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$145M jackpot for tonight's Mega Millions lottery draw

Dec 21, 2010, 4:36 pm

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Mega MillionsMega Millions: $145M jackpot for tonight's Mega Millions lottery draw

Largest jackpot in more than seven months

The jackpot for tonight's multi-state Mega Millions lottery draw is $145 million, the most since May 4th.

The lump-sum cash payout of tonight's jackpot is $91.8 Million, if the winner decides to take the whole thing at once.

Tonight's draw, set for 11 p.m. Eastern Time, will be the 12th since the last time a ticket was sold  that matched all six numbers drawn.

The odds of matching all five numbers and the Mega number is 1 in 175,711,536.

Mathematicians have long said there is no advantage to purchasing a ticket at an outlet where previous big-money winning tickets have been sold. The odds of a big-money winning ticket sold at a particular outlet is wholly dependent on the number of tickets sold there.

The Mega Millions game is played in 41 states and the District of Columbia.

The winning numbers will be published at USA Mega (www.usamega.com) minutes after the drawing takes place.

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9 comments. Last comment 10 years ago by Nino224.
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weshar75's avatar - Lottery-042.jpg
Mcminnville, Oregon
United States
Member #3013
December 13, 2003
4681 Posts
Posted: December 21, 2010, 4:45 pm - IP Logged

Hopefully my $2 ticket comes in tonight.  Whammy!-weshar75SmashLOL

    United States
    Member #99767
    October 31, 2010
    2019 Posts
    Posted: December 21, 2010, 5:00 pm - IP Logged

    I work in Illinois and my co-workers and I play. We all put in $1.00 each. Today we played $44.00 Hope we get a win.

      TheOtherOne's avatar - Lottery-027.jpg
      Nashville, TN
      United States
      Member #86736
      February 9, 2010
      507 Posts
      Posted: December 21, 2010, 6:02 pm - IP Logged

      I have a handful of tickets tonight so I sure hope at least one is the one.

      I think I need to buy a few more though, just to be sure.

      Really hoping a state hits it this time that has never hit before, you know, like TN.

      But I guess GA or SC wont be bad either since I have tickets from there too :)

      Good luck people!

        ttech10's avatar - blobdude
        United States
        Member #92326
        June 5, 2010
        887 Posts
        Posted: December 21, 2010, 6:35 pm - IP Logged

        I looked back and the 2nd highest jackpot this year was $144 million won in Texas so it'd be cool if I (or someone else from Texas) won since how close the numbers would be.

        Was going out for a drive here in a bit and may pick up one more ticket.


        Good luck to everyone.

          sully16's avatar - sharan
          United States
          Member #81738
          October 28, 2009
          75554 Posts
          Posted: December 21, 2010, 8:20 pm - IP Logged

          I'm ready...good luck everyone.

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            United States
            Member #88762
            March 22, 2010
            335 Posts
            Posted: December 21, 2010, 9:11 pm - IP Logged

            i bought a few from different stores about $10. the winner will be from....... NEW YORK and it will be me Hurray! haha good luck!


              United States
              Member #12694
              March 20, 2005
              17 Posts
              Posted: December 21, 2010, 9:23 pm - IP Logged

              I'll take the $91.8 milHiding Behind Computer

                United States
                Member #78796
                August 21, 2009
                390 Posts
                Posted: December 22, 2010, 1:18 am - IP Logged

                at 168 million now. Might play $10 worth.

                  Nino224's avatar - Lottery-013.jpg
                  Miami, FLA
                  United States
                  Member #62791
                  July 9, 2008
                  686 Posts
                  Posted: December 22, 2010, 3:40 am - IP Logged

                  "The odds of a big-money winning ticket sold at a particular outlet is wholly dependent on the number of tickets sold there."

                  In my neighborhood there's a busy supermarket and five smaller outlets that sell tickets. For as long as I've played I've gone to the smaller outlets because the supermarket has already sold several winners, and I keep thinking the other places are due. I think it's time to rethink that theory.

                  "...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace