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$151 Million: Lottery riches up for grabs in Mega Millions game

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By Todd Northrop

The jackpot for Friday night's multi-state Mega Millions lottery draw now stands at $151 million, the largest since January 4th, when a $380 million mega-jackpot was split by two winning tickets from Idaho and Washington.

The lump-sum cash payout of Friday's jackpot is $94.3 Million, if the winner decides to take the whole thing at once.

The lottery drawing, set for 11 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, will be the 11th since the last time a ticket was sold that matched all six numbers drawn.

The odds of matching all five numbers and the Mega number is 1 in 175,711,536.

Mathematicians have long said there is no advantage to purchasing a ticket in a state or at an outlet where previous big-money winning tickets have been sold. The odds of a big-money winning ticket sold in a particular state or outlet is wholly dependent on the number of tickets sold there.  Each individual ticket has the exactly same odds of winning the jackpot, no matter where it is purchased.

The Mega Millions game is played in 41 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The winning numbers will be published at USA Mega (www.usamega.com) minutes after the drawing takes place.

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sully16's avatar - sharan
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Posted: March 9, 2011, 10:54 am - IP Logged

Let the fun begin, good luck players.

Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

For a lead role in a cage?

 

                                            From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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    Posted: March 9, 2011, 12:11 pm - IP Logged

    I would be happy with $2 Million! yeah!

    I'm far away and I cannot play

    you that are there go for it!

    Imagination can take you anywhere

    http://www.artificialintelligencelotto.com 

      mightwin's avatar - questns

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      Posted: March 9, 2011, 2:29 pm - IP Logged

      Is it just me or does anyone else get a little more excited when they find out nobody has won the jackpot? LOL


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        Posted: March 9, 2011, 3:31 pm - IP Logged

        I usually buy my tickets at a grocery store or mini mart instead of gas station, because that's where jackpot hit the most.

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          Posted: March 9, 2011, 3:36 pm - IP Logged

          Is it just me or does anyone else get a little more excited when they find out nobody has won the jackpot? LOL

          Me lol as long as I don't take the jackpot, I hope no one does so it can keep growing.

            B$Rizzle's avatar - a4leds
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            Posted: March 9, 2011, 3:39 pm - IP Logged

            Is it just me or does anyone else get a little more excited when they find out nobody has won the jackpot? LOL

            Same here =)

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              Posted: March 9, 2011, 4:28 pm - IP Logged

              I would be happy with $2 Million! yeah!

              I'm far away and I cannot play

              you that are there go for it!

              It would be nice if states allowed people to buy tickets by mail from out of state.

              I dont understand why somebody in another country cannot buy

               a whole years Megamillions tickets but can buy shoes or bet on horse racing in Dubai.

              Enough with the 1947 way of doing things!

              That money's gone fo ever

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                Posted: March 9, 2011, 5:59 pm - IP Logged

                I got my tickets at 5:30am, maybe this early bird can finally get a worm! Dance

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                  Posted: March 9, 2011, 8:40 pm - IP Logged

                  glad to see it getting near 100m cash, just 1 more roll.....

                  $94.3m cash  as a annuity of 151

                  vs powerballs highest of late 91.2m cash as a annuity of 182.1m ,

                  i almust love mm for having much more cash vs inlarged annuity for marketing

                  , thro it has a lot to roll to catch up to our 240m cash record setter we had at this year start, thro if it rolls a few more times, 41 states that sell MM has proven  if it gets ahold of large jackpots, the rollover amounts are a thing of Holy F...

                  i give you my point

                  Tuesday, January 04, 2011

                  04 · 08 · 15 · 25 · 47    + 42
                     380m as 240m cash, a gain of  86m in CASH, the king of all cash jackpots!

                  Friday, December 31, 2010
                  10 · 12 · 13 · 35 · 56    + 09


                  $242 Million as  154m cash 

                  Tuesday, December 28, 2010
                  06 · 18 · 36 · 40 · 49    + 07

                  $200 Million as 127m cash


                  Friday, December 24, 2010
                  15 · 16 · 27 · 40 · 52    + 16

                  $168 Million as 107m cash

                  Tuesday, December 21, 2010
                  08 · 11 · 12 · 31 · 32    + 29

                  $145 Million  as 92m cash, the perfect starting mark for  94.3m cash current jackpot

                  form usamega,   only 4 more rolls to go to catch up

                  and 5 to set a new record of 400m kind LOL

                  its a lot of hope, but it, mm can pull it off

                  keep your eye on 2nd prize winners, if their more then 23, aka 46 total mega balls, that means it has started to sur pass the 50% of all numbers played,

                  as people buy repeats sells numbers only part of the total numbers played can be guested at.

                  ,  or if the jackpot has 5 or more numbers below 31, at which point ever single player that plays calader days, where beeped at it being hit must likly being hit on that roll

                  for  the chances  in the players overall favor to win the jackpot, the sells will need to be in 200m range jackpots

                  the fact is, even at this level your not selling over 50% of ever single number that COULD come up, so the jackpot can Keep rolling,  once we have a lot of 2nd prike winners, then we can tell For sure, players are starting to have a chance

                  its ether a freak chinese cookie number LOL, or just the sells overall has so many of each number sold, just a diff mega ball, thats the only thing saving us is the 46 mega balls, once the sells are really high and we have 23 or more 2nd prize winners, then , AND only then, can you say for sure the jackpot more likly to be won on any given draw,

                  to then the chances i give it to roll right now, are high

                    ttech10's avatar - blobdude
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                    Posted: March 9, 2011, 9:16 pm - IP Logged

                    Is it just me or does anyone else get a little more excited when they find out nobody has won the jackpot? LOL

                    I wouldn't say ' a little more excited' as much as I would 'less bummed out about not winning'.

