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$172 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot rolls

Mega MillionsMega Millions: $172 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot rolls

By Todd Northrop

Will an incredibly lucky lottery player win a life-changing windfall this week, or will the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game enter another round of $200+ million jackpots?

We'll find out Tuesday night, when the $172 million Mega Millions drawing takes place.

Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot is the accumulation of 11 consecutive drawings without a top prize winner. The current jackpot run-up started on Feb. 4 as a $12 million grand prize.

The lump-sum cash value stands at a staggering $108.9 million.

Players should note that jackpot amounts are conservative estimates provided by the lotteries, and are often somewhat higher by the time the drawing occurs.  Occasionally the official jackpot estimate is raised even before the drawing, due to larger-than-expected sales.

In Friday night's Mega Millions drawing, there was no jackpot winner, but 11 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $250,000 prize: 4 from California, 1 from Kansas, 1 from Michigan, 1 from New Jersey, 3 from New York, and 1 from Oregon.

The four California winners will each be awarded prizes of $113,947, because California awards all prizes in a pari-mutuel formula, which calculates the prize amount based on the number of tickets sold and the number of winners in each prize category.  Because a larger-than-normal four tickets won second prize, the payout is smaller than the typical $250,000 for the winners.

Following the Friday drawing, the Mega Millions annuity jackpot estimate was raised $21 million from its previous amount of $151 million. The cash value was raised by $14.6 million, from its previous amount of $94.3 million.

The next Mega Millions drawing will take place Tuesday evening at 11:00 pm Eastern Time.

Mega Millions is currently offered for sale in 41 states, plus Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

For a complete set of game descriptions, results, history, and all questions regarding Mega Millions, lottery players are encouraged to visit USA Mega (www.usamega.com), a Web site that caters to the Unites States's two multi-state lottery games, Powerball and Mega Millions.

The Tuesday night Mega Millions winning numbers will be published at USA Mega minutes after the drawing takes place.

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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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Posted: March 13, 2011, 4:44 pm - IP Logged

I foresee only two possible outcomes:

1) It'll roll to over 200 million

or

2) It'll be won by some peckerwood in the backwoods of Tennessee


                                             
                     
                                         

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   

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

                                                                                            --Edmund Burke

 

 

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    Posted: March 13, 2011, 5:04 pm - IP Logged

    I foresee only two possible outcomes:

    1) It'll roll to over 200 million

    or

    2) It'll be won by some peckerwood in the backwoods of Tennessee

    I HAVE 5 CHANCES TO HIT THE TARGET. If chris shaw did it in powerball, why not me.LUCKY $5 DOLLAR BILL.LOL US Flag

    LUCKY $5 DOLLAR BILL

     

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      Monkey Butt, USA
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      Posted: March 13, 2011, 6:35 pm - IP Logged

      When the jackpot reaches $342 million, call me @ 631-403-2022.

      That is the time when I will throw my hat into the ring with the only winning ticket for that drawing.

        rcbbuckeye's avatar - Lottery-043.jpg
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        Posted: March 13, 2011, 7:31 pm - IP Logged

        I foresee only two possible outcomes:

        1) It'll roll to over 200 million

        or

        2) It'll be won by some peckerwood in the backwoods of Tennessee

        Ridge, you wouldn't be the "peckerwood", would you???

        CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

        A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

          hearsetrax's avatar - 0118

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          Posted: March 13, 2011, 7:32 pm - IP Logged

          When the jackpot reaches $342 million, call me @ 631-403-2022.

          That is the time when I will throw my hat into the ring with the only winning ticket for that drawing.

          LOL nice ....... I'll have to remember that one LOL

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            milford,pennsylvania
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            Posted: March 13, 2011, 8:19 pm - IP Logged

            When I win you can call me whatever you want.The joke will be on everyone else.

              RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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              Posted: March 13, 2011, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

              I was thinking maybe I should contact Chillicothe attorney Deborah Barrington and Columbus attorney Ronald Rowland to start making plans.    http://www.lotterypost.com/news/194766

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

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                Posted: March 13, 2011, 9:10 pm - IP Logged

                I need a piece of this...2nd place jackpot is ok with me.  I'll be picking up a winning ticket in the morning!

                All things are possible to those that believe!!!!!!Wink

                  rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                  Posted: March 13, 2011, 9:23 pm - IP Logged

                  Ridge, you wouldn't be the "peckerwood", would you???

                  Dadgum straight!    Bandit


                                                               
                                       
                                                           

                   

                   

                   

                   

                                                                                                                     

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

                                                                                                              --Edmund Burke

                   

                   

                    sandia's avatar - disney24
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                    Posted: March 13, 2011, 10:00 pm - IP Logged

                    Hi everybody, this is my first time to post, however, I have been reading these posts since last year's growing MM jackpot. I seldom play.

                      rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                      Posted: March 13, 2011, 10:20 pm - IP Logged

                      Hi everybody, this is my first time to post, however, I have been reading these posts since last year's growing MM jackpot. I seldom play.

                      Well it's time you started playing, sandia!

                      Welcome to Lottery Post.

                      If it will help you relax and feel more comfortable playing, I'll split the pot with you when you win.

                      Best of Luck sandia!    LepThumbs UpYes Nod


                                                                   
                                           
                                                               

                       

                       

                       

                       

                                                                                                                         

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

                                                                                                                  --Edmund Burke

                       

                       

                        ttech10's avatar - blobdude
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                        Posted: March 13, 2011, 10:25 pm - IP Logged

                        I HAVE 5 CHANCES TO HIT THE TARGET. If chris shaw did it in powerball, why not me.LUCKY $5 DOLLAR BILL.LOL US Flag

                        LUCKY $5 DOLLAR BILL

                         

                        I've loved that video since I saw it, we actually get to see how people respond to learning they've won (for sure) and how others they know act. I think if I was him, when the lottery official was confirming the numbers and they were all matching, it would just be so surreal and I'd feel like I was about to wake up (I've actually had dreams where I've won and I've told myself within the dream "this has to be a dream, I'm not this lucky to have really won, I just need to wake up" and I actually woke up).

                         

                        And yea I've been doing $5 myself. I think I did $7 the last drawing because I had to stop at another gas station to pick something up and ended up putting in $2 more from the change I had left.

                          sandia's avatar - disney24
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                          Posted: March 13, 2011, 10:53 pm - IP Logged

                          Well it's time you started playing, sandia!

                          Welcome to Lottery Post.

                          If it will help you relax and feel more comfortable playing, I'll split the pot with you when you win.

                          Best of Luck sandia!    LepThumbs UpYes Nod

                           Thank you rdgrnr, last year's jackpot got me very interested! Well, since you put it that way (splitting the jackpot), then I am more excited about this game, it only takes a dollar and a dream, right?

                           

                          ****Dreams are the windows to our fears and our desires, I like to go with the desires****

                            rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                            Posted: March 13, 2011, 11:14 pm - IP Logged

                             Thank you rdgrnr, last year's jackpot got me very interested! Well, since you put it that way (splitting the jackpot), then I am more excited about this game, it only takes a dollar and a dream, right?

                             

                            ****Dreams are the windows to our fears and our desires, I like to go with the desires****

                            That's right sandia, a dollar and a dream, that's all it takes.

                            Pay attention to them dreams and random thoughts too.

                            My people are called thinkers of thoughts and dreamers of dreams and I add one more quality to that in a very real and visceral sense: drinker of whiskey.


                                                                         
                                                 
                                                                     

                             

                             

                             

                             

                                                                                                                               

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

                                                                                                                        --Edmund Burke