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$355 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot second-biggest of all time

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DC81's avatar - batman39
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Posted: January 4, 2011, 3:54 pm - IP Logged

It still amuses me how Powerball jacked up their odds yet MM is still the one coming close to a record breaking jackpot.

You can't predict random.

    starchild_45's avatar - spherewall2
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    Posted: January 4, 2011, 4:03 pm - IP Logged

    Would definitely be cool to see it hit $500 Mill which I am sure it will if this one rolls...But I will be more than hapy to take the $355 =)

    now you are talking. 500 million would be nice. i have my fingers crossed that it will get past this drawing. if not may i get a piece of the drawing. i would love the big prize but i will take a 3 dollar win. hahahahah.

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      Posted: January 4, 2011, 4:04 pm - IP Logged

      I got a note from a lottery today indicating that if nobody wins tonight, the Friday jackpot will be $480 million, with a cash option of $303.2 million.

       

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        management's avatar - 66f4nm
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        Posted: January 4, 2011, 4:11 pm - IP Logged

        Remember it doesn't matter if the jackpot is a billion dollars, your still 350 times more likely to get hit by lightning than hit the jackpot.

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          Qabloc!zewana
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          Posted: January 4, 2011, 4:17 pm - IP Logged

          I would like very much to win tonight, however, if I don't and the jackpot hits this new high, this $480Mil will inevitably be raised to probably about $580Mil by the drawing.

          Wow.  That would be about $237Mil in the bank after those annoying taxes.  Holy cow!!

            RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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            Posted: January 4, 2011, 4:19 pm - IP Logged

            I got a note from a lottery today indicating that if nobody wins tonight, the Friday jackpot will be $480 million, with a cash option of $303.2 million.

            Sounds like cross selling and adding a bunch more states selling the game without a matrix change didn't effect the potential size of the jackpots.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
                         Evil Looking       

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              Posted: January 4, 2011, 4:20 pm - IP Logged

              WOW!!!! this is so CRAZY!!!!! Smile

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                Posted: January 4, 2011, 4:20 pm - IP Logged

                <snip> u buddy pennsylvania sucks.    cali in the house la#1 i won so stop playing

                This post has been automatically changed by the Lottery Post computer system to remove inappropriate content and/or spam.

                Agree with stupid

                 

                This new member needs to go elsewhere ............ this is a friendly site!

                I would love to win so that this superior person can be angry & what ever else ..............!

                 

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

                  i say if anyone on here wins it they give 10k to everyone in this thread...i will if i win.

                  check will be in the mail in a few weeksParty

                  I like this idea.

                    starchild_45's avatar - spherewall2
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                    Posted: January 4, 2011, 4:26 pm - IP Logged

                    here is my plan

                     





                    current meg jackpot

                    355000000 divided by 

                    29 =

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                    12241379.3103448 * yearly installments (could be wrong on the years)

                     

                    12241379.3103448 - federal and state taxes

                    35 %

                    ---------------

                    7956896.55172412 *

                     

                    7956896.55172412 - amount my wife and I share

                    85 %

                    ---------------

                    1193534.48275862 * yearly amount for me to be stupid

                     

                    1193534.48275862 x

                    29 =

                    ---------------

                    34612500 * stupid amount for me for 29 years

                    I buy the tickets all the time but I want some of my own money and not have my wife say that is a waste. So if she leaves me I am still keeping my 15% every year. A million dollars a year is a nice amount for me. Let me end with I love my wife dearly and she would deserve the 85% for putting up with me and vice versa.

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                      Posted: January 4, 2011, 4:28 pm - IP Logged

                      I got a note from a lottery today indicating that if nobody wins tonight, the Friday jackpot will be $480 million, with a cash option of $303.2 million.

                      todd you are the man for getting us this info,

                      no doubt thats a understatement of it really be by draw time LOL

                      they should just market it as 500m  to start and the sales will support it, news media"half a billion dollar jackpot"   will makes the sales go Wild

                      but 300m plus in cash, holy beep thats a lot of cash

                      the irs will be laughing at the winnersno doubt, it be pure highway robbery

                       

                      man i never wanted to see a jackpot roll like i do now, even thro the odds are agiant it at this point, i want my half a billion jackpot darn it



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                        Posted: January 4, 2011, 4:33 pm - IP Logged

                        I admit it, I have bought more tickets than I normally do. Usually I spend about $5 if it's over $100 million.

                        This time, well, I figure we've bought around $40 worth. That's about the most we've ever spent, but considering the jackpot, this is the right time to be doing it.

                        I just hope I'm supporting my own win!

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

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

                          Last drawing had $121,000,0000 in sales.  The jackpot increase was $42,000,000.  This increase is $113,000,000. 

                           

                          Extrapolating, that would indicate sales for this drawing of over $240,000,000.  The odds are 1 in 176,000,000.  More than likely, the jackpot will be won.

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                            Posted: January 4, 2011, 5:01 pm - IP Logged

                            Last drawing had $121,000,0000 in sales.  The jackpot increase was $42,000,000.  This increase is $113,000,000. 

                             

                            Extrapolating, that would indicate sales for this drawing of over $240,000,000.  The odds are 1 in 176,000,000.  More than likely, the jackpot will be won.

                            I Agree! I am just waiting to drive an hour to lottery headquarters in the morning!!!Party

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                              Posted: January 4, 2011, 5:11 pm - IP Logged

                              I am going to re-retire!

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