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$400 MILLION: Massive Mega Millions lottery jackpot set for Friday

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mightwin's avatar - questns

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Posted: December 11, 2013, 10:34 am - IP Logged

Come on 2nd place players Megaplier! Megaplier! Megaplier!

Megaplier makes sense if you only play a few picks a draw, but if you get 10 picks a draw that would be a little pricey. I play to win the jackpot but if I happen to get runner up, I'm OK with that too....lol

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    Posted: December 11, 2013, 10:37 am - IP Logged

    Let's keep rolling!

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      Posted: December 11, 2013, 10:41 am - IP Logged

      Megaplier makes sense if you only play a few picks a draw, but if you get 10 picks a draw that would be a little pricey. I play to win the jackpot but if I happen to get runner up, I'm OK with that too....lol

      I agree with you!  I don't purchase the multiplier either if I did I would have to cut down on the tickets I purchase.  I will have no regrets if I win the second place and take home a million.

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        Posted: December 11, 2013, 10:53 am - IP Logged

        Oh yeah, it's getting warm. Keep rolling baby.GuitarDrum

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          Posted: December 11, 2013, 11:11 am - IP Logged

          Yeah, cash option is the way to go.  Wasn't aware of the new MM annuity option rules.  Not worth it.  Thought it was equal payments still.

           

          Difference Between Cash Value and Annuity

          If you win a Mega Millions jackpot, you will choose how to be paid: Cash Option or Annual Payout. Prize claim parameters vary from state to state. Contact your Mega Millions lottery for detailed information.

          Annuity option: The Mega Millions annuity is paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments. Each payment is 5% bigger than the previous one. We used to pay the jackpot in equal installments, but players expressed concern that the cost of living would be increasing while their payments were not. We changed to payments that increase each year to help protect winners’ lifestyle and purchasing power.

          For a typical jackpot of $50 million, the initial payment would be more than $750,000, and future annual payments would grow to almost $3.1 million.

          When the jackpot is $100 million, each payment is twice as big. When the jackpot is $25 million, each payment is half as big, etc.

          Cash option: A one-time, lump-sum payment that is equal to the cash in the Mega Millions jackpot prize pool.

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            Posted: December 11, 2013, 11:13 am - IP Logged

            This is going to be exciting,  hopefully there is more than one winner. Spread the Good fortune, why should there be only one winner sitting on this pot of gold like...Smaug?...*The Hobbit.

            Party

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              Posted: December 11, 2013, 11:20 am - IP Logged

              $400M!!! Hmm...Sweet Dreams!

               

              Sweet Dreams

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                Posted: December 11, 2013, 11:25 am - IP Logged

                Thanks for pointing that out.

                You're welcome.

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                  Posted: December 11, 2013, 11:27 am - IP Logged

                  $400M!!! Hmm...Sweet Dreams!

                   

                  Sweet Dreams

                  Hey Golfer- I was hoping you had won the 2nd place prize in NJ.

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                    Posted: December 11, 2013, 11:31 am - IP Logged

                    Three QP w/megaplier. Six bucks, all I'm spending chasing this fool's errand.

                    This has become a game of which can outdo/out-promote the other for media attention...MM or PB. Would rather see old MM odds and more winners with, yes, lesser jackpots.

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                      Posted: December 11, 2013, 11:46 am - IP Logged

                      Now that the media frenzy will start the jackpot and the number of players will increase substantially and I expect a winner in the next two draws. Most likely this next one. 

                      I know people who didn't even know about the 344m jackpot. Now that the local and national media will be hyping it by Friday I think the jackpot will be 450m by the drawing.

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                        Posted: December 11, 2013, 11:46 am - IP Logged

                        Woo Hoo $400 million Banana

                        Win BIG everyone....White Bounce

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                          Posted: December 11, 2013, 11:59 am - IP Logged

                          Good luck everyone!

                           

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                            Posted: December 11, 2013, 12:36 pm - IP Logged

                            I am actually not becoming a fan of MM....I am for a larger number of people winning rather than have a huge sum go to one person...Love the idea of spreading the love...They should have increased the odds of winning the JP rather than decrease it.

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                              Posted: December 11, 2013, 12:42 pm - IP Logged

                              $400 million would be an awesome Christmas present and start the new year in grand style.   Personally, I like to see one winner because it's just more exciting, and I hope the winner is me! 

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