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mightwin's avatar - questns

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Posted: January 6, 2011, 2:09 pm - IP Logged

Yeah seems low too. The cash option for dec 31 was $154,000,000. and for jan 4 was $240,000,000. A difference of 86 million. If the sales were $229,421,186 and the mega millions site says approx 50% of every dollar spent goes back to player prizes, half of the reported sales would be $114,710,593 going to prizes. Put 86 million into the jackpot cash option leaves $28,710,593 for smaller prizes, yet if you add up the total paid for smaller prizes it adds up to approx $44,841,397.   Does anyone know how it is exactly broken down for each dollar spent? Just curious

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    Posted: January 6, 2011, 3:23 pm - IP Logged

    I don't understand how anyone could have felt buyer's remorse for not winning the MegaMillions...I mean...the odds of winning are ridiculous. I personally never spend more than $5 each time....I'm reading posts from folks who spent $40 and $50 on just this drawing? 

     

    Wow...

      Perfecttiming2's avatar - redcross

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      Posted: January 6, 2011, 4:17 pm - IP Logged

      I can't see why anyone would have buyers remorse. This was the most fun MM has been in quite a while. White Bounce I spent $30, won $0. Great entertainment value. Cheaper than dinner and a movie. Thank you MM! (I'm easily entertained, lol)

       

      Congrats to both winners, may they carefully choose legal and financial assistance... educate themselves and listen to advice.

      I agree..........it was the most fun for MM in a long time!

        Jack-C's avatar - us
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        Posted: January 6, 2011, 9:40 pm - IP Logged
          rock_nc's avatar - Lottery-017.jpg
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          Posted: January 7, 2011, 11:44 pm - IP Logged

          i'm in a lottery group at work,we played 150.00 dollars worth and did not win anything.NOTHING!!!! there was some numbers on some tickets,like one or two numbers,but that was it.....but if you ain't in it,you can't win it..!!!!

            Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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            Posted: January 8, 2011, 11:11 pm - IP Logged

            i'm in a lottery group at work,we played 150.00 dollars worth and did not win anything.NOTHING!!!! there was some numbers on some tickets,like one or two numbers,but that was it.....but if you ain't in it,you can't win it..!!!!

            Holy crap. Now I don't feel so bad for not winning when I played $50 when Powerball got to $300 million one time. lol

            Sorry to hear man.

            Gonna win.Big Smile

              savagegoose's avatar - ProfilePho
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              Posted: January 9, 2011, 9:19 am - IP Logged

              the best odds increase you get is buying your 1st ticket, it goes downhill from there.

              2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

              keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297