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Mega Millions lottery ticket worth $133M sold in Calif.

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Posted: August 31, 2010, 10:24 am - IP Logged

I visited Morro Bay in 1981, it is indeed a beautiful place.

I would visit again if I would win a jackpot !

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    I visited Morro Bay in 1981, it is indeed a beautiful place.

    I would visit again if I would win a jackpot !

    I plan to visit Cleveland, Ohio if I win a jackpot because that's where the lottery headquarter hands out the checks.

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      Posted: August 31, 2010, 11:15 am - IP Logged

      I plan to visit Cleveland, Ohio if I win a jackpot because that's where the lottery headquarter hands out the checks.

      I would visit Harrisburg, PA for a very brief time ...... if I won a Jackpot ........... because Pennsylvania is OK to visit, but I wouldn't want to live here !

      Went to Cleveland, OH once .......... people didn't like our Steelers Jerseys ???????????????????????

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        O.K. the stats in here show 1 in 175,711,536 spread over 41 states. That is just to win the big mega jack pot; the stats show that 3,904,701 to 1 for getting five numbers and not hitting the mega .Other stats show for Super Lotto plus in California are   41,416,353 to 1 for hitting all five plus the mega, and 1,592,937 to 1 hitting all five without the mega. Pretty high odds and that should reflect the numbers of winners per the most densely populated areas and the areas that have the highs amount of lotto sales. In other words the states and counties that sell the most sales and have the highs population should be the state and county with the most wines, right? Well as per the lotto information New York sells the most lotto sales? The New York area also has the highest population in the country as per the U.S. censes. Why then is California way ahead of New York in winnings? New York sells more tickets and has a higher population. Let’s look at what area in California that is winning, the L.A area wines more than any other county in the state, winning the majority of mega and lotto’s everything over $100,000, from the majority of scratcher tickets to mega and lotto. In California one could say that the L.A. area of 15 million populations is why, but not so fast the bay area’s combined population extends to North of San Francisco to the South Bay passed Gilroy area to the East Bay that never stops till it gets to Sacramento. People that live in this area knows it is one big metropolises area not separate like the San Diego area from L.A. The other thing about the amount of winners per sale central California also has more sales that LA. So let me ask, is the L.A area just luckier that the rest of the country and luckier that the rest of California or is more going on here than meets the eye ,oh let me also tell you that the lotto is based out of LA. This is great that an area outside of the LA area has won but remembers that of the 14 or so mega winners in California only three have been outside the LA area     

        Year          Jackpot wins                 5+0

        2007        Cali-2 / NY-2          Cali-117 / NY-111

        2008        Cali-0 / NY-0.5        Cali-103 / NY-106

        2009         Cali-2.8 / NY-5.5     Cali-104 / NY-141

        2010          Cali- 4 / NY- 2         Cali- 82 / NY -84 (combined MM & PB)

        Total          Cali-8.8 / NY-10      Cali-406 / NY - 442

         

        Just wanted to see the numbers.  These are close approximates...

        The jackpot wins are all Megamillions (out of 48 jackpots hit since 2007)

         


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          Year          Jackpot wins                 5+0

          2007        Cali-2 / NY-2          Cali-117 / NY-111

          2008        Cali-0 / NY-0.5        Cali-103 / NY-106

          2009         Cali-2.8 / NY-5.5     Cali-104 / NY-141

          2010          Cali- 4 / NY- 2         Cali- 82 / NY -84 (combined MM & PB)

          Total          Cali-8.8 / NY-10      Cali-406 / NY - 442

           

          Just wanted to see the numbers.  These are close approximates...

          The jackpot wins are all Megamillions (out of 48 jackpots hit since 2007)

           


          OK,

          Going with 8.8 Mega Millions jackpot wins for California....

          Not bad, considering we only had the game since June 2005....

          (But if you went back to 2005, it would make it at least 9 wins....I think it was November 2005 that the workers in Garden Grove, CA won the $315M Mega Millions Jackpot...)

          I do wonder though,

          In 2004, CA had to decide whether to go with MM or PB.....

          What if we had choosen Powerball, would Mega Millions have survived?

          I know that there are 41 (?) states that play MM, but if Cali was not one of them, I wonder how fast (or slow) the jackpot would be growing......and if it would have led to a merger of the two games much quicker? (I am thinking a merger is very possible...)

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            OK,

            Going with 8.8 Mega Millions jackpot wins for California....

            Not bad, considering we only had the game since June 2005....

            (But if you went back to 2005, it would make it at least 9 wins....I think it was November 2005 that the workers in Garden Grove, CA won the $315M Mega Millions Jackpot...)

            I do wonder though,

            In 2004, CA had to decide whether to go with MM or PB.....

            What if we had choosen Powerball, would Mega Millions have survived?

            I know that there are 41 (?) states that play MM, but if Cali was not one of them, I wonder how fast (or slow) the jackpot would be growing......and if it would have led to a merger of the two games much quicker? (I am thinking a merger is very possible...)

            P.S.

            Just an FYI........

            I'm not dumping on Mega Millions, I do think that the MM payout is much better than PB and I am so grateful that CA has Mega Millions (Believe me!).........

