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Lottery results worth $370 million drawn in Times Square

Mega MillionsMega Millions: Lottery results worth $370 million drawn in Times Square

Here are the numbers with the power to permanently transform a person's life:

16-22-29-39-42, Mega Ball: 20

Millions of people holding tickets for tonight's Mega Millions lottery drawing are checking their numbers to see if they will be that lucky soul whose life will instantly change.

The jackpot of $370 million, which has a lump-sum cash value of $221 million, will be shared by any tickets matching all five numbers and the Mega Ball.  If only one ticket matches all six numbers, the entire prize will go to the holder of that one ticket.

What's the first thing you should do if you win?  "Sign the back of the ticket immediately," says Todd Northrop, owner of Lottery Post, a popular Internet destination for lottery players.  "Winning lottery tickets are bearer documents, so your signature is the first step in proving your ownership when you redeem it."

Finding a safe place to keep the ticket is among the next steps for a jackpot winner.

"There are some important things to keep in mind once you begin to calm down, such as keeping quiet about your win, and only telling people close to you who won't spread it around," Northrop explained.  "Also, keep the ticket safe and secure, without telling many people where it's being kept; change your phone number immediately; don't make promises to anyone; and assemble a team of trusted advisers before even thinking about claiming the prize."

"Oh, and don't forget to mention Lottery Post at the press conference."

The $370 million jackpot is an estimated number, based on sales numbers from the twelve Mega Millions states.  It is likely that the amount will by increased after all the final sales figures are tallied.

This Mega Millions jackpot is the largest lottery prize ever awarded.  The previous record-holder was Powerball, at $365 million on February 18, 2006, which was claimed by 8 meat plant workers in Nebraska.

To mark the occasion, the Mega Millions states decided to hold the drawing in New York's Times Square, which was the site of past momentous Mega Millions drawings.

Yolanda Vega, the legendary New York Lottery hostess, announced the winning numbers as they were drawn.

In a couple hours' time the world will know if one or more tickets matched all six numbers, or if the jackpot will rise even further for Friday's drawing.

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Posted: March 6, 2007, 11:09 pm - IP Logged

If it rolls I will be spending all $150 I won tonight with a match 4+0 on tickets for Friday.  I had $60 worth of tickets for tonight's drawing.

 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
   
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    Posted: March 6, 2007, 11:56 pm - IP Logged

    If it rolls I will be spending all $150 I won tonight with a match 4+0 on tickets for Friday.  I had $60 worth of tickets for tonight's drawing.

    Good hit RJOh.  I had 48 tickets with one MB.  Think that is $2. My tickets are also from OH so I'm hoping the winner coming on Friday will be a Buckeye.  Also the numbers were middling high which wipes out the BD crowd

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      Posted: March 7, 2007, 12:19 am - IP Logged

      lol I spent my 10 bucks!!! Think I got 1 # in all sets...Bang Head good luck to everyone else...

      LOTTERY So easy a caveman could do it !!!Bang Head

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        Posted: March 7, 2007, 12:33 am - IP Logged

        What could the prize get to if No One matched all six numbers?

         I came up with zip this try. Only I need some more money, cause I am out of work, and have a graduating high school student that wants to attend U.I. C.  for a four year degree. I am looking for work everyday.

        A lottery payday would help out tremendously.Cool

        Jim 

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          Posted: March 7, 2007, 12:42 am - IP Logged

          Yolanda Vega announced that the jackpot would be $470 million if it rolled.

           

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            Posted: March 7, 2007, 12:48 am - IP Logged

            Almost 2 hours and still waiting!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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              Posted: March 7, 2007, 1:20 am - IP Logged

              I didn't even hit a mega ball and on one of the tickets I had two kicker numbers but said "No".

              I hope somebody hits; I don't want to play this game any more.

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                Posted: March 7, 2007, 1:45 am - IP Logged

                I am a lotto retailer in NJ. I printed out the results for the megamillions at around 11:30 pm and can confirm that one person did indeed win the  jackpot in a lump sum cash payment of 221 million.

                I am not however sure of the location, we'll get that tomorrow.

                Jack 

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                Here's a picture worth a thousand words that I'm willing to trade for anyone holding the ticket worth 221 million. Guy can dream, can't he ?

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                  Posted: March 7, 2007, 2:04 am - IP Logged

                  I dont know what exactly that photo proves...

                   I will  be very surprised if nobody did win the Jackpot...

                   But with no news reports out as of yet  .. you gotta wonder..

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                    Posted: March 7, 2007, 2:12 am - IP Logged

                    Many MM states (including NJ) require that you select Annuity or Cash at the time of purchase.

                    What I don't understand is if they had these results at 11:30 PM, why wait? Or are these the NJ only results, and maybe they are still doing the search for more winners in other states.

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                      Posted: March 7, 2007, 2:35 am - IP Logged

                      I am a lotto retailer in NJ. I printed out the results for the megamillions at around 11:30 pm and can confirm that one person did indeed win the  jackpot in a lump sum cash payment of 221 million.

                      I am not however sure of the location, we'll get that tomorrow.

                      Jack 

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                      Here's a picture worth a thousand words that I'm willing to trade for anyone holding the ticket worth 221 million. Guy can dream, can't he ?

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                      I just checked the Illinois lottery site, and it has 3 winners of $250000 (5 BALLS, no mega), and NO NO NO jackpot winner.  In my experience, ALL winners of all states are indicated, but addresses of locations sold are only shown for Illinois winners.  Also, by this picture, it looks like the top line shows NO winners; the notation next to the "5/5" rows I don't know how to interpret.  Since I got nothin' for my $19, I hope a smart, worthy person(s) DID win, or nobody, so I can go for the $470 (+) on Friday! Congrats on all who lived through the suspense, either way!

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                        Posted: March 7, 2007, 2:35 am - IP Logged

                        Well I spent ten dollars had three of the main numbers but all different games of course.  I did however have the mega ball in one of the games so I did when two dollars.  However I am still out 8 thought.  Well at least I got something. lolYawn

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                          Posted: March 7, 2007, 2:42 am - IP Logged

                          Those are the New Jersey winners only listed on that ticket.    You can get the same kind at your lottery retailer for your own states winners in the same format.  A is for annuity and C is for cash value.    In NJ, there was one winner and they took the cash value.    There could be winners in other states though.   

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                            Posted: March 7, 2007, 3:14 am - IP Logged

                            Aww JerseyDevil, I knew I hadn't won the JP but I was hoping no one else had either...Thud


                            Congrats to the winner(s)!