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Powerball increases above the minimum on the first roll

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Posted: August 6, 2016, 6:19 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. 

Maybe more people are playing because they see small jackpots have been won.  Huge jackpots where no one is winning turns some people off.  They want to play a game they have a chance of winning.

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    Posted: August 6, 2016, 10:39 am - IP Logged

    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.

    I was working and didn't see that and get to watch but that is shocking.  Weird part is most people don't pay attention to it.    That is the estimated value and cash is probably $26 million.  So then the next amt if no one hits is $48 million or $50 mill mark. 

     

    I need to look at numbers that everyone plays.

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      Posted: August 6, 2016, 2:18 pm - IP Logged

      Maybe more people are playing because they see small jackpots have been won.  Huge jackpots where no one is winning turns some people off.  They want to play a game they have a chance of winning.

      Generally i don't really consider the "people want more winners" hypothesis but if there was ever data to show it this would be it. The road to 1B is looking shorter and shorter.

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        Posted: August 6, 2016, 4:53 pm - IP Logged

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

        I think that if this Powerball jackpot will be won by this Saturday and then no jackpot winner occurs on in either of the next two draws, then it goes back to $50 million.

        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!

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          Posted: August 6, 2016, 10:10 pm - IP Logged

          I think that if this Powerball jackpot will be won by this Saturday and then no jackpot winner occurs on in either of the next two draws, then it goes back to $50 million.

          I Agree! But i'd rather Dance with my giant ceremonial check for 400+ Million ASAP.

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            Posted: August 7, 2016, 12:21 am - IP Logged

            I Agree! But i'd rather Dance with my giant ceremonial check for 400+ Million ASAP.

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            Thank you, O, King of Earth,  and ALL the others who provide a wealth of detail and insight to our favorite games. I'm wanting to win something so badly, at times I can hardly stand up.

            Just the 2nd prize, oh please.

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              Posted: August 7, 2016, 12:32 am - IP Logged

              54.6 million by draw time and cash value is still over 69% of annuity.

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                Posted: August 7, 2016, 1:31 am - IP Logged

                Could it be a result of the past winning drawings?   Mega millions a few weeks ago when $25 million was hit on 2 tickets.

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                  Posted: August 7, 2016, 10:37 pm - IP Logged

                  .

                  Thank you, O, King of Earth,  and ALL the others who provide a wealth of detail and insight to our favorite games. I'm wanting to win something so badly, at times I can hardly stand up.

                  Just the 2nd prize, oh please.

                  Cheers

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                    Posted: August 7, 2016, 10:38 pm - IP Logged

                    Could it be a result of the past winning drawings?   Mega millions a few weeks ago when $25 million was hit on 2 tickets.

                    The $25M was won by a single ticket. The 15M jackpot after it was the one that got claimed by two tickets.

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                      Posted: August 9, 2016, 11:31 pm - 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. 

                      The jackpot if it rolls will only increase 7 Million. Anyone wanna guess whether this means the fast moving jackpot will slow down or that it increasing above the minimum again means it'll speed up? ROLL ROLL ROLL and don't stop until it hits 1B!

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                        Posted: August 13, 2016, 6:32 pm - IP Logged

                        The $25M was won by a single ticket. The 15M jackpot after it was the one that got claimed by two tickets.

                        When Mega Millions had that $15 million dollars jackpot on July 22nd, 2016, there were 2 tickets had won the jackpot. If the Mega Ball wasn't 7, then it would've been $20 million dollars immediately. Right now, Powerball went from $67.6 million ($46.5 million cash option) to about $82 million estimated with a cash option of $56.9 million.

                        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!