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$170 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot raised

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MysteryMan424's avatar - batman22
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Posted: December 7, 2008, 9:51 am - IP Logged

Assuming the majority of tickets sold are quick picks the players are at the mercy of the drawing. Friday's numbers were all high digits. Unless people are picking thier own digits the jackpot will roll over. Yet one's own selections would have been difficult to match Friday's result. If you were to make a grid of 60 numbers six rows of ten the mega ball numbers drawn on tue Nov 25 fell within the first two vertical rows consisting of 12 digits. It would have cost $168.00 to wheel those 12 digits. That doesn't always occur, but based on how the drawn numbers hit the grid its possible to eliminate from consideration a large portion of the number field thereby increasing your chances of hitting.

    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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    Posted: December 7, 2008, 12:25 pm - IP Logged

     I'm looking A lot of MM players will be looking for those winning numbers this Tuesday.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
                 Evil Looking       

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      Posted: December 7, 2008, 12:58 pm - IP Logged

       I'm looking A lot of MM players will be looking for those winning numbers this Tuesday.

      But How? Players only guess. The numbers are in the AIR.

       

        Lotto*Love's avatar - lips
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        Posted: December 7, 2008, 3:42 pm - IP Logged

        I'm hoping the next MM winning ticket was sold in Illinois.Georgia & Michigan have had more than their share of wins this year.Its time for some other states to have a shot at it.

        I agree with you 100%!!!! It's someone else's turn lol....Like say maybe Washington state?! Who has not won a MM Jackpot since 2006.  I'm feeling lucky people....I....I....I think I just might win this time. LOL

        Wouldn't mind seeing it roll over again...a BIG win for someone right before Christmas.  I still shiver over the fact that it WILL be won sometime....and seeing its the holiday season, someone out there is living their daily routine and have NO clue they will be multi-millionaires very soon.  Just goes to show everyone keep playing because it just may be YOU and you don't want to miss out on your chance!  Even one dollar could win..even your QP could win...or even your set numbers you have chosen can win.

         

        GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! OH AND HAPPY HOLIDAY'S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Smiley Santa

        Surrender You can run, but you can't hide mighty Jackpot...surrender to me at once!

          computerhead723's avatar - lightbulb
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          Posted: December 7, 2008, 4:36 pm - IP Logged

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

          HOW  IS   THE  JACKPOT   PAID  OUT   OVER  TIME  OR  ALL  AT  ONCE  ???/

          I   cant  see  me  living  for  20 yr.   with   all  that  money I Agree!..........with  my  luck  wont   be  around  that   long.........Dead

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            Posted: December 7, 2008, 5:05 pm - IP Logged

            What a Merry Christmas they will have!!! I hope someone who truely needs the $$$ and will spend it responsibly will win it. Good luck to all of you who play MM!!!

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              Posted: December 7, 2008, 6:28 pm - IP Logged

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

              Yes.... to a man in S.E GA... Me .....

              Party Like a RockStar

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                Posted: December 7, 2008, 6:35 pm - IP Logged

                What a Merry Christmas they will have!!! I hope someone who truely needs the $$$ and will spend it responsibly will win it. Good luck to all of you who play MM!!!

                Thank you Gamer MOM of Thinking of me....I will be picking it up next week.

                Party Like a RockStar


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                  Posted: December 7, 2008, 8:31 pm - IP Logged

                  What a Merry Christmas they will have!!! I hope someone who truely needs the $$$ and will spend it responsibly will win it. Good luck to all of you who play MM!!!

                  I really need the money.I'll be responsible with most of but I intend to go crazy with some of it and buy things I've always wanted.Whats the point of having an insane amount of money if you can't spoil yourself and your loved ones with it?I can't take it with me so I might as well enjoy it to the max!I won't be like David Edwards or Jack Whitaker,but,like I said,I fully intend to enjoy myself.

                    mdmegamillplyr's avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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                    Posted: December 7, 2008, 8:42 pm - IP Logged

                    Im a cynical soul but even I think there are plenty of people who be sensible with the money, making sound investments and things... but yea Id go nuts with a million or so!

                      Lotto*Love's avatar - lips
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                      Posted: December 7, 2008, 9:55 pm - IP Logged

                      My plans when I win on Tuesday? lol...Seriously though...a family's trailer burned down a few days ago.  Such a horrible thing to happen anytime...but around the holidays is just heartbreaking.  I heard they have 3 children.  People in town are doing all they can to help them out, but it must be hard on the family not to have a home anymore or belongings.

                       

                      So.........If it were me who wins, I'd buy them a new house...and replace all their clothing and other belongings.  Do whatever I can to help them start over.

                       

                      But I think someones right.........I do sense Michigan winning again.  lol Painful yes....Good luck to everyone though!  I to hope it's someone who will do some good with their win.   Sure wish Washington could have a wak at that baby sometime. 

                       

                      This has probably been asked before though...if you win this JP..who's going with the lump sum, and who's going with the 26 year annuity?  Why?

                      Surrender You can run, but you can't hide mighty Jackpot...surrender to me at once!

                        Piaceri's avatar - sarsony1
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                        Posted: December 7, 2008, 9:57 pm - IP Logged

                        White Bounce     ....cuz I'm in Michigan, lol. Not that its really anything to be happy about. Normally.  Dead

                         

                         

                        For this amount with this high percent cash option.....its cash for me. Then it's out of Michigan for me, and giving my house to a long time friend of mine with 4 little girls. Wink  I wouldn't want to wait around to sell it otherwise.

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                        singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

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                          Posted: December 8, 2008, 1:53 am - IP Logged

                          The current record is $390 million for the annuity, which worked out to about $233 million in cash. If it rolls until Christmas, figuring a bit conservatively I'd imagine something along these lines:
                          170
                          200
                          235
                          275
                          325 on 12/23
                          Right now the cash value is nearly 69% of the annuity value, and that's been creeping up with each new drawing. Since they only advertise the annuity value MM couldn't claim a new record, but assuming the cash value reaches an even 70% it would beat the current cash record if the annuity hits $333 million. Big jackpots right around Christmas have historically resulted in very good sales, so breaking the existing cash record seems pretty reasonable if it continues to roll. As a really rough figure, there's about a 15% chance of 4 more rolls, assuming the rolls I've listed.

                          If it does roll to the end of the year (12/30, anyway) it would be virtually impossible to miss a new record by a comfortable margin. I'd expect it to pass the hyped, but not yet seen, half billion mark.

                           It is actually not accurate since larger JPs accelerate at much higher pace.  If I don't take these 170M on tuesday, the next would be already 210, then 270 and then it goes into news and the craze begins...  last time indeed the leap was from 270 all the way to 390 for the annuity... This time it is not predictable - given the economy woes, it is possible even the rich guys would play. So we have maximum 4 draws left including the one on tuesday.

                             I have a strong feeling itz been a while since we had a California winner cause I am so very much ready for it... 

                           

                           PartyChristmas

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                            Posted: December 8, 2008, 11:22 am - IP Logged

                            IF IT jackpots till xmas even im going to buy a few tickets, and i dont even live in USA

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                              mdmegamillplyr's avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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                              Posted: December 8, 2008, 11:33 am - IP Logged

                              Id do alot of good with that money, seriously. I would feel like I owed God, the Universe, whatever you want to call it. Id love to help people.

                              Sigh...White Bounce dreaming of jackpot.