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$290 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot rolls again

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Posted: March 21, 2012, 6:38 pm - IP Logged

For me the toughest times are when the Lottery is HUGE (like now) and when it has just rolled over.  Why?  Because I had determined that I would spend just 2$ per draw irrespective of the level of the lottery, using the logic that 12M$ would change my life pretty much just as much as 300M$ would ... but what I find about myself is that I am MORE sorely tempted to change my strategy at the 12M/20M$ level than I am at the 300M$ level.  Seems I dont know as much about me as I would have hoped.  Unhappy

Well, maximumfun, we've learned from researching past MM and PB jackpot winners, of big and low sizes, that some have won with playing their first time for a $1 wager AND a couple have won after playing each drawing for two  decades spending anywhere from $1 - $100 wager EACH draw!  Most of the jackpots were won via quick pick #s, yet some have won with #s chosen either a first time or a series of numbers that the gambler has used for a couple of decades.  That's a huge gambit of variables, no rhyme or reason to imitate.

However, cheers, fellow gamblers! US Flag

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    Posted: March 21, 2012, 7:19 pm - IP Logged

    Thanks for the stats... I think I may use them to create a few lines for Friday!

    dpoly1,

    "California has had the largest population for a long time !

    California: 37,253,956

    Texas: 25,145,561

    New York: 19,378,102"

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    WesternRedDoug,

    I was thinking of using some of these, too (prize winners):

     

    Detailed results for drawing dated: 3/20/2012.

    [1][4][6][11][14]Mega Ball  =[30]
    5      +      10$241,000,000

    5      +      068$250,000
    4      +      1251$10,000
    4      +      09,851$150
    3      +      17,843$150
    2      +      1103,795$10
    3      +      0336,862$7
    1      +      1558,252$3
    0      +      11,007,722$2
    Winning Tickets From 3/20/2012 Were Sold:
    Match 5 + 0: Winners in California(21), Idaho
    (1), Illinois(1), Indiana(2), Kentucky(3),
    Massachusetts(3), Maryland(1), Michigan(9),
    Missouri(2), New Jersey(5), New York(8), Ohio
    (2), Pennsylvania(2), South Carolina(1),
    Tennessee(1), Texas(4), Vermont(1) and Wisconsin
    (1).

     

    Estimated Jackpot for 03/23/2012 : $290,000,000.00


    *California law restricts California Lottery games to pari-mutuel prizes. Prize amounts in California will differ from the fixed prize amounts shown here.
    Click here for the California Lottery Web site and prize amounts.



    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

    Lep

    There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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      Posted: March 21, 2012, 7:36 pm - IP Logged

      i wonder how many if any at all of those second prize winners formed a lottery pool

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        Posted: March 21, 2012, 8:18 pm - IP Logged

        If the Mega Million jackpot makes it to $342 million dollars, then I will play. If it is less than $342 million dollars, then I pass. $342 million dollars is the lowest amount I am willing to purchase a ticket when it comes to Mega Million and Power Ball not one dollar less.

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          Posted: March 21, 2012, 8:31 pm - IP Logged

          after finally checking my tickets ....am beginning to believe the lotto is rigged ..........

          I've never been so skunked in my lifeThud

           

          Cheers well heres to it breaking the 300 mark by friday's drawing

          I got 1 ticket 1+1. Funny thing when I printed that ticket at the lottery vending machine is the maching blinked off, then on after I pushed the button and before the ticket came out. Wish it would have blinked 4 more times....

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            Posted: March 21, 2012, 9:24 pm - IP Logged

            I got 1 ticket 1+1. Funny thing when I printed that ticket at the lottery vending machine is the maching blinked off, then on after I pushed the button and before the ticket came out. Wish it would have blinked 4 more times....

            Are you serious? Is $130M after taxes not enough for you? At least that's how much I'd get if I won and was the only winning ticket..

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              Posted: March 21, 2012, 9:35 pm - IP Logged

              I wonder if it will be raised before the drawing this time. I would get $140 million. Can anyone gess what's the lowest jackpt needed to be $200 million after taxes? If it gets that high I doubt it will be just one ticket.

