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$257 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot expands

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Posted: December 1, 2013, 12:36 pm - IP Logged

I know, right? Confused

Peak of holiday shopping season, College football championships, and general jackpot fatigue, all combine for a MM/PB collective ... Meh!

I kind of feel the same...wake me when it's over $500M. Sleep

Bedwake me when it breaks the $400M mark

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    Posted: December 1, 2013, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

    Bedwake me when it breaks the $400M mark

    "wake me when it breaks the $400M mark"

    I will...in about 2-weeks.

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      Posted: December 1, 2013, 1:04 pm - IP Logged

      Lottery players are spending less money on the lottery?

      Well THRIFTY, you're typing a mile a minute, but you're not saying much. LOL.

      In the last MM draw, there were 113,360 $1 winners in Texas. In all there were 164,329 winning tickets (not including megaplier tics) in Texas. So it looks like in Texas anyway, SOMEBODY is playing.

      By contrast, in last night's PB draw, there were 23,109 winning tics in Texas, (not including power play tics).

      Somebody, somewhere, sometime, is going to win the MM. I hope it's me, I always buy my one ticket, usually with megaplier.

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        Posted: December 1, 2013, 2:20 pm - IP Logged

        The jackpot now is more than enough to live off comfortably for me.

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          Posted: December 1, 2013, 3:44 pm - IP Logged

          Well THRIFTY, you're typing a mile a minute, but you're not saying much. LOL.

          In the last MM draw, there were 113,360 $1 winners in Texas. In all there were 164,329 winning tickets (not including megaplier tics) in Texas. So it looks like in Texas anyway, SOMEBODY is playing.

          By contrast, in last night's PB draw, there were 23,109 winning tics in Texas, (not including power play tics).

          Somebody, somewhere, sometime, is going to win the MM. I hope it's me, I always buy my one ticket, usually with megaplier.

          Texas had 23,109 Powerball winners on the last Powerball drawing including Powerplay.

          Texas 16,701 ( Powerball ) plus 6,408 ( Powerplay ) for a Total of 23,109 Winners.
          http://www.powerball.com/powerball/pb_totalwinners.asp

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            Posted: December 1, 2013, 3:45 pm - IP Logged

            The same here. I'll jump into MM when it gets over $500 million or so. I've been playing only my state games here in Maryland and don't miss play PB or MM.

            Following the trends and patterns means following the money!Banana

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              Posted: December 1, 2013, 3:46 pm - IP Logged

              I'll start participating next week when the jackpot exceeds $300 million. Right now, I will continue to contribute a few dollars to the Salvation Army tea kettle instead of playing the lottery.

              I Agree! That's what I did. I thought about playing, remembered the odds and put that money into the Salvation Army pot instead. If no one has won it by Xmas week, I'll start playing then. Right now those dollars are of much more benefit to SA. 

              And this may sound weird and/or greedy, but if they'd kept the odds as it was, I probably would have split the money...giving some to SA and buying a few tickets. With the odds being so ridiculous, I won't spend a dime on a ticket until the JP get much higher than it is now. CV after taxes is about $77M. I'll wait for it to roll a couple more weeks.

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                Posted: December 1, 2013, 3:50 pm - IP Logged

                I Agree! That's what I did. I thought about playing, remembered the odds and put that money into the Salvation Army pot instead. If no one has won it by Xmas week, I'll start playing then. Right now those dollars are of much more benefit to SA. 

                And this may sound weird and/or greedy, but if they'd kept the odds as it was, I probably would have split the money...giving some to SA and buying a few tickets. With the odds being so ridiculous, I won't spend a dime on a ticket until the JP get much higher than it is now. CV after taxes is about $77M. I'll wait for it to roll a couple more weeks.

                Lottery games like Mega Millions and Powerball are worth playing when the jackpot is worth more than $100 Millions. The odds of winning are too high to play for less.

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                  Posted: December 1, 2013, 3:53 pm - IP Logged

                  The jackpot now is more than enough to live off comfortably for me.

                  You will have the only winning combination out of 259 Millions. Good Luck.

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                    Posted: December 1, 2013, 3:53 pm - IP Logged

                    The jackpot now is more than enough to live off comfortably for me.

                    While I would be ecstatic with any amount 4 figures or more, with all the headaches that come with winning the JP, I'd rather be stinking rich than just comfortable. If I have to deal with vultures, parasites, death threats and greed-induced lawsuits, I better be much more than just financially comfortable. lol.

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                      Posted: December 1, 2013, 3:54 pm - IP Logged

                      The same here. I'll jump into MM when it gets over $500 million or so. I've been playing only my state games here in Maryland and don't miss play PB or MM.

                      Turning $1 into $500 Millions?LOL

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                        Posted: December 1, 2013, 3:57 pm - IP Logged

                        Bedwake me when it breaks the $400M mark

                        You are not hunting for the Mega Millions jackpot with $1 Quick Pick Ticket yet?

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                          Posted: December 1, 2013, 4:08 pm - IP Logged

                          Lottery players will spend $1 Billion dollars to win a $500 Million Mega Millions jackpot. 259 Million combinations will be sold for a $500M jackpot drawing. We will have a jackpot winner before it gets to $1 Billion.

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                            Posted: December 1, 2013, 4:33 pm - IP Logged

                            Lottery players will spend $1 Billion dollars to win a $500 Million Mega Millions jackpot. 259 Million combinations will be sold for a $500M jackpot drawing. We will have a jackpot winner before it gets to $1 Billion.

                            Actually, even if 1 billion tickets are sold for a single drawing, only about 253,450,873 of the 258,890,850 combinations would be sold (assuming tickets are sold randomly....not all combos mechanically purchased lol). The rest would be duplicates.

                            If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
                            If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

                            2016: -48.28% (13 tickets) ||
                            P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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                              Posted: December 1, 2013, 5:02 pm - IP Logged

                              I just laugh at the people who take part in these threads and say they haven't bought a ticket.   Who are you kidding.

                                 
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