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$216M Mega Millions lottery winner is from New Jersey

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Piaceri's avatar - sarsony1
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Posted: March 4, 2009, 7:41 pm - IP Logged

Congrats to the winners!  DancePartyDance

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singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

    LottoPools's avatar - bee
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    Posted: March 4, 2009, 8:03 pm - IP Logged

    Congrats to the winners.

    Tried to post a link to an article I found while looking for the video of the news conference but the rules here wouldn't let me put it in.

    The article quoted "Space said there were some colleagues who had opted out of this ticket buy."

    Call me cynical but I smell a lawsuit coming

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    Playing together to make a splash in the pool of lottery winners.  It's just a matter of time.

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      Posted: March 4, 2009, 9:25 pm - IP Logged

      I'm moving to New Jersey

      I 've  lived  there  but  the  rents  cost  so  much  you   will  need  to  hit  the  mega   and  the  police  stop  a  lot  of  cars   they  dont  need  a  reason ?

      but  just  be  glad  for  the  people  who  won  .....a  late   christmass Dance

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        Posted: March 5, 2009, 12:07 am - IP Logged

        But would you tell us if you did win?

        If Todd wins I say there's at least a 90% chance we'll know. Either he'll tell us outright, or we'll notice that there's a new chief bottle washer.

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          Posted: March 5, 2009, 12:26 am - IP Logged

          if this web info true then the New Jersey people deserved to win. NJ population is said to be around 8,682,661 but the number of mega million tickets sold for this draw in NJ were 10,001,369!

          according to that website, only the state of NJ buys more tickets per capita. Oh well :)

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            Posted: March 5, 2009, 1:31 am - IP Logged

            I'd imagine that's because they have people coming from other states that buy tickets due to NJ's location and traffic through the state.

            You can't predict random.

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              Posted: March 5, 2009, 1:49 am - IP Logged

              Nice congrats to the winners. I am still waiting for mine.

              Party

              "Wait eagerly for the Lord, and keep to the way; God wil raise you to possess the land; you will gloat when the wicked are cut off".

                                                                                            Psalms 37:34

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                Posted: March 5, 2009, 7:52 am - IP Logged

                if this web info true then the New Jersey people deserved to win. NJ population is said to be around 8,682,661 but the number of mega million tickets sold for this draw in NJ were 10,001,369!

                according to that website, only the state of NJ buys more tickets per capita. Oh well :)

                N.J. has a long history with the lottery.  The first "online" game was in New Jersey.  (Online meaning a ticket machine connected to a central computer to record the numbers.)  With the lottery such an integrated part of society in N.J., tickets do indeed sell well.

                 

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                  Posted: March 5, 2009, 3:36 pm - IP Logged

                  I always say if I won no one would know till they heard about it on the news.Cause I would be out of town!!!!!