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Will Either Powerball or MegaMillions reach $400M

Powerball Will [ 15 ]  [29.41%]
MegaMillion Will [ 12 ]  [23.53%]
Neither Will [ 24 ]  [47.06%]
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md
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Posted: August 25, 2007, 6:34 am - IP Logged

I have expected MegaMillions would for a couple of years.  This may be the run!

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    Posted: August 25, 2007, 7:03 am - IP Logged

    i predict in the next couple of draws a group of people buying tickets in a pool will win the powerball jackpot.

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      Posted: August 25, 2007, 9:04 am - IP Logged

      Instead of inflated annuity amounts you should ask if any jackpot will hit $200 million in cash. For Powerball the answer would be no. Mega would have to roll one more time. There is no way either game makes it to $250.

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        Posted: August 25, 2007, 10:53 am - IP Logged

        Mega Millions already broke $200 million cash pretax earlier this year when it hit a record advertised jackpot of $390 million.

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          Posted: August 25, 2007, 11:30 am - IP Logged

          Instead of inflated annuity amounts you should ask if any jackpot will hit $200 million in cash. For Powerball the answer would be no. Mega would have to roll one more time. There is no way either game makes it to $250.

          You are ceretainly free to ask and formulate your own poll choices.  I'd place a vote.

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            I voted neither--- the frenzy is on now people who have never bought a ticket before will be buying tickets from now till the pot is won. people who usually wait till the pot reaches 200 million or better jump in the game. At each rollover from this point forward till the pot is won tickets sale will increase expediently.

            As more tickets are sold the likely hood it will be won draws nearer.

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              Posted: August 25, 2007, 1:42 pm - IP Logged

              I voted neither--- the frenzy is on now people who have never bought a ticket before will be buying tickets from now till the pot is won. people who usually wait till the pot reaches 200 million or better jump in the game. At each rollover from this point forward till the pot is won tickets sale will increase expediently.

              As more tickets are sold the likely hood it will be won draws nearer.

              I Agree!    The time is now.

               

                                             

                            

               

               

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                Posted: August 25, 2007, 1:43 pm - IP Logged

                am with four4me

                and if pb rolls tonite, the buying  frenzy of all time for pb will  kick start off like a rocket with a new record jackpot for pb.

                 

                kiss it goodbye then.

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                  Posted: August 25, 2007, 2:46 pm - IP Logged

                  am with four4me

                  and if pb rolls tonite, the buying  frenzy of all time for pb will  kick start off like a rocket with a new record jackpot for pb.

                   

                  kiss it goodbye then.

                  You never know. PowerBall could roll 2 or 3 more times. It all depends on the numbers drawn.

                  Gonna win.Big Smile


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                    Posted: August 25, 2007, 5:05 pm - IP Logged

                    just like in a casino"the way to win a small fortune,is to bring a large fortune in with you".

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                      Posted: August 25, 2007, 5:08 pm - IP Logged

                      You never know. PowerBall could roll 2 or 3 more times. It all depends on the numbers drawn.

                      so true but as the number of people playing increases so does the chances the pot will be won at some point sales may exceed the odds and most all combinations of the odds are bet.

                      people jump in lottery pools and buy hundreds of tickets.

                      Big John says. You don't hit the number. The number hits you!!!!

                                     I'm not Big John, I'm Four4me, Big John's a friend.
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                        Posted: August 25, 2007, 5:17 pm - IP Logged

                        The record MM run had exceptional sales for the last roll. I'd certainly be curious to see if sales would be similar if we see another roll, but I think it would definitely take 2 rolls to break 400. Even if they bump the currently advertised jackpot by $25 million they'd still have to beat the previous sales record by nearly 10% to go from 275 to 400.  Especialy if PB rolls again, I don't think there's any realistic chance of that happening. If they do get two more rolls, though, there's a good chance it could  go something along the lines of  250 -> 340 ->475. Assuming PB gets hit first, breaking 500 on a second roll isn't all that unlikely.

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                          Posted: August 25, 2007, 5:23 pm - IP Logged

                          so true but as the number of people playing increases so does the chances the pot will be won at some point sales may exceed the odds and most all combinations of the odds are bet.

                          people jump in lottery pools and buy hundreds of tickets.

                          Even if there are twice as many tickets sold as there are combinations, there will be plenty of combinations that dont get played. Even if ticket sales really go through the roof you can figure there will still be at least a 20% chance of a roll. Right now there's avery good chance that either or both will roll once  again.

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                            Posted: August 25, 2007, 5:29 pm - IP Logged

                            so true but as the number of people playing increases so does the chances the pot will be won at some point sales may exceed the odds and most all combinations of the odds are bet.

                            people jump in lottery pools and buy hundreds of tickets.

                            Ya, but there are those times right when you think it's not going to roll one more time and it ends up rolling 3 more times. It all comes down the numbers picked.

                            Gonna win.Big Smile

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                              Posted: August 26, 2007, 12:59 am - IP Logged

                              BAMM!

                              sorry Garu101