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$212 MILLION: largest Mega Millions lottery jackpot in a year

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There has been another rollover in the top prize for the multi-state Mega Millions lottery — to $212 million.

It is the largest Mega Millions jackpot in more than a year.  On February 22, 2008, one person from Georgia won a $270 million Mega Millions jackpot.

The rollover occurred because no player matched all the winning numbers from Friday night's $171 million drawing.

The next Mega Millions drawing will be Tuesday night.

The last time the Mega Millions jackpot was more than $200 million was on December 12, 2008, when one winning ticket holder from Ohio matched all five numbers plus the Mega Ball to win $207 million.

Although there was no grand prize winner, 18 players won second prizes of $250,000 apiece: 1 from Georgia, 2 from Illinois, 2 from Maryland, 2 from Massachusetts, 2 from New Jersey, 5 from New York, 1 from Ohio, 2 from Texas, and 1 from Virginia.  The Illinois players bought their tickets — both Quick Picks — at service stations in the Chicago suburbs of Orland Park and Geneva.

Another 77 players won third prizes of $10,000 apiece, except for ten third-prize winners in California, who will collect $12,003 because California pays out pari-mutuel.

The winning numbers from Friday night's drawing were: 24, 37, 44, 50, and 56. The Mega Ball number was 35.

The Texas Megaplier was 4.

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Posted: February 28, 2009, 7:45 am - IP Logged

Woot! I'm in. White Bounce

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singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

    hearsetrax's avatar - 0118

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    Posted: February 28, 2009, 8:00 am - IP Logged

    Roll Eyes color me in too ...... even though I know I'll just end up fattening someone else's pockets

    Thinking of...

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      Posted: February 28, 2009, 8:09 am - IP Logged

      Wow.

      Just wow.

      If they chose peculiar numbers for powerball, it might be up there too with MM.

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        Posted: February 28, 2009, 9:02 am - IP Logged

        212 million things i can do with that kind of $$ !!

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          Posted: February 28, 2009, 10:52 am - IP Logged

          Roll Eyes color me in too ...... even though I know I'll just end up fattening someone else's pockets

          Thinking of...

          that's how i feel about powerball.  but if you don't play you can't win, right??

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            Posted: February 28, 2009, 11:30 am - IP Logged

            You're never going to win if you think you don't have a chance. It's all about the Law of Attraction.

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              Posted: February 28, 2009, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

              people you know what to do, open up your pockets, and start buying your quick picks...

              The Forex trades: 1.6 Trillion dollars EVERY day, that´s more than the GDP of the Carribbean Central America, COMBINED. Enough to feed every crook out there for centuries...To all Geniuses & Powers Countries of the World the Planet needs breakthroughs in all Medicine, Veterinary, Biology related fields, Psychology, Population Psychology/Sociology..They need to genetically ingeneer new plants species/types to give more variety of plants and thus have more resources for combating diseases¨


               


               


               

               


                ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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                Posted: February 28, 2009, 1:59 pm - IP Logged

                Good luck to all of you who are playing! I'm not in for Mega Millions, but I have a ticket for Powerball.

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

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                  Posted: February 28, 2009, 2:20 pm - IP Logged

                  that's how i feel about powerball.  but if you don't play you can't win, right??

                  thats what I keep telling my self ....Roll Eyes

                  Oogles that nice cave house out in nevada ...... I neeeds that house

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                    Posted: February 28, 2009, 2:56 pm - IP Logged

                    Let's bring this one home to Washington State! That wouldbe huuuuuuggggeeee!!

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                      Posted: February 28, 2009, 3:33 pm - IP Logged

                      Good luck to all of you who are playing! I'm not in for Mega Millions, but I have a ticket for Powerball.

                      you need to drive to your nearest powerball state and buy a ticket. i have 2 tickets for powerball and i don't know how many i have for the megamillion. it said one of the second place winners was from new york. it could be me. whoopee!!!

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                        Posted: February 28, 2009, 3:36 pm - IP Logged

                        Let's bring this one home to Washington State! That wouldbe huuuuuuggggeeee!!

                        HECK YEAH!!

                        i would rather the winner to be me in washington state. nothing against you personally but i think i should represent washington state with the megamillion win. Naughty

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                          Posted: February 28, 2009, 4:21 pm - IP Logged

                          thats what I keep telling my self ....Roll Eyes

                          Oogles that nice cave house out in nevada ...... I neeeds that house

                          my house is in the hollywood hills. I already picked it out ;)

                            ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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                            Posted: February 28, 2009, 4:31 pm - IP Logged

                            you need to drive to your nearest powerball state and buy a ticket. i have 2 tickets for powerball and i don't know how many i have for the megamillion. it said one of the second place winners was from new york. it could be me. whoopee!!!

                            I already bought tickets for Powerball since I live in a Powerball state (Idaho). I am not close enough to the Washington border to buy Mega Millions tickets, so I am out of that drawing.

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