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At least 2 lottery winners will split record $370 million jackpot

Mega MillionsMega Millions: At least 2 lottery winners will split record $370 million jackpot

California system problem delays reporting of matching ticket data from that state

Ohio Lottery spokeswoman Mardele Cohen says New Jersey and Georgia told the state they sold one winning ticket each for the U.S. record $370 million jackpot.

She says the other states call in their results because Ohio balances the books in the 12-state game.

Because of a system problem, results from California are not yet in.

Meanwhile, Ohio Lottery officials will be reviewing the system today to find out what caused sales for the game to crash in the state about 25 minutes before the deadline for placing wagers.

Cohen says lottery officials apologize to anyone who wasn't able to buy a ticket.

The winning numbers were 16-22-29-39-42, and the Mega Ball was 20.

AP

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Posted: March 7, 2007, 8:30 am - IP Logged

Congratulations to the winners...since my tickets from GA did not win, I am curious as to who won. Maybe it was DoubleDown!!

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    Posted: March 7, 2007, 8:36 am - IP Logged

    I'm from NJ , i think i better check my tickets . Stay tune.

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      Posted: March 7, 2007, 8:46 am - IP Logged

      Way to go USAMEGA!!! Banana Got the results before the official MegaMillions site could post it.  Kinda disappointed that the MM did not roll to the big $470.  Must mean, it was not my time to win yet.

       

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        Posted: March 7, 2007, 8:52 am - IP Logged

        Congratulations to the winners...since my tickets from GA did not win, I am curious as to who won. Maybe it was DoubleDown!!

        Wasn't me ... Thanks for the thought.........

        Ticket was sold in Dalton, Ga, which is in extreme North Ga near TN....

        could be a Tennessee winner.......

         

                                       

                      

         

         

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          Posted: March 7, 2007, 8:59 am - IP Logged

          congrats to the winners...plan wisely and get rid of the haters  Evil Smile

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            Posted: March 7, 2007, 9:01 am - IP Logged

            So, Todd.  Any big winners among your tickets? Wink

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              Posted: March 7, 2007, 9:37 am - IP Logged

              Someone here heard on the radio that the winning ticket in NJ was bought in Cape May, all the way south.  Good luck to the winners.  It wasn't me so I'm gonna switch focus to Powerball now.  Come on PB, lets go.

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                Posted: March 7, 2007, 9:41 am - IP Logged

                Does anyone else feel a little sick looking at the Jackpots page?

                That red $358 million drop just jumps out at you!  Climbed so high, it had to come back down someday.

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                  Posted: March 7, 2007, 9:44 am - IP Logged

                  So, Todd.  Any big winners among your tickets? Wink

                  The best I did was a 3+0.  I snagged it using that Mega Millions wheel I always talk about.  It is the most consistent way I have found to win something.

                   

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                    Posted: March 7, 2007, 11:02 am - IP Logged

                    New Jersey and Georgia.....

                     

                    Looks like the winners can't be anonymous.......

                     

                    At least in Nebraska last year when the Powerball was $365 million, the winning ticket was shared a group of people, so the general public couldn't target a particular person.  Fortunately, that group is doing just fine.  Let's just hope that the winners are careful.

                    Smart lottery winners form trust to claim their winnings.  They send an attorney to the lottery headquarters to claim the prize in trust, so that ONLY the name of the trust is revealed.  And they tell NO ONE, especially relatives.

                    If you ever win a lottery and you are single, the only person you should ever marry is someone who was truly in love with you BEFORE you won the jackpot!

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                      Posted: March 7, 2007, 11:05 am - IP Logged

                      A couple of thoughts:

                      The NJ winner will pay no state tax on their prize, but the Georgia player will pay an extra 6% state tax on their prize.

                      If someone wins a share of the jackpot from California, they won't pay any state tax on the prize.

                      Also, Times Square continues it's winning streak.  Times Square is the place where jackpots go to die.

                       

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                        Posted: March 7, 2007, 12:15 pm - IP Logged

                        figured somebody won.  i wont be playing mega losers for a while.

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                          Posted: March 7, 2007, 12:29 pm - IP Logged

                          Wow! Here it is almost 9:30 am on 03/07/07 and California still can't get it together to allow venders to cash any winning tickets... They can be checked, but the machine says that they cannot be paid. Is this any way to run a multibillion dollar enterprise? What ever happened to "no fault computing"... Hey, how about some reduntant systems? ... like the airlines... and even they process more data than the lottery... and they do it 24/7... come on CA show us why we pay such high commissions and fees! ... or maybe you could at least post a message to the terminals as to the nature of the problem and approx. how long they expect it to last, rather that the vague message that the retailers get now. Your customers deserve better!

                          I'm new to this site and looking to see if anyone else thinks this is a bunch of *#@^!

                           Thanks to all, CH

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                            Posted: March 7, 2007, 2:07 pm - IP Logged

                            Welcome to LP justclayton.

                            I'm sitting here watching CNN Headline news. I'm thinking it must be really hard to claim this prize anonymously with all the press. I think if it was me I'de wait a month or so to claim the prize. What would be the rush to claim it, you've already done the impossible by winning. I'de sign the back and put it in a safety deposit box and wait for things to die down.

                            I love doubles and remember, it's just a game!!!!!!