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Posted: January 5, 2011, 11:54 am - IP Logged

Since Idaho and Washington border one another, it is possible that one store could have sold both winning tickets.

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    Posted: January 5, 2011, 12:21 pm - IP Logged

    No Pity!

    I bought 5 tickets, like a visit to Mc Donalds for a hamburger meal!!

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      Posted: January 5, 2011, 12:23 pm - IP Logged

      Hopefully everyone caught the fact that the news story has been updated with the actual jackpot amount at draw-time: $380 million!  The cash value of $240 million was the largest in history.

       

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        Posted: January 5, 2011, 12:25 pm - IP Logged

        2 tickets from Idaho and Washington split $380 million Mega Millions jackpot

        By Todd Northrop

        Update:  Final draw-time jackpot increased, cash value was largest ever

        Update 2: California prizes added

        After a lottery ticket buying frenzy swept across America this week, the massive, seemingly unstoppable Mega Millions jackpot has finally been taken down.

        Tuesday's $380 million jackpot was the second-largest jackpot ever in the United States, second only to the $390 million Mega Millions jackpot on March 6, 2007.

        Two tickets — one sold in Idaho and the other in Washington — matched all six numbers, and will evenly split the grand prize.

        The official jackpot estimate was raised twice, on Monday and again on Tuesday, as sales continued to exceed expectations.  After the final tally of sales, the final Mega Millions jackpot was $380 million, with a lump-sum cash value of $240,050,537.

        Although the Tuesday jackpot will be recorded as the second-largest jackpot in history, the $240 million lump-sum cash value is the world's largest ever awarded.  In comparison, the cash value for the March 6, 2007 jackpot was $233 million.

        The winning numbers Tuesday night were 4, 8, 15, 25, and 47, with a Mega Ball number of 42. The Megaplier number was 4.

        "Idaho is a very lucky place," said Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Director. "We are encouraging everyone who has played Mega Millions to check their tickets carefully for winners. We are also recommending all our players sign the back of their ticket prior to presenting it for payment. These tickets are bearer instruments and we want to ensure our winners protect their play."

        In addition to the 2 jackpot winners, another 67 tickets matched the first 5 numbers (but not the Mega Ball number) for a $250,000 prize: 2 from Arkansas, 10 from California, 1 from Colorado, 1 from Connecticut, 5 from Georgia, 1 from Idaho, 4 from Illinois, 1 from Indiana, 2 from Kentucky, 6 from Massachusetts, 3 from Michigan, 1 from Nebraska, 3 from New Jersey, 11 from New York, 3 from North Carolina, 4 from Ohio, 1 from Pennsylvania, 2 from South Carolina, 2 from Tennessee, 2 from Texas, 1 from Virginia, and 1 from Wisconsin.

        The ten California second-prize winners will each be awarded prizes of $209,300.  Unlike the other Mega Millions states, California sets all prize amounts using a pari-mutuel formula that is calculated based on the actual sales and number of winners.

        Winners have 180 days to claim their prizes in both Idaho and Washington.

        Idaho Lottery offices will be open during regular business hours from 8 am to 5 pm Mountain Time.

        Washington Lottery Offices are open Monday through Friday between 8 am and 5 pm Pacific Time.

        Can anyone guess how many tickets must have bought for this mega million ticket for this draw?

        Make a Guess!!

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          Posted: January 5, 2011, 12:27 pm - IP Logged

          Has anybody seen "That Scary Chick"; she was from Idaho?

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            Posted: January 5, 2011, 12:31 pm - IP Logged

            Has anybody seen "That Scary Chick"; she was from Idaho?

            Now known as "That Scary Rich Chick".  Smile

             

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              Posted: January 5, 2011, 12:35 pm - IP Logged

              Now known as "That Scary Rich Chick".  Smile

              She was the 1st person I thought of when I heard the location of 1 of the winning tickets Big Grin

              *pls*

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                Posted: January 5, 2011, 12:36 pm - IP Logged

                Congratulations to both Jackpot Winners...... I just go off the phone with all my relatives in Washington State....... unfortuntely none of them live in Eastern Washigton......

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                  Posted: January 5, 2011, 12:53 pm - IP Logged

                  Frustratingly, the official Mega Millions organization continues reporting Arkansas second-prize winners as "Arizona".  I have corrected the information here and on USA Mega, but they are really getting ridiculous with mis-identifying the Arkansas prizes.

                  Rant

                   

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                    Posted: January 5, 2011, 12:57 pm - IP Logged

                    played $5.00 won $3.00

                    not bad!!!

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                      Posted: January 5, 2011, 12:59 pm - IP Logged

                      wow i liked the updated values, didn't know it surpassed the 233m record, to 240m,

                      cash value is real jackpot anyway, so this wil always be the world record jackpot atm to me, and we got to play it :D

                      very happy added states in total 41 states of mm setted a new record , it just goes to show, when the jackpot Does get high, added players make it fly

                       

                      i  already keep my tickets for each new year,  incase i get taxed on any major winnings reported to irs aka claimed at lotto hq , then  at lest get my losing money back that year as a tax write off to winnings rofl

                      but i think i keep these tickets to a new record is set for a keep sake LOL,

                        going by how rare these jackpots are, it may be 2 to 3 years before we see a other one reach near record levels again

                       

                      thro i hope,the start of 2011 was just warmup for jackpots for coming our way this year rofl

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                        Posted: January 5, 2011, 1:00 pm - IP Logged

                        Since Idaho and Washington border one another, it is possible that one store could have sold both winning tickets.

                        What?

                         

                        Please tell me how 1 store could be in 2 states??

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                          Posted: January 5, 2011, 1:11 pm - IP Logged

                          Has anybody seen "That Scary Chick"; she was from Idaho?

                          What  are you guys talking about?

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                            Posted: January 5, 2011, 1:21 pm - IP Logged

                            Frustratingly, the official Mega Millions organization continues reporting Arkansas second-prize winners as "Arizona".  I have corrected the information here and on USA Mega, but they are really getting ridiculous with mis-identifying the Arkansas prizes.

                            Rant

                            Because a HUGE number of Americans are geographically challenged and assume that the postal codes of AR=Arizona, AK=Arkansas, when it's AR-Arkansas, AK-Alaska, AZ-Arizona & AL-Alabama.....

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                              Posted: January 5, 2011, 1:27 pm - IP Logged

                              I only got 2 numbers right. Mad The sales in NJ and NY alone were ridiculous.. I spent $10 total; $8 of my picks and $2 qp's. I was in line and 5 people in front of me were throwing at least $50 or higher in qp's!! But also let this be a lesson learned for the lottery commission. DO NOT combine these games (PB and MM) or get rid of one for another, etc. as the sales alone for this game were absolutely ridiculous. The lottery made an absolute killing off of this even with 2 jackpot winners.. Its the only jackpot I can remember recently that was rolling to new heights without a f'in drawing!!!