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$325 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot rolls again

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Posted: August 27, 2009, 1:08 am - IP Logged

MM jackpot of $325 million? Nice for the MM group. The Powerball group must be jealous. For all their tinkering with their matrix to raise the jackpot odds last January to an even more impossible 1 in 195 milion (?!!), PB, with now 30 states, hasn't reached the $300 milion jackpot mark in years. Not even five years ago PB had jackpot odds of 1 in 120 millon. Wasn't that impossible enough?? Not that I think that the MM jackpot odds of 1 in 176 million is a walk in the park. But I like to see that MM with fewer states does reach $300+ million jackpots much more often than PB, and yet MM hasn't touched their matrix in four years+ and has less impossible odds than the greedy PB group. Since January, PB doesn't get more than $2 from me once or twice a month. PB will only get the message that they need to lower their odds if enough players spend less and less on tickets. I would like to see MM to be the first, and not PB, to reach the $400 million jackpot mark. Watch out, players, PB will be thinking about another matrix expansion by the end of 2009 if they don't get a $400 million jackpot soon! PB beginning January 2010 to win jackpot: match 5/63 + 1/47 AND a letter of the alphabet (A through Z)!

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    It - is - a - no brainer !

    Always take the cash !

    I am quite sure that I can invest and get more than the annuity !

    More fun with a boat load of cash - no lawyers or financial advisors - just my plan !

    I need the good fortune -

    Good luck to everyone, but I hope that it is ME !

    My posse - Stooges  Cool Cool

    Besides - I already have my Phantom Coupe picked out !

    The folks at RR need to work too !

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      Sorry bro, I think its mine. I had just develope a system and it has work for the last two draws. This time I'm gonna win.

      Kikie,

       

      Nice to hear that you have a sure fire system developed.  I am curious tho...if this system worked the last 2 draws, why didn't you win the jackpot on the last 2 draws????

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        Posted: August 27, 2009, 4:49 am - IP Logged

        All I can think of is this - "the East Coast folks have been winning PB and MM WAY too often."  There have only been 2 recorded winners of MM in the state of Washington since 2002.

        It is my opinion that it is time for Washington to have a winner. OK, I live in Washington so I admit I am somewhat bias in that regard.

        I wish all well in this drawing, but am praying that I will be the sole winner of Fridays draw. Wink

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          Posted: August 27, 2009, 5:46 am - IP Logged

          SSSSSSSSSsssshhhhhhhh!   You just shut your dirty little mouth!

          Green laughbest reply ever.

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          Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be the name of a convenience store, not a govnoment agency.

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            Posted: August 27, 2009, 6:48 am - IP Logged

            One of these places sounds about right for me...

             

            Cheyenne Canyon Ranch – 7,100 acre southern Black Hills Ranch on the Cheyenne River. 3 residences including a custom log home, numerous outbuildings. Live water, views, and wildlife. Located about 30 minutes from Hot Springs, South Dakota. $7,900,000.

            Beaver Creek Ranch – 3,420 acre ranch in the scenic country west of Sundance, Wyoming along Interstate-90. Incredible scenery and great access. $8,500,000

            Wonder View Ranch  – 2,486 deeded acres between Sundance, Wyoming and Devils Tower. Incredible setting in the heart of Whitetail country. $5,750,000.

            Dutch Gulch Ranch  1,190 acres between Sundance, Wyoming and Spearfish, South Dakota on the South Redwater Creek Drainage. Visibility from Interstate 90 and just four miles from Beulah, WY. $2,970.000

              Lytle Creek Springs - Spectacular property on the Wyoming side of the Black Hills. 319 acres in the Bear Lodge Mountains east of Devils Tower. Nearly new custom home with lots of extras. Creek, joins National Forest, wildlife, and privacy.  $1,756,000.

            Gladson Creek Ranch - 864 acre ranch northwest of Hulett, Wyoming.  3 reservoirs, spring development and an intermittent creek.  Deer, turkeys and an occasional elk.  Scenic Black Hills setting.   $1,730,000.

