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$131 million lottery jackpot awaits Mega Millions hopefuls

Mega MillionsMega Millions: $131 million lottery jackpot awaits Mega Millions hopefuls

The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $131 million today, when no tickets sold for Tuesday's $111 million drawing drawing matched all five numbers plus the Mega Ball number.

The next drawing is Friday.

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

Also, 40 players matched four of the five lotto numbers, plus the Mega Ball number. Those tickets are each worth $10,000.

The winning numbers from Tuesday's drawing were: 19, 32, 42, 49, and 56. The Mega Ball number was 29.

The Texas Megaplier was 3.

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Coastal Georgia
United States
Member #2653
October 30, 2003
1866 Posts
Posted: August 31, 2005, 10:05 pm - IP Logged

I'm gonna go on the record right now- If I win this jackpot I'm donating several million of it to the Red Cross / Katrina relief.

I feel so bad for the poor people there. I do not need the money as bad as they need basic necessities.

Godspeed to the rescuers and God bless the survivors.








    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
    United States
    Member #9
    March 24, 2001
    19825 Posts
    Posted: August 31, 2005, 10:34 pm - IP Logged

    I'm not waiting until I win a lottery jackpot to contribute something because I've been playing the lotteries for over 20 years and haven't won a jackpot yet.


     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
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      New Member

      United States
      Member #21072
      August 31, 2005
      2 Posts
      Posted: August 31, 2005, 10:37 pm - IP Logged

      I wil pray for all the victims of katrina

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        New Member
        United States
        Member #20165
        August 13, 2005
        4 Posts
        Posted: September 1, 2005, 4:54 am - IP Logged

        I think that anyone who reads this post should contribute something.  A lot of little amounts can add up to have a big impact on the suffering in hurricane ravaged states.

          Ann Arbor, MI
          United States
          Member #20017
          August 10, 2005
          20 Posts
          Posted: September 1, 2005, 5:31 pm - IP Logged

          I will also pledge to make a large donation if I win. As for small donations, at this time it will have to be very small. I have to donate to my rent, my credit card, etc. But the area affected is in my thoughts.

            Drywall1's avatar - dogfood
            New Member
            San Marcos, CA
            United States
            Member #19173
            July 26, 2005
            5 Posts
            Posted: September 1, 2005, 11:28 pm - IP Logged

            I'm contributing nothing.  So sad, too bad.

            The damn govt liberal and conservative wackos you all elected, especially these folks now in trouble,  need to fix this mess with my money I pay in taxes and insurance.

            Get ready for major price increases in everything.  You will be contributing soon enough in higher premiums and income taxes. 

            This country has got to get rid of all these career idiots in suits. Quit voting for the incumbents and get real leadership by not making elected offices a career.  Just a contribution to your nation.

            That's my opinion, you all deal with it in your pea brain heads. 

            PS- I hate New Orleans and glad it's gone finally.  Mississippi is one pathetic state too.  Now that you see how corrupt this govt is, time to make some changes in November.

            If I win, I'll run a campaign for President.







            Thumbs Up Have fun with these impossible games!

              Todd's avatar - Cylon 2.gif
              Chief Bottle Washer
              New Jersey
              United States
              Member #1
              May 31, 2000
              23261 Posts
              Posted: September 2, 2005, 12:04 am - IP Logged

              Excuse me, Mr. Drywall, but California elected an outsider for governor -- and quite a good one -- and everyone's busy trying to knock him down a peg every chance they get.

              Don't you understand that whoever is elected is going to be blamed for everything no matter what?

              Meanwhile if your life gets destroyed because you're living on a fault-line in California, I'm sure you're going to be the first one in line for a government handout from those "wackos".

              I think you're the pea-brain, it sounds like you're hitting the bottle tonight.


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                Sparta, NJ
                United States
                Member #18331
                July 9, 2005
                1977 Posts
                Posted: September 2, 2005, 8:41 am - IP Logged

                Right Todd.

                It is always easier to complain and be bitter; that way your only difficult decision is about what can I complain about tonight. It's always easier to be a critic than a creater. That's why critics accomplish little, and when they accomplish something, its for selfish reasons.


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                  United States
                  Member #972
                  December 30, 2002
                  465 Posts
                  Posted: September 2, 2005, 10:46 am - IP Logged

                  I am all for helping people in crisis. In fact, I contribute 28% of my pay each week to the government so they can do just that on my behalf.  I can't see why I should give more on top of that, especially in these days of extremely high housing and gas prices when I need every dollar to prevent my own crisis. If the government chooses to send my money to Iraq and Israel instead of being ready to help those in serious need in the US, I guess the victims will have to lash out against the government.  But I gave at the office.  

                  I just read in the paper that ExxonMobil,  which made a profit of $25.3 billion last year,  is giving a whopping $2 million to hurricane relief. When I win the jackpot, I'll calculate what percentage $2 million is of $25.3 billion and give the same percentage. Oh wait, the $25.3 billion is just their profits, not their total income, so I'll have to calculate what percentage $2 million is of their total income, since the jackpot would be my total income.



                    bellyache's avatar - 64x64a9wg

                    United States
                    Member #12618
                    March 18, 2005
                    2060 Posts
                    Posted: September 2, 2005, 2:02 pm - IP Logged

                    Yikes... Drywall seems very angry or bitter or something.

                    Dance like no one is watching.

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                      Mcminnville, Oregon
                      United States
                      Member #3013
                      December 13, 2003
                      3047 Posts
                      Posted: September 2, 2005, 2:30 pm - IP Logged

                      When mega millions rolls tonight I hope that it is a big rollover. at least 155 million big ones for tuesday.

                        Whitwell, TN
                        United States
                        Member #5461
                        July 5, 2004
                        56 Posts
                        Posted: September 3, 2005, 6:32 am - IP Logged

                        I thank god that I did not move down there.  Those people had advance warning why did they not pack up what they could and head inland? They knew it was a cat4-5 storm and that they lived in a BOWL.  Yes I will help by donating my change jar but certainly not to the Red Cross(remember 9/11).  I do know that if god should look on me and allow me to win the game I could donate more, but first I have to buy some gas at $3.09 a gallon to get to the headquarters to collect my money(may take a few days to get the money to fill up, so I will collect about a week after the win!).  My prayers are with thos that were dimwitted enough to stay behind.

                          United States
                          Member #379
                          June 5, 2002
                          11296 Posts
                          Posted: September 3, 2005, 10:39 am - IP Logged

                          I've only been playing $2. I'll be increasing my bets soon if it continues to roll.