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$400,000,000 Threshold

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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%]
Total Valid Votes [ 51 ]  
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Posted: August 26, 2007, 2:51 am - 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!Banana

 

100%  correct....this  week  the  pot  will  be  aprox.  237 million  and  snatched  up !! 

    Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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    Posted: August 26, 2007, 12:42 pm - IP Logged

    BAMM!

    sorry Garu101

    Um, bamm? What are you 12? Get a grip. You spelled my name wrong too.No No

    Gonna win.Big Smile

      four4me's avatar - gate1
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      Posted: August 26, 2007, 2:15 pm - IP Logged

      Um, bamm? What are you 12? Get a grip. You spelled my name wrong too.No No

      Guru!  No I'm not twelve! sorry i misspelled your name! was just a slip of the finger.

      When it come to jackpots and i stated what i did in other post base on past performance of other jackpots that were won. You kept coming back with your opinions and that's your right.

      BAMM it's won! you get over it. Jeeseeeeeeeee 

      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.
        Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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        Posted: August 26, 2007, 2:57 pm - IP Logged

        Guru!  No I'm not twelve! sorry i misspelled your name! was just a slip of the finger.

        When it come to jackpots and i stated what i did in other post base on past performance of other jackpots that were won. You kept coming back with your opinions and that's your right.

        BAMM it's won! you get over it. Jeeseeeeeeeee 

        You're mistaken. See, I'm was being laid back about whether or not someone would win. It's not so bad if someone wins. The thing is though, all I said was "You never know, it could end up rolling 3 more times". You comment trying to make it seem like I said "It's going to roll 3 more times". Your comment then gives the impression that you're saying "Ha ha! It was won Guru! You were wrong!". Dude please, I could care less that it was won, but for you to go and say "Sorry" as if I was supposedly wrong is simply childish. I didn't say it WAS going to roll 3 more times, I said it COULD roll 3 more times because sometimes things happen when you least expect them. That's all I said. So technically I wasn't wrong at all. Your comment came off as childish to me.

        Gonna win.Big Smile

          Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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          Posted: August 26, 2007, 3:47 pm - IP Logged

          These were the last 3 jumps:

          181-210=+29
          210-245=+35
          245-314=+69

          You can see that when the jackpot is at 300+ the jump almost doubled than the previous one. 69 compared to 35. If no one won, it would have made it to $390M. Oh well, maybe it'll make it there this time. You never know.

          Gonna win.Big Smile

            four4me's avatar - gate1
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            Posted: August 26, 2007, 5:56 pm - IP Logged

            who cares man i was having a moment everyone on here is entitled to his her own position about things. When i posted sorry you should have said LOL and not call me childish. I'm in my late fifties and been there done that is getting older by the minute.

            I'm over it. so should you be. Actually i wish PB hadn't  been won cause i would have driven the DC to buy tickets for the next draw. Now i can concentrate on mega which will also probably be won this week.

            I'm intelligent enough to know that each and every drawing has an equal chance of being won regardless of the size of the jackpot. But when that pot reaches the 250 million dollar mark millions of people who never bought a ticket start buying tickets. And there are hundreds more who jump in lottery pools. etc etc. Sure this PB pot had a chance to roll but it didn't and i had a feeling it wouldn't, or i wouldn't have posted anything to the contrary.  

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              Posted: August 27, 2007, 1:16 am - IP Logged

              Competition from a "NEW" Lottery with better odds of winning would make the PB and MM finally roll up to at least $4000.  Until that day comes, nope, nope, nope, I do not think so.


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                Posted: August 30, 2007, 2:36 pm - IP Logged

                My vote is MM because PB just captured a $314 million jackpot in the last week's Saturday draw. I hope MM rolls one more time until a jackpot winner will occur in the next draw.

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                  Posted: August 30, 2007, 3:41 pm - IP Logged

                  My vote is MM because PB just captured a $314 million jackpot in the last week's Saturday draw. I hope MM rolls one more time until a jackpot winner will occur in the next draw.

                  yep, just one more roll and it will be over the 400 million mark to make history!Party  Do  you think it will?

                  voir-vous dans mes reves!Cool

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                    Posted: August 30, 2007, 3:57 pm - IP Logged

                    I'm just curious...why does everyone want the jackpot to hit the 400 million mark?  I mean seriously the Mega Millions is 325 million and after taxes my take home will be 135 million.  I don't need more than that.  I guess the only plus note would be if there were multiple winners if it went as high as 400 million then there would be more to spread around.

                      Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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                      Posted: August 30, 2007, 4:18 pm - IP Logged

                      I'm just curious...why does everyone want the jackpot to hit the 400 million mark?  I mean seriously the Mega Millions is 325 million and after taxes my take home will be 135 million.  I don't need more than that.  I guess the only plus note would be if there were multiple winners if it went as high as 400 million then there would be more to spread around.

                      It's because people want to see a jackpot reach the $400M mark. To me it doesn't really matter. I could care less whether or not it makes it to $400M, however it is pretty exciting to see such a large jackpot. Most people would probably be just as happy taking home(after taxes) $50M as they would $100M. Hell, even $25M for that matter. After all, most people play the lottery so they can retire. For those not looking to retire, they might be able to make use of the extra money, especially if they plan on starting their own business. Some people wish that these $300M+ jackpots would happen more often, but I seriously think they happen enough. We don't need that many $300M+ jackpots happening very often.

                      Gonna win.Big Smile

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                        Posted: August 31, 2007, 9:55 am - IP Logged

                        I want to be a part of history.  It's pretty simple, really.

                        voir-vous dans mes reves!Cool

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                          Posted: August 31, 2007, 9:13 pm - IP Logged

                          I don't any lottery will ever get over $400 million. but if i ihad to say one i would put my money on MM.  But if you did win a big jackpot like $330-$400+ million, would you really be that happy?