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Old 11-27-2012, 11:31 AM  
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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, 12:58 AM   #151
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:59 AM   #152
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I won it and would lilke to invite all of you to become part owners as I attempt to buy the Chiefs.
I actually thought about somebody from here winning it today and us somehow turning that into CP co-owning the Chiefs. The mass hysteria that would come from decision making....
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:01 AM   #153
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I actually thought about somebody from here winning it today and us somehow turning that into CP co-owning the Chiefs. The mass hysteria that would come from decision making....
Really, it would be 1 massive poll and then the "owner" would either veto or accept.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:05 AM   #154
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We have been pretty damn calm, reasonable, and democratic about SOC. Past owner/gm success has set the bar so low that it's damn-near impossible not to hurdle clear over. We would have that going for us. Although though I said that when Carl left.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:05 AM   #155
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I'm sorry Phil but you can't be the next GM.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:07 AM   #156
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I actually thought about somebody from here winning it today and us somehow turning that into CP co-owning the Chiefs. The mass hysteria that would come from decision making....
We'd have to win about 17 of them because the first jackass that won would try to set a world record for Camaroes up on blocks in front of his mansion.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:08 AM   #157
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Who wants to be GM? I don't think "Fire Phil" would fill up a banner. I just want a chance to earn $400,000,000 in construction contracts.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:08 AM   #158
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I actually thought about somebody from here winning it today and us somehow turning that into CP co-owning the Chiefs. The mass hysteria that would come from decision making....
That owner would be the most hated by all the other league elites.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:09 AM   #159
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:12 AM   #160
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Shit if I were the owner I wouldn't have wasted my time with the first renovation we would be moving downtown.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:15 AM   #161
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:17 AM   #162
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I'd consider being a custodian. Bo, what's your take on candy wrappers?
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We'll need a good PB&J maker for team flights. Does anyone know one?
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