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$340 MILLION: Biggest Mega Millions lottery jackpot ever

Mega MillionsMega Millions: $340 MILLION: Biggest Mega Millions lottery jackpot ever

The $340 million jackpot for Tuesday's Mega Millions lottery drawing will be the largest since The Big Game became Mega Millions in May of 2002.

If The Big Game's jackpots are included, the Tuesday Mega Millions jackpot is the second-largest ever to The Big Game's record of $363 Million, set in May of 2000.

The only other lottery jackpots that are comparable to Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot are Powerball's $340 million jackpot on October 19, 2005 and the $365 million jackpot on February 18, 2006, which currently stands as the largest lottery jackpot in history.

None of the tickets sold for Friday's night's $275 million drawing matched all five lotto numbers and the Mega Ball.

There were 14 second-prize winners from Friday night's drawing: 3 from California, 1 from Maryland, 1 from Massachusetts, 2 from Michigan, 2 from New Jersey, 2 from New York, 2 from Ohio, and 1 from Washington.  Each ticket matched five numbers to win $250,000.

The 3 second-prize tickets from California will win $355,522 each, since California does not use the same non-jackpot fixed prizes that the other Mega Millions state use.

Another 136 players matched four of the five lotto numbers, plus the Mega Ball number. Those tickets are each worth $10,000, except for 28 of those tickets, sold in California, which are worth $10,388 apiece.

The winning numbers from Friday's drawing were: 14, 21, 33, 35 and 51. The Mega Ball number was 43.

The Texas Megaplier was 4.

The prize money has rolled over 14 times since January 9, the last time there was a jackpot winner. The odds of winning the top prize are approximately 1 in 176 million. The odds of winning any of the Mega Millions prizes are approximately 1 in 40.

Full details about Mega Millions drawings may be found at USA Mega, including past drawings, after-tax payout amounts, comparison of annuity to cash option, news, statistics, links to draw videos, and a powerful lottery results search engine.

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36 comments. Last comment 7 years ago by Trained2beRich.
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Greenwich, CT
United States
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Posted: March 3, 2007, 10:59 am - IP Logged

Finally, there will be long lines at my favorite convenience store on the border, so I will have to go to a more out-of-the-way store.

    MissNYC's avatar - diva
    Westchester, New York
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    Posted: March 3, 2007, 12:36 pm - IP Logged

    I can't belive nobody won Friday! In fact, less people won the second prize than in the drawing before. It seems so easy....6 numbers and your life changes. I'll be shocked if no one wins Tuesday, but it's nice that the mega millions FINALLY has a Mega jackpot again. This is what people want and why they play, regardless of the odds, I think almost anyone would take a chance at a large jackpot. What's crazy is that there is someone out there who has no idea that in less than a week, his or her life will never be the same. I hope whoever wins is a good person. I would love it to be me, but so would the rest of America, so good luck to all!

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      Windermere, FL/Franklin, TN
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      March 1, 2007
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      Posted: March 3, 2007, 12:41 pm - IP Logged

      If no one wins on Tuesday, this will be the first jackpot over $400 million!

      Wouldn't that be nice?

      Good luck to everyone hereCheers 

        justxploring's avatar - villiarna
        Wandering Aimlessly
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        Posted: March 3, 2007, 12:48 pm - IP Logged

        "It seems so easy....6 numbers and your life changes."

        I know exactly what you mean, MissNYC.  That's why we keep buying lottery tickets!  In fact, I said the same thing last night about a game with much lower odds and a considerably lower jackpot prize.  FL has its own version called MegaMoney drawn on Tues & Fri that has only 4 balls (1-44) and a MB (1-22)  Yet nobody's won since the end of January. I'd have to go back to see how many drawings, but at least 9 or 10.  (it doesn't roll past $2M however)  Still, although I'm on a tight budget, last night I said to myself as I walked past the counter "Gee, it seems so easy. Only 5 numbers and everything would be different. Odds are under 1 in 3 million!" So I bought 2 tickets.  If I feel that way about $2 million, I can't imagine winning $340!! 

