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$500 MILLION: Mega Millions sets all-time lottery jackpot record

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Posted: March 28, 2012, 3:15 am - IP Logged

i think they will actually sell less tickets for the next drawing, because so many people went "all-in" for tonights drawing that i just dont see that many people willing or able to spend equally as much for fridays drawing.

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    Posted: March 28, 2012, 3:21 am - IP Logged

    i think they will actually sell less tickets for the next drawing, because so many people went "all-in" for tonights drawing that i just dont see that many people willing or able to spend equally as much for fridays drawing.

    You are assuming that gamblers are rational creatures. They are not. Their reasoning will tell them to try and recoup their past losses in the next round. It is that line of reasoning that has made the gambling industry recession proof.

    That money's gone fo ever

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      Posted: March 28, 2012, 3:22 am - IP Logged

      Does anyone know the last time someone won the powerball AND the mega millions in the same week?  Is that even possible?


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        Posted: March 28, 2012, 3:47 am - IP Logged

        i think they will actually sell less tickets for the next drawing, because so many people went "all-in" for tonights drawing that i just dont see that many people willing or able to spend equally as much for fridays drawing.

        lmao are u freaking kidding me man???? i gamble quite a bit..and from past experience every time ive lost my A$$ the golden rule is to try and chase your losses....badddddd idea....however i have to strongly disagree with this statement u posted...ur talking about a world record...A WORLD RECORD....now ur gonna tell me people in this country are gonna ignore $476 million...im sure u will even buy a ticket....i spent $10 on this last drawing and won $5 back...all qp's....and all my numbers were dancing around the winning numbers...mind you i went to a gas station to buy them in Liberal, KS for the first time....if you never heard of it look it up...and won on both qp's....thats a SIGN right there...so now....since this rolled im going back to to that same gas station...im throwing $200 toward this thing...i may not win anything...but im surely not ignoring this whatsoever....im getting my face on tv

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          Posted: March 28, 2012, 3:53 am - IP Logged

          i think they will actually sell less tickets for the next drawing, because so many people went "all-in" for tonights drawing that i just dont see that many people willing or able to spend equally as much for fridays drawing.

          I'm sure there are a lot of people who spent enough that they'll cut back on this one, but for every one of them there's somebody else who will spend a lot more on this one. I'm figuring there's perhaps a 1 in 10 chance it will roll again, and most likely we won't see another jackpot like this for many years. Based on that I'll throw a few bucks more at this one than I normally do, and I'm guessing a lot of others will do the same. I think it will bump up to 500, which will requires sales to increase about 50% from the last  drawing.

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            Posted: March 28, 2012, 4:28 am - IP Logged

            This is an awesome Jackpot. I live in Germany and I will try my luck with thelotter via Internet.

            The Cash prize is still very high, but I think it's not the highest cash prize ever in the world.

            Last year we had 185 Mio. Euros in "Euromillions", which is about 247 Mio. USD, cash and tax free.

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              Posted: March 28, 2012, 4:36 am - IP Logged

              This is an awesome Jackpot. I live in Germany and I will try my luck with thelotter via Internet.

              The Cash prize is still very high, but I think it's not the highest cash prize ever in the world.

              Last year we had 185 Mio. Euros in "Euromillions", which is about 247 Mio. USD, cash and tax free.

              Welcome to Lottery Post nitro!See Ya!

              Yes indeed this is an awsome Jackpot, never been is  high before, how exciting right?

              You heard about this jackpot from Germany? Good luck to you!!

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                Posted: March 28, 2012, 4:53 am - IP Logged

                Does anyone know the last time someone won the powerball AND the mega millions in the same week?  Is that even possible?

                Are you talking about one person? If so, that has never happened and if it did that person would be the luckiest SOB on earth!


