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i can't imagine powerball reaching 500 million...

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Posted: February 7, 2012, 10:26 pm - IP Logged

if it does it will be in a state like vermont, iowa, north dakota, south dakota, maine, new hampshire, idaho, washington state, minnesota.


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    Posted: February 7, 2012, 11:41 pm - IP Logged

    if it does it will be in a state like vermont, iowa, north dakota, south dakota, maine, new hampshire, idaho, washington state, minnesota.

    You are correct, that would be the "Live Freeze Then Die" state of NH that pulls it off.   Cheers

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      Posted: February 8, 2012, 2:06 am - IP Logged

      Now that the tickets are $2 per play and the lower tiers prizes didn't double, reaching a $500M jackpot should be as easy as reaching a $250M jackpot was before and as before the states selling the most tickets will probably win the most.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: February 8, 2012, 11:08 am - IP Logged

        When California joined Mega Millions the newspapers ran headlines of 'Possible $500 Million Dollar Jackpots.'

        I think that was 2005 or so. Hasn't even been close ever since.

        Going by that, with PB starting at $40M instead of MM $12M, that's not really that big of a gap.

        As the jackpots get bigger play increases, so we shall see.

        Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

        Lep

        There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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          Posted: February 8, 2012, 11:21 am - IP Logged

          When California joined Mega Millions the newspapers ran headlines of 'Possible $500 Million Dollar Jackpots.'

          I think that was 2005 or so. Hasn't even been close ever since.

          Going by that, with PB starting at $40M instead of MM $12M, that's not really that big of a gap.

          As the jackpots get bigger play increases, so we shall see.

          With number of top MM winnners California has had lately, if they were paying out fixed amounts same as other MM states, they might have gone broke and quit the game by now.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: February 8, 2012, 12:57 pm - IP Logged

            When California joined Mega Millions the newspapers ran headlines of 'Possible $500 Million Dollar Jackpots.'

            I think that was 2005 or so. Hasn't even been close ever since.

            Going by that, with PB starting at $40M instead of MM $12M, that's not really that big of a gap.

            As the jackpots get bigger play increases, so we shall see.

            yeah but PB is $2 per

            so double the possibility to reach $500M

            I would think Cheers

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              Posted: February 8, 2012, 3:03 pm - IP Logged

              That would be true if they still kept selling the same number of tickets.  But that's not happening, as I understand it.

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                Posted: February 8, 2012, 3:41 pm - IP Logged

                Now that the tickets are $2 per play and the lower tiers prizes didn't double, reaching a $500M jackpot should be as easy as reaching a $250M jackpot was before and as before the states selling the most tickets will probably win the most.

                yes, its not a matter of if, its a matter of when.

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                  Posted: February 8, 2012, 5:36 pm - IP Logged

                  if half the number of tickets are being bought to drive up jackpot the same amount.  then say a $40 mill climb in jackpot needs sales of 80 M ticlets @0.50c per to jackpot currently.  in old would have had to sell 160 mill tickets, @0.25c per ticket towards jackpot. so same jackpot increase but only 80 mill tickets bought as opposed to 160 mill,  theres a good chance of another jackpot, as opposed to old syster where 160 mill tickets could have been bought.

                  im not saying those are the numbers just using as example of how even tho the jackpot goes up the same it may welll be  a lot longer for winners to show up. i magine the real  stats are something similar to my example, just not as simplistic.

                  2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

                  keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

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                    Posted: February 8, 2012, 5:58 pm - IP Logged

                    I am thinking that we are about 4 rolls away from $500 million so we are close.  Just have to lose until then and half a billion will be a new record.-weshar75

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                      Posted: February 8, 2012, 7:02 pm - IP Logged

                      Statistically speaking with runs that have gone on for 8+ rolls, it is a very great likelyhood that you will get to see 500+ million.

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                        Posted: February 8, 2012, 7:33 pm - IP Logged

                        yeah but PB is $2 per

                        so double the possibility to reach $500M

                        I would think Cheers

                        LottoGuyBC,

                        If the reaction on this board to the price increase indicates anything wouldn't less people be playing?

                        Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                        Lep

                        There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                          Posted: February 8, 2012, 8:12 pm - IP Logged

                          LottoGuyBC,

                          If the reaction on this board to the price increase indicates anything wouldn't less people be playing?

                          C.T.     I am not sure if its less people playing or people playing less  or people playing less $$

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                            Posted: February 8, 2012, 8:15 pm - IP Logged

                            I am thinking that we are about 4 rolls away from $500 million so we are close.  Just have to lose until then and half a billion will be a new record.-weshar75

                            If I were to win $500,000,000.00, I would like to re-invest it ALL back into the Powerball. Every last dime would go for 500,000,000 quick pick's.

                            I might have to rent a tractor trailer to haul away that many tickets. All this lottery fever is making me so tired. nite nite   Bed

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                              Posted: February 8, 2012, 8:32 pm - IP Logged

                              It is time for a Texas winner.

                              I live in Texas.

                              The Texas Lottery is giving away free PB numbers.... actually, its spend $10 on PB, receive 1 free game w/ PP.

                              Remember, I think its fixed.

                              I should win. lol