Shaun Deeb is running a huge player pool with a possible $1.9 billion powerball jackpot up for grabs. The tournament legend half-jokingly tweeted to ask who was going to organise the 292 million entries to cover every combo of Powerball. A Day later he was taking on the effort himself.
Shaun Deeb Aims at $1.9 Billion Powerball Jackpot
Whose organizing the 292mil to buy every combo of powerball I want in
— shaun deeb (@shaundeeb) November 3, 2022
Even though the odds are unfavourable for a big win, many of Shaun Deeb’s followers decided to get on board, even with a $525 minimum investment.
He also couldn’t resist the idea of getting his wife to handle all the transactions for 5% juice.
Negotiating with @crashleydeeb to get her to run the pool for powerball I offered her 5% tax for collecting and dealing with all the transactions thinking 500min 5k max per person
— shaun deeb (@shaundeeb) November 6, 2022
In the end, the order was 45,000 tickets at $2 each. Robert Mizrachi quickly calculated that the odds of winning from this pile of entries is still 6,488.8/1. Not exactly a fist pump spot.
Pool is closed 90k total being spent 45k tickets time for win the 800 player pool main event will post the finalized list make sure you’re on there if you sent we doubled checked but could be a mistake https://t.co/mcx59LKf3L
— shaun deeb (@shaundeeb) November 7, 2022
You can see who joined the fray in the tweet below.
90k sold. Good luck us! pic.twitter.com/9Fqap6ucwk
— ASHLEY Deeb (@crashleydeeb) November 7, 2022
Later, there was more discussion on the possibility of buying all the combinations possible to guarantee a jackpot win. An investment of almost $585 million.
The question is, how many people would you end up sharing the expected $1.9 billion with? Another two claimants still make it a profitable outcome but three and it’s a big loss.
Of course, there’s always the possibility that nobody wins this run and the jackpot increases. The last hit was on August 3, 2022, for a massive win of $206.9 million by a Pennsylvania Lottery retail customer.
At the time of writing, the draw was delayed over extra time needed to complete security protocols across 48 different states.
Tonight’s Powerball® drawing has been delayed due to a participating lottery needing extra time to complete the required security protocols. Powerball has strict security requirements that must be met by all 48 lotteries before a drawing can occur. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/jQZJQIPJXr
— California Lottery (@calottery) November 8, 2022
“When the required security protocols are complete, the drawing will be performed under the supervision of lottery security officials and independent auditors. Winning numbers will be posted as soon as they are available. Thank you for your patience.”
With $4,500 of his own money in the draw, Shaun Deeb stands to win the biggest share of $95,000,000, making him a candidate for richest professional poker player on the planet.
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