                     

                    One of these days, though...

                      rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                      Posted: March 9, 2011, 9:19 pm - IP Logged

                      "The jackpot for Friday night's multi-state Mega Millions lottery draw now stands at $151 million, the largest since January 4th, when a $380 million mega-jackpot was split by two winning tickets from Idaho and Washington."

                       

                      Hmmm, I was just thinking...

                      I haven't seen ThatScaryChick (Idaho) or Delta Draw (Washington) around lately, hmmm...

                      I'm trying to remember if they ever said they were going to split with me, hmmm...


                                                                   
                                           
                                                               

                       

                       

                       

                       

                                                                                                                         

                      "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                                  --Edmund Burke

                       

                       

                        Perfecttiming2's avatar - redcross

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                        Posted: March 9, 2011, 9:56 pm - IP Logged

                        glad to see it getting near 100m cash, just 1 more roll.....

                        $94.3m cash  as a annuity of 151

                        vs powerballs highest of late 91.2m cash as a annuity of 182.1m ,

                        i almust love mm for having much more cash vs inlarged annuity for marketing

                        , thro it has a lot to roll to catch up to our 240m cash record setter we had at this year start, thro if it rolls a few more times, 41 states that sell MM has proven  if it gets ahold of large jackpots, the rollover amounts are a thing of Holy F...

                        i give you my point

                        Tuesday, January 04, 2011

                        04 · 08 · 15 · 25 · 47    + 42
                           380m as 240m cash, a gain of  86m in CASH, the king of all cash jackpots!

                        Friday, December 31, 2010
                        10 · 12 · 13 · 35 · 56    + 09


                        $242 Million as  154m cash 

                        Tuesday, December 28, 2010
                        06 · 18 · 36 · 40 · 49    + 07

                        $200 Million as 127m cash


                        Friday, December 24, 2010
                        15 · 16 · 27 · 40 · 52    + 16

                        $168 Million as 107m cash

                        Tuesday, December 21, 2010
                        08 · 11 · 12 · 31 · 32    + 29

                        $145 Million  as 92m cash, the perfect starting mark for  94.3m cash current jackpot

                        form usamega,   only 4 more rolls to go to catch up

                        and 5 to set a new record of 400m kind LOL

                        its a lot of hope, but it, mm can pull it off

                        keep your eye on 2nd prize winners, if their more then 23, aka 46 total mega balls, that means it has started to sur pass the 50% of all numbers played,

                        as people buy repeats sells numbers only part of the total numbers played can be guested at.

                        ,  or if the jackpot has 5 or more numbers below 31, at which point ever single player that plays calader days, where beeped at it being hit must likly being hit on that roll

                        for  the chances  in the players overall favor to win the jackpot, the sells will need to be in 200m range jackpots

                        the fact is, even at this level your not selling over 50% of ever single number that COULD come up, so the jackpot can Keep rolling,  once we have a lot of 2nd prike winners, then we can tell For sure, players are starting to have a chance

                        its ether a freak chinese cookie number LOL, or just the sells overall has so many of each number sold, just a diff mega ball, thats the only thing saving us is the 46 mega balls, once the sells are really high and we have 23 or more 2nd prize winners, then , AND only then, can you say for sure the jackpot more likly to be won on any given draw,

                        to then the chances i give it to roll right now, are high

                        Hi joshuacloak!

                        Looking at your post made me go back to what happened in Dec 2010/Jan 2011 and how fast the jackpot grew.....

                        Once the jackpot reached $168M on Dec 24, 2010 it took off from there.........it just might happen that fast again!

                        For the record, here was the run:

                        Friday, Dec 24, 2010 Jackpot = $168M ( we are almost there right now with the current $151M jp...)

                        No one hit...

                        Monday, Dec 27, 2010 Jackpot = $196M

                        Tuesday, Dec 28, 2010 Jackpot = $200M (increased)

                        No one hit...

                        Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 Jackpot = $237M

                        Thursday, Dec 30, 2010 Jackpot = $242M (increased)

                        Friday, Dec 31, 2010.......No one hit

                        Saturday, Jan 1, 2011 Jackpot = $290M (increased)

                        Monday,  Jan 3, 2010 Jackpot = $330M (increased)

                        Tuesday, Jan 4, 2010 Jackpot = $355M ( increased)...then the jackpot ended at $380M....

                        It would be fun to see it keep rolling.....

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                          Posted: March 9, 2011, 11:19 pm - IP Logged

                          What if it grows past the previous large jackpot say 400 Million the person that won that or people that won would have to move to Peru or Japan or somewhere eles but America becuase they would be a household name!

                          But when i win i will form a trust because i want to live a life of peace and comfort!!!

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                            Posted: March 9, 2011, 11:27 pm - IP Logged

                            dont play jackpot games but will try this tommorow..a quick pick for a buck!

                            have a great winning day!