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$330 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot nears record high

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Posted: January 3, 2011, 8:40 pm - IP Logged

nothing speaks  LOUDER  than 1QP in a fate based "if i am meant to" approach.

afterall,  based solely in common sense,  no one is really helping their odds of winning in throwing a $100 bill at a game with a matrix field of balls that large, and odds of 176million to 1

common sense recognizes this - desperation disregards it.

there is nothing i can ever do to make it happen,  and $1 gives fate it's invitation.

i like that. 

 no, i  REALLLLLLLY  like that -------->  Thumbs Up

            "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, 9:00 pm - IP Logged

    Well i went threw every pair of pants, looked under every couch cushion, went threw my vehicle and looked around the the washer and drier and finallt found enough chsnge to go buy a $3 QP. Hope it pays off.

     

     

     

     

    DREAMS DO COME TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!Blue Angel

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      Posted: January 3, 2011, 9:06 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

      There's more than a hundred thousands members, how do you decide which ones are active?

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: January 3, 2011, 9:16 pm - IP Logged

        the current state lottery's are swimming in money like scrooge mcduck!

         

        but their 2 main holdouts, who are  stubborn not to join mega millions

        they are the Louisiana lottery and Florida lottery , they both have powerball, but don't have the brains to join MM ,

        their ceo's are arrogant and should be fired for costing their state lotto's money,  when jackpots get high, this is when states make out like bandits in a bank

        mega millions just like powerball,  just under 50% of the money goes right to the state's profits

        team work with other states, to share the "prize pool" part of the jackpot, to make sales go sky high, is smartest lottery move EVER, these 2 genius didn't seem to understand why  their team work in first place, yet they joined pb and not yet joined mm, 

        the whole, but it would kill our state lotto games is bull,  the fact is mm and pb both bring more sales to a state then sales lost , thats a fact or all the other states would of STOPED

        giving players less options so you force them on a fewer options that SUCK is down right retarded

         

         

        got some news for you 2, the turtle's  Don't infact WIN THE RACE , its a lie, and now the no show states can live without the profits!

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          Posted: January 3, 2011, 9:20 pm - IP Logged

          Florida Lotto took FOREVER to join Powerball. They were concerned that they would lose money in Florida Lotto. Which they have. Florida Lotto is no longer advertised on the Interstate Billboards and the Jackpot now starts at $2 million and slowly creeps upward from there.

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            Posted: January 3, 2011, 9:24 pm - IP Logged

            nothing speaks  LOUDER  than 1QP in a fate based "if i am meant to" approach.

            afterall,  based solely in common sense,  no one is really helping their odds of winning in throwing a $100 bill at a game with a matrix field of balls that large, and odds of 176million to 1

            common sense recognizes this - desperation disregards it.

            there is nothing i can ever do to make it happen,  and $1 gives fate it's invitation.

            i like that. 

             no, i  REALLLLLLLY  like that -------->  Thumbs Up

            Hmm, I think it depends on your perspective. While I am not a person who spends $100 on a given draw, I am not going to knock those who do. Spending $100 does not work for me. I only think it is egregious/unfortunate if a person is spending money he or she does not have just to play. In that regard, it would not matter if he or she is spending $1, $10 or $100 if is not affordable.

            But another way to see it is this: you are quite excited that the jackpot is $330 million after the latest $40 million increase. Well, if everyone only bought a $1 ticket as you seem to propose here, then the jackpot would never reach $330 million. If I end up spending $5 or $10 on a very large jackpot, I am always thinking that it takes only $1 to win but that the rest of the money spent helps to increase the size of the jackpot for my potential win. And if I do not win, well, it's not the end of the world. Someone will win. And one day, I, TOO, will win. And in each case, it will have been those individuals who spent more than $1 who will have helped to make the jackpot larger, which then means I, in turn, can have a far greater reach to help others.

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              Posted: January 3, 2011, 9:30 pm - IP Logged

              Hmm, I think it depends on your perspective. While I am not a person who spends $100 on a given draw, I am not going to knock those who do. Spending $100 does not work for me. I only think it is egregious/unfortunate if a person is spending money he or she does not have just to play. In that regard, it would not matter if he or she is spending $1, $10 or $100 if is not affordable.

              But another way to see it is this: you are quite excited that the jackpot is $330 million after the latest $40 million increase. Well, if everyone only bought a $1 ticket as you seem to propose here, then the jackpot would never reach $330 million. If I end up spending $5 or $10 on a very large jackpot, I am always thinking that it takes only $1 to win but that the rest of the money spent helps to increase the size of the jackpot for my potential win. And if I do not win, well, it's not the end of the world. Someone will win. And one day, I, TOO, will win. And in each case, it will have been those individuals who spent more than $1 who will have helped to make the jackpot larger, which then means I, in turn, can have a far greater reach to help others.

