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Whose head will explode if the next 5 MM draws are won?

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Posted: September 21, 2006, 10:12 pm - IP Logged

The way I see it, the odds are about 1 in 233,000 that the next 5 MM lotteries will be won without ever rolling over.

This is, of course, much higher than the odds of actually winning the MM with one ticket.

If this happens, whose head will explode? 


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    Posted: September 21, 2006, 10:17 pm - IP Logged

    Prob988, I'll be shocked if there's a MM jackpot winner for the third straight draw. My head will explode in the dream.

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      Posted: September 21, 2006, 10:19 pm - IP Logged

      Considering the routine low jackpots MM produces anymore I wouldn't be surprised. At this point it needs a lottery Viagra to get up anymore.

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        Posted: September 21, 2006, 11:23 pm - IP Logged

        Well if I am lucky enough to be one of the winners that would be terrific.  I would enjoy the money.  Especially since the holidays are not that far away.-weshar75

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          Posted: September 21, 2006, 11:49 pm - IP Logged

          If someone's head actually exploded, I don't think anyone would focus on some lottery game.

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            Posted: September 23, 2006, 1:08 am - IP Logged

            Last Tuesday was only the tenth time an opening Mega Millions jackpot was awarded since the inception of "The Big Game" in 1996. Only once has a BG/MM jackpot been awarded three draws in a row, and that occurred on July 18, July 25, and August 1, 1997 (BG draws were only once a week back then).

            Only seven opening Powerball jackpots have been awarded since the game went to a 5/49 + 1/42 matrix in November 1997, and again, only once has a PB jackpot been awarded three draws in a row, which occurred on January 7, January 10, and January 14, 1998. The last time an opening PB jackpot was awarded was June 29, 2005, and that was the second last PB jackpot awarded under the 5/53 + 1/42 matrix.


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              Posted: September 23, 2006, 3:26 am - IP Logged

              Well Prob988, after two straight MM jackpot winners, MM jackpot has rolled.

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                Posted: September 23, 2006, 12:30 pm - IP Logged

                Last Tuesday was only the tenth time an opening Mega Millions jackpot was awarded since the inception of "The Big Game" in 1996. Only once has a BG/MM jackpot been awarded three draws in a row, and that occurred on July 18, July 25, and August 1, 1997 (BG draws were only once a week back then).

                Only seven opening Powerball jackpots have been awarded since the game went to a 5/49 + 1/42 matrix in November 1997, and again, only once has a PB jackpot been awarded three draws in a row, which occurred on January 7, January 10, and January 14, 1998. The last time an opening PB jackpot was awarded was June 29, 2005, and that was the second last PB jackpot awarded under the 5/53 + 1/42 matrix.

                These events are relatively rare, but certainly they aren't impossible.

                It didn't happen this time, but it may in the future.  In fact the odds of many sequences in a row of such events are much higher than winning either Powerball or MM.    Powerball is going through a string of runs wherein large jackpots always result.  This will not happen all the time however.  There may be a string wherein Powerball is being won in early drawings and where MM is producing regular large jackpots.