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$365 MILLION: Powerball

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Posted: February 16, 2006, 12:08 am - IP Logged

Here goes, looks like it will set the record!

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    Posted: February 16, 2006, 12:15 am - IP Logged

    Interesting that "only" 16 players won second prize.  Sometimes with these big draws you get 50 or 60 2nd place winners.  I'll bet the state love the low number (not eating away at profits).  Players, of course, would feel the opposite.

     

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      Posted: February 16, 2006, 12:36 am - IP Logged

      Interesting that "only" 16 players won second prize.  Sometimes with these big draws you get 50 or 60 2nd place winners.  I'll bet the state love the low number (not eating away at profits).  Players, of course, would feel the opposite.

      Yeah, I've mentioned in another thread that if the prizes were paid pari-mutuel, each second prize winner would have received $324,576 excluding any PowerPlay winnings. Oh well, the MUSL just has more cash in the short term prize reserve to pay out when Powerball gets more winners than statistically expected.

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        Posted: February 16, 2006, 12:38 am - IP Logged

        low interest and the post had 650 people on line               not like the Oct 19th record  with

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          Posted: February 16, 2006, 12:57 am - IP Logged

          ryan,

          That interesting stuff, I must have missed that one.

           

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            Posted: February 16, 2006, 1:13 am - IP Logged

            Wow, my ONE QP ticket was very close, and even closer than when I buy many at a time. 03, 14, 25, 34, 45,  30  but still a flat out loser. Sure did look good at first, until the good ole lottery reality check kicked in. I might stick to just buying one ticket from now on, seems to work better. 

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              Posted: February 16, 2006, 1:13 am - IP Logged

              I had 5 tickets, and got a 2+1 ($7.00).

               

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                Posted: February 16, 2006, 12:19 pm - IP Logged

                Wow, my ONE QP ticket was very close, and even closer than when I buy many at a time. 03, 14, 25, 34, 45,  30  but still a flat out loser. Sure did look good at first, until the good ole lottery reality check kicked in. I might stick to just buying one ticket from now on, seems to work better. 

                Yeah, I guess I'm going to cut back starting now instead of waiting until the current jackpot run is over. So I'm going to get only two tickets for Saturday instead of three, like I have for the past two draws. Once this PB run is over, I'm playing only one ticket on Saturdays (no Wednesday draws) until the pot is at least $100 million; then I'm playing one every draw until the jackpot is at least $250 million; then two per draw until the pot is won.

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                  Posted: February 16, 2006, 12:55 pm - IP Logged

                  I wonder what all those who said back in November that the powerball will not be getting this high again anytime soon think? LOL Just goes to show you once again that the lottery is virtually unpredictable. It is bad when you spend days and nights analyzing numbers, and playing your own numbers, only to get no matches hardly at all. Then one QP ticket comes very close to winning. Now I see why the majority are QP winners, as much as I hate to see that, and play QP's.

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                    Posted: February 16, 2006, 2:45 pm - IP Logged

                    Yeah, this was as unpredictable as the time last year when the Powerball jackpot was hit nine times over a four month span. This just shows luck goes both ways.


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                      Posted: February 16, 2006, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

                      Congratulations Todd on your 2+1 win. What numbers did you match? I'm happy that the new North American jackpot record has been established. It's strange that only 16 tickets match the first 5 numbers. I was expecting about 30+.

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                        Posted: February 17, 2006, 2:57 pm - IP Logged

                        I had a 2 plus 1 last week as I Said, but spent $40 to get that. What a bad payback.

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                          Posted: February 17, 2006, 3:08 pm - IP Logged

                          low interest and the post had 650 people on line               not like the Oct 19th record  with

                          There will be more interest on the night of the Feb 18th PowerBall drawing.

                           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                             
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                            Posted: February 17, 2006, 5:27 pm - IP Logged

                            RJOh, I agree. Also, I hope PB can set new roll record down the line because CA SLP had 20 rolls once from 11/12/05 to 1/21/06. and PB currently has 18 straight rolls.