime around 1970.  Of course I also remember looking at a beautiful home for around $60,000. Different world.  So I guess the "never in this lifetime" depends on your age! Wink 

                          i agree.anything is possible in the future.sometimes it may look impossible but it does eventually happen........

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                            Posted: January 9, 2006, 1:48 pm - IP Logged

                            I think anything over 200 million is simply retarded which is why I hate that PB raised its odds.  It gives you almost a zero chance of hitting it not to mention being completely excessive.