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Will the Powerball Jackpot over take the Mega on the way up?

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Posted: November 11, 2013, 2:51 pm - IP Logged

I think the powerball jackpot will pass the Mega Millions jackopt on the way up over the next couple of weeks. I don't mean Mega gets a winner, I mean the higher sales price of $2 and the more people that play it will make the jackpot larger than the Mega one for the first time by passing it on the way up.

Anyone else thing this?

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    Posted: November 12, 2013, 11:09 pm - IP Logged

    Yes, if neither game is won, I do believe Powerball will pass Mega Millions in the next couple of weeks.

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      Posted: November 13, 2013, 4:35 pm - IP Logged

      I think the powerball jackpot will pass the Mega Millions jackopt on the way up over the next couple of weeks. I don't mean Mega gets a winner, I mean the higher sales price of $2 and the more people that play it will make the jackpot larger than the Mega one for the first time by passing it on the way up.

      Anyone else thing this?

      I am willing to spend $1 and $2 on Mega Millions and Powerball, whenever lottery sales increase the jackpots to $100 Million.

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        Posted: November 17, 2013, 7:34 pm - IP Logged

        Ask and your questions shall be answered.  Seek and you shall find.  Now we know it will be a while before the PB jackpot catches up with MM.  Once MM jackpot reaches $200M I expect it to accelerate at a rate similar to PB because more players will be seeking to win it.

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          Posted: November 17, 2013, 10:44 pm - IP Logged

          I was a little disappointed to see PB was won. I wanted to see both games take off. I didn't care which one went the highest, just wanted to see both skyrocket.

          Oh well, another time.

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            Posted: November 18, 2013, 2:28 pm - IP Logged

            I was a little disappointed to see PB was won. I wanted to see both games take off. I didn't care which one went the highest, just wanted to see both skyrocket.

            Oh well, another time.

            Mega Millions jackpot will be next. Lottery players lose money not the lottery. I wish that someone wins the Mega Millions jackpot too.

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              Posted: November 18, 2013, 2:30 pm - IP Logged

              Ask and your questions shall be answered.  Seek and you shall find.  Now we know it will be a while before the PB jackpot catches up with MM.  Once MM jackpot reaches $200M I expect it to accelerate at a rate similar to PB because more players will be seeking to win it.

              I think that you will be the only one seeking to win it. Good Luck.

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                Posted: November 18, 2013, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

                I was glad PB was high with MM because it caused MM sales in my state to drag; now they're running a promotion for it. lol

                If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
                If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

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                  Posted: November 18, 2013, 3:43 pm - IP Logged

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                    Posted: November 18, 2013, 3:56 pm - IP Logged

                    I was glad PB was high with MM because it caused MM sales in my state to drag; now they're running a promotion for it. lol

                    You are not spending money on Mega Millions? LOL

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                      Posted: November 19, 2013, 8:03 am - IP Logged

                      I think that you will be the only one seeking to win it. Good Luck.

                      Sorry you are wrong, I haven't played MM since its matrix change. 

                      With my state lottery at $52M+ and odds of 1:14M to win it, I prefer playing it rather than MM. 

                      I may however change my mind if in the future MM has a half billion dollars jackpot and I have more history to base my picks on.

                      Good luck to whom ever seeks to win it.

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                        Posted: November 23, 2013, 2:47 pm - IP Logged

                        Sorry you are wrong, I haven't played MM since its matrix change. 

                        With my state lottery at $52M+ and odds of 1:14M to win it, I prefer playing it rather than MM. 

                        I may however change my mind if in the future MM has a half billion dollars jackpot and I have more history to base my picks on.

                        Good luck to whom ever seeks to win it.

                        I can no longer make the above statement.  Last night I tried to pick5 lines for MM using my system/software and it could not so I brought a $5 MM quick pick out of frustration.  I hadn't brought a quick pick in over a year and I matched 0+1 for $1 proving it's easier to win something with this new MM matrix.

                        I later checked my software and rediscovered it was limited to 60 numbers and wouldn't accept any inputs of numbers over 60.  After seeing the results of the drawing I wished I had gone with that.  I've started to update my software and will be ready the next time I decide to play MM.  Now that it's over $200M with a cash value over $100M that might be sooner than I first thought.

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                          Posted: November 23, 2013, 5:33 pm - IP Logged

                          I think the powerball jackpot will pass the Mega Millions jackopt on the way up over the next couple of weeks. I don't mean Mega gets a winner, I mean the higher sales price of $2 and the more people that play it will make the jackpot larger than the Mega one for the first time by passing it on the way up.

                          Anyone else thing this?

                          "I think the powerball jackpot will pass the Mega Millions jackopt on the way up over the next couple of weeks"

                          Including tonight's drawing, PB will have five drawings in the "next couple of weeks" and on average the PB jackpot is about $90 million for the fifth drawing. Since the MM jackpot is currently at $205 million, do you expect that jackpot to decrease to $90 million in the "next couple of weeks"?

                          "Anyone else thing this?"

                          I hope not, but there are several other LP members who don't understand MM and PB jackpot structures.

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                            Posted: November 23, 2013, 5:38 pm - IP Logged

                            I also don't like those odds for the first set, but I played in Maddog10's competition and won 2 times out of 3.
                            My second score was 4/5 and my third score was 2/5+1/14, with for the second game, I didn't want to post the right mb.
                            I did the calculation for costs and payouts.
                            One game: -1 * 1287 * 3.
                            Played 3 games.
                            Payouts: 0, 35100, 7821 USD.


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                              Posted: November 23, 2013, 6:22 pm - IP Logged

                              I think the powerball jackpot will pass the Mega Millions jackopt on the way up over the next couple of weeks. I don't mean Mega gets a winner, I mean the higher sales price of $2 and the more people that play it will make the jackpot larger than the Mega one for the first time by passing it on the way up.

                              Anyone else thing this?

                              NO.

                              Its impossible for it to catch up.  Last I looked,

                              PB is rising only by roughly $10 million a draw, whereas MM is rising at approximately $16 million per draw.