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$312 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot raised again

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Posted: March 24, 2011, 6:39 pm - IP Logged

It's strange cuz I have yet to see any insane lines for tickets anywhere in Indy but I expect that to change tomorrow.  Dunno if I plan to buy anymore tickets though.

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    Posted: March 24, 2011, 6:44 pm - IP Logged

    I love Hoopla too. I will start it right here on LP in the Jackpot Forum in the Mega-Million Challenge thread when i post a picture of my winning ticket. 

    I will then head to Lansing Michigan to collect my cash flow, hopefully they will do a direct deposit into my CU. 

    More Hoopla at my Credit Union when i go in to make a small widthdraw. I can't wait to see the look on the tellers face when i want to take out $100.00.

    More Hoopla when i go to my new boss and give him two weeks notice.

    I will have Hoopla in my step for quite a while.

     "You can't handle the truth!" Nicholson.

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      Posted: March 24, 2011, 6:46 pm - IP Logged

      personally i would like to see it roll one more time to go for the record and then let me win. if i win i might go down to the safeway store and buy me some white castle burgers out of the freezer. YUM. I am buying another multi draw ticket tonight for the next drawing. i am buying another one for powerball too. i can live 125 million. uhmmm white castle.

      I'm lucky, there are White Castles all over Ohio.  I can drive down Rt23 to the White Castle in Marion across the street from McDonald and Long John Silver and get a bunch of their burgers hot and fresh off the grill anytime.  Now if I could be so lucky when I pick up my MM tickets for Friday's drawing.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: March 24, 2011, 6:55 pm - IP Logged

        Not 312m,just 136m.Euro Millions is more bigger,188m.

        What in the world are you talking about.  The cash option in $198 million.  Any American playing Euro Millions would have the same exact tax liabilities as an American playing Mega Millions (unless you want to break the law) so you can't say in any way that Euro Millions is "bigger".  It's not.

         

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          Posted: March 24, 2011, 7:27 pm - IP Logged

          It will probally go this Friday! There is a lot of hoopla going on with this drawing! Hope that I have one of the winning ticket/s. I think this jackpot will produce between 2-4 winners, maybe more if is won by a lottery pool. Good luck to everyone at LP. If I win I promise to keep my mouth shut and my mind open. lol

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            Posted: March 24, 2011, 7:43 pm - IP Logged

            Already have my ticket .............. but I was in line to purchase a Newspaper today and the lady in front of me dropped $40 on Mega Millions ............ I was gonna thank her for the donation ................... Green laugh

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              Posted: March 24, 2011, 8:56 pm - IP Logged

              How small of a town do people live in if they see lines to buy MM tickets? I live in a city of a little over 30,000 people and never seen a line for tickets. I could see if it was a small border town or something, but waiting in line to buy lotto tickets seems a little far fetched to me.

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                Posted: March 24, 2011, 9:26 pm - IP Logged

                It only needs to roll one more time for a record. If nobody wins tomorrow night, it will go to over $400,000,000. Fortunately, that's not going to happen because I got the $312,000,000 winner in my wallet.

                    My prediction for this JP is 350-380 range, if nobody hits the next one passing 500 point.

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                  Posted: March 24, 2011, 10:09 pm - IP Logged

                  $12 million would be just as life changing as $312 million to me, in that I could retire, travel, have nice things and do what I want with both. But if I have to choose, I guess I'll take the $312 million.

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                    Posted: March 24, 2011, 10:38 pm - IP Logged

                    If this Mega Millions  rolls over two more times,I'll guarantee their will be a Tsunami of people coming to my state of California.This state sure could use that money.I'm going to buy another $5.00 worth of Mega Millions tickets,bringing the grand total of $10.00 for Fridays game. "Good Luck" Lottery Post Members !!! .

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                      Posted: March 25, 2011, 1:45 am - IP Logged

                      It will probally go this Friday! There is a lot of hoopla going on with this drawing! Hope that I have one of the winning ticket/s. I think this jackpot will produce between 2-4 winners, maybe more if is won by a lottery pool. Good luck to everyone at LP. If I win I promise to keep my mouth shut and my mind open. lol

                               "You make a living by what you get, You make a LIFE by what you give!"