              I Agree! could not have been written better!! I am a big spender when i have extra cash. If everyone only played $1 then the pot will not be enormous as it is now.This jackpot is bringing everyone out the wood works, this New Year people who never play is playing!!!Guitar

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                Posted: January 3, 2011, 9:46 pm - IP Logged

                There are those who play hard for a big win to help others,then there are those who play hard to win so that they can crawl in their shell and do not give no one a dime!! and live off the fruits of their big win. People will remember you for what you have done not what you had!Poke

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                  Posted: January 3, 2011, 9:52 pm - IP Logged

                  (1)  you are right,  the jackpot would take  f.o.r.e.v.e.r.  to reach this level at $1 a player.   a factual statement

                  (2) i don't have a problem with anyone throwing any amount of money at it,  as it's their personal choice.

                  i just happen to know you cannot (realistically) increase your chances of winning with a 176:1 odds,  so why bother wasting more money than that.

                  (3) the whole point i was making is addressing the desperation quotient,  which greatly increases once the jackpots reach this level,  and people lose their minds in the common sense realm ------->  "thinking ......"if i just throw an extra $20 at it, then".....

                  fun, afforded entertainment = good.

                  let's face it,  the vast majority here operate from a place of desperation.  some more than others.

                  let's just say "VISION" is the voice of reason / common sense  at a time like this

                  actually,  i will prove my point.......go back thru mega millions jackpot history and my guess (without looking) is overwhelmingly the jackpots were won on QP's,  and ticket slips of $5 or less.

                              "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, 10:01 pm - IP Logged

                    (1)  you are right,  the jackpot would take  f.o.r.e.v.e.r.  to reach this level at $1 a player.   a factual statement

                    (2) i don't have a problem with anyone throwing any amount of money at it,  as it's their personal choice.

                    i just happen to know you cannot (realistically) increase your chances of winning with a 176:1 odds,  so why bother wasting more money than that.

                    (3) the whole point i was making is addressing the desperation quotient,  which greatly increases once the jackpots reach this level,  and people lose their minds in the common sense realm ------->  "thinking ......"if i just throw an extra $20 at it, then".....

                    fun, afforded entertainment = good.

                    let's face it,  the vast majority here operate from a place of desperation.  some more than others.

                    let's just say "VISION" is the voice of reason / common sense  at a time like this

                    actually,  i will prove my point.......go back thru mega millions jackpot history and my guess (without looking) is overwhelmingly the jackpots were won on QP's,  and ticket slips of $5 or less.

                    I Agree! whatever amount someone wants to spend is their decision, The odd will still remain at 176 million to 1. Your chances of getting eaten alive by a shark in the desert with no water is better!!! Just joking.ROFL

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                      Posted: January 3, 2011, 10:13 pm - IP Logged

                      For all of you $1 spenders out there, I'm $500 poorer and will probably still be $500 poorer tomororrow night, but it will be fun checking them all.

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                        Posted: January 3, 2011, 10:16 pm - IP Logged

                        For all of you $1 spenders out there, I'm $500 poorer and will probably still be $500 poorer tomororrow night, but it will be fun checking them all.

                        Wooo Hooo, i thought my $32 was something!!Dunk

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                          (1)  you are right,  the jackpot would take  f.o.r.e.v.e.r.  to reach this level at $1 a player.   a factual statement

                          (2) i don't have a problem with anyone throwing any amount of money at it,  as it's their personal choice.

                          i just happen to know you cannot (realistically) increase your chances of winning with a 176:1 odds,  so why bother wasting more money than that.

                          (3) the whole point i was making is addressing the desperation quotient,  which greatly increases once the jackpots reach this level,  and people lose their minds in the common sense realm ------->  "thinking ......"if i just throw an extra $20 at it, then".....

                          fun, afforded entertainment = good.

                          let's face it,  the vast majority here operate from a place of desperation.  some more than others.

                          let's just say "VISION" is the voice of reason / common sense  at a time like this

                          actually,  i will prove my point.......go back thru mega millions jackpot history and my guess (without looking) is overwhelmingly the jackpots were won on QP's,  and ticket slips of $5 or less.

                          I'm pretty sure the majority of the jackpots were won mostly on $5 - $10 playslips, considering $10 is the highest they go... Even is you tell the clerk you want $10 bux worth, many of times they hand you 2 $5 slips.

                           

                          So your assumption is correct

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                            Posted: January 3, 2011, 10:18 pm - IP Logged

                            well its doing good for imports over there, cuz i sent money over from australia to buy 5 tickets.

                            i may not get out of the states alive if i won, but its a risk im willing to take.

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                              Posted: January 3, 2011, 10:25 pm - IP Logged

                              Hmm, I think it depends on your perspective. While I am not a person who spends $100 on a given draw, I am not going to knock those who do. Spending $100 does not work for me. I only think it is egregious/unfortunate if a person is spending money he or she does not have just to play. In that regard, it would not matter if he or she is spending $1, $10 or $100 if is not affordable.

                              But another way to see it is this: you are quite excited that the jackpot is $330 million after the latest $40 million increase. Well, if everyone only bought a $1 ticket as you seem to propose here, then the jackpot would never reach $330 million. If I end up spending $5 or $10 on a very large jackpot, I am always thinking that it takes only $1 to win but that the rest of the money spent helps to increase the size of the jackpot for my potential win. And if I do not win, well, it's not the end of the world. Someone will win. And one day, I, TOO, will win. And in each case, it will have been those individuals who spent more than $1 who will have helped to make the jackpot larger, which then means I, in turn, can have a far greater reach to help others.

                              You know, I never thought of it like that. Thanks for the new perspective!

                              "Don't be a schmuck, always take the cash." -Coin Toss