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What one will get to over 1 billion next?

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Posted: November 7, 2018, 2:44 am - IP Logged

What one do you think will get to over 1 billion next?

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    Posted: November 7, 2018, 10:53 am - IP Logged

    What one do you think will get to over 1 billion next?

    I have noticed here on Lottery Post that some of us will be satisfied with Second Place.

     I will be more than content winning any prize over $100,000,000 Annuity.

     I hope to be the sole winner of a prize smaller than a Billion dollars. I see that in the past there have been multiple winners of an extremely large jackpot. They do walk away with hundreds of millions of dollars. 

     It only takes one ticket to win! Party

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      Posted: November 7, 2018, 10:59 am - IP Logged

      Neither

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        Posted: November 7, 2018, 3:29 pm - IP Logged

        I don't think the next win will be over a billion, but the odds are that another billion dollar jackpot will happen again at some point in the future.  Just based on the fact that MM is slightly harder to win, I voted MM.

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          Posted: November 7, 2018, 10:18 pm - IP Logged

          I think Powerball will get to over 1 billion. I hope both will get over 1 billion. That would be crazy. It happen before. What not again.

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            I think Powerball will get to over 1 billion. I hope both will get over 1 billion. That would be crazy. It happen before. What not again.

            I Agree!  Both will reach a billion dollars at about the same time. 

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              Posted: November 12, 2018, 4:45 pm - IP Logged

              Powerball is higher then Mega Millions in jackpot.

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                "I hope to be the sole winner of a prize smaller than a Billion dollars."

                The last time I checked hope was free, and for a lot of us the supply isn't particularly limited. Hope in the form of a ticket costs $2 no matter what size the jackpot is. Unless you specifically want less money I can't see the point of hoping for a prize of less than a billion, other than hoping you'll win sooner rather than later.

                Personally, I'm hoping to clear at least a billion after taxes, although I'm willing to settle for less.

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                  Posted: November 14, 2018, 1:01 am - IP Logged

                  Now the jackpot for Mega Millions at $122 Million.

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                    Posted: November 15, 2018, 12:51 am - IP Logged

                    $124 Million for Saturday Powerball jackpot.

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                      Posted: November 17, 2018, 12:31 pm - IP Logged

                      $139 Million for Tuesday Mega Millions jackpot.

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                        Posted: November 18, 2018, 12:50 am - IP Logged

                        $139 Million for Wednesday Powerball jackpot.

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                          Posted: November 18, 2018, 1:40 am - IP Logged

                          $139 Million for Wednesday Powerball jackpot.

                          On Nov 17 a total of 654,844 PB tickets won prizes, which means about 16,284,045 tickets were sold. The probability that at least one ticket in 16,284,045 matches all six numbers is

                           1 - (292201337/292201338)^16284045 = 0.0542 = 5.42%

                          With that low probability, it's not at all surprising the jackpot rolled over again. When 100 million tickets are sold for a single PB drawing, we'll have a 28.98% chance of a winner. According to reports from the California lottery, CA sales for PB don't ramp up until the advertised jackpot is over $500 million, and I imagine it's not much different in the rest of the country. All things considered, I don't think we'll get a PB winner (or MM winner) until mid-January at the earliest.

                          Only my hairdresser knows for sure.

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                            Posted: November 18, 2018, 8:15 am - IP Logged

                            Dual jackpots growing along nicely together... couple more rolls and I may have to be a participant Naughty

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                              Posted: November 18, 2018, 10:13 am - IP Logged

                              Since they introduced new computers and scanners in Calif, it's difficult to buy or redeem any tickets.  Going on three weeks now.  Unhappy