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# Do you think Powerball will go to a billion dollars?

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Do you think Powerball will go to a billion dollars?

 Yes [ 7 ] [26.92%] No [ 18 ] [69.23%] Undecided [ 1 ] [3.85%] Total Valid Votes [ 26 ] Discarded Votes [ 1 ]

United States
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 Posted: January 1, 2016, 6:42 pm - IP Logged

Old odds were 1:175M.  A 67% increase with the change.

What baffles me is the number of PBs is almost double what the number of MBs is in MM (26 vs 15 = 75% higher), yet the JP odds are only slightly higher than MM (1:292M vs 1:259M = 13% higher).  Doesn't seem like the increase in WBs (69 vs 75  = 8.7% higher) would matter as much as it does.

Yes, I'm familiar with the old odds, as you've stated.
I was unaware of the new odds.

Funny how it works out. Not a Math person myself, but good to know.

Thank you for the info.

(not a Math person yourself?  Well, what do you know?
"Well, that's not an eas . . . . . ."
Oh, one of them, eh?
"Well, I . . . ."
Uh huh.   Did you go to school, stupid?
"Yes, and I come out the same way".)

Greenville, SC
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 Posted: January 1, 2016, 6:54 pm - IP Logged

May the balls bounce in your favor!

Maryland
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 Posted: January 2, 2016, 5:19 am - IP Logged

The only thing I'd like to miss if does hit 1 bil,
is the number of splits the jackpot will take.

There's no way the jackpot will stay in-tact by that point.
That's why it's important that EVERYBODY PLAY, so it gets won NOW

CALL YOUR GRANDMA, IN DULUTH.

CALL THAT COUSIN IN OMAHA.

CALL YOUR DAUGHTER WHO LIVES WITH THAT UNSAVORY CHARACTER OF WHOM YOU DON'T APPROVE, in SALT LAKE CITY.

AND TELL THEM TO PLAY LOTS OF TICKETS.

PLEASE SOMEBODY WIN IT TOMORROW.

(I do hate when it when the lotto gets out of control. All these educated people out there with their Ph.Ds and still can't make it hit.)

You forgot CALL YOUR WACKO UNCLE IN TN - RIDGE

Greenville, SC
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 Posted: January 2, 2016, 9:09 am - IP Logged

Happy one year anniversary!

May the balls bounce in your favor!

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 Posted: January 2, 2016, 1:36 pm - IP Logged

My vote is yes because I hope it continues to roll and becomes the largest jackpot in United States history.

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 Posted: January 2, 2016, 2:02 pm - IP Logged

For me it does not matter because most of us can't win a million dollars from the lottery.

Egg Harbor twp.south Jersey shore
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 Posted: January 2, 2016, 2:47 pm - IP Logged

No,

If it hits the big BIL. then I'll buy 1 line.

I don't even miss playing  PB

Funny thing is...when I seen it on the news I was thinking "should I play ?

so it's easy to see how they rope in the occasional player.

No I still didn't, even though I just went to the store for a JC5.

Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

Charlotte NC
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 Posted: January 2, 2016, 3:57 pm - IP Logged

Nope. I'm claiming to win it tonight with my \$15 dollars. GL to all.

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