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                  WOWWWWW ZOMG........(Ahem) *Regains composure* Hi fellow Lottery Post comrades, Its collagelad again, the 21 year old, new to the lottery, college student who enjoys giving my point of view as a new lottery player. Ive been playing the lottery in my state,Louisiana (which to my knowledge hasnt produced any major jackpot winners) for about 4-5 months, beginning with the 241 million recent powerball jackpot. I had bought my first lotter ticket for that draw, (well, first few lottery tickes) with a 2 dollar pay back. I was thrilled. Well over my 4-5 month span of playing the lotery ive hitced over a rounded 100$ (college budget) with a (i kid you not) 7 dollar payback...............I will litteraly have a movie filmed about me one day titled "Unluckiest Average Guy Who Just Falls Short" but thats another story. As i said, 7 dollar payback is discouraging, so discouriging i lost the "Lottery Dream" and stopped playin for about a month. But, the itch started again. About 3 weeks ago i got the urge to play the lotto, so i played my measly 5$ towards QPs of the MM jackpot for 171 million, i just had a "hunch" i would win.....6 "Hunches" later ive yet to win a single dollar, but with the JackPot rolling over to such a massive fortune such as 476 million, i refuse to not participate, im going all out, my whole weekly lottery budget in on one draw, all 10 bucks (remember, broke college student). I'd to overjoyed with a match 5 or 4 prize....Heck, even a simple match the Megaball or Powerball for a dollar payout would be nice, but with my luck, ill check lottery post saturday morning to see the Russian guy who posted before me win the lottery on an internet lottery ticket (just my luck) *fingers crossed, over and out LP*


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                    Posted: March 28, 2012, 5:00 am - IP Logged

                    Excuse mistake from before.....the fellow from "Germany" will be the besige of my fate.......*shaking fist at him*

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                      Posted: March 28, 2012, 5:01 am - IP Logged

                      No, sorry for not being more clear, I just meant if anyone has won a powerball jackpot and someone else won the mega millions jackpot in the same week.  Just trying to see if it's even worth it to buy both this week.  I'm sure someone will win the mega, so I want to buy a powerball too, unless there's no chance both could be won in the same week.

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                        Posted: March 28, 2012, 5:04 am - IP Logged

                        Good Luck to everyone.  I'm 'all in' with my 2 MM tickets for Friday's drawing.  - oh and yes I am still playing PB (all in with 1 ticket)


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                          Posted: March 28, 2012, 5:06 am - IP Logged

                          No, sorry for not being more clear, I just meant if anyone has won a powerball jackpot and someone else won the mega millions jackpot in the same week.  Just trying to see if it's even worth it to buy both this week.  I'm sure someone will win the mega, so I want to buy a powerball too, unless there's no chance both could be won in the same week.

                          Your chances arent depleted at all. The same chance of winning the powerball will be the same chance u'll have next week, and the week after, and the week after, and the week after.....get the point. No matter if MM is won or not, it doesnt effect your chances with PowerBall....so play on comrade...play both, i am...

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                            Posted: March 28, 2012, 5:14 am - IP Logged

                            scarchelli,

                            Powerball and Mega Millions are frequently won in the same week.  Just not by the same person. 

                            And as someone already mentioned, for anonymity purposes, it would be a good time to win Powerball.  That is, if you can get by on a measly $20 million (after taxes).

                             

                            It sure is going to be difficult to keep this Mega Millions win a secret.  But I'll do my best! Big Grin

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                              Posted: March 28, 2012, 5:14 am - IP Logged

                                            Never in my lifetime , have , I ever seen this amount of money , it's surreal . I woke up extra early

                                            just to see the amount or how many people had won .

                                              Each week , I buy Mega and Powerball twice a week  Tueday and Wednedsday , Friday and

                                               Saturday.

                                              I am 100% ready to win the Mega , I been playing  these lotteries since they started yearss ago.

                                              I have my list written down , I know exactly what needs done .  I have plenty of family ,

                                              friends , and organizations to help .

                                 
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