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$237 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot raised again

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Posted: December 29, 2010, 6:28 pm - IP Logged

lucky 4 u. I live in South Florida and not near the border. If I lived near the border of 2 states I'd play both lotteries. In fact, a lot of people from Alabama win the lottery in Florida!

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    Posted: December 29, 2010, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

    Get tired of winning? LOL  Somehow I don't think she's tired.  I'll be more than happy to give her my money so that she can play on my behalf, LOL

    Why would she be tired of winning?  Joan Ginther won the grand prize of four lotteries but her total winnings were only $20.4 millions.

    http://www.lotterypost.com/news/216670

    The winner of the next MegaMillion lottery could win more than six times that amount in cash if they opt not to take the annuity.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: December 29, 2010, 6:59 pm - IP Logged

      I'm 45 min from St.Mary's GA so I play there Win 4  Life game

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        Posted: December 29, 2010, 8:28 pm - IP Logged

        It seems that one regular lottery player will walk away with $ 237 Millions! But this attract one question:

        What is the highest amount of jackpot money won by a lottery player who play's the Mega Millions?

        can anyone answer my question?

        N/B if your not sure of the answer pls do not reply to this post.

        These are the top 9 jackpots and the current one would be the 10th largest (there was a $230 million winner in Virginia in 2004).

        09/16/2005 - $250 Million - New Jersey

        05/04/2010 - $266 Million - California

        02/28/2006 - $267 Million - Ohio

        02/22/2008 - $270 Million - Georgia

        07/02/2004 - $294 Million - Massachusetts

        11/15/2005 - $315 Million - California

        08/31/2007 - $330 Million - Maryland/New Jersey/Texas/Virginia

        08/28/2009 - $333 Million - California/New York

        03/06/2007 - $390 Million - New Jersey/Georgia

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        I actually had a dream that the jackpot was rolling over, so I wasn't so enthusiastic about checking my tickets this morning. To my surprise though I won a whole $2, so I guess I'll be using that towards Friday's drawing. It was kind of upsetting, I had 2 regular numbers on almost all lines except the one I matched the MB in which I had none.

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          Posted: December 29, 2010, 10:27 pm - IP Logged

          It's Delaware's/Pennsylvania's time to win! I'm playing both, maybe even New Jersey, and Maryland :P

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            Posted: December 29, 2010, 10:48 pm - IP Logged

            These are the top 9 jackpots and the current one would be the 10th largest (there was a $230 million winner in Virginia in 2004).

            09/16/2005 - $250 Million - New Jersey

            05/04/2010 - $266 Million - California

            02/28/2006 - $267 Million - Ohio

            02/22/2008 - $270 Million - Georgia

            07/02/2004 - $294 Million - Massachusetts

            11/15/2005 - $315 Million - California

            08/31/2007 - $330 Million - Maryland/New Jersey/Texas/Virginia

            08/28/2009 - $333 Million - California/New York

            03/06/2007 - $390 Million - New Jersey/Georgia

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            I actually had a dream that the jackpot was rolling over, so I wasn't so enthusiastic about checking my tickets this morning. To my surprise though I won a whole $2, so I guess I'll be using that towards Friday's drawing. It was kind of upsetting, I had 2 regular numbers on almost all lines except the one I matched the MB in which I had none.

            wow, thats alot of cash...

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            For a lead role in a cage?

             

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              Posted: December 29, 2010, 11:16 pm - IP Logged

              Wish I culd play here in FL!

              You know good and well that you will be cruising up 95 to the first exit after you hit the Georgia line.  Troll

              Be sassy and be happy.

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                Posted: December 29, 2010, 11:25 pm - IP Logged

                I'd like to win, not because I need $100+ million, but as an experiment in how I would handle $100 million and the attendant pressures, temptations, luxuries, beggars, groupies etc that would come with it. Could I get it under a trust and keep it secret?  Would I become like Jack Whitaker and go down the tubes? Or could I keep myself together like Paul Newman, my role model for staying sane, healthy and monogamous despite similarly astounding fame, fortune, talent and good looks? If I quit my job, what would I do with my days, besides hire a beautiful trainer to force me to get in good shape and a personal chef to make sure I eat right? What would it be like to be able to do and go wherever I want, knowing whatever holds me back it isn't financial or lack of vacation time?  What would be the best way to help people, both those I know and charity? There would be a lot to think about.

