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$244 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery frenzy ramps up

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Posted: March 22, 2011, 8:30 pm - IP Logged

Im the Newbie, I have chosen this thread for my first post.  I recently found this site, today as a matter of fact... It appears that you all have formed a pretty good community here.

Good Luck to you all but hopefully I will have better luck.  $244 million is a lot of money.

welcome aboard

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    Posted: March 22, 2011, 8:43 pm - IP Logged

    I  INTEND that I have in my possession the Megamillions ticket with all of the correct winning numbers drawn  for the jackpot drawing tonight 3/22/11

    I INTEND this will happen for the greater - higher good and will use it accordingly .

     

     

    May peace &  good luck be with everyone on LP Smiley

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      Posted: March 22, 2011, 8:52 pm - IP Logged

      hello 2 u 2  ,this is my night march 22, 2011   my birthday was on 3/21   this is my lucky week.

      The drawing may happen during your lucky week, but for about 821,000 people whose birthday is today the drawing will be on their lucky day. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you don't stand a chance going up against all of them.

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        Posted: March 22, 2011, 9:13 pm - IP Logged

        The drawing may happen during your lucky week, but for about 821,000 people whose birthday is today the drawing will be on their lucky day. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you don't stand a chance going up against all of them.

        If anyone wins a piece of the jackpot tonight, today will have been the luckiest day of their life regardless of their birthday.

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

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          Posted: March 22, 2011, 10:44 pm - IP Logged

          I got two tickets with the megaplier on it.

          15 23 24 28 39 09

          09 14 35 42 46 40

           

          I am feeling lucky right now.

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            Posted: March 22, 2011, 11:20 pm - IP Logged

            Im the Newbie, I have chosen this thread for my first post.  I recently found this site, today as a matter of fact... It appears that you all have formed a pretty good community here.

            Good Luck to you all but hopefully I will have better luck.  $244 million is a lot of money.

            Welcome to Lottery Post Savwa.

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              Posted: March 23, 2011, 12:24 am - IP Logged

              Im the Newbie, I have chosen this thread for my first post.  I recently found this site, today as a matter of fact... It appears that you all have formed a pretty good community here.

              Good Luck to you all but hopefully I will have better luck.  $244 million is a lot of money.

              Welcome Savwa, enjoy your time here!

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                Posted: March 23, 2011, 12:47 am - IP Logged

                It rolled.  $304 Million - story coming soon.

                 

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                  Posted: March 23, 2011, 12:54 am - IP Logged

                  Holy Crap! The cash payout is almost 200 million, and I bet it is going to roll again.

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                    Posted: March 23, 2011, 1:12 am - IP Logged

                    Holy Crap! The cash payout is almost 200 million, and I bet it is going to roll again.

                    In that case, I will definitly have to pull back on the next couple of games.  Probably won't be spending much.  Then again I wound up buying more tickets for this last game than I originally intended.

                    Things are going to get crazy now!

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                      Posted: March 23, 2011, 1:32 am - IP Logged

                      It rolled.  $304 Million - story coming soon.

                      awww, c'mon Todd. I just marked this thread 5 of 5 stars and now you're gonna make it old news. hehe

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                        Posted: March 23, 2011, 3:53 am - IP Logged

                        Holy Crap! The cash payout is almost 200 million, and I bet it is going to roll again.

                        Even if it doesn't get bumped up from $304 million there's a fair chance that a winner is now more likely than a rollover.  If the combinations played were all random the curent figures suggest selling about 54% of the combinations. Assuming 70% are QP's that only leaves about 16% of combinations to those who choose their own. Plenty of people play birthday numbers, playslip diagonals, sequences, etc, but I'm not sure if that's enough to drop the total below 50%.

                        Of course I'm sure it will get bumped, and even with the  non-random duplicates they could easily sell more than 60% of combinations. I'm hoping that the big (at least until tomorrow night) PB jackpot takes aways some sales, so that there's a better chance for a rollover. Even with fairly big sales there will still be about a 30% chance of that, and another roll has an extremely good chance of passing the $500 million mark. I could probably scrape by with the net from $193 million, but there's nothing wrong with a bit of cushion, just in case.

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                          Posted: March 23, 2011, 4:02 am - IP Logged

                          Even if it doesn't get bumped up from $304 million there's a fair chance that a winner is now more likely than a rollover.  If the combinations played were all random the curent figures suggest selling about 54% of the combinations. Assuming 70% are QP's that only leaves about 16% of combinations to those who choose their own. Plenty of people play birthday numbers, playslip diagonals, sequences, etc, but I'm not sure if that's enough to drop the total below 50%.

                          Of course I'm sure it will get bumped, and even with the  non-random duplicates they could easily sell more than 60% of combinations. I'm hoping that the big (at least until tomorrow night) PB jackpot takes aways some sales, so that there's a better chance for a rollover. Even with fairly big sales there will still be about a 30% chance of that, and another roll has an extremely good chance of passing the $500 million mark. I could probably scrape by with the net from $193 million, but there's nothing wrong with a bit of cushion, just in case.

                          I agree with your assessment.  I'm curious as to the source of the "current figures" you cited.  Are they on the MM website?

                          Thanks!

                          About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

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                            Posted: March 23, 2011, 5:29 pm - IP Logged

                            I agree with your assessment.  I'm curious as to the source of the "current figures" you cited.  Are they on the MM website?

                            Thanks!

                            Probably pulled them out of his... uh... hat, where he gets a lot of his "facts".


                                                                         
                                                 
                                                                     

                             

                             

                             

                             

                                                                                                                               

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                              Posted: March 23, 2011, 9:25 pm - IP Logged

                              I agree with your assessment.  I'm curious as to the source of the "current figures" you cited.  Are they on the MM website?

                              Thanks!

                              There or USA Mega. The cash value of the jackpot went up by about $38 million, and about 32 cents of each dollar goes to the jackpot. That means they're expecting sales of about 38/.32, or 120 million tickets. Because a lot of combinations will be duplicated, selling 120 million tickets would mean using about 95 million combinations if all were picked randomly, and 95 million is 54% of the total number of combinations.

                              Of course not all combinations are chosen randomly. It's really just a SWAG, but I'm guessing that all those non-random tickets will probably reduce the number of combinations played by at least a couple of million.  That would mean that with 120 million tickets sold there will be about a 52 or 53% chance of a winner(s) and a 47 or 48% chance of a rollover.