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The Powerball lottery set a new 14 roll record of $183.1 million for the Feb 4 draw. The previous record was $177.1 million. The previous record was set under the old matrix.

The Mega Millions 14 roll record is $239 million and was set under the old matrix for Mega Millions.

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    Posted: February 5, 2006, 11:25 am - IP Logged

    It has rolled over again, gone to $210 million. I wonder if it'll break any records this time.

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      PrisonerSix and Jake649, if it has rolled to 210 million, I don't think it will hit a draw 15 new record. Roll 15's record for PB stands at 221.5 million and Roll 16's record for PB stands at 314.9 million. Everyone, PB completed the numbers where each number was the winning numbers of both the WB and PB in a certain draw after 12 years and 3 matrix changes starting from 5/45+1/45 to 5/55+1/42.

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        The Powerball lottery did not set a new 15 roll record for the Feb 8 draw. The jackpot was only $213 million where the record is $221.5 million. The record was set under the old matrix. The Mega Millions 15 roll record is $294 million and was set under the old matrix for Mega Millions.

        Interesting to note that at 15 rolls, the gap between the records for PowerBall and Mega Millions is the largest at $73 million. At 16 rolls, their records are almost identical at $314.9 for Powerball and $315 for Mega Millions.

        Then at 17 rolls, it is a reversal with the Powerball record being $31 million larger than the Mega Millions record. $261.3 for Powerball and $230 for Mega Millions. The Mega Millions 17 roll record was set under the very old Big Game matrix.

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        Jake


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          Posted: February 11, 2006, 12:07 pm - IP Logged

          Jake649, in PB on roll #18 and #19, are those jackpots under the current matrix? If so, then that's strange because we could set new records again.

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            Posted: February 11, 2006, 12:34 pm - IP Logged

            Rolls #18 ($305 million?) and #19 ($340 million) are, indeed, in the current matrix.


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              Posted: February 12, 2006, 11:38 am - IP Logged

              Jake649 and ryanm, PB Jackpot has rolled to 300 million for 2/15. Therefore, PB has set a new roll #17 record beating the previous mark of 261.3 million under the old matrix.

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                The Powerball lottery set a new 17 roll record of $308.8 million for the Feb 15 draw. The previous record was $261.3 million. The previous record was set under the old matrix.

                The Mega Millions 17 roll record is $230 million and was set under the Big Game matrix. The Mega Millions matrix has never rolled more than 16 times whereas the Big Game has rolled a record 19 times.

                The Powerball lottery set a new 18 roll record of $365 million for the Feb 18 draw. The previous record was $305.3 million. This amount will not change by draw time because of the cap rule.

                The Mega Millions 18 roll record is $363 million and was set under the Big Game matrix. The $363 million big Game jackpot used to be the North Armerican record. Now the record is held by the current $365 million Powerball jackpot.

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                Jake

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                  Posted: February 16, 2006, 9:30 am - IP Logged

                  Amazing how a new North American record can sneak up on you like that!

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                    Posted: February 16, 2006, 12:16 pm - IP Logged

                    If Mega Millions rolled 18 times, its jackpot would be at least $460 million!!

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                      Posted: February 16, 2006, 3:24 pm - IP Logged

                      If Mega Millions rolled 18 times, its jackpot would be at least $460 million!!

                      I actually believe this will happen someday.

                      My modelling program shows an 18 roll jackpot being in the neighborhood of $350M, but I believe that my equation would not be very accurate at an 18th roll.    I agree that the jackpot would be well over $400M annuity at that point.

                      I think the equation does pretty well through a 17th roll, I think.  It predicts the likelyhood of an 18th roll at around 15% right now, at the current jackpot level.  Such odds are definitely beatable. 

                       

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                        Posted: February 16, 2006, 7:16 pm - IP Logged

                        Mega Millions made it to $315 million last November after rolling only 17 times.

                        Yeah, I must have miscounted before - it would probably take 19 rolls for a $450 MM jackpot, not 18; eighteen rolls should produce a $380 million jackpot for MM.


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                          Posted: February 17, 2006, 1:51 pm - IP Logged

                          Jake649, if no one wins PB Jackpot, it will only roll 25 million more at a time, but it will increase the Match 5 bonus pool if no winner comes out. I hope PB sets a new roll record just like CA SLP had rolled 20 times from November 12, 2005 to January 21, 2006.

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                            Posted: February 18, 2006, 1:19 am - IP Logged

                            Powerball also needs to roll next Wednesday in addition to this Saturday to set a roll record of 20 times, which would also put the Powerball jackpot at $415 million.

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                              Posted: February 18, 2006, 3:21 pm - IP Logged

                              For Mega 17 rolls would produce a 400 level jackpot and 18 rolls a 480-500 level jackpot. Since we are at roll 12 now I'm not holding my breath for that to happen. Cash would be around 230 for a 17th roll and 285 for a 18th roll.

                              Cash value for Powerball only grows at 12 million thanks to the cap rule so even if it rolls now it would be at 189.

                              Euromillions is stuck at 12 rolls so it's easy to deal with for roll records.

                              The 315 Mega was set with 16 rolls. Someone won at 315 so I wouldn't count it as a roll.