              Beaver Creek Estate – Exceptional property with 163 acres along Beaver Creek with a fishing pond, pretty scenery, a custom log home and several outbuildings. A must see. $1,550,000.

            Buck Creek Trail Ranch – Pretty setting in the Belle Fourche River Valley north of Alva, Wyoming.163 acres with irrigated hay fields, custom home and numerous outbuildings.$1,550,000Price Reduced to  $1,300,000

            River Bend Retreat  – 560 acres in a secluded northeastern Wyoming setting on the Belle Fourche River. $1,208,000.

            Bear Lodge Retreat - 75 acres with direct access to National Forest and only minutes from downtown Sundance, Wyoming. $495,000.

            Crazy looks like someone has been doing some serious HOMEwork LOL

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              Posted: August 27, 2009, 7:31 am - IP Logged

              Remember you basically don't change. But people around you will. Park  your car and get notes all over It. Get thousands of letters. People coming to your door. Calling your phone.

              That is OK, I will help many of  these people. But I will need a staff to sort them out. Helping people would be my primary job. And earning enough to help them all.

              No fancy clothes, maybe a nice Camry, nice house in the middle of nowhere with an internet connection.

              No million $$$ paintings, or expensive doodads.

              MarkP

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                Remember you basically don't change. But people around you will. Park  your car and get notes all over It. Get thousands of letters. People coming to your door. Calling your phone.

                That is OK, I will help many of  these people. But I will need a staff to sort them out. Helping people would be my primary job. And earning enough to help them all.

                No fancy clothes, maybe a nice Camry, nice house in the middle of nowhere with an internet connection.

                No million $$$ paintings, or expensive doodads.

                MarkP

                With at least $120,000,000 in the bank - I would have some "fancy" Bashstuff.

                Money is to be used and enjoyed !

                Besides - spending keeps people employed !!!!!

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                  I'm kinda with MarkP.  I don't plan to go all out and be a conspicuous consumer. 

                  First off the family is a pool so the money is gonna be split off the top. 

                  I too would like a small ranch, about 100 acres.  I'd buy a couple of passenger vehicles, some london blue topaz jewelry, and a new home with a KILLER MASTER BATH and a KILLER KITCHEN along with many many many additions to my cookbook collection, and do some traveling.

                  After that I would mostly live off the interest.  The spreadsheet I use has me way beyond comfortable, including money for my charitable activities, for at least 50 years.

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                  Playing together to make a splash in the pool of lottery winners.  It's just a matter of time.

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                    Posted: August 27, 2009, 3:48 pm - IP Logged

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                    Yes friday is here.....a few hours to go then I get the good news......I really need a vacation...Hawaii here I come, I have been praying for some years now....I feel it is my turn for the mega jackpot please GOD answer my prayer and thank YOU for answering it....My father truly need to retire soon and get that house and car.  Thanks.  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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                      MM jackpot of $325 million? Nice for the MM group. The Powerball group must be jealous. For all their tinkering with their matrix to raise the jackpot odds last January to an even more impossible 1 in 195 milion (?!!), PB, with now 30 states, hasn't reached the $300 milion jackpot mark in years. Not even five years ago PB had jackpot odds of 1 in 120 millon. Wasn't that impossible enough?? Not that I think that the MM jackpot odds of 1 in 176 million is a walk in the park. But I like to see that MM with fewer states does reach $300+ million jackpots much more often than PB, and yet MM hasn't touched their matrix in four years+ and has less impossible odds than the greedy PB group. Since January, PB doesn't get more than $2 from me once or twice a month. PB will only get the message that they need to lower their odds if enough players spend less and less on tickets. I would like to see MM to be the first, and not PB, to reach the $400 million jackpot mark. Watch out, players, PB will be thinking about another matrix expansion by the end of 2009 if they don't get a $400 million jackpot soon! PB beginning January 2010 to win jackpot: match 5/63 + 1/47 AND a letter of the alphabet (A through Z)!