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                  I'd like to win, not because I need $100+ million, but as an experiment in how I would handle $100 million and the attendant pressures, temptations, luxuries, beggars, groupies etc that would come with it. Could I get it under a trust and keep it secret?  Would I become like Jack Whitaker and go down the tubes? Or could I keep myself together like Paul Newman, my role model for staying sane, healthy and monogamous despite similarly astounding fame, fortune, talent and good looks? If I quit my job, what would I do with my days, besides hire a beautiful trainer to force me to get in good shape and a personal chef to make sure I eat right? What would it be like to be able to do and go wherever I want, knowing whatever holds me back it isn't financial or lack of vacation time?  What would be the best way to help people, both those I know and charity? There would be a lot to think about.

                  That's similar to why I'd want to win, but add "having complete financial security and no need to ever work again". Part of me wants to collect the winnings myself to see if I could handle the money and dealing with all the people coming out of the woodwork. I already have ideas as to what I would do to keep myself busy during the days and nights, I just need to win and put those ideas into action. I think I'd make a pretty good and successful winner, it'd be nice to get the chance to prove that.

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                    Posted: December 30, 2010, 5:36 am - IP Logged

                    Tremendous pressure would fall on the shouder of whoever gonna win this jackpot. If money is mismanaged, disasters follows in. Jack Whittaker is a nice example. Lately, I have beeen thinking about handling this windfall, but I don't think I can handel this.

                    Seriously, I just want to have moderate house and an easily life. Winning this huge jackpot would be too much for me to handle. I'll let it pass. I'd play Supper Lotto Plus; it's around $21 million now. I am sure the spot light will not on me if I can take home this moderate jackpot, since everyone focuses on the winner of this Mega Millions jackpot. It will be on that winner.

                    I wish you guys ton of luck.

                    Hooary play, play play. Life is a big play. I am happy to be a player. Supper lottooooooo +++++.Dance

                     

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                      Posted: December 30, 2010, 5:54 am - IP Logged

                      Whattaker didn't really mismanage the money as much as he just threw all logic out of the window. You just don't carry $200,000 or $545,000 in cash in your car, and especially not to a strip club and you don't give a 17 year old an allowance that's more than most of America's income as well as 4 brand new cars.

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                        Posted: December 30, 2010, 6:19 am - IP Logged

                        Where did you hear that?

                        It takes a state roughly six months from the time they decide to join to when they start selling tickets.

                        "...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 

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                          Posted: December 30, 2010, 7:37 am - IP Logged

                          Lottery Post shown in background of Good Morning America, while speaking with a supposed big jackpots winner named Richard Lustig and these are the winning numbers he picked on tv for a Good Morning America journalist: was just shown 15 to 20 minutes ago about 7:15-7:20 am eastern time..

                           

                          7-20-32-45-46 (mega ball 28)

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                            Posted: December 30, 2010, 8:33 am - IP Logged

                            Lottery Post shown in background of Good Morning America, while speaking with a supposed big jackpots winner named Richard Lustig and these are the winning numbers he picked on tv for a Good Morning America journalist: was just shown 15 to 20 minutes ago about 7:15-7:20 am eastern time..

                             

                            7-20-32-45-46 (mega ball 28)

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                            Pure BS. If Richard knew what the winning #'s were, trust me, he would use the #'s to win for himself. He's won several Fantasy 5 and Mega Money Jackpots here in FL but never Florida Lotto or Florida Powerball. He has a book which he sells for $40.00 a pop, from which he uses the profits to buy more tickets!

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                              Pure BS. If Richard knew what the winning #'s were, trust me, he would use the #'s to win for himself. He's won several Fantasy 5 and Mega Money Jackpots here in FL but never Florida Lotto or Florida Powerball. He has a book which he sells for $40.00 a pop, from which he uses the profits to buy more tickets!

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