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Mega Millions lottery sales brisk as big draw nears

Mega MillionsMega Millions: Mega Millions lottery sales brisk as big draw nears

Waiting for the big draw tonight?  Here's a fun video report to watch

Stores were bustling Tuesday, filled with customers hoping to strike it rich tonight.

The Mega Millions jackpot stands at $252 million — the biggest in a year and a half.

The Park Avenue Pharmacy in Worcester is a popular place for people to chase the dream.

"We've been consistently ranked in the top two in lottery sales in the city and we are the number one pharmacy in the state for lottery sales."

The pharmacy usually sees an increase in sales when the jackpot climbs this high, plus it doesn't hurt to have some fortunate customers.

Others think their chances are stronger in "numbers" literally.

"We have a pool at work. After taxes we get 2.4 million each but I'm not greedy I'll take a little. Every bit helps."

And those who say they have the winning ticket know exactly what they will do with all that cash.

Lottery officials estimate that more than three million tickets will be sold today in the 12 states that participate in Mega Millions. And if there is no winner tonight Friday's jackpot will be even bigger meaning for some that case of lottery fever will get much worst.

Don't forget to check the results at USA Mega (www.usamega.com) after 11:00 p.m.!

http://media.lpimg.com/082509_kdaly_7pm.mp4

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Posted: August 25, 2009, 10:11 pm - IP Logged

I guess we will find out in about 49 minutes if there is a winner!

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    Posted: August 25, 2009, 10:18 pm - IP Logged

    Someone wins tonight:

     

    Odds.  YES -120

               NO EVEN

      RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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      Posted: August 25, 2009, 10:58 pm - IP Logged

      I guess we will find out in about 49 minutes if there is a winner!

      Only the person holding the winning ticket will know if someone won at 11:00 PM, the rest will have to wait a while.

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

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        Posted: August 25, 2009, 11:03 pm - IP Logged

        The number  in case they are late

        03 12 19 22 40  MB02

        252 Mill

        If no winner 325Mil

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          Chief Bottle Washer
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          Posted: August 25, 2009, 11:13 pm - IP Logged

          The number  in case they are late

          03 12 19 22 40  MB02

          252 Mill

          If no winner 325Mil

          By the time you posted this, the results were already at www.usamega.com.  No need to post results in the forums.

           

          Check the State Lottery Report Card
          What grade did your lottery earn?

           

          Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
          Help eliminate computerized drawings!

            GamerMom's avatar - tails

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            Posted: August 25, 2009, 11:34 pm - IP Logged

            By the time you posted this, the results were already at www.usamega.com.  No need to post results in the forums.

            How long before we know if there was a winner?

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              Posted: August 25, 2009, 11:37 pm - IP Logged

              It's my turn to win Mega Millions !.  Patriot

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                Posted: August 25, 2009, 11:41 pm - IP Logged

                Love the video News Clip on this thread Todd... Very Cool - Pogo Lovies

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                  Chief Bottle Washer
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                  Posted: August 25, 2009, 11:45 pm - IP Logged

                  How long before we know if there was a winner?

                  Mega Millions takes a bit longer than Powerball, for some reason.  I wouldn't start looking until 1:00 a.m. (Eastern) or so.  Sometimes they surprise us with an early announcement, but it's normally between 1 and 2 in the morning.

                   

                  Check the State Lottery Report Card
                  What grade did your lottery earn?

                   

                  Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
                  Help eliminate computerized drawings!

                    DelmarvaChick's avatar - wallace
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                    Posted: August 25, 2009, 11:49 pm - IP Logged

                    I guess we will find out in about 49 minutes if there is a winner!

                    I am not the jackpot winner. I hope I get the chance to try again for a big jackpot on Friday.


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                      Posted: August 25, 2009, 11:51 pm - IP Logged

                      I was close to hit the jackpot. But $150 in 7 ticket will help alot. I onced had a dream the mega climb to 330 mill and I think I might be right. If nobody wins tonight, I'm going to play like crazy


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                        Posted: August 25, 2009, 11:53 pm - IP Logged

                        I hope it goes up to 325 mill. If it does, I don't know how much excitement there gonna be

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                          Posted: August 25, 2009, 11:58 pm - IP Logged

                          Thanks Todd!

                           

                          Yeah i hope it rolls too.  I'm going to be in Georgia this weekend, i can buy tix friday and saturday if it rolls twice!


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                            Posted: August 26, 2009, 12:04 am - IP Logged

                            Damm! everybody is online waiting to see if nobody wins. Its funny how crazy people go for big millions..but wait people it ain't that easy to win.. If it sounds to good to be true, maybe it is not true. Tonight I finally realize it that Its not easy to win the jackpot. My number is 02,12,19,22,40 and megaball 03. as you can see if the 03 was in place of of 02 and 03 was in place of  02, I would have hit the jackpot. And I bought 7 ticket of the same number.. goood for me thaty I win $150 dollars 7 times, but imagine if it was the jackpot, I would have split it 7 times to myself which would be a history.. The lottery is very difficult people. Believe me, tonight is the truth. From now on, I'm gonna play for fun, but not with the belief that I will hit the jackpot. If I happen to win the jackpot, I'm bless.  After all, it just a game.