                                                                                                  Sir Winston ChurchillLep

                      If I win, I promise to keep my mouth shut and my wallet shut!

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                        Posted: March 25, 2011, 5:15 am - IP Logged

                        Does anyone know how long it takes an atty to form a trust?and after the check is cashed how long does it take for the money to be deposited to your bank?or do they give your atty a check.also do you have to be present?because If u do u know the lottery will have their cameras or eyewitness news there.

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                          Posted: March 25, 2011, 5:31 am - IP Logged

                          Does anyone know how long it takes an atty to form a trust?and after the check is cashed how long does it take for the money to be deposited to your bank?or do they give your atty a check.also do you have to be present?because If u do u know the lottery will have their cameras or eyewitness news there.

                          I believe it will take a few days for the trust to be created for all the paperwork to be in order. Since the winnings won't be available until about two weeks after the jackpot has been hit it shouldn't be an issue that the trust won't be formed immediately.

                          And there really isn't a check, from past articles and such I believe they to an EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) so the money should be available almost immediately after they send payment (of course as mentioned above, the lottery commision doesn't have all the money collected until up to two weeks later so it won't be until then that they'll be able to send your bank the money).

                           

                          I could be mistaken, but from research that's what I've gathered from numerous websites and news stories.

                           

                          As for their cameras being there, most likely the local news places will be there. I remember reading past articles where the winner had to inform the lottery commision when they were coming in to present the ticket, in which case the lottery commision then released news to the media/public that the winner has announced they would come in on a certain day. Also what I've gathered from past articles is that your lawyer can go and do everything for you. The articles don't make everything crystal clear but from what I read that has been done in a few cases.

                          Also I know in Texas you can ask for limited press coverage in which case they just have one person there asking you some questions, which you don't have to answer. No pictures and no video cameras.

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                            Posted: March 25, 2011, 5:45 am - IP Logged

                            I believe it will take a few days for the trust to be created for all the paperwork to be in order. Since the winnings won't be available until about two weeks after the jackpot has been hit it shouldn't be an issue that the trust won't be formed immediately.

                            And there really isn't a check, from past articles and such I believe they to an EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) so the money should be available almost immediately after they send payment (of course as mentioned above, the lottery commision doesn't have all the money collected until up to two weeks later so it won't be until then that they'll be able to send your bank the money).

                             

                            I could be mistaken, but from research that's what I've gathered from numerous websites and news stories.

                             

                            As for their cameras being there, most likely the local news places will be there. I remember reading past articles where the winner had to inform the lottery commision when they were coming in to present the ticket, in which case the lottery commision then released news to the media/public that the winner has announced they would come in on a certain day. Also what I've gathered from past articles is that your lawyer can go and do everything for you. The articles don't make everything crystal clear but from what I read that has been done in a few cases.

                            Also I know in Texas you can ask for limited press coverage in which case they just have one person there asking you some questions, which you don't have to answer. No pictures and no video cameras.

                            In Michigan, your name and city of residence are considered public record for Mega Millions/Powerball jackpots. Funnily enough, 5+0 winners (Megaplier/PP or not) aren't. You may elect anonymity for any prize over $10,000 in Michigan for everything EXCEPT a MM/PB jackpot.

                            You are also required to call Lottery PR for any prize over $50,000 so they can "pre-validate your ticket and schedule an appointment to claim your prize." It also says "You may show up in person, but doing so may cause delays in the process of up to 3 hours."

                            Like I would mind waiting 4 hours for a $312M jackpot.... lol.

                            As for your lawyer doing it for you, this is true ONLY in states where the prize can be claimed in trust, such as Ohio. Michigan does not allow this, with one exception... lottery clubs. Only the representative of the club is required to claim the prize, as happened with the porn shop ticketholder... the club's rep came in and claimed the jackpot for the club, all the while not informing any of the media who the person was that actually bought the ticket or why they bought their ticket there. If you are not a member of a lottery club, you are required by state statute to claim the prize yourself. No 3rd party may do it for you.

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                              Posted: March 25, 2011, 8:58 am - IP Logged

                              I might go buy another dollar ticket today. Watch out BIG Spender in the house!