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$170 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot raised

Mega MillionsMega Millions: $170 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot raised

Lottery jackpot hunters will have a big target next Tuesday, when a $170 million jackpot is up from grabs in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game.

The huge pot came about after no tickets won last night's $146 million jackpot drawing.  On Tuesday, players will attempt to match all five numbers plus the Mega Ball number to win the top prize.

There were 8 second-prize winners from Friday night's drawing: 2 from California, 1 from Georgia, 1 from New York, 2 from Ohio, 1 from Texas, and 1 from Washington.

Each second prize ticket matched all five lotto numbers but not the Mega Ball number to win $250,000 apiece, except for California winner, who will get $158,981.

Unlike the other eleven Mega Millions states, California has pari-mutuel payouts at every prize level, so winners are paid an amount based on ticket sales and number of winners.

Also, 56 players matched four of the five lotto numbers, plus the Mega Ball number. Those tickets are each worth $10,000, except for 6 California tickets, which are worth $14,452 each.

The winning numbers from Friday night's drawing were: 21, 27, 46, 52, and 55 . The Mega Ball number was 14.

The Texas Megaplier was 3.

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MissNYC's avatar - diva
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Posted: December 6, 2008, 8:44 am - IP Logged

What a great time of year for a growing jackpot! It's about time! I hope I win...fingers crossed!!!!

"If you just keep believing, that dream that you wish will come true"

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    Posted: December 6, 2008, 9:22 am - IP Logged

    Exciting!

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      Posted: December 6, 2008, 9:33 am - IP Logged

      Roll Eyes

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        Kennesaw, GA
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        Posted: December 6, 2008, 10:13 am - IP Logged

        its a very nice sum, its coming back to GA, i got this one ;-)

          Bradly_60's avatar - disney37
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          Posted: December 6, 2008, 10:28 am - IP Logged

          IT has been a LONG time since the jackpot has been this high.  Over the summer and fall is seemed like they were won every couple weeks.  Could this be a record breaker around Christmas time?

          Brad

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            Posted: December 6, 2008, 10:31 am - IP Logged

            This will be last big jackpot this year,and somebody will end up with big money.

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              Posted: December 6, 2008, 10:43 am - IP Logged

              The excitement of a growing 9 digit jackpot is what brings me to play MM...I hope it keeps going til at least XMAS!!! I don't think it would reach record digits before then, or even the new year at this pace, but I always love to see it hit record digits. I think the record is $410M right now...

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                Posted: December 6, 2008, 10:44 am - IP Logged

                IT has been a LONG time since the jackpot has been this high.  Over the summer and fall is seemed like they were won every couple weeks.  Could this be a record breaker around Christmas time?

                Brad

                Agreed...that was my main beef. There was a pretty decent one in July and August but besides those they were won often and at low JPs.

                I hope it keeps growing for a while

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                  Kennesaw, GA
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                  Posted: December 6, 2008, 11:07 am - IP Logged

                  Agreed...that was my main beef. There was a pretty decent one in July and August but besides those they were won often and at low JPs.

                  I hope it keeps growing for a while

                  I dont see whats the problem with someone winning every couple of weeks.  I like it that way, more chances for other people to win, who really needs 100 millions dollars or more, spread the winnings!!!!!

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                    Posted: December 6, 2008, 11:18 am - IP Logged

                    I dont see whats the problem with someone winning every couple of weeks.  I like it that way, more chances for other people to win, who really needs 100 millions dollars or more, spread the winnings!!!!!

                    I agree,

                    I woudl rather had multiple winners every few weeks than one person winning $100 million every few months.  More dreams coming true.  I know I can live off 10 million, heck even 5 millions with my lifestyle.

                      bob27's avatar - chakra man1.jpg
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                      Posted: December 6, 2008, 1:01 pm - IP Logged

                      In today's economy even people who  never played,they will.I think jackpot will go up fast,because of

                      xmas and end of  year.

                        Bradly_60's avatar - disney37
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                        Posted: December 6, 2008, 1:15 pm - IP Logged

                        I agree,

                        I woudl rather had multiple winners every few weeks than one person winning $100 million every few months.  More dreams coming true.  I know I can live off 10 million, heck even 5 millions with my lifestyle.

                        I look at it in a numbers sense.  I will not play until the Jackpot is at a decent amount for one reason.  Fair value of the ticket.  I really can't see buying  a ticket when the jackpot is at $20,000,000 for a chance at the jackpot.  The odds of winning are 1 in 176,000,000.  You are spending a dollar for a ticket with a fair value of about $.10.  Now the jackpot is at $170M, now the $1 investment has a fair value of almost $1.  Now is the time to play and not really when the jackpot is small. 

                        Brad

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                          Posted: December 6, 2008, 1:34 pm - IP Logged

                          I look at it in a numbers sense.  I will not play until the Jackpot is at a decent amount for one reason.  Fair value of the ticket.  I really can't see buying  a ticket when the jackpot is at $20,000,000 for a chance at the jackpot.  The odds of winning are 1 in 176,000,000.  You are spending a dollar for a ticket with a fair value of about $.10.  Now the jackpot is at $170M, now the $1 investment has a fair value of almost $1.  Now is the time to play and not really when the jackpot is small. 

                          Brad

                          Even at $20,000,000, I would say you're getting a pretty good "fair value" for your ticket. The whole point of the lottery is to give people who aren't rich that one little chance of becoming rich - all on a whim. That's why the odds are so high. Why shouldn't it be that high? I mean, if you win, most of your financial troubles can potentially be taken care of. You can retire and buy all kinds of stuff.

                          Gonna win.Big Smile

                            Piaceri's avatar - sarsony1
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                            Posted: December 6, 2008, 2:21 pm - IP Logged

                            Woot!  It's coming to Michigan this time! Georgia won the last one. Since the two states have practically been alternating wins this year, that means Michigan. Thumbs Up

                             

                            Merry Christmas Mega Millions Players! Noel

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