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$640 MILLION: MEGA MANIA!

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HaveABall's avatar - rocket

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Posted: March 31, 2012, 3:48 am - IP Logged

I simply hate the fact I still got tht gut feeling like I will winsome day. I'm sure everyone does. I think I'm just gonna go back on my 1 ticket per draw streak. I'll avoid all medi and lottery sites. I'll just by my tickets and check them weeks later....that's how everyone else seems to win.

Oh, CollegeLad09, don't hate that fact; something would be wrong if you didn't feel that 'euphamistic way' and purchased lottery tickets anyhow.  If you can still afford to spend the monies as "entertainment," go ahead and buy one or two tickets for PB and MM with/multiplier option each drawing.  Or if lesser budget remains, choose a 'particular cash lump sum, after taxes dollar amount' that makes sense for the minimum lifestyle you (and perhaps 3 family members you will claim an equal or lesser % on claim form with -- then if you win second place, you'd merely claim 100% on the form) would like to live ... refrain from buying draws for lesser lump sum amount jackpots.  Lots of folks with access to few $$$ are doing that and are happier for it.

Anyhow, CollegeLad09, I like your plan to wait to check your tickets, perhaps you could reduce your 'check ticket, wait time' down to 8-12 hours after lottery drawing. 

Note that there have been a few players each year who have won jackpots without even looking at their computer generated #s, thinking about them before the drawing, and even watching or listening to the drawing.

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    Posted: March 31, 2012, 4:46 am - IP Logged

    How u win $35

    From three scratch off tickets plus the 2 dollar mega ticket.

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      Posted: March 31, 2012, 5:10 am - IP Logged

      As of 5 AM Eastern, Maryland Lottery's site is still claiming a winner but the jackpot number still says $640 million.

      "BREAKING NEWS: Winning $640 Million Mega Millions Ticket Sold in Baltimore County; one of several nationwide."

      Wondering if maybe it's not 100% official yet?  I'm not surprised that the MM site hasn't been updated with Tuesday's jackpot, but I am surprised that USA Mega has nothing yet... unless Todd said "screw this, I'm going to bed, we'll sort this out in the morning." Wink

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        Posted: March 31, 2012, 5:24 am - IP Logged

        another waste of money i guess, all those tickets an won nothing

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          Posted: March 31, 2012, 5:33 am - IP Logged

          As of 5 AM Eastern, Maryland Lottery's site is still claiming a winner but the jackpot number still says $640 million.

          "BREAKING NEWS: Winning $640 Million Mega Millions Ticket Sold in Baltimore County; one of several nationwide."

          Wondering if maybe it's not 100% official yet?  I'm not surprised that the MM site hasn't been updated with Tuesday's jackpot, but I am surprised that USA Mega has nothing yet... unless Todd said "screw this, I'm going to bed, we'll sort this out in the morning." Wink

          Me too!! I just woke up to check the USAMega site and it's still the same, as my state lotto

          site has not changed as well, still says $640 million. Strange not to have updates especially with

          a jackpot this big.

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            Posted: March 31, 2012, 5:34 am - IP Logged

            I'm glad I came to my senses before I did anything crazy.

            I wonder what's going through the winner's head right now? You know you're a millionaire, but you don't know how much it will be exactly. Could be 300 million, or could be as "little" as 60 million.

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              Posted: March 31, 2012, 5:53 am - IP Logged

              i guess i could hope they are wrong and nobody won, since we dont have an official update from megamillions. but that seems to be overly optimistic at this point

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                Posted: March 31, 2012, 6:06 am - IP Logged

                i guess i could hope they are wrong and nobody won, since we dont have an official update from megamillions. but that seems to be overly optimistic at this point

                I Agree! Also, Todd, et el,  may be able to update a few things [so many more # lines sold than usual, so probably a big bottleneck] come 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time or so.

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                  Posted: March 31, 2012, 6:18 am - IP Logged

                  The East Coast again, seriously? This is like the 10th time in a row.

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                    Posted: March 31, 2012, 6:58 am - IP Logged

                    I love the fact that we actively participated in a record breaking lottery.  We are all part of history.  That is pretty amazing.

                    Type isn't it amazing the power of greed,hope and prayer Green laugh 

                     

                    Well Cheers heres to the next big go round and to all those whiners who spent more then $5 dollars and got skunked Razz


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                      Posted: March 31, 2012, 7:01 am - IP Logged

                      Type isn't it amazing the power of greed,hope and prayer Green laugh 

                       

                      Well Cheers heres to the next big go round and to all those whiners who spent more then $5 dollars and got skunked Razz

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                        Posted: March 31, 2012, 7:09 am - IP Logged

                             There only one winner or could there be more winners , and the lotto officials

                             doesn't have a "head count yet "  ????  You would thought , there would be more

                             people , to win this amount of money .

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                          Posted: March 31, 2012, 7:10 am - IP Logged

                          MARYLAND WON IT. So far one winning ticket has been reported.

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                            Posted: March 31, 2012, 7:11 am - IP Logged

                            Wild guess but I bet there are close to 100 Jackpot winners and they are trying to figure out WTF happened and how they are gonna spin this in the media!  Jack-in-the-Box

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                              Posted: March 31, 2012, 7:14 am - IP Logged

                              Wild guess but I bet there are close to 100 Jackpot winners and they are trying to figure out WTF happened and how they are gonna spin this in the media!  Jack-in-the-Box

                              It never takes this long, so it is more than one.

                                 
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