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Mega Millions lottery jackpot reaches whopping $310 million

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Posted: November 13, 2005, 12:39 am - IP Logged

yep....Dead, Jackpot burnout! Mad.  Don't even know if I will contribute to this Jackpot that someone else will win.  I always thought that the MM would be a big one;  one year during a holiday like the PB 12/02 was. The day after Thanksgiving would be nice or the eve of Christmas Eve would be nicer.  Bigger JackpotNoelThe odds ....  well Somebody will be the odd BALLRudolph

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    Posted: November 13, 2005, 1:17 am - IP Logged

    I don't understand why people are getting so excited about the jackpot rolling over.  What's wrong with winning $20 million? Even if you took the cash option and paid the maximum tax, you'd have about $6 million to spend. The states are hoping the jackpot will rollover since it increases sales because of all the excitement and publicity. But it doesn't really help the players, since less people win. People always act as if the jackpot rolls over, they have a better chance of winning the next week. They don't - the odds are still the same. You can spend $100 a week for 50 years and only cover 260,000 of the combinations. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to win $310 million, but a portion of that would suit me just fine! All these rollovers are just proving how difficult it is to win.

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      Posted: November 13, 2005, 2:24 am - IP Logged

      I don't understand why people are getting so excited about the jackpot rolling over.  What's wrong with winning $20 million? Even if you took the cash option and paid the maximum tax, you'd have about $6 million to spend. The states are hoping the jackpot will rollover since it increases sales because of all the excitement and publicity. But it doesn't really help the players, since less people win. People always act as if the jackpot rolls over, they have a better chance of winning the next week. They don't - the odds are still the same. You can spend $100 a week for 50 years and only cover 260,000 of the combinations. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to win $310 million, but a portion of that would suit me just fine! All these rollovers are just proving how difficult it is to win.

      It would be nice to win any amount, yes, but, as they say, the bigger, the better!

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        Posted: November 13, 2005, 7:13 am - IP Logged

        Life was so much simplier when I only had to think about forty million dollars being a hige amount.

        Cheers

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          BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI
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          Posted: November 13, 2005, 12:07 pm - IP Logged

          if i got 5 out oof 6 i would call that luck           but it would change me just a little              greed is good  at 11:04 friday night i needed a roll over  and i got it          i may need it again at 11:04 tuesday                lets just put a fork in it                     and send the cash to atl ga   friday 11:04         

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            Posted: November 13, 2005, 12:55 pm - IP Logged

            if i got 5 out oof 6 i would call that luck           but it would change me just a little              greed is good  at 11:04 friday night i needed a roll over  and i got it          i may need it again at 11:04 tuesday                lets just put a fork in it                     and send the cash to atl ga   friday 11:04         

            Depends on which five out of six you hit.  4+1 doesn't change anything except your tax bracket.  5+0 is another matter.

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              Posted: November 13, 2005, 5:36 pm - IP Logged

              Depends on how much one earns and most likey 4+0 does not even change tax bracket, it may just give some extra cash to blow. 5+0 definitely changes tax bracket and some useful money.

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                Posted: November 14, 2005, 10:56 am - IP Logged

                Depends on how much one earns and most likey 4+0 does not even change tax bracket, it may just give some extra cash to blow. 5+0 definitely changes tax bracket and some useful money.

                If $10,000 doesn't change your tax bracket, you are in a nice tax bracket.  I hit for the old amount, $5,000 and they beat me with a stick.

                Cheers

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                  BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI
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                  Posted: November 14, 2005, 11:50 am - IP Logged

                  $250.000 can be spent in a day   after tax your at 170,000  2 cars down to 100,000  upgrade membership at lp    now you're under a 100  avg dept 40 k  now were at  60k that can't last more then 3 years        325 million  can last a long time

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                    Posted: November 14, 2005, 2:50 pm - IP Logged

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

                     

                    "Christmastime (and its MUSIC) is the BEST time of the year.. Now if I could only hit MM, it would make it even better."

                    HAPPY MONDAY...NOCOMP.......

