|Posted: December 16, 2013, 3:18 pm - IP Logged|
It's just past 3PM on Monday and the estimate was bumped up to $586 million. It could still increase substantially, and I'm sure they're being conservative because sales are so much lower than past sales for jackpots in this range, but I'm not expecting anything over 650 by Tuesday night.
If it does roll, maybe sales will finally be as big as in the past, and it could reach 900 or more for Friday night. If sales remain more modest we could see 600 maximum tomorrow and only 800 or so for Friday. Figuring 800 should be enough to finally make people irrational, I'd think next Tuesday would have to be well over a billion, but the chances of rolling until then are slim.
Of course I'd be happy for people to spend big over the next 30 hours and prove me wrong. If we were seeing sales like we did in the past I'd be figuring at least 700 tomorrow, 1 billion + by Friday, and 1.5 billion or more next Tuesday. Of course sales like that would make the chances of rolling until Tuesday very very small.