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Mega Millions lottery jackpot rises to $128 million

Mega MillionsMega Millions: Mega Millions lottery jackpot rises to $128 million

The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery has grown to $128 million.

None of the tickets sold for Friday's $108 million drawing matched all five lotto numbers and the Mega Ball. The next drawing will be Tuesday.

There were nine second-prize winners: 2 from California, 1 from Michigan, 1 from New Jersey, 3 from New York, 1 from Ohio and 1 from Texas.  Each ticket matched all five lotto numbers but not the Mega Ball number to win $250,000.  The California second-prize winners will receive $554,347 each, due to California's pari-mutuel prize structure.

Also, 54 players matched four of the five lotto numbers, plus the Mega Ball number. Those tickets are each worth $10,000.  Seven of those winners were from California, and will receive $9,029 each.

The winning numbers from Friday's drawing were: 11, 17, 28, 29, and 36. The Mega Ball number was 42.

 

The Texas Megaplier was 3.

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Sparta, NJ
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Posted: October 24, 2005, 10:32 am - IP Logged

$128M annuity and $78M cash and no one in this group considers this a discussion item? This is a H-U-G-E amount of money. When does the interest start - $200M?

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    Posted: October 24, 2005, 10:49 am - IP Logged

    lol Chewie, i think most are despondant that that dude won in Oregon! i'm gonna buy my ticket tonite and dance to victory... Party

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      Posted: October 24, 2005, 11:23 am - IP Logged

      Chewie,

      I think it's closer to $300m nowadays.

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        Posted: October 24, 2005, 12:00 pm - IP Logged

        $128M annuity and $78M cash and no one in this group considers this a discussion item? This is a H-U-G-E amount of money. When does the interest start - $200M?

        Gee Chewie, maybe we all should camp out at Lottery Post like you so we can be the first to pounce on new news articles.

        I'd be happy to win a jackpot on the first round. Course if it rolls a few rounds more I'd be even happier. Would be nice to see something close to last Powerball jackpot too so NC might be as inclined to go with MM. Thumbs Up

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          Posted: October 24, 2005, 12:43 pm - IP Logged

          I know no one is lying, because I just checked out the cash option value at ohiolottery.com, but for this "small" of a JP, how can the cash option be that high??

          "Gee Chewie, maybe we all should camp out at Lottery Post like you so we can be the first to pounce on new news articles."

          ROFL

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            Sparta, NJ
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            Posted: October 24, 2005, 1:00 pm - IP Logged

            $128M annuity and $78M cash and no one in this group considers this a discussion item? This is a H-U-G-E amount of money. When does the interest start - $200M?

            Gee Chewie, maybe we all should camp out at Lottery Post like you so we can be the first to pounce on new news articles.

            I'd be happy to win a jackpot on the first round. Course if it rolls a few rounds more I'd be even happier. Would be nice to see something close to last Powerball jackpot too so NC might be as inclined to go with MM. Thumbs Up

            Duh, been this amount since Saturday night. It is now Monday! The article was new, the jackpot isn't. Early bird and the worm type of thing.

            Feel free to camp out if you wish. Feel free to contribute to the financial upkeep also. Then you could consider each post a return on your investment. Nice concept, return on investment.

            Cheers

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              Posted: October 24, 2005, 1:49 pm - IP Logged

              I don't play MM, but if I did I would play it even if it the jackpot wasn't huge.

              Dance like no one is watching.

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                Posted: October 24, 2005, 2:05 pm - IP Logged

                I went over to Indiana to play PowerBall last week because I had a ticket from May to cash in and the Jackpot was over $300M, but I almost always play MegaMillions because I can play it locally.  I usually buy more tickets when the jackpot gets bigger. Now that Super Lotto Plus is eliminated, it and Rolling Cash5 are the only games in Ohio that I play. 

                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   
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                  Posted: October 24, 2005, 4:23 pm - IP Logged

                  I think it has been over 3 years since the last $300 million jackpot for mega millions so they are due for a record for mega millions.

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                    Posted: October 24, 2005, 6:19 pm - IP Logged

                    I think people know they don't have a very good chance at winning it, so they wait until it gets big enough  to make the gamble worthwhile. My dad works in NJ, so I'll see if he can get them Friday (he's off Tuesday). IMHO, Pick-6 Lotto is the better deal in NJ right now.

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                      Posted: October 24, 2005, 9:41 pm - IP Logged

                      Hey Chewie,  I have been busy with school commitments but I have bought my ticket and am ready to win this jackpot. I don't care if its only 10million I'm ready to win.

                       

                       

                      Good luck to all that play this week.

                       

                       

                      as always I'm Destinedtowin.

                       

                               

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                        Posted: October 24, 2005, 9:44 pm - IP Logged

                        I think people know they don't have a very good chance at winning it, so they wait until it gets big enough  to make the gamble worthwhile. My dad works in NJ, so I'll see if he can get them Friday (he's off Tuesday). IMHO, Pick-6 Lotto is the better deal in NJ right now.

                        Thats strange. You're in Pennsylvania and like New Jersey Pick 6. I'm in New Jersey and like Pennsylvania Match 6 better. Guess the grass is greener on the other side, and we always want what some one else has.

                        Cheers

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                          Posted: October 24, 2005, 9:54 pm - IP Logged

                          I think people know they don't have a very good chance at winning it, so they wait until it gets big enough  to make the gamble worthwhile. My dad works in NJ, so I'll see if he can get them Friday (he's off Tuesday). IMHO, Pick-6 Lotto is the better deal in NJ right now.

                          Thats strange. You're in Pennsylvania and like New Jersey Pick 6. I'm in New Jersey and like Pennsylvania Match 6 better. Guess the grass is greener on the other side, and we always want what some one else has.

                          I can't say I agree with you on that one.  I don't like Match 6 at all -- I much prefer NJ's lottery games.  To me, a good lottery game is when you take out all the gimmicks and stick with the basics.  IMHO, Pennsylvania desparately needs a regular lotto game.

                           

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                            Posted: October 24, 2005, 11:55 pm - IP Logged

                            I live in Indiana & work for a trucking company, every time it gets over $100mil I send a couple of $ with a driver who goes to Ohio. I've driven the 50 mile round trip to the nearest Ohio store. Gas prices being what they are its cheeper to send money with some who's already going 

                            I like the fact that the MM cash option is larger than PB would be for the same $128mil annunity. 

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