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$325 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery nears record high

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Last night Mega Millions became the second United States lottery game in less than a week to cross the $300 million jackpot level.

On Saturday one single ticket from Indiana scored a $314 million Powerball win, and now the lottery-playing public will get another shot at an even bigger prize.

Because none of the tickets sold for Tuesday's $250 million drawing matched all five lotto numbers and the Mega Ball, the jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game grew to $325 million for the Friday drawing.

The results of the Friday Mega Millions drawing will be shown a few minutes after the draw takes place at 11:00 PM Friday night (Eastern Time) at USA Mega (www.usamega.com). 

The announcement of one or more jackpot winners, or else an even higher jackpot, will be made approximately three hours later at USA Mega.

There were 12 second prize winners from Tuesday night's drawing: 2 from California, 1 from Georgia, 1 from Maryland, 1 from Massachusetts, 1 from Michigan, 1 from New Jersey, 2 from New York, 1 from Ohio, 1 from Virginia, and 1 from Washington.  Each second-prize ticket matched all five lotto numbers but not the Mega Ball number to win $250,000.

The California second prize tickets were worth $425,673 each, because California does not use the same fixed-prize amounts that the other Mega Millions states award.

Also, 135 tickets matched four of the five lotto numbers, plus the Mega Ball number. Those tickets are each worth $10,000, except the 23 California winners of the third prize, who won an extra $95.

The winning numbers from Tuesday's drawing were 37, 40, 48, 53 and 56. The Mega Ball number was 44.

The Texas Megaplier was 4.

Detailed information about last night's drawing, including all prize amounts, number of winners at each prize level, drawing video, and more, can be found at the USA Mega web site: http://www.usamega.com/mega-millions-drawing.asp?d=8/28/2007

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dvdiva's avatar - 8ball

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Posted: August 29, 2007, 9:34 am - IP Logged

The last drawing was not adjusted upwards. Sales must be down. The good side to that is that it might actually roll one more time and then it would really be the biggest pot ever offered. It would have to be adjusted to $330 to get $200 million in cash.

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    md
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    Posted: August 29, 2007, 10:59 am - IP Logged

    It will crack the $400,000,000 mark, it will surpass the mark set earlier by MM in March. 

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      Coastal Georgia
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      Posted: August 29, 2007, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

      It will crack the $400,000,000 mark, it will surpass the mark set earlier by MM in March. 

      I Agree!  I'm looking for a record.

       

                                     

                    

       

       

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        Posted: August 29, 2007, 12:33 pm - IP Logged

        i renewed my future for georgia yesterday so im ready for the friday drawing  Banana

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          Posted: August 29, 2007, 2:21 pm - IP Logged

           I have been having dreams where the lotto jackpot was $622 million dollars. Perhaps it is a sign of things to come.  If it rolls over it would be about $415million, then roll over to about 515 million and then somehow go norrht of $600million.  what would the net cash value of that be?  First thing I would do is buy the Suze Orman kit so I can create a trust myself! 

          who wants to come to my world of lotto extravaganza?

            LOTTOMIKE's avatar - cash money.jpg
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            Posted: August 29, 2007, 4:10 pm - IP Logged

            wish i could get me a few tickets for friday.i only play when powerball when the jackpot hits 250 million or higher.i like to play when the pots get huge.i didn't play at all for a while but i finally decided to play when it got big.that only happens every few months.

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              Greenwich, CT
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              Posted: August 29, 2007, 4:14 pm - IP Logged

              One more roll to $400 million, c'mon MM you can do it!

                MissNYC's avatar - diva
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                Posted: August 29, 2007, 5:51 pm - IP Logged

                It went up 75 mil since the last time. If it rolls, it will surely be the 1st to cross the 400 million dollar mark. I don't think it will though...I'm hoping to win this one!

                "If you just keep believing, that dream that you wish will come true"

                Bed

                 

                  Dr Lottery's avatar - 10847
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                  Posted: August 29, 2007, 5:55 pm - IP Logged

                  I can open a lot of Doors with this kind of loot!!

                  One day I will Hit BIG!!

                    Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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                    Posted: August 29, 2007, 6:24 pm - IP Logged

                    It will be at $350M by Friday night, and if no one wins, it will go to $450M. Watch.

                    Gonna win.Big Smile

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                      Posted: August 29, 2007, 10:38 pm - IP Logged

                      Actually the drawing for Friday Mega Millions Jackpot will be $400+ million dollars.  The last huge MM went from $270m to $390m on the day following to the drawing date. 

                       I predict this Friday MM Jackpot to be $400+ million dollars and I'm so happy because I'm going to win it ; )  My parents can finally retire from their crummy job :) and enjoy a good easy life.

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                        Posted: August 30, 2007, 1:11 pm - IP Logged

                        Mega Millions has been updated to $330M.

                        Gonna win.Big Smile


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                          Posted: August 30, 2007, 2:03 pm - IP Logged

                          I hope there is a Mega Millions jackpot winner in the next draw.

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                            Windermere, FL/Franklin, TN
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                            Posted: August 30, 2007, 2:31 pm - IP Logged

                            Does anyone know if there is a cap on MM jackpots? I had heard that either Powerball or MM had a cap in which other prizes would substantially grow in value should the cap limit be reached.