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Will Powerball roll over?

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Will Powerball roll over?

Yes [ 15 ]  [83.33%]
No [ 3 ]  [16.67%]
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Posted: April 7, 2012, 3:00 pm - IP Logged

If I could vote again, my vote would be yes, because again, I'm not playing since tonight's advertised jackpot does not end in 5-, 6-, or 7- million (Thursday, yesterday, and today's dates).  I will play next Wednesday if its advertised jackpot ends in 8-, 9-, 0-, or 1- million AND is NOT $40 million.

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    Posted: April 8, 2012, 1:20 am - IP Logged

    Powerball may have rolled again as of last night (4/7/12), but it produced 14 match 5+0 winners, 5 which had Power Play, when only three match 5+0 winners were expected based on draw sales of $32.8 million (16.4 million tickets).   PB finally made it out of guaranteed jackpot range for the first time in almost two months, but it looks like they'll be stealing from the jackpot fund for a while in order to pay its greater-than-expected number of second place winners on top of its last two guaranteed jackpot payouts.

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      Posted: April 9, 2012, 12:56 pm - IP Logged

      Powerball may have rolled again as of last night (4/7/12), but it produced 14 match 5+0 winners, 5 which had Power Play, when only three match 5+0 winners were expected based on draw sales of $32.8 million (16.4 million tickets).   PB finally made it out of guaranteed jackpot range for the first time in almost two months, but it looks like they'll be stealing from the jackpot fund for a while in order to pay its greater-than-expected number of second place winners on top of its last two guaranteed jackpot payouts.

      We can use math to determine the percentage chance of any jackpot being hit by the number of 5 + 0 winners. In this jackpot there were 14 and since we can't say for a fact they all used a different bonus number, we can use the overall chances of 1 in 55 of matching the bonus number. Dividing 14 by 55, we see there was a 25.4% chance of the jackpot being won.

      "when only three match 5+0 winners were expected based on draw sales of $32.8 million (16.4 million tickets)."

      Based on ticket sales the percentage is only 5.4% of the jackpot being won and with the extraordinary large number of $1 million 5 + 0 winners, I'm wondering how long the smaller lotteries can sustain selling PB tickets at a loss. In some states, total sales won't reach $1 million until the jackpot is over $150 million. If the jackpot is won before that figure is reached and high number of 5 + 0 winners continues, some lotteries may have to pull out.

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        Posted: April 10, 2012, 4:11 am - IP Logged

        I voted yes....

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          Posted: April 10, 2012, 11:54 pm - IP Logged

          Once again, I'd vote yes again if I had to, since tomorrow night's jackpot does not end in 8-, 9-, 0-, or 1- million (the tens digits of the dates of April 8, 9, 10, 11, the days leading up to the draw), so again, no ticket for me.  I will play Saturday if the advertised jackpot ends in 2-, 3-, or 4- million (April 12, 13, 14).

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            Posted: April 14, 2012, 9:40 pm - IP Logged

            This powerball for tonight (4/14) should be won and not roll-over.  (just my opinion)

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              Posted: April 14, 2012, 9:42 pm - IP Logged

              Yeah, I don't want it to roll over tonight either, because I have a ticket.  Hopefully, the numbers drawn are 13-30-31-53-58 and Powerball 7.  I think it's safe to say the Powerball game is back to normal though, in terms of the jackpots not getting won before getting out of guaranteed range.

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                Posted: April 15, 2012, 12:13 am - IP Logged

                PB 2 again

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                  Posted: April 15, 2012, 12:18 am - IP Logged

                  And it rolls over to 131 Million/81.4 cash.....yaaaaaaaaa  Thumbs Up

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                    Posted: April 15, 2012, 1:08 am - IP Logged

                    Just two more rolls and it's over 100 million cash.  I'm not playing Wednesday the 18 though, because the current advertised jackpot does not end in 5-, 6-, 7- , or 8- million.

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                      Posted: April 15, 2012, 1:12 am - IP Logged

                      And it rolls over to 131 Million/81.4 cash.....yaaaaaaaaa  Thumbs Up

                      well fine.  i SUPPOSE i can take that much...

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                        Posted: April 15, 2012, 9:00 am - IP Logged

                        And it rolls over to 131 Million/81.4 cash.....yaaaaaaaaa  Thumbs Up

                        Sounds good to me CD....Hurray!

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                          Posted: April 15, 2012, 12:52 pm - IP Logged

                          Just two more rolls and it's over 100 million cash.  I'm not playing Wednesday the 18 though, because the current advertised jackpot does not end in 5-, 6-, 7- , or 8- million.

                          I'm waiting for the advertised jackpot to start with a 2 or higher before paying $2 per chance.

                           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                             
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                            Posted: April 15, 2012, 9:17 pm - IP Logged

                            I'm waiting for the advertised jackpot to start with a 2 or higher before paying $2 per chance.

                            As for me, with Powerball, in order for me to play, the jackpot has to be (1) at or above the level where it was last won (which it is now - it is on draw #8 where the last jackpot won was draw #4), and (2) the single millions digit of the ADVERTISED jackpot (not cash jackpot) has to match the ones digit of any of the three or four dates leading up to the draw (in this case, it does not).  With Mega Millions, since that game is still only $1, only (1) OR (2) has to be true (which neither one is for MM's current jackpot - it is only on draw #5 where the last jackpot won was draw #19 and the advertised jackpot of $53 million does not end in 4-, 5-, 6-, or 7-, Tuesday being the 17, so I'm not playing Tuesday's draw either).

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