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Mega Millions lottery jackpot reaches whopping $310 million

Mega MillionsMega Millions: Mega Millions lottery jackpot reaches whopping $310 million

The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game has grown to a near-record $310 million.

None of the tickets sold for Friday's $262 million drawing matched all five lotto numbers and the Mega Ball. The next drawing will be Tuesday.  Drawing results will be displayed at www.usamega.com shortly after 11:00 PM Eastern Time Tuesday.

There were 12 second-prize winners from Friday night's drawing: 2 from California, 1 from Georgia, 2 from Illinois, 1 from Maryland, 1 from Michigan, 1 from New Jersey, 2 from New York, 1 from Ohio, and 1 from Virginia.  Each ticket matched all five lotto numbers but not the Mega Ball number to win $250,000.  (The California players won $236,204 each, because of California's pari-mutuel prize payout structure.)

Also, 103 players matched four of the five lotto numbers, plus the Mega Ball number.  Those tickets are each worth $10,000 (California 4+1 winners will get $10,736.)

The winning numbers from Friday's drawing were: 9, 14, 34, 50, and 51. The Mega Ball number was 40.

The Texas Megaplier was 4.

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Bradly_60's avatar - disney37
Atlantic Mine, Michigan
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Posted: November 12, 2005, 10:29 am - IP Logged

I am surprised they only sold about $71,000,000 in tickets.  The last jackpot of $250 back in Sept sold almost $90,000,000.  I wonder what the difference is about.  Gas prices are back to a lower level and everything.  Anyone have any ideas?

Brad

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    md
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    Posted: November 12, 2005, 10:34 am - IP Logged

    The holidays are upon us.  But by Tuesday people will begin to pull some of those dollars away from holiday plans and begin to roll the dice.  If no one hits Tuesday look for the pot to go up to $370m.

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      Posted: November 12, 2005, 11:19 am - IP Logged

      There might be something like "Jackpot Burnout". We're so used to seeing triple-digit millions and then the winner(s) end up to be clear across the country (usually), and we just got finished putting out tens of dollars on Mega and then Powerball and now Mega again. I'm playing about the same as I did last drawing.

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        Posted: November 12, 2005, 12:21 pm - IP Logged

        Could be in between Pay checks for people that get paid bi-weekly

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          Posted: November 12, 2005, 1:18 pm - IP Logged

          I'm sure that people will be back to buying a bunch of tickets for this next jackpot.

          Dance like no one is watching.

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            BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI
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            Posted: November 12, 2005, 3:12 pm - IP Logged

            word goes out about  a 250 pot not much happens    300 million people start getting ready      if not hit tuesday every one will want a chance    175 million to 1 is easy to play with a 3 or 400 million jack pot    pools and crazy spending 50 bucks or so arn't  in play yet may be  tuesday we'll see a run  but wed will bring a 100 million jump if it rolls    roll roll roll


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              Posted: November 12, 2005, 3:39 pm - IP Logged

              I'm happy that MM did roll. However, the jackpot roll now at 310 million was 5 million shorter [315 million] than the latest run if no one had hit the jackpot 8 weeks ago. If no one hits the jackpot, I would suggest 365 or 370 million.

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                Bethesda, Maryland
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                Posted: November 12, 2005, 4:17 pm - IP Logged

                HAPPY SATURDAY.........11/12/05..........TO ALL MY FELLOW M&M /POWERBALL PLAYERS

                LurkingI JUST LOVE IT......!!!!!!!!  I KNEW IT, I KNEW IT...!!!!!!!!!!

                I KNEW IT WOULD RISE TO $310,000,000.00!!!!!!!!....... I'm so happyyyyyy...I don't need Christmas Music on the Radio....This is what I was waiting for.  I wrote in a few other Posts that I didn't think anyone would hit the Jackpot on Friday night, in fact I did play here in Bethesda on Friday night, and only $5.00.......which is one card...Normally if I play, I do at least 4 cards.......

                Some of you expected a winner, but I didn't. And, thankfully, nobody picked "40".....It never even occurred to me to choose "40".......OOOOHHHHH...I LOVIN THIS.........

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                  Bethesda, Maryland
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                  Posted: November 12, 2005, 4:46 pm - IP Logged

                  Turkey.......TURKEY DAY IS 2 WEEKS AWAY.......

                  HEY "JUST6".......whatever the $$$$$$$$$$$, it's ( 300,000,000.00) or a helluva lot more than my checking account could brag about before I bought the next parcel of tickets....Please believe me........LOLOLOOLOLOLOLOL

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                    Louisville, KY
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                    Posted: November 12, 2005, 4:56 pm - IP Logged

                    HAPPY SATURDAY.........11/12/05..........TO ALL MY FELLOW M&M /POWERBALL PLAYERS

                    LurkingI JUST LOVE IT......!!!!!!!!  I KNEW IT, I KNEW IT...!!!!!!!!!!

                    I KNEW IT WOULD RISE TO $310,000,000.00!!!!!!!!....... I'm so happyyyyyy...I don't need Christmas Music on the Radio....This is what I was waiting for.  I wrote in a few other Posts that I didn't think anyone would hit the Jackpot on Friday night, in fact I did play here in Bethesda on Friday night, and only $5.00.......which is one card...Normally if I play, I do at least 4 cards.......

                    Some of you expected a winner, but I didn't. And, thankfully, nobody picked "40".....It never even occurred to me to choose "40".......OOOOHHHHH...I LOVIN THIS.........

                    I am very happy it rolled.... too much money went to bills and left me nothing to play with.... Hopefully I can play for Tuesday's draw.

                    Christmas music is a NECESSITY!!! *rolling eyes*  Crazy

                     

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                      Posted: November 12, 2005, 5:18 pm - IP Logged

                      My wish finally came true - My Christmas music is playing again!!! I'm SO happy!

                      So far, sixty-four years of the same twenty songs, over, and over, and over.

                      Cheers

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

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                        Posted: November 12, 2005, 6:06 pm - IP Logged

                        There might be something like "Jackpot Burnout". We're so used to seeing triple-digit millions and then the winner(s) end up to be clear across the country (usually), and we just got finished putting out tens of dollars on Mega and then Powerball and now Mega again. I'm playing about the same as I did last drawing.

                        I am with you on playing the same.......... but then I Never venture outside my  numbers of play the more money you put in does not change the odds only your chances and when it comes down to a winning ticket only ONE set of numbers win. But this is just me............................... how you play is how you do.

                         I am sure glad that I bought my tickets in a multi-draw form what with the roll over and holiday crowds I can just skip on by.

                         

                        Christmas music is a NECESSITY!!! *rolling eyes*  Crazy

                        Please deliver us from Christmas music PLEASE!!!!

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                          Posted: November 12, 2005, 6:18 pm - IP Logged

                          Be nice to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                          It will hopefully help me win... counting the number of times certain songs get repeated in one day... hee hee hee.

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                            Sparta, NJ
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                            Posted: November 12, 2005, 8:09 pm - IP Logged

                            The good news, they play something else during April.

                            Cheers

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

                            I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice