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MM and PB, what if no one wins again...ever?

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Posted: May 9, 2013, 12:29 pm - IP Logged

How high could the jackpots possibly go if there was no winner for each a year from now?

Everyone who has won in the past won because it was too easy for them.  That leaves everyone else who can't win.  Would it just keep rolling over into the billions of dollars, or just stop at one point?

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    Posted: May 9, 2013, 12:36 pm - IP Logged

    That could never happen cuz they're too easy to win.


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

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      Posted: May 9, 2013, 12:40 pm - IP Logged

      the Euro Millions jackpot is capped at 190 million euros. That is the maximum jackpot for Euro Millions. Powerball and Mega Millions have no cap. So in theory, if no one wins and the jackpots continue to roll, there is no limit on how high they can grow.

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        Posted: May 9, 2013, 1:30 pm - IP Logged

        Don't worry I'm sure our loving "Mother Government" would step in and take it when it got too big to save us from the dangerous large amount of fiat currency.

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          Posted: May 9, 2013, 2:27 pm - IP Logged

          If you win it after a year of nothing but rolls, you'd come out with more money than Apple!

          Yeah, right. It'd definitely be in the billions, though.

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            Posted: May 9, 2013, 5:05 pm - IP Logged

            How high could the jackpots possibly go if there was no winner for each a year from now?

            Everyone who has won in the past won because it was too easy for them.  That leaves everyone else who can't win.  Would it just keep rolling over into the billions of dollars, or just stop at one point?

            With the $1 ticket price a 1/2 billion MM jackpot should easily get over $400 million in sales. Ticket sales jumped from $191 for the $353 million jackpot to $652 million for the record winning jackpot. With $2 tickets, PB could go higher, but 281 million tickets were enough to win their record $587 million jackpot.

            The "point" is when enough tickets are sold to cover every combo and that point should be reached long before the jackpot reaches $1 billion.

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              Posted: May 9, 2013, 6:12 pm - IP Logged

              That could never happen cuz they're too easy to win.

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                Posted: May 9, 2013, 6:40 pm - IP Logged

                How high could the jackpots possibly go if there was no winner for each a year from now?

                Everyone who has won in the past won because it was too easy for them.  That leaves everyone else who can't win.  Would it just keep rolling over into the billions of dollars, or just stop at one point?

                Ever?- impossible.

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                  Posted: May 9, 2013, 7:01 pm - IP Logged

                  How high?  I don't know, but there would be a lot of zeroes on the check when someone hits. 

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                    Posted: May 9, 2013, 7:05 pm - IP Logged

                    a gazillion.

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                      Posted: May 10, 2013, 1:53 pm - IP Logged

                      I'd be happy with 40 Million. ;D

                      2016 Won/Lost

                      EuroMillions / Spent: £22 / Won £0 / Total -£22

                      UK Lotto / Spent: £4 / Won: £0 / Total: -£4

                      2016 Total: -£24

                      Jan: -£22 Feb: £0 ~ Mar: £0 ~ April: £0 ~ May: £0 ~ June: £0 ~ July: £2

                       

                      EuroMillions = £2 Line / Played: x11 [old price] 

                      EuroMillions = £2.50 Line / Played: x0

                      UK Lotto = £2 Line / Played x2

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                        Posted: May 10, 2013, 9:02 pm - IP Logged

                        I reckon I'll be pushin' up daisies long afore that ever come to pass.