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$252 MILLION: largest Mega Millions jackpot in 18 months

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Lottery jackpot hunters will have a big target this coming Tuesday night, when a $252 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 $207 million jackpot drawing. On Tuesday, players will attempt to match all five numbers plus the Mega Ball number to win the top prize.

There were 24 second-prize winners from Friday night's drawing: 4 from California, 3 from Georgia, 2 from Michigan, 6 from New Jersey, 3 from New York, 2 from Ohio, 2 from Texas, and 2 from Virginia.

Each second prize ticket matched all five lotto numbers but not the Mega Ball number to win $250,000, except for the four California winners, who will get $154,178 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, 88 players matched four of the five lotto numbers, plus the Mega Ball number. Those tickets are each worth $10,000, except for 8 California tickets, which are worth $9,893 each.

The winning numbers from Friday night's Mega Millions drawing were: 9, 38, 44, 48, and 49, with a Mega Ball number of 13.

The Texas Megaplier was 4.

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Posted: August 22, 2009, 10:33 am - IP Logged

I'm glad I bought 10 weeks worth of MM tickets when I was in Virginia over a month ago! Woo Hoo!!

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    Posted: August 22, 2009, 10:59 am - IP Logged

    I just so happen to be driving thru Ohio today !

    Let's see -

    Will I buy any MM tickets -

    You betya !!!!!

    Stooges My financial advisors !!!!!

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      Posted: August 22, 2009, 11:27 am - IP Logged

      114,000,000 after taxes in Ill  cash money...

      What am I going to live on the 2nd year? Nice  thing about MM is  that the %age of cash is greater than PB.  Got my spending list all made out all that is left is the small technicality of winning.... Got my 8 lines of tickets.... Good for the 252 mill tuesday, or the 300 mill next friday...

      MarkP


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        Posted: August 22, 2009, 1:51 pm - IP Logged

        Damm! I'm pretty sure that it's gonna get higher. I had a dream that the jackpot went up t0 $330,000,000. I'm gonna buy one hundred ticket worth of quickpix in Queens and one hundred in manhattan and one hundred in brooklyn and one hundred in NJ

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          Posted: August 22, 2009, 3:04 pm - IP Logged

          Damm! I'm pretty sure that it's gonna get higher. I had a dream that the jackpot went up t0 $330,000,000. I'm gonna buy one hundred ticket worth of quickpix in Queens and one hundred in manhattan and one hundred in brooklyn and one hundred in NJ

          Are you waiting till it reaches $330M before buying those 400 tickets?

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: August 22, 2009, 4:51 pm - IP Logged

            Nah..I'm gonna start buying on Monday. But I'm pretty sure it might set a record

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              Posted: August 22, 2009, 6:17 pm - IP Logged

              $252 MILLION: largest Mega Millions jackpot in 18 months

              Lowest number 2, highest number 52

              Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

              Lep

              There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                Posted: August 22, 2009, 6:35 pm - IP Logged

                I know I've said this before, but this time it really is coming to Washington State (Spokane Valley)!

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                  Posted: August 22, 2009, 7:09 pm - IP Logged

                  Damm! I'm pretty sure that it's gonna get higher. I had a dream that the jackpot went up t0 $330,000,000. I'm gonna buy one hundred ticket worth of quickpix in Queens and one hundred in manhattan and one hundred in brooklyn and one hundred in NJ

                  Thats a good plan.....those areas always win at least the 250,000 dollar prize and Queens recently won a MM jackpot....if I lived there I would do the  same ....I live in a county in NY.....that has never one a 250k or jackpot.....I still play though......one day it could come to my county

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                    Posted: August 22, 2009, 7:49 pm - IP Logged

                    holy moses! I seriously had the exact amount in my dream in which the mega was to climb to before hitting! 330 mill.! Too weird!

                    THe worse part is my Ticket is only good for Tuesdays draw....

                    ~~Is it true, Is it kind,Is it necessary. ~~~

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                      Posted: August 22, 2009, 8:37 pm - IP Logged

                      I hope the MM jackpot winner will be from sunny CADancePerhaps ME!!Banana

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                        Posted: August 22, 2009, 9:10 pm - IP Logged

                        i think that it will hit Tuesday their are a aweful lot of people winning 250k usually that is what happens when the jackpot is going to hit, it may go one more, i hope it goes to 330 million!!! that would be awesome! i will be making the "Mega Short Trip" to Georgia to get me some quick picks...

                        the funny thing is that i bought 55.00 worth of powerball tickets in TN and i did not get one number out of every one of them.... God is saving my luck for the "Mega Win"

                        How Many Should i Buy?

                        Good luck and God Bless everyone

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                          Posted: August 22, 2009, 11:05 pm - IP Logged

                          PartyParty

                           

                          I bet I am winning the record breaking MM.....Good luck to all

                          "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: August 22, 2009, 11:08 pm - IP Logged

                            i think that it will hit Tuesday their are a aweful lot of people winning 250k usually that is what happens when the jackpot is going to hit, it may go one more, i hope it goes to 330 million!!! that would be awesome! i will be making the "Mega Short Trip" to Georgia to get me some quick picks...

                            the funny thing is that i bought 55.00 worth of powerball tickets in TN and i did not get one number out of every one of them.... God is saving my luck for the "Mega Win"

                            How Many Should i Buy?

                            Good luck and God Bless everyone

                            If you had manually picked all 39 bonus numbers on your auto/quick picks, you would have at least got a 0+1 for $3.

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