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Mega Millions: $224 million lottery drawing tonight

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1:24 p.m. - Updated states that will be added in May

Tonight across the United States, millions of lottery ticket holders will be hoping to match all of the Mega Millions winning numbers to win a $224 million jackpot.

The lump-sum cash value of the massive prize is $138.1 million, eclipsing the $124.8 million Powerball jackpot cash value won last week by a convenience store clerk from Missouri.

Tonight's jackpot is the result of 13 consecutive drawings without a top-prize winner.  The current jackpot run-up started on March 16 as a $12 million grand prize.

Players should note that jackpot amounts are conservative estimates provided by the lotteries, and are often somewhat higher by the time the drawing occurs.

In the latest Mega Millions drawing that took place this past Tuesday night, there was no jackpot winner, but 13 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $250,000 prize: 1 from Arizona, 4 from California, 1 from Georgia, 2 from Illinois, 1 from Massachusetts, 1 from New York, 1 from North Carolina, 1 from Oklahoma, and 1 from Pennsylvania.

The Mega Millions annuity jackpot estimate was then raised $33 million from its previous amount of $191 million. The cash value was raised by $20.9 million, from its previous amount of $117.2 million.

The next Mega Millions drawing will take place Friday evening, tonight, at 11:00 pm EDT.

Mega Millions is currently offered for sale in 38 states, plus Washington, D.C.  Two more Mega Millions states will be added in May.

  • Starting May 9, the 39th Mega Millions state, Maine, will be added, with its first eligible drawing taking place on Tue., May 11.
  • Starting May 16, the 40th Mega Millions state, South Dakota, will be added, with its first eligible drawing taking place on Tue., May 18.

For a complete set of game descriptions, results, history, and all questions regarding Mega Millions, lottery players are encouraged to visit USA Mega (www.usamega.com), a Web site that caters to the Unites States's two multi-state lottery games, Powerball and Mega Millions.

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THRUST's avatar - f35l

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Posted: April 30, 2010, 8:09 am - IP Logged

I'm gonna win it all!!! If I can get a ticket. LOL

 

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    North Brunswick NJ
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    Posted: April 30, 2010, 8:26 am - IP Logged

    I got my tickets already, now if only the machine pick those on my tickets.PartyDanceBanana

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      Posted: April 30, 2010, 8:27 am - IP Logged

      I made my "contribution" too! Big Grin

       

      Check the State Lottery Report Card
      What grade did your lottery earn?

       

      Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
      Help eliminate computerized drawings!

        starchild_45's avatar - spherewall2
        kent, washington
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        Posted: April 30, 2010, 8:37 am - IP Logged

        13 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $250,000 prize: 1 from Arizona, 4 from California, 1 from Georgia, 2 from Illinois, 1 from Massachusetts, 1 from New York, 1 from North Carolina, 1 from Oklahoma, and 1 from Pennsylvania.

        how come 2 nd place tickets are never from a state i have my ticket.

          dpoly1's avatar - driver
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          Posted: April 30, 2010, 9:58 am - IP Logged

          I wish everone the best ... but ... I need a big win tonite!  Big Smile

          My Social Security Disability doesn't go too far.

          It would be nice to be the first big Mega Millions jackpot winner from PA! After all, I did spend $2 on this drawing! Big Grin

          I would like to escape my mold infested house and neighbors that burn just about everything they can possibly burn. I have Asthma, COPD, Arthritis and Fibromyalgia; I need a break!

          I could handle about $89 Million or so after 35% Federal Tax ..... no State or Local Tax in PA!

          I could be more "green" ............ with money!

          ........ and these guys promised to help with my investments Stooges !

            Grovel's avatar - f800e6a39fbfea795d1dcbb09f2244
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            Posted: April 30, 2010, 10:30 am - IP Logged

            Got my tickets yesterday. Hope I win and I can finally tell my boss where to stick my job.

              hearsetrax's avatar - 78638c467ef281febf24383e126f74b6

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              Posted: April 30, 2010, 11:17 am - IP Logged

              Razz @ Thrust

               

              Todd , I think most of the members here would agree with me .... they'd like to see you win

               

              Grovel :  some jobs R the pitts .... but in this economy having one is a fair bit better then not 

              just count yer blessing and to learn to be thankfull for what we have

               

              and yeah  I tossed another $2 bucks in to the black hole of no return Roll Eyes

                Grovel's avatar - f800e6a39fbfea795d1dcbb09f2244
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                Posted: April 30, 2010, 11:54 am - IP Logged

                Razz @ Thrust

                 

                Todd , I think most of the members here would agree with me .... they'd like to see you win

                 

                Grovel :  some jobs R the pitts .... but in this economy having one is a fair bit better then not 

                just count yer blessing and to learn to be thankfull for what we have

                 

                and yeah  I tossed another $2 bucks in to the black hole of no return Roll Eyes

                I am grateful I have it because I am better off then a lot of people but I am still going to tell my boss off if I win.

                  RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                  Posted: April 30, 2010, 12:09 pm - IP Logged

                  I'm gonna win it all!!! If I can get a ticket. LOL

                   

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                  If I can get a ticket.

                  Getting a ticket shouldn't be a problem since most states are selling them.

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

                    HaveABall's avatar - rocket

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                    Posted: April 30, 2010, 12:35 pm - IP Logged

                    Wonderful, I am a fan of those "no-lottery-tax" states!Hyper

                    Unfortunately, my state takes its withdrawal of 3% (no neighboring state is less or no tax).  Consequently, I and my three over 18+ year aged family members would split different percentages, ending ending up with a cash value, after state and fed income taxes, walk-away of approximately $85.76 million!  I'm thrilled to begin spending this powerful amount of financial wealth!  Come to me, tonight, MegaMillions jackpot monies!

                    Having millions of dollars in my financial accounts means more, consistent fun for me.Lovies

                      ThatScaryChick's avatar - AbnSTiA

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                      Posted: April 30, 2010, 1:17 pm - IP Logged

                      I'll be picking up a couple of tickets as well. Smile

                      "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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                        Posted: April 30, 2010, 1:23 pm - IP Logged

                        pEANUT BUTTER JELLY PEANUT - BUTTER JELLY.... PENUT BUTTER JELLY ON A LUCIOUS GOLD-DUSTED FRENCH TOAST BAT?   THAT MADE NO SENSE  I K NOW.   WHAT I REALLY WANTED TO DO ANYWAY WAS THIS....     Banana

                         

                         

                        C'MON BIG MONNNEY!!!! COME ON DOWN FOR THE SHOWCASE SHOWWWDOWWWN!!!!!!!!!!      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA :)   GOOD TIMES.      LOVE THE ANTICIPATION OF BIG JACKPOTS.   BEST OF LUCK EVERYONE!!!   @! ~   Approve

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                          md
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                          Posted: April 30, 2010, 1:28 pm - IP Logged

                          I have about $25 worth of tickets.  I want to do a great deal of planthropy in my County, help my church get to the next level, help friends and family relieved some debt.  I want only two nice houses. One in Isleworth, Florida and one in Howard County Maryland.   I dont want much, huh!  I know!  lololololol

                            Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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                            Posted: April 30, 2010, 2:54 pm - IP Logged

                            I appreciate everyone's donation.

                            Gonna win.Big Smile