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So, the lottery has yet to produce a single Billion Dollar Winner.

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When do you think it will happen?

2016 this year. [ 15 ]  [46.88%]
2017 [ 1 ]  [3.12%]
2018 [ 5 ]  [15.62%]
2019 [ 1 ]  [3.12%]
2020 [ 1 ]  [3.12%]
2021 [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
2022 [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
2023 [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
2024 [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Never [ 9 ]  [28.12%]
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Posted: January 14, 2016, 9:11 am - IP Logged

Billion Dollar Jackpot / 3 winners = Million Dollar Winner

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    Posted: January 14, 2016, 9:25 am - IP Logged

    Never,  bigger JP = more players =more winners.

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      Posted: January 14, 2016, 9:27 am - IP Logged

      It will take another matrix change.

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        The Quantum Master
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        Posted: January 14, 2016, 9:27 am - IP Logged

        Never,  bigger JP = more players =more winners.

        Ahh, yeah, but the new psychological threshold is the 10 Billion dollar jackpot.

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          Posted: January 14, 2016, 10:38 am - IP Logged

          And it probably never will. The higher the jackpot more taxes, and most likely multiple winners. I could care less about it going over a billion. I wouldn't need that much. Way too much attention and headache trying to manage the money for the rest of your life.

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            Posted: January 14, 2016, 10:55 am - IP Logged

            You probably saw the clip of the monk getting robbed buying powerball tickets, imagine the crooks that would be waiting around the lottery head quarters for the winner of a billion ticket to turn in.  A Brink truck and guards might be needed to deliver the winner to lottery head quarters.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: January 14, 2016, 10:59 am - IP Logged

              You probably saw the clip of the monk getting robbed buying powerball tickets, imagine the crooks that would be waiting around the lottery head quarters for the winner of a billion ticket to turn in.  A Brink truck and guards might be needed to deliver the winner to lottery head quarters.

              A brink truck and guards can still get ambush. You would need a decoy to divert the attention while you slip in unnoticed.  Like they the did in the SWAT movie. Where they transported the bad guy underground and set up a decoy in the roadway.

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                Posted: January 14, 2016, 11:48 am - IP Logged

                Ahh, yeah.

                The Imagined Future; so fun to play with.

                With the vast numbers of jaw flappy, eye bulging, jackpot jolly come latelies playing; we can see the possibility of a blabbing, blithering idiot making that mistake.

                 

                But, there's also the Imagined Future of a player keeping his/her mouth shut, calling the lottery office to confirm, contacting a lawyer, hiring a security firm, preparing a trust, seeking a reputable financial adviser, working with a public relations director... not necessarily in that order... ya get the imagination of it.

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                  Posted: January 14, 2016, 2:11 pm - IP Logged

                  A brink truck and guards can still get ambush. You would need a decoy to divert the attention while you slip in unnoticed.  Like they the did in the SWAT movie. Where they transported the bad guy underground and set up a decoy in the roadway.

                  It's easier than that. More people than just the jackpot winners go to lottery headquarters. You just need to create the illusion that you're one of the minor winners - say, a $1,000 scratcher. Timing also helps: since most of them will probably get bored within a couple of weeks, wait a month or so before claiming the prize.

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                    Posted: January 14, 2016, 10:03 pm - IP Logged

                    2 more billion dollar jackpots this year.  2nd one will have billion dollar winner(s) (if multi-winners - each ones portion >1B$)

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                      Posted: January 14, 2016, 10:23 pm - IP Logged

                      I think this  jackpot cycle showed how quickly things can get insane, a few draws the pot only increase +$20 mill, then +$50 mill then +200 then suddenly 400+ and +600.  consider how hard it is to win , i can see 2 x billion dollar jackpots advertised this year maybe more

                      2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

                      keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

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                        Posted: January 14, 2016, 10:55 pm - IP Logged

                        Given the odds for the game billion dollar draws won't happen very often.  In my many analysis I have found

                        that most random simulations will hit within 3 x the odds.   The 1.5 billion built very quickly as people went wild

                        buying tickets.  In two games it went from 500M to 1.5B which cut down on the number of drawings it took to

                        reach that level.  I hope that people come away from this record with the knowledge that more tickets don't

                        really move them any closer.  The only real way to increase one odds mathematically is to but more tickets but

                        the increase is tiny as many found out.

                        RL

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                          Posted: January 14, 2016, 11:12 pm - IP Logged

                          Unhappy really? People are on this already? We just had our first $1B jackpot can we enjoy that for a time

                          before moving on into a $1B winner or where is the $2B jackpot?

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                            Posted: January 15, 2016, 12:23 am - IP Logged

                            Billion Dollar Jackpot / 3 winners = Million Dollar Winner

                            The cash value wasn't $1 billion and one winner would still have to wait over 20 years before they could claim the were paid a pre-tax $1 billion.

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                              Posted: January 15, 2016, 1:05 am - IP Logged

                              Given the odds for the game billion dollar draws won't happen very often.  In my many analysis I have found

                              that most random simulations will hit within 3 x the odds.   The 1.5 billion built very quickly as people went wild

                              buying tickets.  In two games it went from 500M to 1.5B which cut down on the number of drawings it took to

                              reach that level.  I hope that people come away from this record with the knowledge that more tickets don't

                              really move them any closer.  The only real way to increase one odds mathematically is to but more tickets but

                              the increase is tiny as many found out.

                              RL

                              Ok could you run a sim where the jackpot goes up $100m every draw, and see how high the pot gets , say %50 of the odds covered? or 150 mill tickets in the draw. or if its  a free download give me a link. It's  just i think the game needs massive sales to get a guaranteed winner.

                              2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

                              keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297