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$330 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot nears record high

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Posted: January 3, 2011, 4:22 pm - IP Logged

My friend picked up $2Qp from Georgia ,North Carolina and Virginia  he spent $6 good luck everyone!!Leaving

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    Posted: January 3, 2011, 4:37 pm - IP Logged

    Doing the rough math . . $208M would be reduced to around $125M after 35% federal and 5% state taxes.  That balance invested in a corporate bond fund with a yield of around 5% would generate around $10,000 per day in dividends after 40% taxes.

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      Posted: January 3, 2011, 4:58 pm - IP Logged

      I'll probably grab a $4 QP.  Anybody think it's better to have them all on 1 slip or each individually?  I can't wait to drive to Olympia on Wednesday morning!!!

      All things are possible to those that believe!!!!!!Wink

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        Posted: January 3, 2011, 5:07 pm - IP Logged

        I'll probably grab a $4 QP.  Anybody think it's better to have them all on 1 slip or each individually?  I can't wait to drive to Olympia on Wednesday morning!!!

         Most jackpot winners have them all on one slip, good luck!Drum

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          Posted: January 3, 2011, 5:11 pm - IP Logged

          I have some old tickets from PA and KY, they both are $1 QP, im thinking about replaying those QP numbers!Jester

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            Posted: January 3, 2011, 5:18 pm - IP Logged

            I HAVE A STRONG FEELING THE WINNING TICKET WILL BE SOLD IN THE TWILIGHT ZONE!!!Bat

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              Posted: January 3, 2011, 5:20 pm - IP Logged

              YOWZA!    In the words of Stephan Furst of Animal House....   "OH BOY...This is going to be Great!"    Jester

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                Posted: January 3, 2011, 5:52 pm - IP Logged

                I might just break my rule of playing non-daily-numbers games this one time to have a shot at winning $330 million on my 25th birthday!

                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: January 3, 2011, 6:35 pm - IP Logged

                  im playing a few quick picks and my own numbers and a few numbers that i got from fortune cookies, u never know ;-)

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                    Posted: January 3, 2011, 7:12 pm - IP Logged

                    I think one of the reasons the jackpot jumped so much is because many more states offer the Mega Millions game.   Not that many people would drive to another state as before but now, if you just have to drive a few miles and know about this big jackpot, it means the jackpots will increase much greater now.

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                      Posted: January 3, 2011, 7:48 pm - IP Logged

                      I think one of the reasons the jackpot jumped so much is because many more states offer the Mega Millions game.   Not that many people would drive to another state as before but now, if you just have to drive a few miles and know about this big jackpot, it means the jackpots will increase much greater now.

                      I thought only 1-2 picked it up, all I remember reading on here was the addition of Florida.

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                        Posted: January 3, 2011, 8:13 pm - IP Logged

                        I thought only 1-2 picked it up, all I remember reading on here was the addition of Florida.

                        Sorry, no. No Mega Millions in Florida. So I guess no one is buying Powerball tickets. The advertised jackpot is 1 million less than its "usual" $35 million.

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                          Posted: January 3, 2011, 8:21 pm - IP Logged

                          I remember reading here somewhere, I guess maybe they read something wrong. Oh well I'm not gonna worry about where that extra money comes from.

                          And ya I can see people not buying PB in favor of driving across the border for MM. I haven't bought PB in a while because of this jackpot.

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                            Posted: January 3, 2011, 8:29 pm - IP Logged

                            Yeah, I'm sure that folks in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming are crossing the borders to buy tickets. Folks from Alabama cross the border into Florida and WIN!

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                              Posted: January 3, 2011, 8:33 pm - IP Logged

                              If you think this is a wow, just imagine when it turns over again. If I win this Mega Millions grand prize tomorrow night,I'm going to share some of it with all active Lottery Post members!!!.True believers in the lottery!!!. Smiley