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$333 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot increased

Aug 28, 2009, 3:22 pm

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Mega MillionsMega Millions: $333 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot increased

Rare mid-week increase spurred by massive sales

Mega Millions lottery players across the United States are pulling out the stops for tonights drawing, which now stands as the largest Mega Millions grand prize in 2½ years.

Because of the frantic ticket sales rate, lottery officials revised the jackpot earlier today to a staggering $333 million, with a lump-sum cash option of $210.4 million.

It is the second-largest Mega Millions jackpot of all time — or third-largest, if you count the $365 million jackpot from May 2000, when the multi-state game was called The Big Game.

Should no one win the jackpot tonight, Tuesday's jackpot would be at least $430 million, easily eclipsing the largest Mega Millions jackpot of all time, which was $390 million split by two tickets back in 2007.

To win tonight's grand prize, players must choose the selected five numbers plus the Mega Ball number. The winning numbers will be published at USA Mega (www.usamega.com) within minutes of the 11:00 p.m. drawing (Eastern Time).

Most states cut off Mega Millions ticket purchases at least 15 minutes before the draw time, so players are advised not to wait until the last minute.

The mad rush to check winnings numbers will undoubtedly caused web site outages this evening, as computer servers struggle to keep up with millions of hopeful players checking their numbers.

Players who are unable to get through to USA Mega (www.usamega.com) to check the Mega Millions lottery results are advised to wait until at least 11:30 p.m. to try the Web site again.  By that time, much of the initial wave of traffic will have subsided, and access should become easier.

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Nice

 

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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    430 million

    O M G

     

    god do i want a jackpot to roll more then ever for this to happen

     

    i want that to happen,but with over close to like what 50% OR more of all odds being sold, its going to be coin toss 

    i want the whole world to be going super record jackpot!

    , ya if just 1 person just won a  430 m jackpot ,

    i would be like, god help them, it will be a  media stomped on that person, that wins it

     

    even better if the person waits a few weeks, sense their be no doubt media reporters  asigned to covering the story, and they be PISSED on waiting for a winner to show up so long LOL

     

    hell i know they i think take around 2 weeks time to get all the money in whoever state lotto won it, atfer they got it all, then they wire it to a special bank account you set up

     

    so make them wait 2 weeks, then right before all that money can earn intrest for the lotto, show up and be liek  Hello, world

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      Qabloc!zewana
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      Finally...  Now I can win.  

       

      I hope.

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        Finally...  Now I can win.  

         

        I hope.

        I was thinking the same thing, now all I have to do is buy some tickets.

         * you don't need to buy every combination, just the winning ones * 

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          Milwaukee, WI
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          Only 7 more hours to go.

          Got the tivo set up...

          MarkP

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            Let's bring it home to Ohio, please, oh please.Party

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              i also want a new record to rub it in the face;s of my pb chairman, the tn RNG whore queen

               

              then maybe pb states can understand, making the odds biger then MM, yet having less players then MM states

              , is not the way to make jackpot records happen

               

              they will also learn, that a Jackpot cap is insane idea sense

               

              if MM get over 400M+ to almust  half a billion jackpot,  their sales for that 1 draw will be biger then many months of sales alone, caps are a dumb idea FOR the states main goal, making money

              why waste a chance of a Epic Super once in a lifetime jackpot Sale records with a  Cap

               

              am also sure the MM lotto state HQ's are praying for a roll

              if it rolls, ever MM state lotto directer will be Dancing with joy , they don't care if it rolls anymore

              they already know they jsut hit the jackpot of all sale records, 

              they be like, yup, am getting a Large bonus check for such a good sales record this year

               

              am sure all the lotto directers will be on tv , and not jsut 1 or 2 like it is now, grining

              and going, OMG everyone look at our jackpot, dream big, and remb to buy buy buy!

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                ThudThudThud

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                  mega ball will be 28

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                    October 17, 2005
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                    430 million

                    O M G

                     

                    god do i want a jackpot to roll more then ever for this to happen

                     

                    i want that to happen,but with over close to like what 50% OR more of all odds being sold, its going to be coin toss 

                    i want the whole world to be going super record jackpot!

                    , ya if just 1 person just won a  430 m jackpot ,

                    i would be like, god help them, it will be a  media stomped on that person, that wins it

                     

                    even better if the person waits a few weeks, sense their be no doubt media reporters  asigned to covering the story, and they be PISSED on waiting for a winner to show up so long LOL

                     

                    hell i know they i think take around 2 weeks time to get all the money in whoever state lotto won it, atfer they got it all, then they wire it to a special bank account you set up

                     

                    so make them wait 2 weeks, then right before all that money can earn intrest for the lotto, show up and be liek  Hello, world

                      That's the most conservative estimate possible - apparently they are afraid of winner's lawsuits. It will surely pass 500M barrier - guaranteed if it rolls tonight, 4 days until tuesday it will be the biggest news everywhere.

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                      Finally...  Now I can win.  

                       

                      I hope.

                      Party

                       

                      Lol Meeeeeee Please GOD help me, Thanks so much.....I can't wait.....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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                        good luck to everyone

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                          I'm hoping for 2 more rollovers.

                          Hyperventilating just thinking about it.

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                            GOOD LUCK!!!! 08-28 TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HyperUS FlagLepSee Ya!Hurray!White BouncePartyHurray!ShockedLurkingPokeRazzSurrenderStretchMadCrazy