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Mega Millions lottery jackpot increased to $216 million

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Posted: February 25, 2007, 4:09 pm - IP Logged

Sounds like it could be an '07 version of 'It could happen to you.'  Good luck to everyone!!

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    Columbus Ohio
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    Posted: February 26, 2007, 12:55 pm - IP Logged

    We got our pool going on as always.... hoping this is our time *crosses fingers*

     

    Oh hey everyone See Ya!  I am still alive!

    Hopin To Be The Lucky Ones!!

    COME ON MEGA! MEGA-ME-RICH!

     

    Please feel free to visit my sisters memorial page that I have now completed

    www.freewebs.com/wendyinmyheartforever

      MissNYC's avatar - diva
      Westchester, New York
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      Posted: February 26, 2007, 6:57 pm - IP Logged

      The results for each individual drawing  can vary from what probability suggests, but the number of winners is related to the  number of tickets that are sold. We should only expect an average number of winners if ticket sales for that drawing are also average.  For the last draw the estimated annuity went from 150 to 177 million which would mean sales of about 52 million tickets, which is a lot higher than usual. The odds against matching 5+0 are about 4 million to 1, so 52 million tickets would suggest about 13 5+0 winners, but 17 winners is  easily within a normal range for  sales of that level.

      It's funny cause there was just an article that said people aren't playing as much as they used to. I still insist that more people play when jackpots are higher, we all know that there are slim odds, but when the jackpot is steep, what's a few bucks? People spend over $5 a day on cigarettes, so that's pretty much how I justify spending $10 on large lotto drawings. Someone's gotta win right?

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        San Jose, California
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        Posted: February 27, 2007, 1:08 am - IP Logged

        My brother in laws urged everybody in the family to buy Mega Millions. Then, I thought the same story would go on in many families statewide.

         

        This will be the last rolling for this jackpot. 

         

          MissNYC's avatar - diva
          Westchester, New York
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          Posted: February 27, 2007, 3:57 pm - IP Logged

          My brother in laws urged everybody in the family to buy Mega Millions. Then, I thought the same story would go on in many families statewide.

           

          This will be the last rolling for this jackpot. 

          I agree....someone will win it.

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            Posted: February 27, 2007, 9:13 pm - IP Logged

            We got our pool going on as always.... hoping this is our time *crosses fingers*

             

            Oh hey everyone See Ya!  I am still alive!

            Good to hear from you Sassy........long time no see !!

             

            Good luck tonite !

             

            I got into a 30 QP pool tonite too... Love the thought of $95 MILL cash after taxes ----woo hoo !!!!!!!!

             

            DD