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$550 MILLION: Mega Millions holiday bonanza!

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Posted: December 14, 2013, 12:07 pm - IP Logged

I knew the CV was low but seeing it with the other big jackpots really makes it stand out.

Dude, the CV is still over 50 percent of the AAV so I will still throw $5 at a chance to win. 

Now the game Illinois is raking in huge profits from is Lucky Day Lotto which is a match 5 game with jackpot starting at $100k. There are twice daily drawing and it increases by 50k if no winner(s). It used to increase more when sales were higher than projected, but not anymore. However, I have to give Illinois Lottery props for listening to their players. When we first got to play online, there was no purchase minimum. Then they instituted a $5 purchase minimum, but at time you could only pay for one particular game before selecting numbers for another game for purchase. So if one wanted to play both MM and PB, you had to fork out $11 minimum. But I am happy to announce Illinois Lottery has added a cart feature (similar to every other retail online site like Amazon, Office Depot, Macys, TGW, etc) which enables you to select numbers for MM, add to cart and then select numbers for another game. Kudos Illinois. And as you might know, you have to be an Illinois resident and physically in Illinois in order to purchase online.

Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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    Posted: December 14, 2013, 12:30 pm - IP Logged

    and may the almighty have mercy on the one poor soul that gets that lucky

    And WHEN I am that "unlucky" soul, I will be sure to get a PO box that I will give to lottery commission as my mailing address. I will have no problem flying to the lottery headquarters to obtain copy of necessary tax documents so eventually all those beggar requests will get returned to sender when mailbox gets too full. I will also change my doorbell chime to an audible "NO Is The Answer To Your Question" and I would have 2 doorbells. The obvious one would be the one I mentioned and the normal one would be under a decorative wall piece.

    Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

    The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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      Posted: December 14, 2013, 12:43 pm - IP Logged

      Dude, the CV is still over 50 percent of the AAV so I will still throw $5 at a chance to win. 

      Now the game Illinois is raking in huge profits from is Lucky Day Lotto which is a match 5 game with jackpot starting at $100k. There are twice daily drawing and it increases by 50k if no winner(s). It used to increase more when sales were higher than projected, but not anymore. However, I have to give Illinois Lottery props for listening to their players. When we first got to play online, there was no purchase minimum. Then they instituted a $5 purchase minimum, but at time you could only pay for one particular game before selecting numbers for another game for purchase. So if one wanted to play both MM and PB, you had to fork out $11 minimum. But I am happy to announce Illinois Lottery has added a cart feature (similar to every other retail online site like Amazon, Office Depot, Macys, TGW, etc) which enables you to select numbers for MM, add to cart and then select numbers for another game. Kudos Illinois. And as you might know, you have to be an Illinois resident and physically in Illinois in order to purchase online.

      You're 100% correct.   I used to play that game all the time and I stopped playing that and the Pick 4 when they started to screw around with them.   Lucky Day (Little Lotto) was the best game out there.   Like you said if sales were more than projected they would add it to the pot and make the lesser prizes more.   Those days are gone.   I rarely play it unless like this past two weeks it gets over $500,000 which happened twice with both going into the $700,000 range.   It's a total joke, hardly anybody plays during the day so it's like supporting somebody else's pot when they win.    Good post, when they changed that game is when I finally gave up two different games.  I should have given up Mega Millions too because my numbers don't apply anymore since the Mega Ball only goes up to fifteen.

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        Posted: December 14, 2013, 12:47 pm - IP Logged

        Does Mega Millions have inside information, they state it will be a Christmas Miracle for some lucky lottery player this year! How do they know someone is going to win this Christmas.

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          Posted: December 14, 2013, 12:55 pm - IP Logged

          Does Mega Millions have inside information, they state it will be a Christmas Miracle for some lucky lottery player this year! How do they know someone is going to win this Christmas.

          assuming LOL

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            Posted: December 14, 2013, 1:01 pm - IP Logged

            Does Mega Millions have inside information, they state it will be a Christmas Miracle for some lucky lottery player this year! How do they know someone is going to win this Christmas.

