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$220 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot soars

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Largest jackpot in more than one year

Lottery jackpot hunters will have a big target this Friday night, when a $220 million jackpot is up from grabs in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game.

It is the largest Mega Millions jackpot since Feb. 22, 2008, when the top prize swelled to $270 million.  One ticket sold in Georgia won that prize.

The huge pot came about after no tickets won last night's $181 million jackpot drawing. On Friday, players will attempt to match all five numbers plus the Mega Ball number to win the top prize.

There were 12 second-prize winners from Friday night's drawing: 3 from California, 1 from Massachusetts, 3 from New Jersey, 2 from New York, 1 from Ohio, and 2 from Texas.

Each second prize ticket matched all five lotto numbers but not the Mega Ball number to win $250,000, except for the three California winners, who will get $133,825 each.

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.  Sometimes that means California winners win much larger prizes than the other eleven states, and sometimes — like last night, when there are several winners — it means the prize will be smaller.

Also, 90 players matched four of the five lotto numbers, plus the Mega Ball number. Those tickets are each worth $10,000, except for 13 California tickets, which are worth $8,422 each.

The winning numbers from Tuesday night's drawing were: 15, 20, 24, 36, and 44. The Mega Ball number was 6.

The Texas Megaplier was 2.

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Posted: April 29, 2009, 9:32 am - IP Logged

I bought 2 for last night's drawing... I got a, singular, # correct.

haha

Guess it's time to start over... comon some lucky numbers!

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    Posted: April 29, 2009, 10:56 am - IP Logged

    Type yeah I had a couple for last night

    sad thing is I had 2 numbers correct and for the first time in a good while I've been in the same universe as the mega ball Crazy

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      Posted: April 29, 2009, 11:35 am - IP Logged

      I've been doing pretty well the last 4 draws I've won all my money back or more, I've been just replaying off of old winnings. I have like three winning tickets right now that I'll use for fridays draw. Good Luck to everyone, God Bless.Smile

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        Posted: April 29, 2009, 1:29 pm - IP Logged

        Let it soar! It's fun time. Will be buying some this Friday.


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          Posted: April 29, 2009, 2:24 pm - IP Logged

          I love when the jackpot goes high like that. That mean many people are gonna play and lose lots of money. I also know that someone gonna win it big. Who knows it might be one of you guys or me. Last night was pretty lucky for me. I matched 3 numbers plus the megaball for a second time in a row. I think this could be a sign that I will win it big. Even if I don't win it big this friday, but I still hope that someone win it. I wish all of you guys good luck..

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            Posted: April 29, 2009, 4:42 pm - IP Logged

            All right...Getting into serious jackpot range now.    Tageting Jackpot now..Jackpot in Crosshairs..Setting Phasers to kill!!   It's going to be a good week if I win on Friday! LOL.     If not hope it keeps rolling to a record JP!   Good Luck everyone!!    $220 Million buys alot of dreams!!!!

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              Posted: April 29, 2009, 5:07 pm - IP Logged

              Good luck to those of you who are playing. Smiley

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

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                Posted: April 29, 2009, 5:14 pm - IP Logged

                I bought 4 tickets,  matched 1 number and it was not  the mega ball. 

                Next time I am getting only 1 ticket.  Smiley

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                  Posted: April 29, 2009, 6:02 pm - IP Logged

                  Who's going to collect the money and buy the tickets?  Certainly not you since you just joined this morning and already suggesting what "we" should do.  Sounds like someone trying to run a scam.

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

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                    Posted: April 29, 2009, 7:07 pm - IP Logged

                    Who's going to collect the money and buy the tickets?  Certainly not you since you just joined this morning and already suggesting what "we" should do.  Sounds like someone trying to run a scam.

                    Hi RJ,

                    I love reading your posts. You are always on it! You're the best. I learned a lot from reading your posts, thanks for being so willing to share from both your expertise and experiencs

                    With regard to the original post...good luck to all those playing. I'm still debating weather or not to play...jackpot seems a little small to me.

                    I'm kidding.  Wink

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                      Posted: April 29, 2009, 7:25 pm - IP Logged

                      I've been doing pretty well the last 4 draws I've won all my money back or more, I've been just replaying off of old winnings. I have like three winning tickets right now that I'll use for fridays draw. Good Luck to everyone, God Bless.Smile

                      A guy in the building I work in won $10,000 last  Friday.. I don't know him or work near him so I can't seem to get anyone to tell me details, like if it was a qp or how much he played to win that.

                      Money won is twice as good as money earned!

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                        Posted: April 29, 2009, 10:13 pm - IP Logged

                        Finally, it's coming home to Spokane Valley, WA. Getting $5 worth at the Sullivan Tesoro! YEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

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                          Posted: April 29, 2009, 10:20 pm - IP Logged

                          I hope if the mega millions jackpot comes to Spokane it comes to The city of Spokane. But best of luck to you and hopefully it at least is won in the State of Washington.

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                            Posted: April 29, 2009, 11:07 pm - IP Logged

                            I've been doing pretty well the last 4 draws I've won all my money back or more, I've been just replaying off of old winnings. I have like three winning tickets right now that I'll use for fridays draw. Good Luck to everyone, God Bless.Smile

                            How many lines do you play per draw? thanks.

                             

                            Fred