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$330 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot nears record high

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Posted: January 3, 2011, 1:54 pm - IP Logged

I will be happy if i had won and had to split the jackpot with another ticket holder!!!Dance

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    San Diego, CA
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    Posted: January 3, 2011, 1:58 pm - IP Logged

    Someone explain how it could be bumped up $40 million? 

    Usually, it is bumped up $10 million.

     

    Sales for the last drawing were $121 million.  Sales for this will probably be over $200 million.

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      Posted: January 3, 2011, 2:00 pm - IP Logged

      I believe the increase is based on projected sales.  Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

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        Kennesaw, GA
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        Posted: January 3, 2011, 2:02 pm - IP Logged

        I will be happy if i had won and had to split the jackpot with another ticket holder!!!Dance

        im right there with you, i dont mind sharing at all, even if it was 4 other people!!!

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          Posted: January 3, 2011, 2:32 pm - IP Logged

          I have a question. Can a prize by claimed by a trust in the state of Georgia and not have the winner's name revealed?

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            Posted: January 3, 2011, 2:47 pm - IP Logged

            Lottery fever is in full effect -

            some people will spend a hundred dollars

            or more trying to win this jackpot -

            and the winner will probably be someone who spent

            $1 on a quick pick

            Jester Laugh

            and you are probably right ...........(so says the king of the 1QP only approach)

            if i am meant to win it this time, i will.

             and after throwing only 1QP at it,  iffin i don't,  i will still have alot of money saved that i could have thrown at it,  iffin i acted in desperation.

            1QP gives me peace.

            $100 a draw leaves me saying ......."i can't believe i wasted THAT MUCH money"

            all hail the power of the 1QP  Dance

                        "i am .........."meant to"       

            P.S.,  that RJoH  is a stand up guy.  thanks,  vision

                     until further notice,  it's  france everyday

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              Posted: January 3, 2011, 2:50 pm - IP Logged

              I can only hope that will happen because all i buy is a $1 OP


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                Posted: January 3, 2011, 2:59 pm - IP Logged

                wow... I wouldn't crae if I have to share with 10 people

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                  Monkey Butt, USA
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                  Posted: January 3, 2011, 3:18 pm - IP Logged

                  As long as I get my $342 Million

                  Before Taxes

                  During Taxes

                  and

                  After Taxes

                  I will have no complaints.

                  Anything over MY $342 Million, y'all can have.

                  May we all be blessed with some cha ching from the next Mega Million drawing.

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                    Posted: January 3, 2011, 3:36 pm - IP Logged

                    Wow.....wow.....wow

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                      Posted: January 3, 2011, 3:41 pm - IP Logged

                      Went to the local store early to get milk so that I could avoid the lottery lines and I just had to purchase another $1 ticket.

                      I recall several years ago that I was in line behind a guy that purchased $250 in tickets for the Mega Millions .......... we both lost .......... I only lost $2!

                       

                      I want to see One Ticket & One Winner ......... the wailing & gnashing of teeth from the greed of envy crowd would be somewhat humorous ............. Crying "you have more than your fair share crowd!?!?!?!"

                       

                      I could use the money to make a huge impact at some selected schools and charities. Big Smile

                      It would be great fun to mitigate the approximately $73 Million in Federal Taxes with some very nice donations to help people with A HAND UP ..... NOT A HAND OUT!

                      I wish all Lottery Post Members the best !

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                        Posted: January 3, 2011, 3:41 pm - IP Logged

                        Twitch well I just tossed my few dollars into the backhole ..... personally would love for it to be a single ticket win (preferably me)

                        heres to hoping to get a smallish piece of the beastly prize Crazy

                         

                         

                         

                         

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                          Patras,Achaia,Greece
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                          Posted: January 3, 2011, 3:45 pm - IP Logged

                          if i lived in the states i would play 3QP

                          3 is my lucky numba :PP

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                            Posted: January 3, 2011, 4:01 pm - IP Logged

                            I thought the jackpot might go up to $300 million but $330 million-wow! When I win, forget the champagne and caviar-I'm celebrating with Mountain Dew and hot dogs! Hopefully my tastes won't change and I can still be the same person.

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                              Posted: January 3, 2011, 4:21 pm - IP Logged

                              Dang, so the last one was bumped only $5 million (from $237 to $242) and this was a $40 million bump... that's a huge difference.

                              I hope another person out there has the winning numbers as me, $135,000,000 is a ridiculous take home for one person.