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Multi-state lottery jackpots near $100 million mark

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The Powerball and Mega Millions lottery jackpots are now both nearing $100 million.

The Powerball annuity jackpot went up to $95 million ($46.1 million cash option) last night after no one had a ticket matching the first five numbers — 4 17 35 50 57 — and the Powerball 12.

Surprisingly, no one in any of the 41 states where Powerball is played, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands, had the first five numbers to win a second tier prize.

Mega Millions has the bigger jackpot at $99 million ($60.6 million cash option).

Mega Millions has not had a jackpot winner since Jan. 29. The next drawing for that game is tomorrow night.

The next drawing for Powerball, which has not had a jackpot winner since Feb. 6, is Saturday night.

For more lottery information about Powerball or Mega Millions, go to www.usamega.com.

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RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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Posted: February 25, 2010, 1:25 pm - IP Logged

Very strange, the total number of winner have constant increased during this PB run and with the most winners yet at 718,552 this is the first time there wasn't a match 5 among them.  In fact the previous drawing had thirty-two 4+1 and, six 5+0 winners and the drawing had thirty-two 4+1 and zero 5+0 winners.

 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
   
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    maringoman's avatar - images q=tbn:ANd9GcTbRxpKQmOfcCoUqF2FyqIOAwDo7rg9G-lfJLAALPGWJWwiz19eRw
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    Posted: February 25, 2010, 3:27 pm - IP Logged

    The powerball jackpot will rise faster than megamillions because of the powerplay option no available in MegaMillions in state that originally sold it. Personally I spend $6 every week, $2 on MegaMillions and $4 on powerball with powerplay. Wink

      RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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      Posted: February 25, 2010, 4:42 pm - IP Logged

      The powerball jackpot will rise faster than megamillions because of the powerplay option no available in MegaMillions in state that originally sold it. Personally I spend $6 every week, $2 on MegaMillions and $4 on powerball with powerplay. Wink

      Since any extra money earned by players playing the multipliers or powerplay is paid by the states where played, I doubt if they are contributing any of that extra money to the jackpot which all states contribute to equally based on regular ticket sales.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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        Posted: February 25, 2010, 6:35 pm - IP Logged

        I'm gonna win Mega Millions! Yes! Oh YessssssssSSSSSSSS!!!!!111Dance

        Gonna win.Big Smile

          DelmarvaChick's avatar - wallace
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          Posted: February 25, 2010, 6:39 pm - IP Logged

          did anyone else notice how close/similar the numbers were that were drawn for both games? is this just randomness at work or something else?

            Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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            Posted: February 25, 2010, 6:46 pm - IP Logged

            did anyone else notice how close/similar the numbers were that were drawn for both games? is this just randomness at work or something else?

            It is randomness at work, but the numbers definitely weren't close.

            Gonna win.Big Smile

              RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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              Posted: February 25, 2010, 7:48 pm - IP Logged

              I'm gonna win Mega Millions! Yes! Oh YessssssssSSSSSSSS!!!!!111Dance

              You'll probably have some competition from other LP members who are thinking the same thing. Wink

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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                Posted: February 25, 2010, 7:56 pm - IP Logged

                You'll probably have some competition from other LP members who are thinking the same thing. Wink

                Well at $99 million I wouldn't mind if there's more than 1 winner, but all I know is, I got a jackpot winning ticket right here. It's right here in front of me. I'm looking at it right now. That's all I gotta say.Big Grin

                Gonna win.Big Smile

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                  Posted: February 25, 2010, 11:49 pm - IP Logged

                  Meh, I don't even bother playing MegaMillions, the odds are so bad, until the jackpot hits above $200 Million.

                    bern117's avatar - chick
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                    Posted: February 26, 2010, 12:30 am - IP Logged

                    Odds don't matter. The chances of anything happening is always the same....50-50.  Either a thing will happen or it won't.   I WILL WIN!

                      dpoly1's avatar - driver
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                      Posted: February 26, 2010, 12:12 pm - IP Logged

                      Just waiting to be the first person from PA to win Mega Millions  !

                      Just one winner !

                      The way it should be ... and I don't need Regressive help to spread the wealth !

                      About 39 Million in the bank after Fed TAXES ... $21.35 million is enough for the crooks in DC !

                      Cool

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                        Posted: February 26, 2010, 3:09 pm - IP Logged

                        Odds don't matter. The chances of anything happening is always the same....50-50.  Either a thing will happen or it won't.   I WILL WIN!

                        I agree 100%.  I believe I have the same odds of winning as the last powerball winner :)

                          ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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                          Posted: February 26, 2010, 3:16 pm - IP Logged

                          You'll probably have some competition from other LP members who are thinking the same thing. Wink

                          Yep, I'm one of them! LOL

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

                            bashley572's avatar - starwars14
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                            Posted: February 27, 2010, 4:27 am - IP Logged

                            The powerball jackpot will rise faster than megamillions because of the powerplay option no available in MegaMillions in state that originally sold it. Personally I spend $6 every week, $2 on MegaMillions and $4 on powerball with powerplay. Wink

                            Yea we had Mega and then Powerball came to NY.  I luv the powerplay and play it everytime.  I have dropped Mega UNLESS I hit on the 3 way then will play Mega.

                            Money won is twice as good as money earned!