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$257 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot expands

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Posted: December 1, 2013, 2:44 am - IP Logged

The Kentucky winner did not purchase their ticket with the Megaplier option for an extra $1 per play.  If they had, their prize would have been increased to $4 million, because the Megaplier number drawn was 4.

 

WOW i bet that they regret that nowChair

$1.00 more people give it up I Agree!

 

Congrats to the KY WINNERParty

I'm guessing they regret not picking a different Mega ball.

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    Posted: December 1, 2013, 2:46 am - IP Logged

     I Agree!  the odds seem impossible, but you could get onto Forbes billionaire list for only a buck. Beaver

    Does Forbes have a list that includes people who only have one billion? As residents of NY you or I would need to be the sole winner of a jackot of nearly $4 billion to get on that list. That's mathematically possible, but just a bit unlikely.

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      Posted: December 1, 2013, 3:34 am - IP Logged

      Does anyone know, are the odds for MM the worst for any major lottery game out there? LOL. Not whining. Just curious. If any other lottery game in existence has similar odds to MM and what the average JP wins have been. Once every 6 months? Once per year? For instance, almost all PB JP wins occur within a 2 month period. Occasionally it goes to 3 months or so but that's a rarity. Just wondering what we should expect to see for the MM JP. 

      Drum Would be great to see a Christmas win for this. But at these odds, perhpaps 4th of July is more likely.

      According to wikipedia the superenalotto lottery game of Italy has odds of over 600 million to 1. Their record Jackpot rolled over for eight straight months.

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        Posted: December 1, 2013, 4:04 am - IP Logged

        This is what kills me... they change the matrix, and they change the payout... if they had left the matrix alone and just changed the payout it would give them larger jackpots.. it would not have let them payout a million for five of five, but, I would have been happy with a 250k prize... truth be told I miss the old payout scale, you got more cash, almost 20% more...

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          Posted: December 1, 2013, 8:39 am - IP Logged

          Amen. If you play PB and/or MM, always do the mutiplier for the extra dollar. It might be the difference between just being comfortable versus being able to retire ASAP and do what you want to do 24/7.

          Yep I Agree!

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            Posted: December 1, 2013, 8:39 am - IP Logged

            I'm guessing they regret not picking a different Mega ball.

            don't worry you can play again next week LOL

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              Posted: December 1, 2013, 9:07 am - IP Logged

              I'm still waiting a few more drawings until I jump in. It's the state lottery for me until then. The jackpot is less with the state lottery but it has better odds.

              You are playing the lottery. You have a chance of winning someday. When are you playing the Mega Millions lottery game? LOL

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                Posted: December 1, 2013, 9:11 am - IP Logged

                Skeptical  Hmmmmmmph  ....... 7 draws till Xmas should reach a most curious size by then

                $15 per drawing gives you 15 chances of winning the Mega Millions jackpot. I will not do it, because I can't afford it.

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                  Posted: December 1, 2013, 9:14 am - IP Logged

                  With those odds, the MM gave people what they want. Bigger jackpots that nobody can win.

                  What is point of playing Mega Millions? $1 utility of $257 Millions?

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                    Posted: December 1, 2013, 9:16 am - IP Logged

                    The fever is on!!!Stretch  Even for the non-number, occasional  players , ya gottta take a chance!Smash

                    $5 per drawing?

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                      Posted: December 1, 2013, 9:17 am - IP Logged

                      hehehe

                      $1 Billion.

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                        Posted: December 1, 2013, 9:19 am - IP Logged

                        Yesss. My prediction of a billion dollar jackpot before the end of the year is still alive lol.

                        Are you playing the Mega Millions?

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                          Posted: December 1, 2013, 9:23 am - IP Logged

                          Does anyone know, are the odds for MM the worst for any major lottery game out there? LOL. Not whining. Just curious. If any other lottery game in existence has similar odds to MM and what the average JP wins have been. Once every 6 months? Once per year? For instance, almost all PB JP wins occur within a 2 month period. Occasionally it goes to 3 months or so but that's a rarity. Just wondering what we should expect to see for the MM JP. 

                          Drum Would be great to see a Christmas win for this. But at these odds, perhpaps 4th of July is more likely.

                          Spending $50 per week on the new Mega Millions matrix will increase your chances of winning the jackpot. I will not do it. I will spend $1 someday.

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                            Posted: December 1, 2013, 9:25 am - IP Logged

                            Woo Hoo!

                            Cool

                            Very nice Jackpot for Tuesday!

                            Are you still trying to win the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpot for Pennsylvania? Good luck.

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                              Posted: December 1, 2013, 9:28 am - IP Logged

                              I'd gladly take the JP from the state's 6/49 game w/odds of 1 in a little less than 14 mil.

                              right now it has a cash value of 7.9 mils. even w our onerous state tax of 10.8% and fed tax @ 39% you'd still about 3.6 mils,

                              all in need to retire.

                              The lottery will choose you as a lottery jackpot winner someday.

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