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Mega Millions lottery jackpot raised to $262 million

Mega MillionsMega Millions: Mega Millions lottery jackpot raised to $262 million

On the same day the winners of the $340 million Powerball jackpot came forward to claim their prize, the jackpot in the nation's other multi-state lottery game swelled to $262 million for Friday.

There hasn't been a top winner in the Mega Millions game since September 16th, when a single ticket in New Jersey won $250 million.

None of the tickets sold for Tuesday's $225 million drawing matched all five lotto numbers and the Mega Ball. The next drawing will be Friday.

There were 26 second-prize winners from Tuesday night's drawing: 2 from California, 3 from Georgia, 4 from Illinois, 1 from Massachusetts, 1 from Maryland, 1 from Michigan, 5 from New Jersey, 4 from New York, 3 from Texas, and 2 from Virginia.  Each ticket matched all five lotto numbers but not the Mega Ball number to win $250,000.  (The California winners will receive $339,129 each.)

Also, 101 players matched four of the five lotto numbers, plus the Mega Ball number for a $10,000 prize.  (14 California winners will receive $7,515.) 

The winning numbers from Tuesday's drawing were: 8, 16, 21, 25, and 27. The Mega Ball number was 16.

The Texas Megaplier was 3.

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Posted: November 9, 2005, 8:06 am - IP Logged

Are we headed for >$340 million ????

How many more rollovers til we get there ?

 

                               

              

 

 

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    Posted: November 9, 2005, 8:48 am - IP Logged

    Are we headed for >$340 million ????

    How many more rollovers til we get there ?

    at this pace 2 more rolls should put us past the 340......if i goes that far

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      Posted: November 9, 2005, 9:06 am - IP Logged

      I am going try to stop this madness on friday night. for everybody sake.

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        Posted: November 9, 2005, 9:59 am - IP Logged

        Are we headed for >$340 million ????

        How many more rollovers til we get there ?

        The last increase was 37 million, so assuming another increase of at least 37 million the advertised jackpot would be at least 299 million, and that's enough for a record pre-tax payout. The cash value is about 58.7% of the advertised annuity, so a single winner could take a cash  payout of  about 175.5 million. That would be about 5 million more than Jack Whittaker's prize from 2002 and 11 million more than the payout in the recently over-hyped powerball "record".

        In all probability a rollover will result in a bigger increase, so it would probably go to at least 305 million and a subsequent rollover would go well past 350 million, and would probably pass the 363 million record set by the Big Game. Depending on how many tickets are actually sold, figure there's about a 50% chance that there won't be a winner on Friday.

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          Posted: November 9, 2005, 10:23 am - IP Logged

          I am going try to stop this madness on friday night. for everybody sake.

          My bribery of the officials will over-rule your bribe.

          Cheers

          |||::> *'`*:-.,_,.-:*''*:--->>> Chewie  <<<---.*''*:-.,_,.-:*''* <:::|||

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            Posted: November 9, 2005, 11:21 am - IP Logged

            Interesting to watch the jackpot struggle through the $200 millions now.

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              Posted: November 9, 2005, 11:52 am - IP Logged

              Interesting to watch the jackpot struggle through the $200 millions now.

              Not much of a struggle, more like a rocket ship. $225M to $265M in one jump.  Bing, bing, $300M next roll.

              Cheers

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                Posted: November 9, 2005, 12:40 pm - IP Logged

                It's a struggle compared to the old days.


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                  Posted: November 9, 2005, 12:45 pm - IP Logged

                  I hope that MM surpasses their own North American jackpot record of 363 million. I think it'll take two more rolls to surpass the new record. Based on my analysis, when it hit 258 million on last run, if no one hit, it would have estimated at 315 million. It'll take two rolls to go pass 363+ million.

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                    Posted: November 9, 2005, 1:03 pm - IP Logged

                    I have a feeling it will be hit on Friday.

                    I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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                      Posted: November 9, 2005, 1:04 pm - IP Logged

                      Now that the jackpot is getting near the $300M range, the office pools will kick in and if it isn't won, it will climb even faster.  If it hits $300M, the local news will start covering it which will attract additional players from other states and there be an outbreak of lotto fever.

                       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                         
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                        Posted: November 9, 2005, 2:09 pm - IP Logged

                        Now that the jackpot is getting near the $300M range, the office pools will kick in and if it isn't won, it will climb even faster.  If it hits $300M, the local news will start covering it which will attract additional players from other states and there be an outbreak of lotto fever.

                        The media is already covering it here in Detroit. They were telling everybody that you could buy a private island in Charlevoix (northern lower peninsula of MI) for "only" $5 million. The media onslaught is here, and here to stay until it is won. What I hate about that is how they explain all of these things that you "have a better chance of" than hitting MM... For example, they tell you you have a better chance of getting struck by lightning, getting in a car crash, or worse, being in an airplane crash. WHY WOULD I WANT TO KNOW THAT I HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF DYING THAN HITTING MM????

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                          Posted: November 9, 2005, 2:18 pm - IP Logged

                          Patriot11/09/05.................

                          DOUBLE DOWN......You are reading my mind....all the way...especially as I was not able to play on Tuesday Night........

                          CHEWIE......share that "bribe"...I'll go in on it with you.......LOLOLOLOL

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                            Posted: November 9, 2005, 2:24 pm - IP Logged

                            I think it will be hit on Friday also. If not it will be hit when it gets to 300 million.

                            Dance like no one is watching.