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$200 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot increased

Mega MillionsMega Millions: $200 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot increased

By Todd Northrop

Players of the Mega Millions multi-state lottery have an even better reason to rush out and buy some tickets before tonight's drawing.

The grand prize for tonight's Mega Millions drawing has been raised to $200 million from the previous estimate of $196 million, established after nobody won Friday's top prize.

The lump-sum cash value of tonight's jackpot has also been raised to $127.3 Million.

Officially raising a jackpot estimate before a drawing is rare, and only happens as a result of higher-than-expected sales.

Lotteries draw upon historical sales volumes to conservatively estimate upcoming jackpots.  Sometimes high-profile jackpots can exceed those estimates, enough that the lottery officially re-estimates the upcoming grand prize amount.

The winning numbers for tonight's Mega Millions lottery drawing will be published at USA Mega (www.usamega.com) minutes after the drawing takes place at 11:00 PM Eastern Time.

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Posted: December 28, 2010, 1:42 pm - IP Logged

it is best decision made by the mega million,surely players have now a golden a chance to win $ 200 Million.

surely it's tonight or never!

do not hestitate this is the moment! go go and go claim your tickets for your chance to finnish 2010 in the most stylish manner!

Good Luck.

I Agree!

There are no born heroes or winners........it takes a hammer a chisel,a vision and a will to suffer the blows and be carved into one!..........

    sully16's avatar - sharan
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    Posted: December 28, 2010, 1:58 pm - IP Logged

    I'm throwing in an extra $10.00...good luck all.Hyper

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      freeobama's avatar - Lottery-057.jpg
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      Posted: December 28, 2010, 2:24 pm - IP Logged

      MINE MINE MINE!!!!!No Pity!

        RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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        Posted: December 28, 2010, 2:33 pm - IP Logged

        $200.0 millions has a much nicer sound than $196.0 millions or even $199.9 millions and for some players the point where they will buy extra tickets.

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

          Grovel's avatar - f800e6a39fbfea795d1dcbb09f2244
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          Posted: December 28, 2010, 3:27 pm - IP Logged

          I might have to grab some extra tickets.

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            Posted: December 28, 2010, 3:41 pm - IP Logged

            its just over 82 million atfer 35% max red rate

            wow, what to do with all that cash sitting in a bank account

            sweet dreams of are of that! long as the person can say no to ever request, LOL

            hope they stay hidden for their own good

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              Posted: December 28, 2010, 4:26 pm - IP Logged

              It only take one dollar to win it all, i normally spend $100 every drawing for the past 5 years and have not won a dime!I noticed that most people who win rarely play and win with 1 dollar no more than 5 dollars a drawing or join a lottery group.Bang Head

                Abdi's avatar - Lottery-008.jpg
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                Posted: December 28, 2010, 4:44 pm - IP Logged

                I Agree!I agree with you! it only takes less than $ 5 to win $ 200 Million dollars!,

                really to learn to learn that after playing for 5 years without a win!

                But do not Forget:

                "A winner is a looser who never Won"

                I Agree!

                There are no born heroes or winners........it takes a hammer a chisel,a vision and a will to suffer the blows and be carved into one!..........

                  RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                  Posted: December 28, 2010, 5:02 pm - IP Logged

                  It only take one dollar to win it all, i normally spend $100 every drawing for the past 5 years and have not won a dime!I noticed that most people who win rarely play and win with 1 dollar no more than 5 dollars a drawing or join a lottery group.Bang Head

                   i normally spend $100 every drawing for the past 5 years and have not won a dime!

                  That's believable as saying I've spent $1 every drawing for the past 5 years and won several 2nd prizes and a jackpot.

                  If you're going to lie at least make it some what believable like I've spent $100 every drawing for the past 5 years and never matched more than a 0+1 for $3

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

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                    Posted: December 28, 2010, 5:40 pm - IP Logged

                    Let me get something straight here, the most i have one is $10 on occasions, i have no reason to lie. I truly do spend $100 on a average per drawing.I own a dry cleaning business that allows me to have extra cash to spend on the lottery, i dont have kids and my wife is retired navy.   Big Smile

                      dphillips's avatar - littleuns
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                      Posted: December 28, 2010, 6:42 pm - IP Logged

                      Yes, $200 million dollars, even after taxes, is a nice windfall. However, I would be grateful for $1 million or even $5 million dollars, since I am not married, I am retired with no debt, I have no children, and no sisters or brothers. People have asked me, "how did you plan your life so well?"  My response, "my choice -- and you, too, had the same choices" -- with the exception of the siblings -- in which you had no choice. You can choose your friends, but you can't choose your relatives!

                      See Ya!-- Bye, bye!  When you win, may you glow as brightly as theSun Smiley

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                        Posted: December 28, 2010, 6:48 pm - IP Logged

                        I Agree! 2nd place $250,000 would be a great way to start the new year!Banana

                          ttech10's avatar - blobdude
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                          Posted: December 28, 2010, 9:29 pm - IP Logged

                          Just went out and picked up $10 worth, let's hope tonight's the night.

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                            Posted: December 28, 2010, 10:24 pm - IP Logged

                            I totally agree with you!  I picked up two tickets.  Can't wait to claim my prize in the morning...I've got a feeling!Approve

                            All things are possible to those that believe!!!!!!Wink