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Powerball & Megamillions Growing

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How far will these current jackpots reach?

$200,000,000 - Powerball [ 5 ]  [12.50%]
$300,000,000 - Powerball [ 19 ]  [47.50%]
$400,000,000 - Powerball [ 8 ]  [20.00%]
$200,000,000 - Megamillions [ 3 ]  [7.50%]
$300,000,000 - Megamillions [ 3 ]  [7.50%]
$400,000,000 - Megamillions [ 2 ]  [5.00%]
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md
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Posted: August 12, 2007, 7:31 pm - IP Logged

I know the excitement and the crowds drawn to the growing jackpots is increasingly getting bigger. Which jackpot game will reach the higher level? I think Powerball will reach $300,000,000.

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    Posted: August 12, 2007, 9:43 pm - IP Logged

    Actually if both games didn't have jackpots with cash values of $5M-$20M of each other they would be growing faster.  I usually drive to Indiana for PB tickets when its jackpot is $180M+ but since MM jackpot cash value is only $5M-$20M less, the money spent on gas and PB tickets would be better spent on MM tickets in my opinion so I won't be making the trip unless MM is hit first.  I imagine both games will less than normal out of state players as long as both jackpots continue to roll. 

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: August 12, 2007, 10:22 pm - IP Logged

      i voted 400 million but ill keep playing both no matter what the jackpot is


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        Posted: August 14, 2007, 2:09 pm - IP Logged

        My vote is for Powerball to set a new United States record. I hope PB and MM continues to roll. However, I hope that PB reaches $415 million on this run, but I also hope that there's a MM jackpot winner before $390 million.

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          Posted: August 14, 2007, 5:33 pm - IP Logged

          I hope that MM winner is me Sun Smiley

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            Posted: August 15, 2007, 10:53 am - IP Logged

            with MM roll today it hit 85million cash vs current powerball cash of 84.6 million

            THERE NICK AND NICK FOLKS!

             

             

            i have a feeling mm in a few more rolls will be way ahead anyway

            with its more players and more ticket sales ratio to pb  sells for same level jackpots.

             

            you have to admit pb Annuity makes mm Annuity a joke in marketing value LOL

            powerballs makes   84.6m into $181,000,000

            vs mega millions      85m    into $148,000,000

             

            way to go pb marketing. 

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              Posted: August 15, 2007, 3:24 pm - IP Logged

              My vote is for Powerball to set a new United States record. I hope PB and MM continues to roll. However, I hope that PB reaches $415 million on this run, but I also hope that there's a MM jackpot winner before $390 million.

              "I hope PB and MM continues to roll."

              That is the same as telling everybody that play these games when the jackpots are low that you hope they lose. And I'll bet the people that waited until last night to play MM because the jackpot was over $100 million don't like to read negative comments like that either. There are some posters here that can tell us the probability of a jackpot rolling but it's just the statistics that are negative not the poster saying "you'll probably lose. 

              On the other hand if we can't win the jackpot we won't have to worry about having financial problems in the future.

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                Posted: August 15, 2007, 3:37 pm - IP Logged

                "if we can't win the jackpot we won't have to worry about having financial problems in the future."

                I could argue against the accuracy of the statement, but I'm gonna give you  *****  5 stars, anyway.  

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                  Posted: August 16, 2007, 1:02 am - IP Logged

                  Looks like PB grows this round but I really doubt PB can get near it's current cap of $390 million or that MM will even reach $275 million.

                  I'm personally betting that MM gets hit in the next two drawings and PB gets it at $240 or so. 

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                    Posted: August 16, 2007, 7:55 am - IP Logged

                    Looks like PB grows this round but I really doubt PB can get near it's current cap of $390 million or that MM will even reach $275 million.

                    I'm personally betting that MM gets hit in the next two drawings and PB gets it at $240 or so. 

                    Why do you say PowerBall is capped at $390 million? Also, to say the PowerBall is capped isn't exactly correct, it's the increase that is capped. The increase cap is $25 million. The cap is only applied when the jackpot FIRST meets or exceeds the current record, which is $365 million. As you saw last night, the $181 million jackpot went up to $210 million. That's an increase of $29 million. If PowerBall comes a little short of the record(for example $350-$360 million), the increase won't be applied and could lead to a rollover of at least $400 million.

                    "Looks like PB grows this round but I really doubt PB can get near it's current cap of $390 million or that MM will even reach $275 million."

                    Also, by reading that statement, it's like you're saying the games somehow actively decide how much they will roll to. Games aren't people. The jackpot is either won or not. If the jackpot is won, you can't blame the game.

                    Gonna win.Big Smile

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                      Posted: August 16, 2007, 9:39 am - IP Logged

                      Odds of either game making it near $300 million are low due to the actual odds of them getting there. Powerball has also never rolled once it hits the cap. It doesn't mean it's not possible just very improbable. The cap of $390 is part of the rules of Powerball. I would doubt given the big rise in sales that it would hit a jackpot between $366-389. But you never know.

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                        Posted: August 16, 2007, 10:25 am - IP Logged

                        It's time for a jackpot winner ....

                         

                        I hope it's me as I will play both games.

                         

                                                       

                                      

                         

                         

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                          Posted: August 16, 2007, 10:44 am - IP Logged

                          It's time for a jackpot winner ....

                           

                          I hope it's me as I will play both games.

                          I bought my ticket today. Early bird gets the worm.Big Smile

                          Gonna win.Big Smile

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                            Posted: August 16, 2007, 1:31 pm - IP Logged

                            It's time for a jackpot winner ....

                             

                            I hope it's me as I will play both games.

                            I Agree!


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                              Posted: August 16, 2007, 1:53 pm - IP Logged

                              I hope Powerball continues to roll, but I also hope there is a Mega Millons winner in the next draw.