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Powerball increases above the minimum on the first roll

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Kingofearth's avatar - Kinnak
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Posted: August 4, 2016, 3:30 am - IP Logged

For those who haven't noticed, Powerball went from its bare minimum of $40 Million to $52 Million last night even though Powerball's minimum increase is $10 Million not $12 Million.

Has this ever happened before where a first roll results in more than the minimum? Anyone else instantly think that the next billion dollar jackpot is on its way? Anyone have any other thoughts?

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    Posted: August 4, 2016, 7:40 am - IP Logged

    I have no idea why they did that.  They only sold 13.5 million tickets ($27 million in sales) for last night's draw.

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      Posted: August 4, 2016, 11:18 am - IP Logged

      I don't like that lottery game.  The new matrix system.  Once again no 10x powerplay.   Something fishy.

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        Posted: August 4, 2016, 1:54 pm - IP Logged

        I noticed that! thought it was strange.

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          Kingofearth's avatar - Kinnak
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          Posted: August 4, 2016, 2:10 pm - IP Logged

          I have no idea why they did that.  They only sold 13.5 million tickets ($27 million in sales) for last night's draw.

          I can't tell if you're serious or sarcastic.

            Kingofearth's avatar - Kinnak
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            Posted: August 4, 2016, 2:20 pm - IP Logged

            I noticed that! thought it was strange.

            Yep. I'm not complaining though, the faster it increases, the faster i can get a big jackpot.

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              Posted: August 4, 2016, 2:35 pm - IP Logged

              For those who haven't noticed, Powerball went from its bare minimum of $40 Million to $52 Million last night even though Powerball's minimum increase is $10 Million not $12 Million.

              Has this ever happened before where a first roll results in more than the minimum? Anyone else instantly think that the next billion dollar jackpot is on its way? Anyone have any other thoughts?

              Maybe their reserves are filling up.

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                Posted: August 4, 2016, 4:51 pm - IP Logged

                Powerplay number is drawn by RNG. All other numbers for the game are balls drawn from a tumbler.

                Odds of the powerplay numbers as follows:

                x2=1 in 1.79

                x3=1 in 3.31

                x4=1 in 14.33

                x5=1 in 1 in 21.5

                x10=1 in 43

                 

                So it's easy to see that x10 with 1 in 43 odds of being selected is not going to happen very often. x10 is only available when the annuity jackpot is less than $150 million.

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                  Kingofearth's avatar - Kinnak
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                  Posted: August 4, 2016, 5:15 pm - IP Logged

                  Maybe their reserves are filling up.

                  Maybe. I just hope this means it'll increase fast and big.

                    Kingofearth's avatar - Kinnak
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                    Posted: August 4, 2016, 5:17 pm - IP Logged

                    Powerplay number is drawn by RNG. All other numbers for the game are balls drawn from a tumbler.

                    Odds of the powerplay numbers as follows:

                    x2=1 in 1.79

                    x3=1 in 3.31

                    x4=1 in 14.33

                    x5=1 in 1 in 21.5

                    x10=1 in 43

                     

                    So it's easy to see that x10 with 1 in 43 odds of being selected is not going to happen very often. x10 is only available when the annuity jackpot is less than $150 million.

                    What's the relevance to the topic? The post about the 10X is further down the list of topics.

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                      Posted: August 4, 2016, 9:48 pm - IP Logged

                      It just happened. It will be just an estimated draw for this Saturday.

                      I hope that one $2 ticket is the only one that matches all 5 numbers plus the Powerball to win the largest Powerball Jackpot in United States history of over $2 Billion Dollars!

                        Kingofearth's avatar - Kinnak
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                        Posted: August 5, 2016, 2:17 am - IP Logged

                        It just happened. It will be just an estimated draw for this Saturday.

                        Ok. Hopefully the estimate goes up at draw time so the roll can be even bigger.

                          Kingofearth's avatar - Kinnak
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                          Posted: August 6, 2016, 12:43 am - IP Logged

                          Mega Millions back in June went up only 9 Million on a 250+ million jackpot roll. Tonight if it rolls it'll go from 30M to 38M. What the hell is going on with these fast moving jackpots? Looks like the slow increase season has ended. 

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                            Posted: August 6, 2016, 12:44 am - IP Logged

                            Mega Millions back in June went up only 9 Million on a 250+ million jackpot roll. Tonight if it rolls it'll go from 30M to 38M. What the hell is going on with these fast moving jackpots? Looks like the slow increase season has ended. 

                            35 you mean

                              Kingofearth's avatar - Kinnak
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                              Posted: August 6, 2016, 1:15 am - IP Logged

                              35 you mean

                              https://youtu.be/ywIAyl0fpPk?t=44

                              He clearly says 38 Million. The jackpot, if it rolls, is going to go above the 5 million minimum.