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Old 11-27-2012, 12:31 PM  
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The jackpot for Wednesday's Powerball drawing now stands at $500 million -- the richest Powerball pot ever -- and it's likely to get even sweeter.

"Back in January, we moved Powerball from being a $1 game to $2," says Mary Neubauer, a spokeswoman for the Iowa lottery. "We thought at the time that this would mean bigger and faster-growing jackpots."

It's proved true. The total, she says, "has been taking huge jumps -- another $100 million since Saturday." (The most recent drawing, on Saturday night, produced no winning numbers.)

Until now, the biggest Powerball pot on record -- $365 million -- was won in 2006 by eight Lincoln, Neb., co-workers.

In Photos: Biggest Lotto Jackpot Winners

Lottery officials in Iowa, where Powerball is headquartered, have started getting phone calls from all around the world. "When it gets this big," says Neubauer, "we start getting inquiries from Canada and Europe from people wanting to know if they can buy a ticket. They ask if they can FedEx us the money."

The answer she has to give them, she says, is: "Sorry, no. You have to buy a ticket in a member state from a licensed retail location."

About 80 percent of players don't choose their own Powerball number, opting instead for a computer-generated one.

Asked if there's anything players can do to improve their odds of winning, Neubauer says no -- apart from buying a ticket, of course.

Lottery officials put the odds of winning Wednesday's Powerball pot at one in 175 million, meaning you are 25 times more likely to win an Academy Award.

Skip Garibaldi, a professor of mathematics at Emory University in Atlanta, provides additional perspective: You are three times more likely to die from a falling coconut, he says; seven times more likely to die from fireworks, "and way more likely to die from flesh-eating bacteria" (115 fatalities a year) than you are to win the Powerball lottery.

Segueing, then, from death to life, Garibaldi notes that even the best physicians, equipped with the most up-to-date equipment, can't predict the timing of a child's birth with much accuracy.

"But let's suppose, however, that your doctor managed to predict the day, the hour, the minute and the second your baby would be born," Garibaldi says. The doctor's uncanny prediction would be "at least 100 times" more likely than your winning Wednesday.

Even though he knows the odds all too well, Garibaldi says he'll usually play the lottery. "When it gets this big, I'll buy a couple of tickets. It's kind of exciting. You get this feeling of anticipation. You get to think about the fantasy."

So will he be purchasing two tickets for Wednesday's Powerball? "I can't," he tells ABC News. "I'm in California" -- one of eight states that doesn't offer Powerball.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:01 PM   #211
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My best friends step-dad gets 2.8 million for owning the Trex that it was sold in.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:02 PM   #212
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I live literally 3 blocks from the Trex and have lived in Dearborn all my life. My best friends step-dad gets 2.8 million for owning the Trex that it was sold in. I cannot believe that Mark Hill won it, un f'n believable.
Will Mark Hill use the money for good or for evil? What kind of fellow is he?
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:05 PM   #213
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I live literally 3 blocks from the Trex and have lived in Dearborn all my life. My best friends step-dad gets 2.8 million for owning the Trex that it was sold in. I cannot believe that Mark Hill won it, un f'n believable.
Can you talk him into buying out Pioli's contract?
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:07 PM   #214
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Hill Mark 816-992-3365
Quick google search.

I have a feeling this phone number won't last long.

Someone call and see if he's a chiefs fans and wants to help donate for some SOC billboards? lolz
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:08 PM   #215
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Winner is Mark Hill from Dearborn, MO. All of his new friends and family should give him a ring.
Mark Hill? You mean my old buddy? I been meaning to look him up and apologize for not being a better friend.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:03 PM   #216
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my dad's cousin graduated with Mark Hill. Lucky mother****er though.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:06 PM   #217
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to hell with buying out pioli's contract. buy out clark.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:18 PM   #218
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Hill Mark 816-992-3365
Quick google search.

I have a feeling this phone number won't last long.

Someone call and see if he's a chiefs fans and wants to help donate for some SOC billboards? lolz

I called and reminded him that I saved his life in Iraq. If he's a veteran with long-term memory loss, I'm set.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:11 PM   #219
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I called and reminded him that I saved his life in Iraq. If he's a veteran with long-term memory loss, I'm set.
The best part of this scheme is that if he is a veteran with long-term memory loss, you can repeat this scheme when the coffers get low.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:48 PM   #220
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:57 PM   #221
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:14 PM   #222
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:16 PM   #223
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My step dads ex girlfriend's new boyfriend gets 6 million for also being named Mark Hill. At least that's what I heard...
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:51 PM   #224
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so did they raise the price since the last big powerball? I only buy it when it's huge.

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Old 11-29-2012, 10:56 PM   #225
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