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Mega Millions: $168M Christmas Eve lottery jackpot

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Posted: December 22, 2010, 6:19 pm - IP Logged

Good article, but there was no Powerball drawing on Christmas Eve last year - Christmas Eve fell on a Thursday. The Christmas Miracle drawing referred to in the article actually took place on the day AFTER Christmas.

Today's winning 3-ball is going to be a number between 000 and 999.

In a lot of states, lotteries benefit education. That makes the REAL winners the only people who can't play!

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    Posted: December 22, 2010, 7:22 pm - IP Logged

    Good article, but there was no Powerball drawing on Christmas Eve last year - Christmas Eve fell on a Thursday. The Christmas Miracle drawing referred to in the article actually took place on the day AFTER Christmas.

    The ticket WAS printed on Christmas Eve though (I know that's not what the article was saying but thought I'd throw that out there, since it would still be a Christmas Miracle since the numbers were printed before Christmas).

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      Posted: December 22, 2010, 7:33 pm - IP Logged

      Good article, but there was no Powerball drawing on Christmas Eve last year - Christmas Eve fell on a Thursday. The Christmas Miracle drawing referred to in the article actually took place on the day AFTER Christmas.

      Thank you, the article has been fixed.

       

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        Posted: December 22, 2010, 10:23 pm - IP Logged

        I always said Id take the annuity, but when its this large I'll take the cash option. If I win, I'd be taking 74.9 Million after taxes. I wouldn't know what to do with all thats. Its crazy to think that I could win it all on christmas eve.

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          Posted: December 22, 2010, 10:34 pm - IP Logged

          Welp, looks like the winner is from Indiana. Congratulations to the winner.

          Gonna win.Big Smile

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            Posted: December 23, 2010, 1:36 am - IP Logged

            Welp, looks like the winner is from Indiana. Congratulations to the winner.

            I think you may have looked at the wrong thing?

             

            This was about MegaMillions, which isn't drawn tonight, and I don't think anyone won the PowerBall.

            Now I'm thinking how weird it will be if someone from Indiana does win on the 24th...

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              Posted: December 23, 2010, 2:39 am - IP Logged

              hes saying that cuz look at his location, hes in indiana.  haha

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                Posted: December 23, 2010, 3:34 am - IP Logged

                Yea that thought came to mind, kind of a good luck charm.

                Just wasn't sure if maybe I had missed something, haha.

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                  Posted: December 23, 2010, 4:20 am - IP Logged

                  yeah it is crazy to think you are gonna win it all

                   

                  becaus eim going ot win it all bwaaaa haaa haaaa

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                    Posted: December 23, 2010, 9:54 am - IP Logged

                    I always said Id take the annuity, but when its this large I'll take the cash option. If I win, I'd be taking 74.9 Million after taxes. I wouldn't know what to do with all thats. Its crazy to think that I could win it all on christmas eve.

                    After 35% Federal Taxes, you would net about $69.55 Million!

                    A nice ROI of 69,550,000% for me ......... I am only spending $1!

                    I hope it is one ticket and one person that wins!

                    Big Grin Santa  Santa  Party  Noel  Smiley Santa

                    as for me ........... I do know what to do with the cash if I win ..........

                     

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                      Posted: December 23, 2010, 1:24 pm - IP Logged

                      I always said Id take the annuity, but when its this large I'll take the cash option. If I win, I'd be taking 74.9 Million after taxes. I wouldn't know what to do with all thats. Its crazy to think that I could win it all on christmas eve.

                      Same here, the clerk that almost always sells me my tickets knows what I usually choose so when I said cash yesterday she kinda froze for a second since she's so used to hitting the annuity option.

                       

                      When the pot gets big I also start thinking about collecting myself, without a trust or anything, just so I can go through a big thing and since I'd be getting such a huge amount I could move to a better area right away, which would help limit those who could contact me. Of course I still don't sign the ticket right away, since I'm sure if I actually held the winning ticket it would all hit me how bothered I'd be and I'd collect through a trust like I've always planned on.

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                        Posted: December 23, 2010, 1:30 pm - IP Logged

                        Same here, the clerk that almost always sells me my tickets knows what I usually choose so when I said cash yesterday she kinda froze for a second since she's so used to hitting the annuity option.

                         

                        When the pot gets big I also start thinking about collecting myself, without a trust or anything, just so I can go through a big thing and since I'd be getting such a huge amount I could move to a better area right away, which would help limit those who could contact me. Of course I still don't sign the ticket right away, since I'm sure if I actually held the winning ticket it would all hit me how bothered I'd be and I'd collect through a trust like I've always planned on.

                        In Ohio we have up to sixty days after the drawing to decide if we want cash so all I have to think about now is winning.  If I don't win then I don't have to decide.

                         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                           
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                          Posted: December 23, 2010, 4:25 pm - IP Logged

                          The ticket WAS printed on Christmas Eve though (I know that's not what the article was saying but thought I'd throw that out there, since it would still be a Christmas Miracle since the numbers were printed before Christmas).

                          Ah, I see.

                          Today's winning 3-ball is going to be a number between 000 and 999.

                          In a lot of states, lotteries benefit education. That makes the REAL winners the only people who can't play!

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                            Posted: December 23, 2010, 5:23 pm - IP Logged

                            In Ohio we have up to sixty days after the drawing to decide if we want cash so all I have to think about now is winning.  If I don't win then I don't have to decide.

                            I wish that's how it was here but we have to decide at the time of purchase. I guess it does help if you want annuity and want to wait a while to claim (since most states only allow annuity within the first 30-60 days), but I'd rather be free to decide how I want to collect after I've won.

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                              Posted: December 23, 2010, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

                              In Massachusetts, we have 60 days to decide on a payment option. If you dont choose within that time, its automatically annuity. We also have a full year to claim the prize from the drawing date.

                              Also, last time MA won a major jackpot was in 1999 and 2004. I think were due again, or another state that hasn't won at all might win.