            And although there were some (in CA) who were against MM being here, I am sure the MM Jackpot winners in CA are glad that it came here too....

            With that said.....

            I still believe that Mega Millions will be the first to hit the $400 million mark and set a new record....it is only a matter of time....it will happen.

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              Morro Bay liquor store to get $665,000 commission

              A $133 million lottery jackpot is more than the stuff of daydreams for one customer of a Morro Bay, California, liquor store.

              Bottle Liquor and Deli at 999 Main St. in Morro Bay sold the winning Mega Millions lottery ticket, the only jackpot winner in Friday's 41-state drawing, according to the California Lottery.

              The winning numbers: 4-10-26-32-41 and Mega 31.

              The odds of winning a Mega Millions jackpot, according to the lottery: 1 in 176 million. It's the largest lottery win ever for San Luis Obispo County and one of the largest in California history, lottery spokesman Alex Traverso said.

              In May, a Southern California woman won a $266 million Mega Millions jackpot, the largest individual win on record.

              Nick Martinez, manager of Bottle Liquor and Deli, said the next largest wins sold at the store were about $20,000.

              "We've sold some nice winners, but we've never sold the (Mega) millionaire before," said Martinez, who returned to work from a vacation Saturday to hear the news from the store's owner.

              Bottle Liquor and Deli will receive $665,000 for selling the ticket.

              As of Saturday, no one had stepped forward to claim the prize, Traverso said. When the winner does, he said, he or she can choose between a $92.4 million lump sum and 26 annual payments.

              The winner of the jackpot has one year to claim the prize, Traverso said, "but very rarely do we have a jackpot winner (of a prize) this size wait more than a week."

              Todd, that was California's 4th Mega Millions Jackpot win in 2010!

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                Posted: September 1, 2010, 6:09 pm - IP Logged

                Todd, that was California's 4th Mega Millions Jackpot win in 2010!

                Absolutely right!  And it was also California's 15th Mega Millions jackpot overall.  The first was won on Nov. 15, 2005 -- and the second was won 14 days later (Nov. 29, 2005)!

                Mega Millions jackpots won in California to-date:

                1. 11/15/2005 - $315 Million
                2. 11/29/2005 - $35 Million (also won in Michigan)
                3. 12/30/2005 - $88 Million
                4. 06/16/2006 - $34 Million
                5. 05/11/2007 - $112 Million
                6. 09/21/2007 - $60 Million
                7. 01/02/2009 - $46 Million
                8. 05/01/2009 - $225 Million (also won in Ohio and Virginia)
                9. 05/15/2009 - $38 Million (also won in Virginia)
                10. 08/28/2009 - $336 Million (also won in New York)
                11. 11/10/2009 - $77 Million (also won in New Jersey)
                12. 03/05/2010 - $133 Million
                13. 05/04/2010 - $266 Million
                14. 07/16/2010 - $64 Million
                15. 08/27/2010 - $133 Million

                 

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                  First, California is a big state and has the largest population so expect the most winners to be here.  California is so big, that there has often been talk of splitting the state in two, a North and South as with the Civil War.  Perhaps California will also have a civil war.  Embarassed

                  Second, because Morrow Bay is a seaside village, there is a chance the winner already has money and might not even need it.  I'm just speculating, of course.

                  I don't think CA needs a civil war. They should stay intact and secede from the union instead. I think most of the country would be agreeable to that as long as Pelosi, Boxer, Feinstein and Waxman had to go with the deal.

                  And Ahnold, they'd have to keep Ahnold too.

                  We could create jobs by digging a a shipping canal from the ocean to Lake Tahoe, Nevada which would be our new west coast shipping center. If California objected to our canal we could just bomb them or something. It'd be nice if we could get rid of Washington at the same time too. Maybe Canada would take them.

                  Canada would have to be forewarned about Washington though, that the people there like to dress up in black clothes and break windows on Department Stores and Starbucks Shops a lot. Somehow, they think that will end experiments on laboratory rats or something. Ever meet anybody from there? Kinda goofy. We wouldn't miss them, trust me. I think we'll survive the loss of the radish capital of the world. Oooooooh, radishes, yummmm! Not a day goes by that I don't crave radishes!

                  Seriously though, cut me some heavy slack, nobody needs Washington or California. They're both fiscal basket cases who've failed miserably at their socialist experiments and now want to be bailed out by those whose method (capitalism) they abhor. They still don't realize however, that it is capitalism that creates the capital needed to bail them out. They still think capital comes from the government when the government doesn't create a penny of capital - it only takes it away from those who do. They are beyond help. Bailing them out would be akin to throwing money in a black hole. They elected the idiots they have for leaders and now they're finding out that there just aren't enough rich people to support everybody no matter what Pelosi promises them. Not our problem.

                  And then on top of that everybody's getting sick and tired of hearing somebody in CA won our money in the lottery again. That money should be confiscated and used to pay for the taxpayer funded ATM Cards for the "homeless" and taxpayer provided shopping carts for the "disenfranchised" and other brilliant ideas dreamed up in CA. (just kidding)


                                                               
                                       
                                                           

                   

                   

                   

                   

                                                                                                                     

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                    Absolutely right!  And it was also California's 15th Mega Millions jackpot overall.  The first was won on Nov. 15, 2005 -- and the second was won 14 days later (Nov. 29, 2005)!

                    Mega Millions jackpots won in California to-date:

                    1. 11/15/2005 - $315 Million
                    2. 11/29/2005 - $35 Million (also won in Michigan)
                    3. 12/30/2005 - $88 Million
                    4. 06/16/2006 - $34 Million
                    5. 05/11/2007 - $112 Million
                    6. 09/21/2007 - $60 Million
                    7. 01/02/2009 - $46 Million
                    8. 05/01/2009 - $225 Million (also won in Ohio and Virginia)
                    9. 05/15/2009 - $38 Million (also won in Virginia)
                    10. 08/28/2009 - $336 Million (also won in New York)
                    11. 11/10/2009 - $77 Million (also won in New Jersey)
                    12. 03/05/2010 - $133 Million
                    13. 05/04/2010 - $266 Million
                    14. 07/16/2010 - $64 Million
                    15. 08/27/2010 - $133 Million

                    WoW! 15 Jackpot wins for CA since 2005.......that's pretty darn cool!

                    Now if only my numbers would just show up......together......on one line....in the proper order....Disapprove

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                      I believe my family is going win the lottery, but I also believe the Mega Millions game rigged! How many people from California have won the MMs so far this year? At least five or six, and it has been in the 100 millions. The game is rigged.Let It All Out

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                        I am glad everyone is playing with the numbers about my original post .California has a high number of winners and I am not arguing that but take a look at the overall winners. What area of California they have won and continue to win. Not just mega lotto but also lotto plus, scratcher’s tickets, and big spin tickets, the majority of winner comes from the L.A. area. The number is like 98% of winners winning $100,000 and up are coming from LA. It seems to me that the LA area is ether the luckiest place on earth or there is something else going on

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                          I am glad everyone is playing with the numbers about my original post .California has a high number of winners and I am not arguing that but take a look at the overall winners. What area of California they have won and continue to win. Not just mega lotto but also lotto plus, scratcher’s tickets, and big spin tickets, the majority of winner comes from the L.A. area. The number is like 98% of winners winning $100,000 and up are coming from LA. It seems to me that the LA area is ether the luckiest place on earth or there is something else going on

                          I've been to LA and don't care how lucky it would be to live there.

                          I don't like having to chew my air before I breathe it.


                                                                       
                                               
                                                                   

                           

                           

                           

                           

                                                                                                                             

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                            rdgrnr, that's not fair! Why do WE have to get stuck with those liberal, puffy-lipped whiners? (Di Fi, Waxman, et al) They are voted into office by illegal aliens, dead people, dogs, cats, guinea pigs and (gulp) actual citizens of the U.S., even citizens from California! You don't know how badly I want to get rid of this regime in our state. All they do day-in and day-out is try to attach their sainted 'minorities' to some government program, creating a dependent constituency. After their voters are safely bought, they'll milk the system for every dime they can scrounge from the public--as well as the private--dole. Di Fi was caught with her grimy paws in the government contractor cookie jar. She headed the committee that awarded contracts for military construction, and it was later determined that she awarded many of those contracts to companies her and her husband owned. So, why ain't she in JAIL??????? (I know why, but you can't utter such things in our 'enlightened' society..) I remember the valiant fight liberals mounted against the lottery, and how 'concerned' they were of the consequences of creating a gambling fever among California's population. Oh, it was inspiring how deliberately they enacted another blood-sucking scam, while appearing to be adamantly opposed to the measure. To heck with those Hollywood hams, each liberal perennial in our state should receive an Oscar for their role as shepherds of their benighted flocks!

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                              rdgrnr, that's not fair! Why do WE have to get stuck with those liberal, puffy-lipped whiners? (Di Fi, Waxman, et al) They are voted into office by illegal aliens, dead people, dogs, cats, guinea pigs and (gulp) actual citizens of the U.S., even citizens from California! You don't know how badly I want to get rid of this regime in our state. All they do day-in and day-out is try to attach their sainted 'minorities' to some government program, creating a dependent constituency. After their voters are safely bought, they'll milk the system for every dime they can scrounge from the public--as well as the private--dole. Di Fi was caught with her grimy paws in the government contractor cookie jar. She headed the committee that awarded contracts for military construction, and it was later determined that she awarded many of those contracts to companies her and her husband owned. So, why ain't she in JAIL??????? (I know why, but you can't utter such things in our 'enlightened' society..) I remember the valiant fight liberals mounted against the lottery, and how 'concerned' they were of the consequences of creating a gambling fever among California's population. Oh, it was inspiring how deliberately they enacted another blood-sucking scam, while appearing to be adamantly opposed to the measure. To heck with those Hollywood hams, each liberal perennial in our state should receive an Oscar for their role as shepherds of their benighted flocks!

                              I like the way you think, Daveyl.

                              Maybe there's hope for CA afterall.

                              I guess we'll see in November.


                                                                           
                                                   
                                                                       

                               

                               

                               

                               

                                                                                                                                 

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