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          Coastal Georgia
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          Posted: March 3, 2007, 12:57 pm - IP Logged

          I'm ready to look at my winning ticket Wednesday morning and  :

          Thud, then I will wake up and  Banana 

                               DD

           

                                         

                        

           

           

            Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
            Indiana
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            Posted: March 3, 2007, 2:03 pm - IP Logged

            Darn, Ohio is 2 hours away from me. Looks like I'm not gonna play.

              starchild_45's avatar - spherewall2
              kent, washington
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              Posted: March 3, 2007, 2:06 pm - IP Logged

              If no one wins on Tuesday, this will be the first jackpot over $400 million!

              Wouldn't that be nice?

              Good luck to everyone hereCheers 

              i hope you are so right. i would love to see it go up and maybe to 500 million. wow.

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                Portland
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                September 27, 2004
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                Posted: March 3, 2007, 2:21 pm - IP Logged

                For a long time, Mega stands at his true power!

                We all have four days to dreaamm, four nice days...who cares what is going to happen after that!

                Let's enjoy the present,....Let's dance

                ...come on ....GUYSSParty

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                  nashville
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                  Posted: March 3, 2007, 3:31 pm - IP Logged

                  i live in a powerball state but i may have to go down to georgia and take a shot at this megamillions jackpot because the whole country is excited about it now that it is a new record for megamillions.

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                    Posted: March 3, 2007, 4:33 pm - IP Logged

                    scary $    overkill really    one thing to win a mill collect 20k a year annuity  another with that kinda scratch  people kill for less    definily scary   --------------------------- but  bring it onBS

                      RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
                      mid-Ohio
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                      Posted: March 3, 2007, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

                      Darn, Ohio is 2 hours away from me. Looks like I'm not gonna play.

                      You must live in a PowerBall state.  I know the feeling because I live in Ohio about two hours from Indiana and feel the same when PowerBall jackpot is $200M+ and MegaMillions jackpot is -$25M.

                      * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
                      * your best chance to win a lottery jackpot is to buy a ticket * 
                          Wink 

                        Bradly_60's avatar - disney37
                        Atlantic Mine, Michigan
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                        Posted: March 3, 2007, 8:05 pm - IP Logged

                        This jackpot right here has the potential to be the new record holder.  I mean they raised the jackpot almost $10,000,000 for the last drawing...and we are only $25 million away right now.  Lots of hype now so maybe we will see another record on Tuesday.  It would be amazing if it rolled again because it would be in unprecedented territory then....($400million)

                        B-rad

                          gocart1's avatar - lighthouse
                          da bronx,city island,n.y.
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                          Posted: March 3, 2007, 8:16 pm - IP Logged

                          I can't belive nobody won Friday! In fact, less people won the second prize than in the drawing before. It seems so easy....6 numbers and your life changes. I'll be shocked if no one wins Tuesday, but it's nice that the mega millions FINALLY has a Mega jackpot again. This is what people want and why they play, regardless of the odds, I think almost anyone would take a chance at a large jackpot. What's crazy is that there is someone out there who has no idea that in less than a week, his or her life will never be the same. I hope whoever wins is a good person. I would love it to be me, but so would the rest of America, so good luck to all!

                          yea...... six numbers and my fingers crossed for four days.thanks missnyc..........city island the bronx here

                            Litebets27's avatar - power
                            Maryland
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                            Posted: March 3, 2007, 9:42 pm - IP Logged

                            You must live in a PowerBall state.  I know the feeling because I live in Ohio about two hours from Indiana and feel the same when PowerBall jackpot is $200M+ and MegaMillions jackpot is -$25M.

                            Funny, I live in a MegaMillion State, but as my daughter said to me this afternoon,"we better go buy some tickets in Ohio if we want to win."

                            Winning at the "Mega" game is slim to no chance here, it seems.

                            Good Luck to all of you MegaMillion players in MARYLAND!

                            litebets

                            Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

                            Peace be with you!!