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                Posted: March 21, 2012, 10:19 pm - IP Logged

                I wonder if it will be raised before the drawing this time. I would get $140 million. Can anyone gess what's the lowest jackpt needed to be $200 million after taxes? If it gets that high I doubt it will be just one ticket.

                For MM, you would have to be up around 475 million/ 347 cash.....course the feds get 35%, depending on the state, but if you said 7% state tax...that would get you down to about 201 million cash......get a lower state tax or no state tax, then you wouldn't need it to get so high

                Stay Positive, Believe and good things will come your way

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                  Posted: March 21, 2012, 10:26 pm - IP Logged

                  I wonder if it will be raised before the drawing this time. I would get $140 million. Can anyone gess what's the lowest jackpt needed to be $200 million after taxes? If it gets that high I doubt it will be just one ticket.

                  In Pennsylvania it would be about $308,000,000 cash!
                  (200/.65)

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                    Posted: March 21, 2012, 10:56 pm - IP Logged

                    Why are people saying that they are going to win in Florida? the Mega Millions is not offered in that state... i think, last time i looked....

                    as for another point... i think that the jackpot will be increased before the draw Friday. due to that massive hit on the 5 of 5. i think that if that many people had not won it would be over 300 million

                    Good Luck to all and if i win thanks for contributing to my new Truck and helping me pay off my parents bills so they can retire!!!

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                      Posted: March 21, 2012, 11:17 pm - IP Logged

                      Why are people saying that they are going to win in Florida? the Mega Millions is not offered in that state... i think, last time i looked....

                      as for another point... i think that the jackpot will be increased before the draw Friday. due to that massive hit on the 5 of 5. i think that if that many people had not won it would be over 300 million

                      Good Luck to all and if i win thanks for contributing to my new Truck and helping me pay off my parents bills so they can retire!!!

                      You  are correct adam, the MM is not sold in FL. but for those of us who have bought advanced draws while visiting another state on business / pleasure or have friends/relatives who bought tickets and visit us/mail them to us..then we ARE in the game... with that being said...Ya gotta be positive and believe...like I do  Thumbs Up......Should you win, it was my pleasure assisting you with your truck and the parents early retirement..Good luck to you as well.

                      Stay Positive, Believe and good things will come your way

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                        Posted: March 21, 2012, 11:23 pm - IP Logged

                        You  are correct adam, the MM is not sold in FL. but for those of us who have bought advanced draws while visiting another state on business / pleasure or have friends/relatives who bought tickets and visit us/mail them to us..then we ARE in the game... with that being said...Ya gotta be positive and believe...like I do  Thumbs Up......Should you win, it was my pleasure assisting you with your truck and the parents early retirement..Good luck to you as well.

                        Yeah, I discovered that after visiting FL a few weeks ago. I kept asking for Powerball & MegaMillion tickets. After I got home, I realized that the tickets said "MegaMoney" instead.  Didn't matter, didn't win.

                        "Don't be a schmuck, always take the cash." -Coin Toss

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                          Posted: March 21, 2012, 11:57 pm - IP Logged

                          My brother James thinks it's always someone in Los Angeles wins the Mega Millions jackpot.He always says this when the jackpot gets "Big time" high.And I tell him the odds are always the same no matter where you buy your lottery tickets.I'd like to see this Mega Millions game rollover a few more times,taking it to an all time high of $400 million mark.And only one ticket winning it.Wow!.


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                            Posted: March 22, 2012, 12:03 am - IP Logged

                            My brother James thinks it's always someone in Los Angeles wins the Mega Millions jackpot.He always says this when the jackpot gets "Big time" high.And I tell him the odds are always the same no matter where you buy your lottery tickets.I'd like to see this Mega Millions game rollover a few more times,taking it to an all time high of $400 million mark.And only one ticket winning it.Wow!.

                            if i win i'm donating it to the los angeles school system. it appears it needs shoring up.


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                              Posted: March 22, 2012, 12:11 am - IP Logged

                              My 6 psyhcics got this one. They assure me it will be six numbers!

                              I would call that a safe and reasonable conclusion rad, particularly where where all 6 shrink heads are in agreement.  Group Hug + 1 = 6

                                 
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