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Posted: March 30, 2012, 12:04 pm - IP Logged

My god Party

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    Posted: March 30, 2012, 12:07 pm - IP Logged

    Speechless!

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      Posted: March 30, 2012, 12:13 pm - IP Logged

      I think its safe to say this this will guarantee multiple winners...I hope its multiple winners...This is a dangerous amount of money for one person.

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        Posted: March 30, 2012, 12:15 pm - IP Logged

        I think its safe to say this this will guarantee multiple winners...I hope its multiple winners...This is a dangerous amount of money for one person.

        Lol yeah no kidding but if there is only one winner my god!

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          Posted: March 30, 2012, 12:19 pm - IP Logged

          I don't know... it just feels like the more this thing grows the less chance I have of winning. It's okay though, I'll be happy win a PB win (or even one that only gives me $10m).

          Of course, that doesn't mean I'd refuse winning a couple hundred million...

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            Posted: March 30, 2012, 12:22 pm - IP Logged

            I remember when David Edwards won the Powerball in 2001 the jackpot was $295 million and there was 4 winners. David Edwards is the only one people seems to remember because he lost it all in less than 5 years to drugs and lavish spending. I guess the other 3 winners got the proper advice.

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              Posted: March 30, 2012, 12:24 pm - IP Logged

              This is crazy....I'm going to say it will be up to 3/4 of a Billion by tonights draw!  If no one wins it will be a Billion maybe two.   Amazing!

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                Posted: March 30, 2012, 12:25 pm - IP Logged

                How many 5+0 winners will there be? I'm thinking 200+

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                  Posted: March 30, 2012, 12:37 pm - IP Logged

                  WOW!  Eek

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                    Posted: March 30, 2012, 12:38 pm - IP Logged

                    How many 5+0 winners will there be? I'm thinking 200+

                    Right now we're looking at an increase of about  $285 million from the last drawing (figuring it will top out at 650). That's about $204 million cash, which means they now expect to sell roughly 635 million tickets. With odds of about  1 in 3.9 million, we should expect about 165 5+0 winners. When it's all said and done we could see 200, especially if we get alot of birthday numbers.

                    At that point we can expect that 95% or so of combination will have been played at least once, so the chances of another roll are down to about 1 in 20. I think the most likely outcome is 3 winners, but we're close to the point where 4 will be most likely.

                    If it does roll there's no way if won't be well past a billion on Tuesday. Assuming society continues to function.

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                      Posted: March 30, 2012, 1:39 pm - IP Logged

                      Right now we're looking at an increase of about  $285 million from the last drawing (figuring it will top out at 650). That's about $204 million cash, which means they now expect to sell roughly 635 million tickets. With odds of about  1 in 3.9 million, we should expect about 165 5+0 winners. When it's all said and done we could see 200, especially if we get alot of birthday numbers.

                      At that point we can expect that 95% or so of combination will have been played at least once, so the chances of another roll are down to about 1 in 20. I think the most likely outcome is 3 winners, but we're close to the point where 4 will be most likely.

                      If it does roll there's no way if won't be well past a billion on Tuesday. Assuming society continues to function.

                      I figured it a different way but the results are close to yours. The odds of matching the bonus number are 75 to 1 so there should be at least one jackpot winner for every 75 5 + 0 matches. They don't give out statistics of the most favored bonus number and that would change the expected number of jackpot winners.

                      "If it does roll there's no way if won't be well past a billion on Tuesday. Assuming society continues to function."

                      If that happens, I predict there will be at least 25 variations of "how will you spend the winnings" threads by Saturday morning.

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                        Posted: March 30, 2012, 2:48 pm - IP Logged

                        All I have to say is good luck to all.....

                        Working hard, waiting for that one lucky ticket so I could retire and have a better life with my family!,

                        -Best of luck, Pete.

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                          Posted: March 30, 2012, 2:52 pm - IP Logged

                          Now that is one peice of cake I want a slice of! I know some people now are buying even more tickets even after they said they wouldn't and I don't blame them. I am soo tempted to get more....

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                            Posted: March 30, 2012, 2:58 pm - IP Logged

                            My god Party

                            Guess people got tired of waiting for 'Bammy to get the job numbers up, decided to buy lottery tickets instead. ROFL

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