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Powerball Jackpot Size (2/20/08)

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How high will the current Powerball jackpot get too?

It will be won tonight! (2/20/08) [ 4 ]  [17.39%]
It will make it to at least $125-$150 million. [ 4 ]  [17.39%]
It will make it to at least $151-$175 million. [ 6 ]  [26.09%]
It will make it to at least $176-$225 million. [ 2 ]  [8.70%]
It will make it to at least $226-$250 million. [ 1 ]  [4.35%]
It will make it to at least $251-$275 million. [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
It will make it to at least $276-$300 million. [ 2 ]  [8.70%]
It will make it to at least $301-$400 million. [ 1 ]  [4.35%]
It will make it past $400 million! [ 3 ]  [13.04%]
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ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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Posted: February 20, 2008, 1:15 pm - IP Logged

Powerball isn't as high as Mega Millions right now, but in my opinion $100 million is still a high jackpot. How big do you think the jackpot will get this round?

"No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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    Posted: February 20, 2008, 1:56 pm - IP Logged

    Powerball isn't as high as Mega Millions right now, but in my opinion $100 million is still a high jackpot. How big do you think the jackpot will get this round?

    i think it will roll again..178 is my guess..and judging by the way things have gone lately it will not be in PA..

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      Posted: February 20, 2008, 2:01 pm - IP Logged

      Even if it does get won tonight (and I'm not sure if it will or will not), it will be higher than the estimated jackpot (the advertised jackpot) because sales shoot through the roof when the pot gets bigger like it is now.  Some people will only play if the pot gets over the 100 million mark.  And the dedicated few, like myself, tend to go overboard when they get higher.  This draw doesn't particularly interest me in one way and in another it has me on the edge of my seat.   On the one hand, I tend to play more if the pot ends in a 2, even the cash amount.  This one doesn't.  On the other hand, the numbers look good to me and I am interested to see how things will turn out.

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        Posted: February 21, 2008, 3:30 am - IP Logged

        In my book, 15 million is 'enough', the size of the jackpot does not dictate how I play.

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          Posted: February 21, 2008, 4:14 am - IP Logged

          In my book, 15 million is 'enough', the size of the jackpot does not dictate how I play.

          wise man, and also since there is not a mad rush for tickets at that level your chances of not splitting jackpot (if you make it) are better...consider also powerplay....also there were 4 people who split the 360 mill MEGA jackpot in august..thats the same as only one hitting at the 85 mill dollar level..

            ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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            Posted: February 21, 2008, 9:57 am - IP Logged

            In my book, 15 million is 'enough', the size of the jackpot does not dictate how I play.

            ok. 15 million is enough for me as well, but I was wondering how high others thought the jackpot would get.

            "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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              Posted: February 21, 2008, 2:18 pm - IP Logged

              It will make it passed $400M.

              Gonna win.Big Smile

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                Posted: February 21, 2008, 2:21 pm - IP Logged

                $1,000,000 is enough for me. Also $15,000,000 is about $5,000,000 cash after taxes. I say $300,000,000 and up! $300,000,000 to $350,000,000.

                 

                Course after I say that it will probably be hit Sat.

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                  Posted: February 22, 2008, 7:16 pm - IP Logged

                  I second Benmas opinion! PA is simply giving money away to the south and to the west. Its time we bring it home where I can spend it best!!

                  The powerball will increase dramatically once the Mega hits! Seems folks flock to the highest jackpot after the other one is hit. I chose 'tween 150/170 since that is just two draws away.

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                    Posted: February 22, 2008, 7:32 pm - IP Logged

                    I shoot for the 5 white balls...  I find that a challenge..

                     

                    Loving it...

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                      Posted: February 25, 2008, 10:29 pm - IP Logged

                      Boy, guru, you do keep dreaming, don't you?LOL

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                        Posted: February 25, 2008, 10:46 pm - IP Logged

                        I second Benmas opinion! PA is simply giving money away to the south and to the west. Its time we bring it home where I can spend it best!!

                        The powerball will increase dramatically once the Mega hits! Seems folks flock to the highest jackpot after the other one is hit. I chose 'tween 150/170 since that is just two draws away.

                        i'm not jealous that other states are winning and PA is not...i'm simply amazed by seeing the number of winners on the webiste for powerball...PA ALWAYS has the most sales, the most total winners and yet it has been three years and no JACKPOT hit....i thought it will be less than three years between hits in PA....before that i remember it hit like three times within two months in PA (around 2002-3?)...i guess the lottery will always prove conventional thinking wrong....178 my guess

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                          Posted: February 25, 2008, 10:51 pm - IP Logged

                          Boy, guru, you do keep dreaming, don't you?LOL

                          Well, my guess is just as good as the next guy's really. Since I'm not psychic, I'm might as well be optimistic. Either way, I sure hope I win it this time around. It's at $133M right now with a $65.1M cash option. That's $46.6M after taxes for me here in Indiana. Sure would be nice.

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                            Posted: February 26, 2008, 1:39 am - IP Logged

                            i'm not jealous that other states are winning and PA is not...i'm simply amazed by seeing the number of winners on the webiste for powerball...PA ALWAYS has the most sales, the most total winners and yet it has been three years and no JACKPOT hit....i thought it will be less than three years between hits in PA....before that i remember it hit like three times within two months in PA (around 2002-3?)...i guess the lottery will always prove conventional thinking wrong....178 my guess

                            Conventional thinking says that things have a way of balancing out over time. The last 3 years are just balancing the spate of PA winners that came before that.

                              ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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                              Posted: February 26, 2008, 10:38 am - IP Logged

                              Well, my guess is just as good as the next guy's really. Since I'm not psychic, I'm might as well be optimistic. Either way, I sure hope I win it this time around. It's at $133M right now with a $65.1M cash option. That's $46.6M after taxes for me here in Indiana. Sure would be nice.

                              True. IMO, I don't think it will make it $400 million anytime soon, but it would be cool if it did. But to me it doesn't matter how high the jackpot get. I would love to win any of the sizes, from the $15 million jackpot to $350 million doesn't matter.

                              "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."