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Poll: Next round of jackpot frenzy

Topic closed. 26 replies. Last post 3 years ago by savagegoose.

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Which game will create the next jackpot frenzy?

Mega Millions [ 22 ]  [61.11%]
Power Ball [ 13 ]  [36.11%]
A State Pick 6 [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
A foreign game [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
A game not yet available [ 1 ]  [2.78%]
Other [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Total Valid Votes [ 36 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 2 ]  
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Posted: December 20, 2013, 3:48 pm - IP Logged

Yep, I almost guarantee you it would have rolled again if the numbers drawn would have been 51-56-61-65-74 MB: 15 for example.

Yep.. even if one of the numbers were  a high one like the numbers you posted.. it may have been a different outcome.. Let me not say that... I bet the new winners would not want to hear that lolLeaving

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    Posted: December 22, 2013, 12:41 am - IP Logged

    PB sales are so healthy, heck, there's a slight possibility next Wednesday's jackpot may be higher than $70 million!!

    Good call. Leading up to the $400+ mega jackpots, sales for PB were very poor, but it lucked out in timing with the reset. Sales in the first couple of drawings benefited from the extra store traffic - people buying both games, or ignorant people buying powerball tickets instead of mega. Now that the headline jackpot is above mega, it should stay strong.

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      Posted: December 22, 2013, 12:58 am - IP Logged

      Yep.  PB jackpot is now at $74 million.  That is a three roll record!!  I guess Powerball's set prize / guaranteed jackpot reserve is finally full as well, as the cash jackpot seems to be reflecting ~32% of sales, per the rules.

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        Posted: December 22, 2013, 1:12 am - IP Logged

        Yep.  PB jackpot is now at $74 million.  That is a three roll record!!  I guess Powerball's set prize / guaranteed jackpot reserve is finally full as well, as the cash jackpot seems to be reflecting ~32% of sales, per the rules.

        Correct....PB reserve was turned "off" after the 12/11 drawing. It was turned on for the 11/20 drawing forward so it seems to fluctuate every cycle.

        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?

        2017: 0% (0 tickets)
        P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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          Posted: December 22, 2013, 2:19 am - IP Logged

          Correct....PB reserve was turned "off" after the 12/11 drawing. It was turned on for the 11/20 drawing forward so it seems to fluctuate every cycle.

          What is the size of the PB reserve fund?

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            Posted: December 22, 2013, 3:04 am - IP Logged

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              Posted: December 22, 2013, 3:08 am - IP Logged

              I said Mega, because generally I play Mega and not PB.

              However If I play Mega, than my choice should be PB, because I am going to hit Mega, and prevent it from going into frenzy status.

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                Posted: December 22, 2013, 12:30 pm - IP Logged

                What is the size of the PB reserve fund?

                Well there are three parts to it: Set-Aside Account (guaranteed starting jackpots, rollovers), Set Prize Reserve Account (guaranteed set prizes), and Prize Reserve Account (grand prizes claims from system errors, emergencies, etc). They are deducted in that order

                Set-Aside has max balance of $20 million, SPRA has max balance of $40 million, and PRA has max balance of $80 million. Earlier this year they decided to start deducting 2% once annuity reaches $120 million and 4% when it exceeds $250 million. I don't know if that has been implemented yet. If it hasn't then they are still using the flat 2% deduction, activated only when the fund is becoming depleted.

                They may also deduct 0.04% of sales for the Power Play reserve account, although the SPRA can be used for this as well.

                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?

                2017: 0% (0 tickets)
                P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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                  Posted: December 22, 2013, 12:55 pm - IP Logged

                  Well there are three parts to it: Set-Aside Account (guaranteed starting jackpots, rollovers), Set Prize Reserve Account (guaranteed set prizes), and Prize Reserve Account (grand prizes claims from system errors, emergencies, etc). They are deducted in that order

                  Set-Aside has max balance of $20 million, SPRA has max balance of $40 million, and PRA has max balance of $80 million. Earlier this year they decided to start deducting 2% once annuity reaches $120 million and 4% when it exceeds $250 million. I don't know if that has been implemented yet. If it hasn't then they are still using the flat 2% deduction, activated only when the fund is becoming depleted.

                  They may also deduct 0.04% of sales for the Power Play reserve account, although the SPRA can be used for this as well.

                  Thanks, figured since you work for the lottery, you'd be the one to ask. Wink

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                    Posted: December 22, 2013, 1:12 pm - IP Logged

                    Thanks, figured since you work for the lottery, you'd be the one to ask. Wink

                    Actually I don't.....I just have extensive sources of information on lottery matters Wink

                    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?

                    2017: 0% (0 tickets)
                    P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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                      Posted: December 22, 2013, 1:18 pm - IP Logged

                      Actually I don't.....I just have extensive sources of information on lottery matters Wink

                      Sorry, figured since you work for the lottery in the lottery industry, you'd be the one to ask.  Wink

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                        Posted: January 1, 2014, 5:58 am - IP Logged

                        I picked mega as it has  such long odds, it  ripe for rollover. just needs a bad run of luck for punters and bam a new record

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