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$290 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot rolls again

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Posted: March 24, 2012, 1:37 am - IP Logged

Maybe. There will almost  certainly be more than one winner.  My prediction is this one will jump beyond 400M, but won't reach 500.

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    Posted: March 24, 2012, 1:39 am - IP Logged

    I think I'd leave the country, and take my money with me.  Would become a perpetual traveler for a year or so and sort things out.  I'm looking at the Cunard Lines (Queen Mary, QEII) web site right now.  Yes Nod

    I Agree!           I better get that passport i never got around to gettin..

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      Posted: March 24, 2012, 1:40 am - IP Logged

      If you are strong enough, wait for couple month before claiming - that may help to bring down some noise, but not much.

      The speculation built up over time over who won would make it worse when you claimed, in my opinion.

      There's only one way to do it and keep your sanity, and that's anonimously through a trust. Hopefully your state allows for that.  Ohio does...Hurray!

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        Posted: March 24, 2012, 1:40 am - IP Logged

        i guess this means we all have to buy our tickets in delaware. only place i feel confident to remain anonymous.

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          Posted: March 24, 2012, 1:40 am - IP Logged

             Powerball

          hehe, no joke!

          so much for the larger PB jackpots they planned with the new matrix...at least until this current MM hits.

          Good Luck on Tuesday folks!

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            Posted: March 24, 2012, 1:44 am - IP Logged

             It seems that California doesn't.

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              Posted: March 24, 2012, 1:48 am - IP Logged

              Almost $176 mil after taxes where I'm at. That's very difficult to wrap your head around. And it's bound to increase by Tues. night.

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                Posted: March 24, 2012, 1:48 am - IP Logged

                   Powerball

                LOL!! no you didn't!Green laugh

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                  Posted: March 24, 2012, 1:53 am - IP Logged

                  I know raising it another 30 million or so from the advertised 356 million is a lot after the big jump it just made. But if tickets sell, (it would be a slim shot) but maybe a record jackpot for tuesday?.....just throwin it out there lol

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                    Posted: March 24, 2012, 1:56 am - IP Logged

                     It seems that California doesn't.

                        Looks like it is kinda complicated in California. Yes, if you sign the back of your ticket, your name may and most likely will be released. But here is what I found on Lottery Post:

                      If you want to claim your ticket anonymously, you must do the following:

                        * Call the CA state lottery office and tell them you would like to claim anonymously
                        * The legal division will review your request and they decide if they will accept  your LLC, Trust, Blind Trust, Partnership (which means you would have to have formed the LLC, Trust etc. before you submitt the ticket; this is probably why it takes weeks before the anonymous claim on large jackpots are reported to the media).
                        * They said it is their policy (CA Lottery) to review all request to claim prizes anonymously on a case by case basis as some have tried to claim prizes anonymously to avoid child support, spousal support etc.
                        * Once it is decided that you will claim anonymously, your representative (usually the lawyer who helped your form the trust) will provide the information to Lottery official for a press release (name of Trust, LLC etc, where you bought the ticket and when you bought the ticket....it is one winner, or a group or partnership.....) Any and all inquiries are to be directed to the representative of the Trust, LLC etc

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                      Posted: March 24, 2012, 1:57 am - IP Logged

                      Wow my head still can not get wrapped around these totals.  Boy now would be the PERFECT time to win PowerBall.  None of the attention will be on the winner in the midst of THIS perfect storm media blitz!  400M$ easy by Tuesday is my guess.

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                        Posted: March 24, 2012, 1:58 am - IP Logged

                        Wow my head still can not get wrapped around these totals.  Boy now would be the PERFECT time to win PowerBall.  None of the attention will be on the winner in the midst of THIS perfect storm media blitz!  400M$ easy by Tuesday is my guess.

                        I Agree!

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                          Posted: March 24, 2012, 2:03 am - IP Logged

                          The speculation built up over time over who won would make it worse when you claimed, in my opinion.

                          There's only one way to do it and keep your sanity, and that's anonimously through a trust. Hopefully your state allows for that.  Ohio does...Hurray!

                          What's your advice for those who live in a state where you can't cliam it anonimously?

                          I'm in WI they have some public record law but you don't have to participate in a press conference.

                          I wonder if one has to take a picture for the lotto website ? If you say no, the media will find one.

                          I'd thinik I'd take the picture for the website before they find a nerdy one from my highschool yearbook! lol

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                            Posted: March 24, 2012, 2:05 am - IP Logged

                            $255.1M  I am almost certain that makes this the largest CVO ever. Wasn't the largest before this a CVO of $240M?

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                              Posted: March 24, 2012, 2:09 am - IP Logged

                              kumo is right, old cash record was 240m

                              this one with 255m,plus its first guest, all record jackpots get larger amount come draw time

                              it beats all records when it comes to cash

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