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$325 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot rolls again

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Largest Mega Millions jackpot in two years will be drawn Friday

There has been another rollover in the top prize for the multi-state Mega Millions lottery — expanding the jackpot to a staggering $325 million for the Friday drawing.

The lump-sum cash value is estimated to be $205 million.

It is the largest Mega Millions jackpot in two years, and if sales are brisker than expected, it may get even bigger. On August 31, 2007, four ticket-holders from Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, and Virginia shared a $330 million Mega Millions jackpot.

The rollover occurred because no player matched all the winning numbers from Tuesday night's $252 million drawing.

The next Mega Millions drawing will be Friday, Aug. 28, at 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time.  The winning numbers will be published within minutes of the draw time at USA Mega (www.usamega.com).

Although there was no grand prize winner Tuesday night, 24 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $250,000 prize: 4 from California, 2 from Georgia, 1 from Massachusetts, 4 from Michigan, 3 from New Jersey, 3 from New York, 2 from Ohio, 3 from Texas, and 2 from Virginia.

The California second-prize winners will take home prizes of $214,190 each, because California pays out with a pari-mutuel payment structure that divides the available prize money at each level by the number of winners, unlike the other Mega Millions states that pay out fixed prize amounts.

Another 202 players won third prizes of $10,000 apiece by matching four of the first five numbers plus the Mega Ball.  44 of those winners are from California, and will collect $5,310 each.

The winning numbers from Friday night's drawing were: 3, 12, 19, 22, and 40, with a Mega Ball number of 2.

The Texas Megaplier was 4.

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Posted: August 26, 2009, 1:43 am - IP Logged

How do we know that the Jackpot value actually reflects ticket sales here?

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    Posted: August 26, 2009, 1:43 am - IP Logged

    How do we know that the Jackpot value actually reflects ticket sales here?

    It's an estimate.  The actual amount will almost certainly be larger.

     

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

     

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

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      Posted: August 26, 2009, 2:01 am - IP Logged

      I can't believe no one won, I thought for sure after I saw those numbers someone would. Scared

      You can't predict random.

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        Posted: August 26, 2009, 2:09 am - IP Logged

         Is the world ready for another Jack Whittaker?

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          Posted: August 26, 2009, 2:13 am - IP Logged

          I can't believe no one won, I thought for sure after I saw those numbers someone would. Scared

          Same here. I thought for sure it would be won tonight.

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

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            Posted: August 26, 2009, 3:41 am - IP Logged

            I will be making a trip to VA on friday since it is 45minutes away from my house.

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            KZM

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              Posted: August 26, 2009, 6:40 am - IP Logged

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              its official heck has officially frozen over

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                Posted: August 26, 2009, 6:58 am - IP Logged

                It is staggering, however if there is a rollover what will the jackpot be???

                The people will go crazy to buy MM Lotto tickets, please expand now!!!

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                  Posted: August 26, 2009, 7:18 am - IP Logged

                  It is staggering, however if there is a rollover what will the jackpot be???

                  The people will go crazy to buy MM Lotto tickets, please expand now!!!

                  what would it have to be to be a record breaking jackpot?

                  voir-vous dans mes reves!Cool

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                    Posted: August 26, 2009, 7:39 am - IP Logged

                    KidzMom: You might want to go earlier than Friday. I'm sure there will be a loooong line at Bracey, which is where I assume you'll be going. ;-) Speaking of that, where in Bracey do you get your tix? I go to the truck stop (Simmons) but I don't know if they've ever had any winners. Coincidently, I'll be in Bracey on Friday as I drive through to another destination, so if you still go then, maybe I'll see ya in line!

                    I know in the last story, people talked about spending $40 so they could at least make a few bucks back. Can someone post where that was last discussed in depth? The math and so on is what I mean. I'm a lousy searcher.

                    Good luck to all!

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                      Posted: August 26, 2009, 7:50 am - IP Logged

                      Im seeing muliple winners, and i being one of them!!!!!!!  now this is going to get interesting Wink

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                        Posted: August 26, 2009, 8:39 am - IP Logged

                        Im seeing muliple winners, and i being one of them!!!!!!!  now this is going to get interesting Wink

                        SSSSSSSSSsssshhhhhhhh!   You just shut your dirty little mouth!

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                          Posted: August 26, 2009, 9:00 am - IP Logged

                          I am glad that I purchased a ticket good for 4 draws !

                          At least I have a chance !

                          This poor sick guy needs some good luck !

                          Stooges

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                            Posted: August 26, 2009, 9:23 am - IP Logged

                            I am seeing one winner !

                            I would have fun helping some people that I choose to help and funding some instrumental music programs !

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