                      Multi-State Lottery Association, the group that runs PowerBall also offers another multi-state game "Hot Lotto" which is a 5/39 + 1/19 game with a multiplier option that's easier to win but not many states carry it because players are interested in a game with jackpots of $200M+.  What you want is a multi-state game with odds of winning like Hot Lotto and payouts like PowerBall, it's never going to happen.

                       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                         
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                        RJOh, I am familiar with Hot Lotto.  I just think that the PB group should not have raised the jp. odds YET again this past January. 5/55 + 1/42 (1 in 146 million) was discouraging enough. 1 in 195 million is just plain greedy, hoping that even higher odds will lead to $300 million jackpots more often.  Players are NOT stupid; they know when they're being dealt an even worse deal. They didn't even alter the lower-tier prizes with the last matrix expansion. Matching 4/5 + the PB still pays out $10,000 with jackpot odds of 1/195 million as it did with odds of 1/146 million before January.  Whereas many players might have spent more than $1 prior to the latest matrix expansion, many will now only spend $1 or $2. Why bother with more than $1? The PB group's only concern is making more money and making the dream vastly more impossible to players, and worst yet, their strategy to get bigger sales has ALWAYS been to expand the matrix again and again... add two more white balls (from 53 to 55 in 2005)... add 4 (!) more white balls (from 55 to 59 in 2009).  And yet no $300+ million jackpot in quite a few years. They should have lowered the odds with a matrix like 5/52 + 1/35, which is quite high btw, raised the price of the ticket to $2, and pay out $1 million to tickets matching the 5 white balls (they do that now only if you get the powerplay option for a $2 ticket anyway). I bet the PB jackpot would have reached $300+ million by now if they had done that.

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                          Yes friday is here.....a few hours to go then I get the good news......I really need a vacation...Hawaii here I come, I have been praying for some years now....I feel it is my turn for the mega jackpot please GOD answer my prayer and thank YOU for answering it....My father truly need to retire soon and get that house and car.  Thanks.  Good luck to all.

                          Uhhh, unless you live one day in the future (and if you do, please let me know the MM numbers tomorrow) it's just Thursday. Jester

                          And for the other post about PB states, it doesn't matter how many states Powerball or Mega Millions has, it's all about the total population and even with all the states Powerball has, Mega Millions still beats them out which makes how much they raised their odds a bit more of a joke. But then again the average person doesn't know or really care about the odds.

                          You can't predict random.

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                            Uhhh, unless you live one day in the future (and if you do, please let me know the MM numbers tomorrow) it's just Thursday. Jester

                            And for the other post about PB states, it doesn't matter how many states Powerball or Mega Millions has, it's all about the total population and even with all the states Powerball has, Mega Millions still beats them out which makes how much they raised their odds a bit more of a joke. But then again the average person doesn't know or really care about the odds.

                            wouldn't that be sweet... Robot Voice "i know the future numbers" and their they are... -,-,-,-,-,  MB -

                            Does anyone think their will be a jackpot increase tomorrow?

                             

                            i got a good feeling that i will not win

                            To the luck Player (s) that do

                            Get a lawyer, make a trust or LLC

                            To keep you safe and worry free-The less people know the better you are off, and you can enjoy the money freely and more joyfully

                            Give 10% to a church org, or something that has to do with helping people find a way in life (Just an opinion Don't start a Debate with me on this please!!!)

                            And please buy American Cars, i know it is not a Merc or Jaguar or BMW but the few still makes some really nice cars...

                            And A small favor to ask

                            "do not gamble anymore, you beat the house... You have Won!!"

                            Their is a saying the house always Wins!

                            So be careful and God Bless

                            Good Luck to all

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                              Remember you basically don't change. But people around you will. Park  your car and get notes all over It. Get thousands of letters. People coming to your door. Calling your phone.

                              That is OK, I will help many of  these people. But I will need a staff to sort them out. Helping people would be my primary job. And earning enough to help them all.

                              No fancy clothes, maybe a nice Camry, nice house in the middle of nowhere with an internet connection.

                              No million $$$ paintings, or expensive doodads.

                              MarkP

                              For some reason "Life Has Been Good (to Me So Far)" by Joe Walsh is stuck in my head!! LOL! :-D