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# Record Jackpots

Topic closed. 23 replies. Last post 5 years ago by ryanm.

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Which Jackpot will eclipse first?

 PB Jackpot of at least 365 million (1 winner) [ 2 ] [12.50%] Mega Millions Jackpot of at least 656 million [ 3 ] [18.75%] Mega Millions Jackpot of 315+ million (1 winner) [ 6 ] [37.50%] PB Jackpot of at least 365 million (2+ winners) [ 5 ] [31.25%] Total Valid Votes [ 16 ] Discarded Votes [ 2 ]
Lavender Rocket

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 Posted: May 5, 2012, 12:47 pm - IP Logged

Interestingly, the advertised Powerball jackpot is \$60 million for tonight, and it was also \$60 million the last time Mega Millions was won.

Ryanm - are you saying that the 60M PB is some kind of trigger for the MM to be won?  if so, that is an interesting theory.

Kentucky
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Ryanm - are you saying that the 60M PB is some kind of trigger for the MM to be won?  if so, that is an interesting theory.

I don't know how because the MM jackpot ended 18 consecutive drawings without a winner just last month. If someone has the time, I suppose they could check what the PB jackpot was when MM was hit and find which amount hit the most. Could check the same with MM when the PB jackpot is won. Don't know what anybody could do with that knowledge because at the end of the day, the odds against winning either jackpot are still over 175 million to 1.

Lavender Rocket

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I don't know how because the MM jackpot ended 18 consecutive drawings without a winner just last month. If someone has the time, I suppose they could check what the PB jackpot was when MM was hit and find which amount hit the most. Could check the same with MM when the PB jackpot is won. Don't know what anybody could do with that knowledge because at the end of the day, the odds against winning either jackpot are still over 175 million to 1.

Ya know - Stack - I am willing to throw myself into the fray and just win the PB tonight.  Then all the peeps who will be doing stats can have a clean slate with both PB and MM. (typed while blushing in a self-sacrificing manner)

Morrison, IL
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 Posted: May 5, 2012, 11:20 pm - IP Logged

Considering the numbers drawn, I have a feeling the PB jackpot was won tonight.

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Morrison, IL
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 Posted: May 6, 2012, 12:48 am - IP Logged

Okay, looks like I was wrong about the PB jackpot being won.  However, there was a \$2 million PB/PP winner, in addition to two regular \$1 million winners.

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 Posted: May 11, 2012, 8:02 pm - IP Logged

I have to say here how disappointed in powerball I am.  I really thought with the \$2 ticket price we would get to see the big jackpots coming from them. How can I justify my backing and supporting the Powerball price hike when they completely screwed us all the way around?  I can't.  I can't even say I'm excited about the second tier prizes anymore.  Have you noticed how few winners we now have since the price hike? They up'd the cost and the amount and took away the winners... which is the point of playing don't ya think?

voir-vous dans mes reves!

Morrison, IL
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 Posted: May 12, 2012, 12:40 am - IP Logged

I think Florida should join Mega Millions, the MUSL should dissolve Powerball, and Mega Millions should go to an opening jackpot of \$16 million with minimum increases of \$4 million (or \$20 million opening jackpot with \$5 million minimum increases if MM changes to a graduated annuity like PB).

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nashville
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 Posted: May 12, 2012, 1:01 pm - IP Logged

I think Florida should join Mega Millions, the MUSL should dissolve Powerball, and Mega Millions should go to an opening jackpot of \$16 million with minimum increases of \$4 million (or \$20 million opening jackpot with \$5 million minimum increases if MM changes to a graduated annuity like PB).

I would like to see Florida join Megamillions and California join Powerball. I think the rollovers would be larger with the additional players.

Morrison, IL
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 Posted: May 13, 2012, 12:39 am - IP Logged

I would like to see Florida join Megamillions and California join Powerball. I think the rollovers would be larger with the additional players.

I highly doubt California will ever join Powerball, unless Powerball is willing to bend its rules and exempt California from the PowerPlay option so it can pay all its prizes pari-mutuel, the way it does with Mega Millions (CA is also the only MM state that does not do the MegaPlier).  Then again, with Powerball no longer having the PowerPlay multiplier, maybe CA can pay its PowerPlay prizes pari-mutuel as well without too much confusion.

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