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Ready for a $1,000,000,000 Powerball jackpot?

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Posted: September 24, 2015, 12:24 pm - IP Logged

I have a feeling it's going to happen this time, everyone is cursed with "Can't win" it seems.

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    Posted: September 24, 2015, 1:12 pm - IP Logged

    I have a feeling it's going to happen this time, everyone is cursed with "Can't win" it seems.

    How can everyone be cursed with " can't win" when we have people winning both jackpots? In the recent past we have had Winners from NY, NJ, CA, FL etc ..are you saying those were not winners?  How about 84 year old Gloria. Did she not win? 

    People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.


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      Posted: September 24, 2015, 1:20 pm - IP Logged

      You said it yourself right there, PAST winners.  No one can win now, but someone out there will break the curse of "Can't win" when the jackpot hits $1 billion or more and ALL possible number combinations are sold.

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        Posted: September 24, 2015, 1:40 pm - IP Logged

        You said it yourself right there, PAST winners.  No one can win now, but someone out there will break the curse of "Can't win" when the jackpot hits $1 billion or more and ALL possible number combinations are sold.

        Your response makes no sense whatsoever. Since no human can foretell the future,  one can only speak of winner's that have gone before. Your question is based on your so called ability to" foretell the future" : thus your" can't win " statement. It's a false premise. Someone will win regardless of your assumption. You have a faulty Palantir. 

        People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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          Posted: September 24, 2015, 1:42 pm - IP Logged

          I have a feeling it's going to happen this time, everyone is cursed with "Can't win" it seems.

          Why wouldn't it happen with the new rule after October 3?  A powerplay of 10X will apply to all jackpots up to $150M so at only $100M and a powerplay of 10 someone could win a $1B jackpot.  This also means a second prize could be worth up to $10M with powerplay.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: September 24, 2015, 1:59 pm - IP Logged

            Also, did anyone notice how extremely unusual the combo of numbers were that were drawn last night.  I saw what numbers were drawn & just sat there shaking my head & thinking "No wonder nobody won!"

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              Posted: September 24, 2015, 2:09 pm - IP Logged

              Also, did anyone notice how extremely unusual the combo of numbers were that were drawn last night.  I saw what numbers were drawn & just sat there shaking my head & thinking "No wonder nobody won!"

              What was extremely unusual about it?  That combination had matched three in two earlier PB drawings.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: September 24, 2015, 3:29 pm - IP Logged

                I have a feeling it's going to happen this time, everyone is cursed with "Can't win" it seems.

                Should we get past 700 -750 Million and there is no winner, then perhaps we can talk about the $1 Billion mark.
                Currently @ $267 ANNUITY/169 Cash....we still have time to go down that road if or when it starts getting close.

                Stay Positive, Believe and good things will come your way

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                  Posted: September 24, 2015, 3:37 pm - IP Logged

                  all I can say is bring it on PB I am not scare of you Green laughI hope the first winner does break the record. I am looking forward to the new matrix new is always better.

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                    Posted: September 24, 2015, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

                    Well, when MM changed it's matrix the gloom and doom folks said it would never be won and we would see gigantic jackpots.

                    How has that worked out so far?

                    At some point, sooner or later, someone wins.

                    CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

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                      Posted: September 24, 2015, 7:57 pm - IP Logged

                      Why wouldn't it happen with the new rule after October 3?  A powerplay of 10X will apply to all jackpots up to $150M so at only $100M and a powerplay of 10 someone could win a $1B jackpot.  This also means a second prize could be worth up to $10M with powerplay.

                      2nd prize is 2m w powerplay i think and jackpot is the jackpot under the new matrix

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                        Posted: September 24, 2015, 9:11 pm - IP Logged

                        You said it yourself right there, PAST winners.  No one can win now, but someone out there will break the curse of "Can't win" when the jackpot hits $1 billion or more and ALL possible number combinations are sold.

                        People tend to forget that the 2nd prize is also serious cash. A bunch of people from a bunch of states won the 2nd prize. $2M or $1M IS NOTHING TO SNEEZE AT. If I can get the 2nd prize at least once every month, you all can have the $billion jackpot with all my blessings.

                        Seek and ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1

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                          Posted: September 24, 2015, 9:20 pm - IP Logged

                          Why wouldn't it happen with the new rule after October 3?  A powerplay of 10X will apply to all jackpots up to $150M so at only $100M and a powerplay of 10 someone could win a $1B jackpot.  This also means a second prize could be worth up to $10M with powerplay.

                          There is no way they would increase a jackpot of 100M$ tenfold.

                          lLet it be hit once and it would wipe the lottery out .

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                            Posted: September 24, 2015, 9:30 pm - IP Logged

                            Why wouldn't it happen with the new rule after October 3?  A powerplay of 10X will apply to all jackpots up to $150M so at only $100M and a powerplay of 10 someone could win a $1B jackpot.  This also means a second prize could be worth up to $10M with powerplay.

                            Easy on the juice man, it's not even the weekend yet.  Big Grin Angel

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                              Posted: September 24, 2015, 9:37 pm - IP Logged

                              2nd prize is 2m w powerplay i think and jackpot is the jackpot under the new matrix

                              Correct, PowerPlay 2nd prize is capped at $2 million and multiplier does not apply to jackpot.

                              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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