                    Don't get me wrong I love Christmas & it's "true meaning", but I'm a bit old fashioned....I think we should give THANKSGIVING...11/24....a chance to get here first, a time to show gratitude for so many things, including the opportunities to play the M&M, then afterwards.....look forward to our Christmas Holiday....

                    Remember first ........Turkey......don't cheat the Turkey.......LOLOLOLOLOL

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                      Posted: November 14, 2005, 2:53 pm - IP Logged

                      Lock your doors.  Retailers, the world over, have put you on their hit list.  There are never enough holidays to pull at the purse strings.

                      Cheers

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                        Posted: November 14, 2005, 10:15 pm - IP Logged

                        I don't understand why people are getting so excited about the jackpot rolling over.  What's wrong with winning $20 million? Even if you took the cash option and paid the maximum tax, you'd have about $6 million to spend. The states are hoping the jackpot will rollover since it increases sales because of all the excitement and publicity. But it doesn't really help the players, since less people win. People always act as if the jackpot rolls over, they have a better chance of winning the next week. They don't - the odds are still the same. You can spend $100 a week for 50 years and only cover 260,000 of the combinations. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to win $310 million, but a portion of that would suit me just fine! All these rollovers are just proving how difficult it is to win.

                          I'd say.  Mega Millions has awarded only SIX jackpots this year so far (soon to be seven)!  The previous record LOW amount of MM jackpots won during a full year was set in 2000 (the year of the record annuity jackpot), with only nine jackpots won.  In contrast, the record HIGH amount of MM jackpots awarded during a full year was thirteen, which was set in 1998, and that record was matched in 2002.

                          The record low amount of PB jackpots awarded during a full year was eight, set in 2001. In contrast, the record high amount of PB jackpots awarded during a full year (since 1998, where records are available at lottoreport.com) is being set this year, with a total of thirteen jackpots awarded so far.  The previous record high amount of PB jackpots awarded during a full year was twelve, set in 1998, and that record was matched in 2000.

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                          Posted: November 15, 2005, 9:52 am - IP Logged

                          Some one did some research.  There should be an award for that.

                          Cheers

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                            Posted: November 15, 2005, 4:41 pm - IP Logged

                            I don't understand why people are getting so excited about the jackpot rolling over.  What's wrong with winning $20 million? Even if you took the cash option and paid the maximum tax, you'd have about $6 million to spend. The states are hoping the jackpot will rollover since it increases sales because of all the excitement and publicity. But it doesn't really help the players, since less people win. People always act as if the jackpot rolls over, they have a better chance of winning the next week. They don't - the odds are still the same. You can spend $100 a week for 50 years and only cover 260,000 of the combinations. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to win $310 million, but a portion of that would suit me just fine! All these rollovers are just proving how difficult it is to win.

                              I'd say.  Mega Millions has awarded only SIX jackpots this year so far (soon to be seven)!  The previous record LOW amount of MM jackpots won during a full year was set in 2000 (the year of the record annuity jackpot), with only nine jackpots won.  In contrast, the record HIGH amount of MM jackpots awarded during a full year was thirteen, which was set in 1998, and that record was matched in 2002.

                              The record low amount of PB jackpots awarded during a full year was eight, set in 2001. In contrast, the record high amount of PB jackpots awarded during a full year (since 1998, where records are available at lottoreport.com) is being set this year, with a total of thirteen jackpots awarded so far.  The previous record high amount of PB jackpots awarded during a full year was twelve, set in 1998, and that record was matched in 2000.

                            HAPPY TUESDAY "JUST"....11/15/05

                            I do concurr w/ your point, however, the sum of $310,000,000.00 is such an unrealistic phenominum that it would be exciting to have the "trouble of dealing w/all those$$$$$$$$$$$$, with or without the "press conference"......and I don't care who knows I won....LOLOLOLOLOLOL

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                              Posted: November 15, 2005, 5:23 pm - IP Logged

                              WEEEEEEEEEEE  Up to 315 mil......