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$363 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot raised due to heavy sales

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Posted: March 27, 2012, 3:33 pm - IP Logged

I am leaning towards one of those nice residents of FL taking home this bundle of $$....namely me !! ..Besides, I asked Santa and he said OK.

Stay Positive, Believe and good things will come your way


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    New member to LP even tho I've been reading u guy's comments and post for the last yr. haha. But anywhoo, 363 milli......O_O I'm a broke college student in my last yr of college struggling to make ends meet even to pay rent wich is only 470 dollars a month. I jus recently turned 21 which finally made me legal to play in my state.  My first lottery ticket was the 241 million PB draw a couple months ago. I've been playing atleast 10 bucks a week between PB and MM tickets. Winning a JP would b oh so lovely, but I merely play with hopes of matching 4 or matching 5 numbers. I just want enough to ensure I have a good strt after graduation. So yes, im a young lotto player, on a weekly path to play until it becomes my day.  But throught my first few months of playing Ive only raked in maybe 7$ in winnings and I've put over 150 into it. Not discouraged at all, bcuz I knw that's how the lottery plays out. I only play QP's bcuz I dnt want to b tht player that plays a certain number every week then the week I forget to play, those numbers get drawn.......I guess, in a gyst, I'm asking for any advice u guys would have for a new lotto player. Thanks in advance. F

    CollegeLad08Approve I was right out of college when a friend of mine, Mom showed me how to play the lottery. I hadn't played before that point. I must say the first time I hit it was on the #987 which in the lottery book plays for Mother -in-law. I won the very first time I played for $150.00 . I have played ever since. The most I have won on a 3-digit was $6,000 and it was on the 144 and 119. I have won many times on the 4-digit so you need to get a method and follow it. I do gamble, remember "SCARED MONEY DON'T WIN"  but be responsible.Welcome! welcome! hope your stay will be long and prosperous.Big Grin Good luck!


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      Posted: March 27, 2012, 3:41 pm - IP Logged

      I played $5, realistically I should have just played $1, I don't think it really makes much of a difference.

      I played $20 and that all it  take to win the JP or a big second prize.Good luck everyone tonite.Hurray!


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        Posted: March 27, 2012, 3:56 pm - IP Logged

        just went out to buy my tickets and im seeing just how much people are willing to spend. this 1 guy i saw was spending over $200. people need to know when to Stop

        I live to read winners' stories though I have yet to come across one where the person or group spent that much to secure the win.

         

        Winning the lotto is like death. When it's your time it's your time. Only difference is we all will see death we won't all win the lotto but $200? If it were for advance plays I can begin to swallow that but on a one night stand?

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          Posted: March 27, 2012, 3:56 pm - IP Logged

          I am leaning towards one of those nice residents of FL taking home this bundle of $$....namely me !! ..Besides, I asked Santa and he said OK.

          Did you have far to drive? Lol


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            Posted: March 27, 2012, 3:59 pm - IP Logged

            believe me that i'm saying because it's true that i am a 2 time major massachusetts lottery winner. no, not millions but many tens of thousands. and yes, i squandered it and regret doing so. these lotteries were never intended to grow jackpots of this size. my main gripe is that people sneer at lets say powerball because it's only 40 million. too many will only play if they can collect 100 million or more. i just fail to understand why anyone wouldn't be content with winning 3 million in a much easier to hit state lottery. but they won't because they will not play it because of these pie in the sky jackpots are all they are interested in. people must set their sights lower. you only have so much time to hit something. waiting for the half a dozen times a year that the jackpots are huge is foolhardy. if you believe that financial advisors are not out for themselves then you need to get a clue. no one needs them to "advise" you how to "invest" your money. so jill and her husband have all their finances and investments in order. so what are they doing all day? watching the dow rise and fall. why isn't he still working for that CM investment firm. i wouldn't trust those 2 with my bottle deposits. they are just shilling on here to try to get someone to send them their money.

            Great resume' faber. Now your telling folks that it's a "waste" of their time to play the "BIG" games. Don't get me wrong, I hit $200K for the

            Powerball a few years back. But do not assume that everyone has the same range of gambling expectations that you do. If you were that confident

            in your wagering skills, I would expect that you would be much more lucrative than you are now. Jill and her husband are probably still working

            and investing like you and I should be. They have a family, have worked a lifetime to get where they are now, so please do not knock them.

             

            On a side note: Best of luck to you this evening faber98.       Lep

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              Posted: March 27, 2012, 4:05 pm - IP Logged

              Did you have far to drive? Lol

              Just a smidge  ROFL

              Stay Positive, Believe and good things will come your way

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                Posted: March 27, 2012, 4:19 pm - IP Logged

                WTF! that a hell of a  way to come on the scene!!!!!!!!!!!No NoSkeptical Welcome to the lottery post give new meaning to the phase the  more the better! WELL!

                I Agree!

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                  Posted: March 27, 2012, 4:21 pm - IP Logged

                  just went out to buy my tickets and im seeing just how much people are willing to spend. this 1 guy i saw was spending over $200. people need to know when to Stop

                  Just went by my buddy's convenience store and asked what the most someone spent today buying tickets. He told me $350.

                  People are nuts.

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                    Posted: March 27, 2012, 4:32 pm - IP Logged

                    Great resume' faber. Now your telling folks that it's a "waste" of their time to play the "BIG" games. Don't get me wrong, I hit $200K for the

                    Powerball a few years back. But do not assume that everyone has the same range of gambling expectations that you do. If you were that confident

                    in your wagering skills, I would expect that you would be much more lucrative than you are now. Jill and her husband are probably still working

                    and investing like you and I should be. They have a family, have worked a lifetime to get where they are now, so please do not knock them.

                     

                    On a side note: Best of luck to you this evening faber98.       Lep

                    What I got out of that is that he's bitter over blowing his winnings.  Given his constant ranting against financial advisors, my guess is he got some bad advice that led to his misfortune, so now he distrusts everyone in that sector.  Not only that, but he figures that since he couldn't handle his windfall, no one can handle a huge windfall.

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                      Posted: March 27, 2012, 4:33 pm - IP Logged

                      What I got out of that is that he's bitter over blowing his winnings.  Given his constant ranting against financial advisors, my guess is he got some bad advice that led to his misfortune, so now he distrusts everyone in that sector.  Not only that, but he figures that since he couldn't handle his windfall, no one can handle a huge windfall.

                      Ditto.

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                        Posted: March 27, 2012, 4:50 pm - IP Logged

                        It is all but certain someone will win tonight.

                        For last years 380 million Mega Millions jackpot sales were $229,421,186. 

                        1.3 times the number of avaliable combinations.

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                          Posted: March 27, 2012, 5:24 pm - IP Logged

                          Okay, so my mother asked me to pick her up a Lotto ticket (she picked her own numbers) but I picked up a Mega Million slip by mistake. I filled them both out because this kind of mistake has paid of for people in the past. I might be added to that list tonight. I hope so!


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                            Posted: March 27, 2012, 5:25 pm - IP Logged

                            Okay, so my mother asked me to pick her up a Lotto ticket (she picked her own numbers) but I picked up a Mega Million slip by mistake. I filled them both out because this kind of mistake has paid of for people in the past. I might be added to that list tonight. I hope so!

                            Mistakes are good.

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                              Posted: March 27, 2012, 5:56 pm - IP Logged

                              Just went by my buddy's convenience store and asked what the most someone spent today buying tickets. He told me $350.

                              People are nuts.

                              i really hope these people are paying that much money because there in a group pool.

                                 
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