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$325 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot rolls again

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Posted: August 26, 2009, 9:24 am - IP Logged

Looks like I'll be driving to Jersey again for tickets Wink Good luck all.

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    Posted: August 26, 2009, 9:47 am - IP Logged

    Im going to put down $20-$25 for this Friday's drawing.  Hopefully luck will be on my side this Friday evening.

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      Posted: August 26, 2009, 9:52 am - IP Logged

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

      I think it is $410 million, so it would have to be just over that.

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        Posted: August 26, 2009, 9:58 am - IP Logged

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

        i think over 390 million that is the record it happend in 2007 and 2 people won it 1 in NJ and one in GA

         

        i hope i can win... like everyone else of course. and at least i hit some money last night. so things are looking up!!!

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          Posted: August 26, 2009, 10:10 am - IP Logged

          Wow...I thought for sure someone would have won last night.  Well...I'll be getting my tickets tomorrow cos I don't want to be in a long line on Friday. I already belong to 3 lottery pools at work ($2 each week, so $6 for all 3 pools...not too bad), but I'll also pick up a few tickets myself.

           

          Good luck guys and gals! I know I'l have fun daydreaming about winning....

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            Posted: August 26, 2009, 10:11 am - IP Logged

            i think over 390 million that is the record it happend in 2007 and 2 people won it 1 in NJ and one in GA

             

            i hope i can win... like everyone else of course. and at least i hit some money last night. so things are looking up!!!

            It took 73million from Sat. to Tues to reach 325million............you think we can do 75million in three days?

            The $400 million jackpot is finally here...............and Friday is going to be nuts!!!!!..........I truly hope that people play responsibly, and adamc224 you are right....the record is held by Mega Millions at $390 million back in 2007........its time to break it....and that'll be one heck of a stimulus check!

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              Posted: August 26, 2009, 10:13 am - IP Logged

              i think over 390 million that is the record it happend in 2007 and 2 people won it 1 in NJ and one in GA

               

              i hope i can win... like everyone else of course. and at least i hit some money last night. so things are looking up!!!

              Yes, $390 million in March of 2007, won by two tickets from GA and NJ.  The drawing was in Times Square.

              It can be fun to look back on the sequence of events that week.  It can be found in the USA Mega news archive for March 2007: http://www.usamega.com/archive-032007.htm

              By the way, the estimate for that drawing calculated after the previous draw was $370 million, and the frantic rush for tickets pushed the jackpot up to the final $390 million by draw time.

               

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                Posted: August 26, 2009, 10:17 am - IP Logged

                That's very interesting Todd.  Have I said "Thank you" lately?

                @perfecttiming2:

                Sat to tues was just three days., so why not?

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                  Posted: August 26, 2009, 10:24 am - IP Logged

                  That's very interesting Todd.  Have I said "Thank you" lately?

                  @perfecttiming2:

                  Sat to tues was just three days., so why not?

                  Hi Spy..........

                  That question in my post was more like a statement ......with an attitude (LOL...wink, wink)

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                    Posted: August 26, 2009, 10:29 am - IP Logged

                    oh, my bad.  LOL  Nice to meet btw.

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                      Posted: August 26, 2009, 11:00 am - IP Logged

                      It took 73million from Sat. to Tues to reach 325million............you think we can do 75million in three days?

                      The $400 million jackpot is finally here...............and Friday is going to be nuts!!!!!..........I truly hope that people play responsibly, and adamc224 you are right....the record is held by Mega Millions at $390 million back in 2007........its time to break it....and that'll be one heck of a stimulus check!

                      i think it will be a record breaker also! i am going to buy 20-40 dollars. if only one person wins this money it will be unreal for them. i hope they take this advice and get a blind trust! everyone would be their new best friends... lol what would i do for this money or at least a chunk of about 50 million : ) way more exciting than powerball!! way more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                        Posted: August 26, 2009, 11:05 am - IP Logged

                        man i can't even begin to think what im going to do with all that moneyParty

                        Im going to be dropping 5 bucks in a few counties in NJ and in brooklyn and manhattan . I'll be happy with $150 !

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                          Posted: August 26, 2009, 11:39 am - IP Logged

                          Unless sales fall well short of their estimates, another roll will absolutely shatter the previous record. The cash value of the previous record was a bit over $233 million. Based on the cash to annuity ratio for this jackpot it would take an advertised annuity value of just under $371 million to have a bigger cash value. If sales aren't any better than their first estimate, another roll can't possibly miss the 400 mark, and would almost certainly be 425. That would be a hair over $267.5 million in pre-tax cash.

                          Of course for the previous record the initial estimate was for a jump from 275 to 340, and later announcements increased it to 355 and then 370, before the final accounting  pushed it to 390. Similar sales for this drawing would have it finishing at about 355 to 360. If that happens and it does roll it would have to go past 460. If that wasn't enough to push it past 500 I'd be very surprised. If this one does finish in the 350 range it will mean there were sales of almost 200 million tickets. In theory that would cover a bit more than 70% of possible combinations. In reality it would be a lot less, so there's roughly a 1 in 3 chance it will roll again.

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                            Posted: August 26, 2009, 12:00 pm - IP Logged

                            Where can I go to play from Tennessee,,,I guess the closest route??????? Anyone know,I will play for sure ,,,,Good Luck to all!

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                              Posted: August 26, 2009, 12:05 pm - IP Logged

                              Where can I go to play from Tennessee,,,I guess the closest route??????? Anyone know,I will play for sure ,,,,Good Luck to all!

                              I think Ga. would be the closest

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