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Mega Millions: $224 million lottery drawing tonight

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Posted: May 1, 2010, 1:22 am - IP Logged

I respect your keene hindsight to determine just whom and who won't win-exactly how do you know the fact that no one in LP will ever win--you must have inside knowledge???? Wink

There was NO Mega-Millions Lotto winner.  The jackpot has rolled over from $224 Million to $266 Million.

 

Didn't I tell you the winner would NOT be from LP or know LP?  Told ya so.  Wink

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    Posted: May 1, 2010, 1:38 am - IP Logged

    todd get ready to cover them lotto fever stories,

    their going to be massive sells on our hands,

     

    in case no one gets it yet, if this was pb, we be at lest a 340m marketed jackpot

    this is the bigest cash jackpot we had in years, thank goodness for cross selling helping us get here

     

    just 1 more roll baby, 1 more roll is all we need for a new Cash jackpot record

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      Posted: May 1, 2010, 1:42 am - IP Logged

      It rolled! $266 million.

      www.usamega.com

      I saw that, funny how state lottery sites update faster than the official site, maybe they just wait to do some extra calculating for ticket sales? I think it's safe to say if no one wins Tuesday (sure someone will)  it'll be over or close 300M Friday.

      You can't predict random.

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        I saw that, funny how state lottery sites update faster than the official site, maybe they just wait to do some extra calculating for ticket sales? I think it's safe to say if no one wins Tuesday (sure someone will)  it'll be over or close 300M Friday.

        Remarkably, for reasons I can't understand - particularly since it's a much better game than Powerball - MM is selling less tickets for comparable drawings than it was before the cross-over.

        This drawing according to Lottoreport, sold 94,009,915 tickets on average for a 15th drawing (large standard deviation.)

        This drawing sold 68,493,051 tickets.

        Go figure.

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          Posted: May 1, 2010, 4:38 am - IP Logged

          Yo yo yo! I will donate a little for the next one, then letz make it roll over 300!

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            Posted: May 1, 2010, 9:40 am - IP Logged

            Woo Hoo! Dance Rolling toward about $107 Million CASH after taxes in PA!

            I don't support Krazy Al Gore, but I am willing to go green .......... with tons of cash!

            I am just thinking of those poor souls trying to sell those houses at the lake Big Grin ...... and I could help one of them out!

            Actually, I do know people that need help ...... just like me. Yes Nod

            Best wishes to all ......... but I wish for me too!

            Let's go Mega Millions!!!!!!!!!!!! Christmas in May Smiley Santa

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              Posted: May 1, 2010, 10:21 am - IP Logged

              Remarkably, for reasons I can't understand - particularly since it's a much better game than Powerball - MM is selling less tickets for comparable drawings than it was before the cross-over.

              This drawing according to Lottoreport, sold 94,009,915 tickets on average for a 15th drawing (large standard deviation.)

              This drawing sold 68,493,051 tickets.

              Go figure.

              Maybe the lotto report numbers are wrong.  The report would have to individually gather sales data from all 38 states + D.C., which is a big task to do -- and maybe not be actually happening.  Or may not be happening accurately.  MUSL provides all-encompassing ticket sales data for Powerball, but there is no central organization doing that for MM.

               

              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: May 1, 2010, 10:36 am - IP Logged

                Maybe the lotto report numbers are wrong.  The report would have to individually gather sales data from all 38 states + D.C., which is a big task to do -- and maybe not be actually happening.  Or may not be happening accurately.  MUSL provides all-encompassing ticket sales data for Powerball, but there is no central organization doing that for MM.

                I would think since states contribute 30% of their sales to the jackpots of both games, the games head quarters would have those figures after each drawings.

                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   
                             Evil Looking       

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                  Posted: May 1, 2010, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

                  I am going to be winner tonight!!! I will be winner and quit this board once I win.

                  HaHahahaha..........priceless........I love your Honesty!

                  I'll be honest too, if I won the JP I certainly won't be sharing it with anyone on this or Any forum! I don't know any of you! None of us actually know each other-were nothing more than words on a screen each week - I only chime-in cause it's fun to respond to some of the peoples silly posts !

