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Powerball Sets A New Record

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The Powerball lottery set a new 2 roll record of $29.2 million for the Mar 3 draw. The previous record was $27.2 million.

The Mega Millions 2 roll record is $25 million.

Good luck,
Jake

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    Posted: March 3, 2006, 2:17 pm - IP Logged

    Damn, Powerball's on fire!


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      I hope PB continues to roll and set new records. PB is doing a great job increasing the odds and making it harder to win a jackpot. Only 1 ticket matched 5 numbers in the last draw and won $200K while 82 tickets matched 4 numbers and the PB and won $10K.

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        Lucky match 4+1 winners!! Too bad for the match 5+0 winner that PB prizes other than the jackpot are fixed, and not pari-mutuel, though, or that winner would have won $877,996 (the amount actually in the match 5 prize pool based on sales for that draw). On the other hand, if prizes were pari-mutuel, each match 4+1 winner would have received only $3,264 each assuming PowerPlay is not a factor.

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          The Powerball lottery set a new 3 roll record of $40.4 million for the Mar 4 draw. The previous record was $36 million.

          The Mega Millions 3 roll record is $35 million.

          Good luck,
          Jake


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            Posted: March 6, 2006, 12:47 pm - IP Logged

            Jake649, not only it set a new 3 roll record, but it rolled. I'm happy for that in PB. I hope it keeps rolling until it reaches the cap again and then someone wins.

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              The Powerball lottery set a new 4 roll record of $50.7 million for the Mar 8 draw. The previous record was $42 million and it was set under the old matrix

              The Mega Millions 4 roll record is $43 million.

              Both multistate lotteries continue to set roll records.

              Good luck,
              Jake

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                It seems like Powerball is setting a new record for setting the most new records.

                I really dislike this new matrix.  It seems to me aside from the occasional jackpot winner, fewer people are winning less money.  I know for a fact I am.   Powerball is doing a great job.  A great job screwing the players with their ridiculous odds and bogus jackpot amounts.

                Take a game...inflate the advertised jackpot amount so the unknowing will flock to buy tickets...decrease the cash value so you can support the inflated jackpot...increase up the odds so more people will loose consistantly...and set new records every draw.

                And people like this?

                Jim 

                 


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                  Posted: March 9, 2006, 9:17 am - IP Logged

                  What piss poor numbers this draw. Not even a QP is hitting them. More rolls=more hype=more money for everyone but the players. I am about done with powerball for good, and will be concentrating on other games soon if I do not see some changes somewhere.

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                    It seems like Powerball is setting a new record for setting the most new records.

                    I really dislike this new matrix.  It seems to me aside from the occasional jackpot winner, fewer people are winning less money.  I know for a fact I am.   Powerball is doing a great job.  A great job screwing the players with their ridiculous odds and bogus jackpot amounts.

                    Take a game...inflate the advertised jackpot amount so the unknowing will flock to buy tickets...decrease the cash value so you can support the inflated jackpot...increase up the odds so more people will loose consistantly...and set new records every draw.

                    And people like this?

                    Jim 

                     

                    Unfortunately, that sells more tickets than having the jackpot won every third drawing like it was last year. It seems players would rather dream about winning than actually win.

                    However, while the increase in the matrix may be helping Powerball set new records, what it all comes down to is luck. Last year, Powerball set a record for the most jackpots awarded in one year (14), and it seems that run of luck's temporarily going the other way. Believe me, Powerball probably won't be setting any more record jackpots once North Carolina starts playing, in which case the current matrix will be more realistic for the population.
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                      "Believe me, Powerball probably won't be setting any more record jackpots once North Carolina starts playing, in which case the current matrix will be more realistic for the population."

                      Quite the contrary. An increase of the population base of players, increases the probability of record jackpots.

                      Good luck,
                      Jake

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                        Posted: March 9, 2006, 2:57 pm - IP Logged

                        It will probably increase the number of roll records, but lotto fever will probably set in earlier if there's a larger player base, as we've just seen from the recent Mega Millions run, although that one could have realistically rolled one more time.

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                          Posted: March 10, 2006, 9:39 am - IP Logged

                          "Believe me, Powerball probably won't be setting any more record jackpots once North Carolina starts playing, in which case the current matrix will be more realistic for the population."

                          Quite the contrary. An increase of the population base of players, increases the probability of record jackpots.

                          That's the same thing some people said when they added California and it was correct. They won't even change the matrix for adding North Carolina so I would have to agree that jackpots may decline.

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                            Posted: March 10, 2006, 12:30 pm - IP Logged

                            NC Has 8.5 million people  that willn't push or pull much in the pool

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                              Posted: March 10, 2006, 2:12 pm - IP Logged

                              The addition of North Carolina will push the total Powerball population to about 105 million. Powerball will still have a lower player base to combinations ratio than Mega Millions (which has a total population of 156 million).