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$290 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot rolls again

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Posted: March 24, 2012, 2:22 am - IP Logged

i love when the jackpots gets huge but hate the media fallout that come with these huge wins. i guess this is the price i will have to face for winning next weeks jackpot.

I know Illinois is going to want my face on the tube, but it won't happen! This state claims you have to show yourself, but I believe they cannot make you do it. I don't think they can force someone to revel themselves. My lawyer will be at the press conference, not me and my family.  That JP is mine on Tuesday and I won't revel myself. Though, I might post that playlist on here.

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    I know Illinois is going to want my face on the tube, but it won't happen! This state claims you have to show yourself, but I believe they cannot make you do it. I don't think they can force someone to revel themselves. My lawyer will be at the press conference, not me and my family.  That JP is mine on Tuesday and I won't revel myself. Though, I might post that playlist on here.

    Not too many folks are as smart as you unfortunately.

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      Posted: March 24, 2012, 2:37 am - IP Logged

      I'm Googling and they have exciting stories about the $290 million, can't wait to see the

      new stories about this jackpot!

       

      Before I started playing the lotto I used to see these news stories and see these long lines of people

      buying tickets. I've never had to wait in a long line to buy tickets, this maybe my first time for me to

      be in the middle of a lotto frenzy.

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        Posted: March 24, 2012, 2:56 am - IP Logged

        Roll baby Roll!

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          Posted: March 24, 2012, 3:03 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

          Followed up on your info and found some more on wikipedia. I'd be willing to make a gamble that this one is going to be won by multiple tickets. Party

          List of Largest U.S. lottery Jackpots: $250 Million and Higher


          • $390 million, Mega Millions, won March 6, 2007, by 2 tickets, in Georgia and New Jersey. (Cash payout of $233.1 million, second largest in American lottery history). This was the largest jackpot in American lottery history.
          • $380 million, Mega Millions, won January 4, 2011, by 2 tickets, Washington and Idaho. (Cash payout of $240 million). 
          • $365 million, Powerball, won February 18, 2006, in Nebraska. Biggest win ever for a single ticket. It was shared by eight persons who worked for a ConAgra meatpacking plant.
          • $363 million, The Big Game (precursor of Mega Millions), won May 9, 2000, by 2 tickets, in Illinois and Michigan.
          • $356 million, Mega Millions. ($255.1 million cash, currently the largest in American history.) Drawing set for March 27, 2012.
          • $340 million, Powerball, won October 19, 2005, in Oregon, lump sum value, $164.4 million.
          • $336.4 million, Powerball, won February 11, 2012, by 1 ticket, in Rhode Island. (Cash option payout of $210 million, largest in Powerball history.)
          • $336 million, Mega Millions, won August 28, 2009, by 2 tickets, in New York and California.
          • $331 million, The Big Game, won April 16, 2002, by 3 tickets, in Georgia, Illinois and New Jersey.
          • $330 million, Mega Millions, won August 31, 2007, by 4 tickets, in New Jersey, MarylandTexas and Virginia.
          • $319 million, Mega Millions, won March 25, 2011, by 1 ticket, in New York.
          • $315 million, Mega Millions, won November 15, 2005, in Anaheim, California, Choosing cash, their prize was $175 million.
          • $314.9 million, Powerball, won December 25, 2002, in West Virginia. Opting for the lump sum, as with most winners, his prize was $170,505,876
          • $314.3 million, Powerball, won August 25, 2007, in Indiana.
          • $294 million, Mega Millions, won on July 2, 2004, in Massachusetts. $168,480,412 cash.
          • $275 million, Mega Millions, won on February 22, 2008, in Georgia. $167,694,000 cash.
          • $270 million, Mega Millions, won on February 28, 2006, in Ohio. The winner chose the lump sum of $158.8 million.
          • $258 million, Mega Millions, won on September 16, 2005, in New Jersey. They chose the lump sum of $156,141,600

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            Well, it's in the neighborhood of 175 mil after taxes in my state.  <snip>, that's scary!!  But I'd still like to know what it feels like to check off all six numbers on one of my lines.Naughty  I wonder if it's better than good sex.

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            Winning that much money is like really bad sex. It will leave you with something that lasts the rest of your life.

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              PowerBall is indeed toast at this point... oh my giddiant... i MUST get some sleep.  Good night all.  Best of luck to EVERYONE!

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                Winning that much money is like really bad sex. It will leave you with something that lasts the rest of your life.

                Some of the soldiers we used to have to "rod off the range", Monday mornings at the Troop Aid Station, would definitely concur.

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                  Posted: March 24, 2012, 4:51 am - IP Logged
                  It rolled ! $356 million  Draw Date: March 27, 2012  (cash $255 Million)

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                    Posted: March 24, 2012, 7:29 am - IP Logged

                    MM is   Boxing   PB something fierce. More reason for me to play PB, gotta root for the underdog, and take home that $40 million 2-nite!      Yes Nod

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                      Posted: March 24, 2012, 7:41 am - IP Logged

                      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

                      Well, at least you don't have to stand in front of a bunch of cameras.

                      My advice? If I lived in a state where my name would be published as the winner, I'd be moving ASAP. Which is a shame, because (a) some people wouldn't want to uproot no matter what and (b) winning this kind of money should only change your life in one direction---for the better. Having your name attached to this kind of well-publicized windfall doesn't negate all your good fortune, but it complicates a situation that should all positive.

                      I know there are people who think it'd be no big deal to stand up front and center with the big check in front of the cameras and in fact would love that.

                      Not me, not on your life.

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                        Well, at least you don't have to stand in front of a bunch of cameras.

                        My advice? If I lived in a state where my name would be published as the winner, I'd be moving ASAP. Which is a shame, because (a) some people wouldn't want to uproot no matter what and (b) winning this kind of money should only change your life in one direction---for the better. Having your name attached to this kind of well-publicized windfall doesn't negate all your good fortune, but it complicates a situation that should all positive.

                        I know there are people who think it'd be no big deal to stand up front and center with the big check in front of the cameras and in fact would love that.

                        Not me, not on your life.

                        I hear ya on the cameras aspect....no need for that kind of attention at all. The relocation factor would be a definite, probably to a place with much more living space and acreage on a temporary basis. Perhaps some significant traveling and visiting family members(donating some early xmas gifts - $$) for 2-4 weeks...Lots of choices with lots of time to think them through....I can handle it

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                          I hear ya on the cameras aspect....no need for that kind of attention at all. The relocation factor would be a definite, probably to a place with much more living space and acreage on a temporary basis. Perhaps some significant traveling and visiting family members(donating some early xmas gifts - $$) for 2-4 weeks...Lots of choices with lots of time to think them through....I can handle it

                          Sounds like a plan! Good luck to you!

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                            Beginners Luck can be a paarful thing, Dizzy, no doubt about it.

                            Good luck on your first line!LepYes NodThumbs Up

                            Thanks Ridge! I hope you won something last nite. Had a strong hunch this morning that I should replay my numbers and after seeing no one took the big one I think I'll just do that. Again, good luck to all planning to go in for this coming Tuesday!

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                              Thanks Ridge! I hope you won something last nite. Had a strong hunch this morning that I should replay my numbers and after seeing no one took the big one I think I'll just do that. Again, good luck to all planning to go in for this coming Tuesday!

                              Funny you mentioned that, Dizzy.

                              I was just thinkin' of playin' a couple QP's I got again.

                              Go for it and good luck to you!


                                                                           
                                                   
                                                                       

                               

                               

                               

                               

                                                                                                                                 

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