                  Here's the reality of it:  Winning , say, $300 M in the lotto is really not that much in the grand scheme of things. the first thing you do before you even see any of it is give away over half in taxes &  such !! And if you owe any back taxes, child support, etc...."they" are checking into all that before any money gets deposited ! and expect to be hit with the appropriate penalties added in !!  

                  The amount your now left with is surely more than you ever had and now your happy life can start but think about the new "problems" that most of us common folk are not prepared to deal with; You have to become a business person now to be able to manage that kind of wealth, not to mention the new experience of Plenty of people/ friends/ distant family all hounding you for a hand-out and expecting a healthy dose too !

                  Ultimately, don't ask me for a portion of my pidilly winnings.....go hit up Oprah, Trump, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, The Mexican telephone guy who is somehow (?) the worlds riches man, Sir Richard Branson...etc...ect...THEY HAVE THE MONEY!!! ...Not some hapless Roll Eyes Lotto winner !!!!

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                    Posted: May 1, 2010, 12:46 pm - IP Logged

                    I got my tickets already, now if only the machine pick those on my tickets.PartyDanceBanana

                    Is the drawing air blown balls or is it RNG

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                      Posted: May 1, 2010, 5:16 pm - IP Logged

                      I need to win so I can move out of this project. So many depressed and crazy people around. Not a safe area.

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                        Posted: May 1, 2010, 6:10 pm - IP Logged

                        I need to win so I can move out of this project. So many depressed and crazy people around. Not a safe area.

                        Cheers haven't ya heard ?? ..... this world really does revolve on the insanity generated by every day and not so every day people .... if thar were any sanity .... we wouldn't be here nore wasting the money

                         

                        personally I'd like to see it hit 300 million b4 my 41st b-day this month  Twitch

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                          Maybe the lotto report numbers are wrong.  The report would have to individually gather sales data from all 38 states + D.C., which is a big task to do -- and maybe not be actually happening.  Or may not be happening accurately.  MUSL provides all-encompassing ticket sales data for Powerball, but there is no central organization doing that for MM.

                          It's not hard at all.   If you think about it a little, you see that the sales data is an essential part of finding out whether or not there was a winner.   It follows that all state lottery computers are networked.

                          No one would ever write a computer program to check the numbers without also counting the tickets.   Computers today are extremely fast.    The Apollo missions to the moon actually had less computing power than a digital wristwatch has today.

                          The size of the jackpot rollovers are another clue that MM sales are not as impressive as they should be.

                          Both games have astronomical odds, but dollar for dollar, the MM is a far better bet than powerball.   The pretax expectation value, using the cash value, the only value that actually counts, for the MM is actually better than 1 right now, a very rare thing in any form of gambling.

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                            It's not hard at all.   If you think about it a little, you see that the sales data is an essential part of finding out whether or not there was a winner.   It follows that all state lottery computers are networked.

                            No one would ever write a computer program to check the numbers without also counting the tickets.   Computers today are extremely fast.    The Apollo missions to the moon actually had less computing power than a digital wristwatch has today.

                            The size of the jackpot rollovers are another clue that MM sales are not as impressive as they should be.

                            Both games have astronomical odds, but dollar for dollar, the MM is a far better bet than powerball.   The pretax expectation value, using the cash value, the only value that actually counts, for the MM is actually better than 1 right now, a very rare thing in any form of gambling.

                            Yes, it is hard for a person to track down the state-by-state ticket sales for Mega Millions.  Read my original post if you don't understand why.

                             

                            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: May 1, 2010, 10:34 pm - IP Logged

                              There was NO Mega-Millions Lotto winner.  The jackpot has rolled over from $224 Million to $266 Million.

                               

                              Didn't I tell you the winner would NOT be from LP or know LP?  Told ya so.  Wink

                              And so what is the point--of that--to brag that you were right-the idea is one of us "could" have been the winner and what difference does it make?? I'm here encourage WINNERS and generate some positive vibe instead of negative.  AGAIN--GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF THE LP FAMILY AND I HOPE SOMEONE WILL WIN FROM LP!!Dance