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Mega Millions lottery jackpot rolls to $120 million

Mega MillionsMega Millions: Mega Millions lottery jackpot rolls to $120 million

The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing was raised to $120 million.

The rollover occurred because none of the tickets sold for Tuesday night's $103 million drawing matched all five lotto numbers and the Mega Ball number.  The next drawing will be Friday night.

There were five second-prize winners from Tuesday night's drawing: 1 from California, 1 from Georgia, 1 from New York, 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 $244,659.

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.

That difference in prize payout method has awarded a wide range of second-prize amounts for California lottery players, with a high of $1.4 million (Aug. 9, 2005) and a low payout of $33,757 (Jun. 13, 2008).

In addition to the five second-prize winners Tuesday night, 61 players matched four of the five lotto numbers, plus the Mega Ball number. Those tickets are each worth $10,000, except for California tickets, which are worth $33,362 each.

The winning numbers from Tuesday night's drawing were: 1, 9, 23, 27, and 33. The Mega Ball number was 24.

The Texas Megaplier was 4.

Friday's Mega Millions winning numbers will be available for viewing at USA Mega (www.usamega.com) moments after the drawing takes place at 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

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Captain Lotto's avatar - CaptLotto
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Posted: February 18, 2009, 10:39 am - IP Logged

Don't forget, Powerball is $105 million for tonight.

Captain Lotto

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    GamerMom's avatar - tails

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    Posted: February 18, 2009, 1:33 pm - IP Logged

    Don't forget, Powerball is $105 million for tonight.

    Got my numbers in...good luck to all my fellow LP PB players!!!

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      Posted: February 18, 2009, 2:51 pm - IP Logged

      Got my numbers in...good luck to all my fellow LP PB players!!!

      I am really eyeing the Mega Million.  I have had  numerous dreams of winning the jackpot.  Wow I believe this is my blessings from GOD amen.  Good luck to all powerball players and for Mega million players too.Party

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        Posted: February 18, 2009, 10:59 pm - IP Logged

        Some one here in Katy, TX won 5 of the 6 numbers....I'm not say who.

        Party

          GamerMom's avatar - tails

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          Posted: February 18, 2009, 11:18 pm - IP Logged

          Some one here in Katy, TX won 5 of the 6 numbers....I'm not say who.

          Party

          Congratulations to the winner!!!Cheers

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            Dallas, TX
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            Posted: February 18, 2009, 11:23 pm - IP Logged

            +20 millions increase after one draw, nice. Slow start going up on the roller-coaster, now here comes the big dip, followed by few loops, side-to-side actions, before it is over. Put your hands up and enjoy the ride!!

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              Posted: February 19, 2009, 11:44 am - IP Logged

              Powerball $125,000,000 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

              Drum

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                Posted: February 19, 2009, 12:10 pm - IP Logged

                Powerball $125,000,000 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                Drum

                I'm so excited! I'm going to get 50 PB QP tomorrow!!

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                  Posted: February 19, 2009, 12:29 pm - IP Logged

                  Just  a thought I don't know if a lot of people know the difference between Mega Millions and Power Ball. When the JackPot in Mega Millions is at 120 million before taxes is 80 million and then they take off if any in the respective state taxes.

                  Now in Power Ball the Jack Pot is at 125 Million yet the before tax amount is only 68,900,000.00.  Why such a difference in the amounts of the before tax amounts?  Power Ball seems to be keeping more of the money than giving it to the comsumer.  I've noticed  this before but  now I'd like to know if anyone out there knows why the difference in payouts.

                  Thanks LottoLin

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                    Posted: February 19, 2009, 12:38 pm - IP Logged

                    Just  a thought I don't know if a lot of people know the difference between Mega Millions and Power Ball. When the JackPot in Mega Millions is at 120 million before taxes is 80 million and then they take off if any in the respective state taxes.

                    Now in Power Ball the Jack Pot is at 125 Million yet the before tax amount is only 68,900,000.00.  Why such a difference in the amounts of the before tax amounts?  Power Ball seems to be keeping more of the money than giving it to the comsumer.  I've noticed  this before but  now I'd like to know if anyone out there knows why the difference in payouts.

                    Thanks LottoLin

                    I'm assuming you are talking about the cash payout amount before taxes? Personally on that much $$$ i would take the annuity because I don't know where in the H E double hockey sticks i would put 68 million dollars!! Plus I think if you get the annuity you have a better excuse not to pony up the money to everyone who asks.  right now with PB annuity you would take home about 3 million a year after taxes and that suits me just fine.  I love my house and have no plans to move or sell it and with only 100K left to pay on it I would be sitting pretty with the rest .  but that's just me Big Smile

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                      Posted: February 19, 2009, 2:13 pm - IP Logged

                      Just  a thought I don't know if a lot of people know the difference between Mega Millions and Power Ball. When the JackPot in Mega Millions is at 120 million before taxes is 80 million and then they take off if any in the respective state taxes.

                      Now in Power Ball the Jack Pot is at 125 Million yet the before tax amount is only 68,900,000.00.  Why such a difference in the amounts of the before tax amounts?  Power Ball seems to be keeping more of the money than giving it to the comsumer.  I've noticed  this before but  now I'd like to know if anyone out there knows why the difference in payouts.

                      Thanks LottoLin

                      MM and PB both keep 50% and both put almost exactly the same amountinto the jackpot. PB just pays the annuity over a longer period, andthe payments are smaller at the beginning.

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                        Posted: February 20, 2009, 1:04 am - IP Logged

                         Well, my birthday is this Saturday. Winning a MM will make my day.

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                          Posted: February 20, 2009, 9:43 am - IP Logged

                          I'm assuming you are talking about the cash payout amount before taxes? Personally on that much $$$ i would take the annuity because I don't know where in the H E double hockey sticks i would put 68 million dollars!! Plus I think if you get the annuity you have a better excuse not to pony up the money to everyone who asks.  right now with PB annuity you would take home about 3 million a year after taxes and that suits me just fine.  I love my house and have no plans to move or sell it and with only 100K left to pay on it I would be sitting pretty with the rest .  but that's just me Big Smile

                          "...you have a better excuse not to pony up the money to everyone who asks."

                          Why would you need an "excuse"? Skeptical

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                            Posted: February 20, 2009, 2:08 pm - IP Logged

                            "...you have a better excuse not to pony up the money to everyone who asks."

                            Why would you need an "excuse"? Skeptical

                            I am guessing because some people have a hard time saying no.

                            "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."