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$640 MILLION: MEGA MANIA!

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Posted: March 30, 2012, 1:11 pm - IP Logged

3 year olds can see spirits can't they ?...well tell em to talk to the spirit that knows the right numbers !!!!

3 year olds may see the spirits, but after tonight I'll be drinking the spirits!  Cheers


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    3 year olds can see spirits can't they ?...well tell em to talk to the spirit that knows the right numbers !!!!

    Well , I know an autistic guy in my business community son of a heavy gambler that gives us great 3ball wins periodically.

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      That is a good idea Brees!  I'd better pick up an extra set.  When they ask me why I picked the same numbers twice I will say " Brees told me to"!  Party

      LOL.  I did actually pick the same set of numbers twice yesterday - by accident.  I'd filled out new MM playslips and apparently only had five numbers picked.  So I quickly added another and, as it turned out, that gave me a line which was identical to one I'd already played.

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        Well , I know an autistic guy in my business community son of a heavy gambler that gives us great 3ball wins periodically.

        Oh Rad, say it isn't so!   Crying

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          Just came from my buddy's store. Some guy played $3000. Holy Crap!Thud

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            I would be interested to see the number of QP tickets that are identicals...For example: 200 million tickets sold, are 25 million or more of those tickets with the same 6 numbers ??

            We might see an update post in the jackpot forums by Prob988 with  very accurate figures, but as a rougher approximation, here's what probability says. I'll figure sales of 650 million tickets when it's all finished, and ignore things being a bit skewed by the non-random picks a lot of people make.

            There should be about 172,920,000 combinations in play, leaving about 2.8 million unplayed. Almost 160 million should have been played at least twice. That makes the chance of a single winner about 8%. That leaves a 90% chance of multiple winners, with 3 or 4 being the most likely.

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              The cash value is $462 million and about $288 million AFTER taxes!

              All the experts are coming out of the woodwork and offering advice on everything from how to pick your numbers to what should be done if you win. The best advice I heard was to first "SIGN THE BACK OF THE TICKET" before doing anything else so I decided to sign them all before the drawing because even if it's split 10 or more ways, it might take days before my hand stopped shaking.

              Because the jackpot has grown in stages from the first estimate on Tuesday night, players are buying extra tickets and it's probably a good idea to put them all in the one place. For those in pools or made verbal agreements with other players, you might need a really good lawyer to sort things out.

              It looks like they are estimating 400 million tickets will be sold. There is rumor going around under the $640 million figure on MM website, somebody added "*Eat your heart out, PowerBall!" that was quickly removed.

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                That is a good idea Brees!  I'd better pick up an extra set.  When they ask me why I picked the same numbers twice I will say " Brees told me to"!  Party

                    They would laugh at you .........lol ............I feel lucky , I am 100% ready to win the Mega Millions ........

                    I will follow my list , and I will do the right thing ( it wouldn't be in my nature , not to do wrong anyways ).

                    I want to help people , and pay it forward .

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                  The cash value is $462 million and about $288 million AFTER taxes!

                  All the experts are coming out of the woodwork and offering advice on everything from how to pick your numbers to what should be done if you win. The best advice I heard was to first "SIGN THE BACK OF THE TICKET" before doing anything else so I decided to sign them all before the drawing because even if it's split 10 or more ways, it might take days before my hand stopped shaking.

                  Because the jackpot has grown in stages from the first estimate on Tuesday night, players are buying extra tickets and it's probably a good idea to put them all in the one place. For those in pools or made verbal agreements with other players, you might need a really good lawyer to sort things out.

                  It looks like they are estimating 400 million tickets will be sold. There is rumor going around under the $640 million figure on MM website, somebody added "*Eat your heart out, PowerBall!" that was quickly removed.

                  You can thank me for that. No one ever used to mention that until I suggested it on Yahoo on a lottery article one day a while back. (I know this because my comment was the top voted comment out of thousands for that article). Now everyone suggests it, although I have seen some tell you to sign it after you win which is dumb. What if you lose your ticket or someone steals it beforehand?

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                        They would laugh at you .........lol ............I feel lucky , I am 100% ready to win the Mega Millions ........

                        I will follow my list , and I will do the right thing ( it wouldn't be in my nature , not to do wrong anyways ).

                        I want to help people , and pay it forward .

                    Brees, I was wondering, does buying a brothel in Vegas count as helping people and paying it forward ??

                    Stay Positive, Believe and good things will come your way

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                          They would laugh at you .........lol ............I feel lucky , I am 100% ready to win the Mega Millions ........

                          I will follow my list , and I will do the right thing ( it wouldn't be in my nature , not to do wrong anyways ).

                          I want to help people , and pay it forward .

                      I love that u said that!!!! I've had a lot of pay it forward thoughts in mind.. Just watched that movie a few weeks  ago.. :-)

                      I wish I may, I wish I might...
                                 Win the Powerball jackpot THIS big night!!!

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                        You can thank me for that. No one ever used to mention that until I suggested it on Yahoo on a lottery article one day a while back. (I know this because my comment was the top voted comment out of thousands for that article). Now everyone suggests it, although I have seen some tell you to sign it after you win which is dumb. What if you lose your ticket or someone steals it beforehand?

                                    VernonV12..........Thank You ..........

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                          Brees, I was wondering, does buying a brothel in Vegas count as helping people and paying it forward ??

                          Bang Head  DANG!  Why didn't I think of that! You're a genius!

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                            You can thank me for that. No one ever used to mention that until I suggested it on Yahoo on a lottery article one day a while back. (I know this because my comment was the top voted comment out of thousands for that article). Now everyone suggests it, although I have seen some tell you to sign it after you win which is dumb. What if you lose your ticket or someone steals it beforehand?

                            Then (if I'm correct) you cannot claim it under a trust or lawyer.. Well anonymously.. Because ur name is already on the ticket... Don't know if u really care if ur in the media or not but that was my understanding

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                                       Win the Powerball jackpot THIS big night!!!


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                              Posted: March 30, 2012, 1:27 pm - IP Logged

                              The cash value is $462 million and about $288 million AFTER taxes!

                              All the experts are coming out of the woodwork and offering advice on everything from how to pick your numbers to what should be done if you win. The best advice I heard was to first "SIGN THE BACK OF THE TICKET" before doing anything else so I decided to sign them all before the drawing because even if it's split 10 or more ways, it might take days before my hand stopped shaking.

                              Because the jackpot has grown in stages from the first estimate on Tuesday night, players are buying extra tickets and it's probably a good idea to put them all in the one place. For those in pools or made verbal agreements with other players, you might need a really good lawyer to sort things out.

                              It looks like they are estimating 400 million tickets will be sold. There is rumor going around under the $640 million figure on MM website, somebody added "*Eat your heart out, PowerBall!" that was quickly removed.

                              Eat your heart out? lol! That would be like a Tide commercial dissing Gain Detergent. They compete in a sense but are both owned by Procter & Gamble as the two major lotteries are ran by the MUSL.

                               

                              I think in time, history will reflect that PB will produce more jackpots and Mega Millions will maintain the record of having more of the larger jackpots.

                               

                              On the advice of my council of psychics I didn't cross the border for this one. The stars aren't lined up in my favor - lol.

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