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$640 MILLION: MEGA MANIA!

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Posted: March 30, 2012, 2:48 pm - IP Logged

"The $640 million jackpot blows away the previous record by a whopping $250 million.  "This is about dreams," said Martino. "Even people who don't typically play begin envisioning what they would do with over half a billion dollars."

 

So people weren't dreaming what to do with only $250 million dollars? LOL. I thought this was kinda silly to say.

 

BTW,is there anything that tells us exactly HOW MANY tickets are being sold? Do they know? We know the jackpot is worth that but that can't be how many tickets were sold,right?

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    "Take the one copy of the photos and put them in an envelope addressed to yourself. Seal it and get the local post office to stamp a post mark over the sealed portion of the envelope. Store it somewhere safe. "

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    I'm curious...  What's the point in mailing yourself a copy? 

    I was just thinking I'd make a few copies, front and back.  Probably sign a copy of the ticket, just for grins. (If someone stole the original ticket - when I'm hit by a bus on the way to my lawyer - and signed their name, how would I have a clean copy of it with my name signed?)

    Mainly, I'd take a few digital pictures of the ticket, me holding the ticket, my wife holding the ticket, maybe in front of the TV or computer screen with a related story up. 

    Seems like that would be pretty good proof, if something happened to the original ticket.

    So, why the mail???

    Not mail it, just get a postmark with the location, date and time on the envelope, even better if it is done just after taking the photos.

    Your option would also hold up as proof it belongs to you incase something happens to the original.

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      Posted: March 30, 2012, 2:49 pm - IP Logged

      Haha, serves 'em right for doubling their ticket cost.

      I Agree!

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        Posted: March 30, 2012, 2:50 pm - IP Logged

        This is getting out of hand...Sports teams are pooling their money together and purchasing 10,000 tickets. Celebrities are buying tickets. Politics are buying tickets. Sum1 will win tonight, and I would b all but happy if sum1 with a large estate of cash already win this. Celebrities purchasing 1,500 tickets at a time make my measely 20 appear to b nothing. I knw every one has the same odds but I just dnt feel like I'm competing. I really just realized I only have 10 out of the possible 175,800,000 sets of numbers tht can come out. Dis couraged isn't even the word. I shoulda just bought 1 ticker for 1 dream cuz now I've waisted 9 bucks.

        Stay positive Collegelad, remember Mrs. Wright spent $9.00 & won $336 million!!!! ....Thumbs Up

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          Posted: March 30, 2012, 2:50 pm - IP Logged

          I guess that's how USA Mega got it posted before noon too.  Except I still haven't taken a lunch break!  Wink

          Todd, go eat joyfully & chew slowly now! You must gather your strength so that you will be strong enough to type the next and final jackpot increase revision mid evening tonight.

          Noel Santa loves you, too, Todd! Patriot

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            Posted: March 30, 2012, 2:52 pm - IP Logged

            thats why i have 3$ in it, same amount as when the JP is 12 mils.

            ooOOOooo I got my normal 2$ in... plus the 5$ I was "given" by a company who owes me mega-bucks... grrrr.

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              Stay positive Collegelad, remember Mrs. Wright spent $9.00 & won $336 million!!!! ....Thumbs Up

              Dallas, u always give positive advice...I hope sum1 as sweet as u wins. Not sum jerk celebrity or NBA player. Good luck to u to.

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                Posted: March 30, 2012, 2:54 pm - IP Logged

                Not mail it, just get a postmark with the location, date and time on the envelope, even better if it is done just after taking the photos.

                Your option would also hold up as proof it belongs to you incase something happens to the original.

                signed - & notorized COPY would also work.


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                  Seriously? We are talking about making copies and all this if the ticket gets lost? If it gets lost, you deserve to lose it! It's no different if you win 1.00 on it or the jackpot. It's just a ticket. No matter how big the win. Nobody will know except for you yourself so just drive to lottery HQ and claim it. The more time you spent taking pics and scans and all that crap the more chances you have to lose it. I am playing every MegaBall with QP for the white balls 5 times each with MegaPlay on it and knowing I will have 5 chances to hit the jackpot becuase I'll be guaranteed to win at least 5 tickets. And guaranteed to lose on 225 of them unless any white balls line up.

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                    Posted: March 30, 2012, 2:57 pm - IP Logged

                    Not mail it, just get a postmark with the location, date and time on the envelope, even better if it is done just after taking the photos.

                    Your option would also hold up as proof it belongs to you incase something happens to the original.

                    So what does having a dated/timed copy do for you, versus just a copy? 

                    Seems like a photo of you holding the ticket would be MUCH better.  Granted, you said a photo would work as well, but I'm not getting what a dated/timed copy gets you.

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                      Posted: March 30, 2012, 2:57 pm - IP Logged

                      You can photocopy, mail, take photos, whatever your little heart desires, just remember that posesssion is nine points of the law.

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                        Posted: March 30, 2012, 2:58 pm - IP Logged

                        I really really hope think tht the more tickets you buy, the more you ensure a loss, and a very diss appointing night. You gotta think,ppl who invest 100's of dollars into the lottery are only doing it because they believe they will make a come up. But if u buy 10,000 dollars worth of tickets and neither of them are the winning set, well u can immagine tht dissappointment. I'm all I'm with 10. Possibly about to goplay sum more.

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                          So what does having a dated/timed copy do for you, versus just a copy? 

                          Seems like a photo of you holding the ticket would be MUCH better.  Granted, you said a photo would work as well, but I'm not getting what a dated/timed copy gets you.

                          Just don't let your nerves get you into a car accident on the way to Lottery Headquarters!!!

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                            Posted: March 30, 2012, 3:01 pm - IP Logged

                            "The $640 million jackpot blows away the previous record by a whopping $250 million.  "This is about dreams," said Martino. "Even people who don't typically play begin envisioning what they would do with over half a billion dollars."

                             

                            So people weren't dreaming what to do with only $250 million dollars? LOL. I thought this was kinda silly to say.

                             

                            BTW,is there anything that tells us exactly HOW MANY tickets are being sold? Do they know? We know the jackpot is worth that but that can't be how many tickets were sold,right?

                            Yes , they know you talk about big brother this is "BIG BROTHER". Yes being some of the tickets are double ,"which any one who really want to win big will not buy a ticket without the megaplier, that's the key to big wins even if it's not the JP. Listen and learn.Yes Nod

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                              Posted: March 30, 2012, 3:04 pm - IP Logged

                              ooOOOooo I got my normal 2$ in... plus the 5$ I was "given" by a company who owes me mega-bucks... grrrr.

                              when i had a mobile locksmith service i had many customers that were chain stores & gas stations that were owned by corps.

                              so i was forced to give credit if i wanted their business.

                              at the bottom of my invoices i would write "terms 15 days same as cash"

                              this encourages the accts payable person to put your bill on top of the pile,

                              cause it implies that beyond 15 days there will be interest to pay.

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