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

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Posted: January 4, 2011, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

No time for me to drive to the Texas border to get a ticket, since Louisiana is a Powerball only state.

If it hits $500 million, I may just have to get up on Saturday or Sunday morning and do just that!

Prisoner Six

"I am not a number, I am a free man!"

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    Posted: January 4, 2011, 7:05 pm - IP Logged

    No time for me to drive to the Texas border to get a ticket, since Louisiana is a Powerball only state.

    If it hits $500 million, I may just have to get up on Saturday or Sunday morning and do just that!

    Well, if no one hits tonight, it is guaranteed to pass 500 by only God knows how much. Good luck everyone.

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      Posted: January 4, 2011, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

      I just heard on the news that if there is 1 winning ticket sold it will be the largest payout in U.S. history!!!!Green laugh

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        Posted: January 4, 2011, 7:10 pm - IP Logged

        Signed my tickets ........... all $7 worth .......... or maybe $145,000,000 worth (after taxes) !

        Cool

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          Posted: January 4, 2011, 7:16 pm - IP Logged

          There is no rules against the winner wearing a mask is there?Blue Thinking

          Green laughstop yer killing me ........  personally I know whar I'd get mine from  Naughty

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            Posted: January 4, 2011, 7:18 pm - IP Logged

            In a daring act of both prescience and certitude, I just signed the backs of all my Mega Millions tickets for tonight's drawing. Cool

            I did that to my tickets when the jackpot was lower but now that it's this high, no way am I going to collect without using a trust. Maybe if there's another winner and they get a lot of publicity I'll collect myself, since at least here you can get "minimal publicity".

             

            Going out to pickup another $5 ticket but this time with annuity. $8.8 million a year... wow.

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              Posted: January 4, 2011, 7:26 pm - IP Logged

              If i Win half it will be $177.5 millions before taxes I will not complain!!!Roll Eyes

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                Posted: January 4, 2011, 7:53 pm - IP Logged

                I finally gave in and bought a ticket.   I am amongst those who think someone or someones will win tonight.   Why not us?

                 

                Anyway, at this moment in time, everyone of us holds the winning ticket!   Good luck and have fun dreaming!

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                  Posted: January 4, 2011, 7:57 pm - IP Logged

                  I finally gave in and bought a ticket.   I am amongst those who think someone or someones will win tonight.   Why not us?

                   

                  Anyway, at this moment in time, everyone of us holds the winning ticket!   Good luck and have fun dreaming!

                  You Never know, It can happen to you!!!Thumbs Up

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                    Posted: January 4, 2011, 8:02 pm - IP Logged

                    buk all of you stop playing i have already won im taking 26payments because im 18... cali in the house la#1 bye.....

                    Bad Idea!  The state of California like most states and the Federal Gov't is Broke!  When it comes down to "Crunch" time do you think the state would rather pay off their FireFighters/Teachers/Police Officers or a Millionaire lottery winner?   I say take your money and run.....Whether you're 18 or 80.   My state is said to be atleast a Billion in the whole and the Gov is talking about lots of Cuts being made.....A politician would rather cut about anything than Medicare payments or Social Security......   So I'll take my dough up front!

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                      Posted: January 4, 2011, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

                      CBS just posted that tickets at one point today were selling at the rate of 240,000 per minute. 

                      WOW!!

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                        Posted: January 4, 2011, 8:40 pm - IP Logged

                        CBS just posted that tickets at one point today were selling at the rate of 240,000 per minute. 

                        WOW!!

                        That is CRAZY!!!!!!!

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                          Posted: January 4, 2011, 8:47 pm - IP Logged

                          Lets say that rate was happening every minute after noon.  Cut off time for selling tickets is 10:45. 

                           

                          645 minutes until cut off time.  That is 154,800,000 tickets in that time period.

                           

                          A safe assumption would be that two thirds of tickets are bought on the last day.

                          Total sales will be around  $225,000,000.

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                            Posted: January 4, 2011, 8:50 pm - IP Logged

                            CBS just posted that tickets at one point today were selling at the rate of 240,000 per minute. 

                            WOW!!

                            I can see that easily happening considering that this is a large multi-state game.Individual lottery players are buying tickets by the bundles!!!Crazy

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                              Posted: January 4, 2011, 8:53 pm - IP Logged

                              That is CRAZY!!!!!!!

                              welcome to jackpot nation fever,it has the power to make even sane lottery players spend away

                              also the state lottery's  are laughing all the way to the bank

                              i bet if it rolls, louisiana and florida will feel so left out......... maybe they even think about joining a good thing for once, as boy, they are missing out,

                              thro texas and arkansas are loving dumb louisiana losing sales to their border stores , way to go , your lost is their gain louisiana

                              and georgia loving florida lottery taking its sweet time to join mm lol

                               

                              these 2 WISH they was a part of mm tonite!

                               

                              also todd, i hope your ready, in about 2 hours, all hell about to break lose on lotto websites