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How soon till the next $ Billion $ Jackpot?

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When do you think the next jackpot will top $1 Billion

Feb 24 [ 1 ]  [2.22%]
Feb 27 [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
March 2 [ 4 ]  [8.89%]
March 5 [ 2 ]  [4.44%]
March 9 [ 3 ]  [6.67%]
March 12 [ 5 ]  [11.11%]
March 16 [ 7 ]  [15.56%]
March 19 [ 23 ]  [51.11%]
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TheMeatman2005's avatar - lightening
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Posted: January 28, 2016, 11:34 am - IP Logged

Calculating back to the Powerball jackpot on Jan16 which was reset to $40 mil, it seems that each subsequent jackpot was approximately 25% higher than the previous jackpot.

At this rate, I see the jackpot climbing to $1,000,000,000 between March 2 - March 9.

1) When do you think it will hit the billion dollar mark?

2) Do you think people will go crazy buying as many tickets as with the drawing from Jan 13 or buy just a few like the winners from TN did?

The Meatman

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    Posted: January 28, 2016, 11:43 am - IP Logged

    It will probably be a really long time - years likely...

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      Posted: January 28, 2016, 12:46 pm - IP Logged

      I think eventually people will realize the incredible hard odds, and the  jackpot building will go slower. but still the games are hard to win so $1B will still be available

      2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016  = -1171; 2017 = ?  TOT =  -3596

      keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= -424; 2017 = ? TOT = - 3318

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        Posted: January 28, 2016, 12:54 pm - IP Logged

        It will probably be a really long time - years likely...

        I think it may reach $1 Billion again by April if no one wins by then.

        The jackpot is now close to $100 million the higher the jackpot gets, the more people play. So I think after slow starts once a month or two goes without a winner the pace will pick up.

        Honestly though I hope it doesn't get over $400 million again because if the jackpots continue to be higher then the MM people may get bright ideas about making changes to that game as well.

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          Posted: January 28, 2016, 1:15 pm - IP Logged

          if you go to results page, click power ball and look up >> jackpot history , as the last item on the  popup menu you get this

           

          https://www.lotterypost.com/game/4/jackpot

           

          basically showing that once it reaches 500 mill people start to play harder, going up $100 M in jackpot prizes . i think it will slow down doing that. but that the vast number of tickets to cover every option  will still take the game a long time between draws. the smaller the pots increase the less likely is a winner. but then once the pot was $500, things rock and rolled. maybe in a year; or 6 months  i'llsee my prediction come true, but i see it slowing down sooner than later

          2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016  = -1171; 2017 = ?  TOT =  -3596

          keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= -424; 2017 = ? TOT = - 3318

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            Posted: January 28, 2016, 1:27 pm - IP Logged

            I predict a winner well before it hits a billion.

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              Posted: January 28, 2016, 1:42 pm - IP Logged

              I think it may reach $1 Billion again by April if no one wins by then.

              The jackpot is now close to $100 million the higher the jackpot gets, the more people play. So I think after slow starts once a month or two goes without a winner the pace will pick up.

              Honestly though I hope it doesn't get over $400 million again because if the jackpots continue to be higher then the MM people may get bright ideas about making changes to that game as well.

              Too late Enigmas, MM has already changed the format of their game. What used to be around 175 mil to 1 odds is now 258,890,850 to 1 odds

              I think that the jackpot doesn't increase as fast as Powerball since each MM game costs only $1 compared to PB's $2 price.

              The Meatman

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                Posted: January 28, 2016, 4:07 pm - IP Logged

                 I personally don't feel like the billion dollar mark will be reached all too often. I do think it could happen again, absolutely! Maybe even this year, who knows! I just don't think it will be as soon as March.

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                  Posted: January 28, 2016, 5:38 pm - IP Logged

                  To tell you the truth, I hope it never hits a billion dollars again.  Every time I turned on the TV or radio that's all I heard,  powerball...powerball...powerball.  Why do people go crazy when it hits a billion?  Like 40 million isn't enough?  LOL!

                  Never give up.  Banana

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                    Posted: January 28, 2016, 5:55 pm - IP Logged

                    None of those dates because I will be winning the Powerball here in about 2 weeks.

                    Gonna win.Big Smile

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                      Posted: January 28, 2016, 5:56 pm - IP Logged

                      To tell you the truth, I hope it never hits a billion dollars again.  Every time I turned on the TV or radio that's all I heard,  powerball...powerball...powerball.  Why do people go crazy when it hits a billion?  Like 40 million isn't enough?  LOL!

                      And that is exactly what Powerball had intended on happening. Increasing the odds of winning the jackpot to drive up the top prize and create a lotto frenzy.

                      With the new Powerball odds structure, the jackpot (unless won) will hit $1 billion after approximately 13-15 drawings.

                      Of course $40 mil might be enough for some, if not most people, but the bigger the pot, the bigger the dream. 

                      The Meatman

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                        Posted: January 28, 2016, 6:56 pm - IP Logged

                        Remember to budget and stay in the game for the long haul. It only takes one ticket.

                        Good Luck! Smiley

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                          Posted: January 28, 2016, 7:48 pm - IP Logged

                          Let's just say Sanders gets elected. OW! Since he's already mentioned taxing the really wealthy 90% would there even be any point in playing?

                          Now that I've got that out of the way I'm with the others here that don't want to see $1B again. The media frenzy and all the sudden 'experts' are a bit much.

                          Just my $.02

                          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

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                          There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                            Posted: January 28, 2016, 8:14 pm - IP Logged

                            Calculating back to the Powerball jackpot on Jan16 which was reset to $40 mil, it seems that each subsequent jackpot was approximately 25% higher than the previous jackpot.

                            At this rate, I see the jackpot climbing to $1,000,000,000 between March 2 - March 9.

                            1) When do you think it will hit the billion dollar mark?

                            2) Do you think people will go crazy buying as many tickets as with the drawing from Jan 13 or buy just a few like the winners from TN did?

                            I think it took 18 draws, to get to a billion.  So thats 9 weeks.  But since they dare not change the matrix again to mess up the "trends",

                            the JP be hit sooner than the last.  So I say 18 weeks.  So my guess is around MayDay.  I think the winners from Tennesse will buy 10,000 tickets this time if it

                            gets to a billion.

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                              Posted: January 28, 2016, 8:51 pm - IP Logged

                              The record jackpot was in the top percentile so from a probability perspective, we would only expect to see a couple jackpots per year near this level. Would be nice to see back-to-back record cycles but not likely.

                              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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