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I posted this poll a few years back. Curious to see what people think in 2015.  I say within 5 years.

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With the change in the odds on MM & PB over the last couple of years I think its possible this year.

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I voted for "this year" option. PB is having a matrix change on April 15th (5/66 white balls + 1/32 powerball) which will make the jackpot harder to win, meaning more jackpot rollovers. For that reason, along with the $2 tickets, I can see a billion dollar annuity jackpot sometime in 2015.

Honestly though, I'd be happy if I won the base jackpot of $40 million.

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I think it's a possibility if the matrix changes.

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In response to ThatScaryChick

That would be te only way I see it happening. If I remember correctly, the one Gloria Mackenzie won, every possible combination had been played.

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In response to dognabit

Actually, in that $590 ($587) million drawing, roughly 80% of combinations were played. You can find old interviews where officials say that 4 out of every 5 combinations were sold. Even if a billion tickets were purchased randomly there would still be about 0.3% combinations unplayed.

The new matrix will, of course, exaggerate this further. If a billion tickets are purchased there will still be about 3% unplayed. Naturally, the reason is duplicates.

Re the OP, I do believe we will see a billion dollar jackpot and most likely under the new Powerball as long as sales continue supporting the game.

dallascowboyfan's avatar - chi

I picked within 5 years especiallly with powerball matrix change this year.

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Its getting interesting...............

Raven62's avatar - binary

Halfway There!

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I don't foresee a billion dollar jackpot unless the matrix became too crazy like maybe 5/75+ 1/40. Or maybe they decided to do computerized drawings. Or both. It would be nice to see that.

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It will be ready for the billion in just seven more rollovers when we visit NY!Hurray!

mrbg's avatar - NofVcy

It's coming. They would make a killing on sales.

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In response to bigbuckswede

Sorry but I don't think this jackpot is going to have another 7 rollovers. If it does rollover 7 more times, it would be well over a billion dollars.

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The Jackpot has a shelf life of no more than Saturday at best. So either tomorrow or Saturday I'll be the new winner.

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Yes, when they change it to 1-250 white balls, the PB to 1-150 and a ticket cost $20 a play. And based on how often they like to add balls to the mix that should be some time next year. Jester

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