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$1.5 BILLION: Wednesday Powerball record jackpot still rising

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This money will be won by me in Scottsdale Arizona 

I will make history!!! ????????????????????????????

this thread will be on the news and the bonus ball will be 5

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1.5 billion!

 

Can someone who knows about "poisson distributions" and other such esoteric topics update us neophites on the odds of a rollover, the odds of someone winning, how many combinations have been sold, etc. 

 

What will be the jackpot Sat. if no body wins Wednesday?

 

PS my apologies if a similar post has been made recently. I just don't have the resources to read hundreds of posts.

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I love it!!!

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Me too!

 

Regards.

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This thing is going to PLUTO! It may it $1.7B by draw time. We may see a cash value at/over a billion!

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WinkPB odds went from1 in 175,223,510

to1 in 292,201,338

or 66% higher which is why the jackpot has gone to Pluto.Patriot

 

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This is awesome. I thought it was gonna be won a week ago, but I was wrong. Wow. I am excited to see what this will do to the psychology of lottery players. It has been that JPs don't start really moving until $100 + million. Now that we have seen the "B" word,  seen JPs jump $100 million in a day, and seen what 1 in 292 million REALLY means, when will people really start playing now? That $15 mil. MM jackpot looks pretty sad next to 999 on the billboard near my house (though $15 mil. is a LOT of money!).

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One Ticket 

One Winner 

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I think Mega will soon set their odds at some where around 1 in 310-320 million. We've already seen that 1 in 292 million is winnable.

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Amazing. Party

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In response to Prolific-Atom

What with the rest of Tuesday and Wednesday available for the purchasing of tickets you've got to expect this JP to climb a bit more if not a lot more.  The insane thing is that the jackpot rose $427.7M from Wednesday to Saturday and already with the projection of a $1.5Billion JP is a rise of $550.2M so the JP projected climb is already $122.5M more than the last time around.

 

Of course we all know it's winnable because the new odds were in effect beginning October 7, 2015 and someone won 9 drawings later November 4, 2015 taking down a $144.1M JP.

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I just got back from making them need to raise it again before the draw.

I'm ready!

And where are all these lines? I've made over a dozen separate Powerball purchases over the past week and have not stood behind another individual a single time. I cannot imagine having to stand in line for over four hours to buy lottery tickets. I can, however, think of lots of ways to spend all this money.

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I think it depends on where you live. Here in NYC there aren't many lines other than the ones that are created when these daily draw players want to recite 20+ combinations to the clerk for Win 3 and Win 4 games. There are so many retailers in NYC as many as 4 per block sometimes but I have seen lines out the door on TV.

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Ahhh. Thank you. One more reason not to live in NYC. LOL

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In response to Todd

Point is Powerball isn't just difficult, it's near impossible to win. For players wagering small amounts, it's simply entertainment - most fully expect to lose, or at best, win a few dollars. Casual players are, in large part, who drive large jackpots. Most won't be playing again anytime soon until there's an overly compelling reason to toss money away for a 1 in ~292 million chance at a "dream".

MUSL has a challenge on their hands to keep sales up. Changing the matrix again to make it ever more difficult and/or raising the price doesn't seem a viable strategy, but who knows. Maybe it will work. A year ago, few would have imagined a $billion+ annuity jackpot and here we are.

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In response to Ron5995

Welcome to the lottery industry.  Every single game (not just Powerball) has to change periodically in order to keep sales up.  This is nothing new.  MUSL has been doing a good job making changes to Powerball over the years that have kept it at the top of the food chain.

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ALL YOU NEED IS 1 ($$$$$$$$) LOTTERY TICKET AND A DREAM.

 

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LOTTERY PLAYERS $1.5 BILLION DREAM BECAME A REALITY FOR THE POWERBALL LOTTERY GAME JACKPOT WINNER/WINNERS.

 

 

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So I take it only one winner?

If so what a lucky SOB ,, Truly a lucky SOB

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I'm seeing something about Florida and Tennessee too. Look on KTVU twitter citing a CA Lottery official

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In response to Illinoisdreamer

I don't think all the information is in yet.  I would be really surprised if there were no more winners with the numbers that were drawn...

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Georgia winner?

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In response to Illinoisdreamer

And from what I've heard he's already rich.LOL

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They changed the matrix in October with the goal of creating huge jackpots and boost lagging sales...worked like a charm.

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Not seeing anything on FL or TN sites or twitters so we'll have to see about that report.

 

Edit: NBC is now saying the same!

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Just hoping I matched 5

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The problem is that it is really hard to justify playing for $40 million and up as this drawing showed how hard it is to win so most will just wait until it clombs up again which will make it a long slow climb. Funny how some were saying 25 plus winners lol. Lucky to even be one. I would have been rerally skeptical if an anonymous state won. I want to see that fae and name now. Might be a pool too making it less dramatic. A lot of rich people in CA I am betting one of them won it. Hey aren't you the billion dollar jackpot winner? Leaving

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Fun fact, TN players do not care about the new odds.

https://www.lotterypost.com/news/296695

TN had the winning Powerball ticket on Nov. 4, 2015, draw and won the $144.1 million jackpot.

That's 2 and 0 for us beating the higher odds matrix now. We own this new game.

Can we go 3 and 0? I hope so.

Also, unlike the poor suckers left to the media in CA/FL, we can remain anonymous here via the trust/ LLC route. The 144 million winner(s) already did so. (Someone used their brain for once. We always could remain anonymous.)

Am hoping this new TN  winner does thesame thing as last one. GO TN players! 

Also, all 3 have no state tax on the winnings. Wink

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Which is why they made it harder to win....jackpots grow quicker ( no slow climb)....and bigger....and then EVERYONE plays, not just the usual wagerers...not sure if I'll ever buy more than one ticket of PB or MM again.... I'll still play the better odds games....

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