            It's fixed.  Some lost cousin of a MM employee will win it.

            "Understand... people are more complicated than the masks they wear in society... everyone is playing to win, and some people will use moral justifications to advance their side"

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              Posted: December 14, 2013, 1:08 pm - IP Logged

              $550M+ Big Grin Santa

              "You have to be in it to win it!"

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                Posted: December 14, 2013, 1:25 pm - IP Logged

                And WHEN I am that "unlucky" soul, I will be sure to get a PO box that I will give to lottery commission as my mailing address. I will have no problem flying to the lottery headquarters to obtain copy of necessary tax documents so eventually all those beggar requests will get returned to sender when mailbox gets too full. I will also change my doorbell chime to an audible "NO Is The Answer To Your Question" and I would have 2 doorbells. The obvious one would be the one I mentioned and the normal one would be under a decorative wall piece.

                ROFL  I will also change my doorbell chime to an audible "NO Is The Answer To Your Question".

                I like that. I want one that says "Go Away".

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                  Posted: December 14, 2013, 2:00 pm - IP Logged

                  ROFL  I will also change my doorbell chime to an audible "NO Is The Answer To Your Question".

                  I like that. I want one that says "Go Away".

                  They wouldn't even get to my doorbell.

                  The security guard at the front gate to my compound armed with an AR-15 would repel all moochers.

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                    Posted: December 14, 2013, 2:08 pm - IP Logged

                    Jon

                     

                    do you play draw games like MM just like you play scratchers?

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                      Posted: December 14, 2013, 2:11 pm - IP Logged

                      And WHEN I am that "unlucky" soul, I will be sure to get a PO box that I will give to lottery commission as my mailing address. I will have no problem flying to the lottery headquarters to obtain copy of necessary tax documents so eventually all those beggar requests will get returned to sender when mailbox gets too full. I will also change my doorbell chime to an audible "NO Is The Answer To Your Question" and I would have 2 doorbells. The obvious one would be the one I mentioned and the normal one would be under a decorative wall piece.

                      You can give the lottery officials a temporary PO box then change it shortly after. If you move to a ultra secure neighborhood, there would be no need to have a special door bell. There are numerous communities that offer their residences both privacy and security.

                      Any "unlucky" soul would be best advised to relocate. Anyone who believes that they can stay put at their current residence is purely dilusional unless they already reside in a private, guard gated enclave.

                      ** Some people fulfill their dreams by receiving entitlements from the Government while others wake up and work hard for it! **

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                        Posted: December 14, 2013, 2:20 pm - IP Logged

                        You can give the lottery officials a temporary PO box then change it shortly after. If you move to a ultra secure neighborhood, there would be no need to have a special door bell. There are numerous communities that offer their residences both privacy and security.

                        Any "unlucky" soul would be best advised to relocate. Anyone who believes that they can stay put at their current residence is purely dilusional unless they already reside in a private, guard gated enclave.

                        I Agree!

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                          Posted: December 14, 2013, 2:24 pm - IP Logged

                          Jon

                           

                          do you play draw games like MM just like you play scratchers?

                          I play all games, but mostly Scratchers. Minimal on JP games and rarely daily games.

                          Normally all the MM/PB games get from me is 1 line per draw, that's it. Except when the JP is high like now I may throw more in, and play less on other games.

                          With a big JP it's more of a social experience I think. Everyone else beyond regular lottery players gets in on the game, and it becomes a topic of discussion with your friends and coworkers, "did you get your tickets? Wow, what would you do with all that money?"

                          People that sit out and say, "Meh, the JP ain't big enough, or you're just throwing your money away." That's not the point. I know I'm throwing my money away and it's likely not coming back. It's entertainment and the social experience.

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                            Posted: December 14, 2013, 2:41 pm - IP Logged

                            I thought this was kind of amusing.   What's wrong with the picture on top besides being an outdated play sheet? 

                             

                             

                             

                            http://www.630wpro.com/common/more.php?m=58&ts=1387031704&article=CD40636763EE11E3B51EFEFDADE6840A&mode=2

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                              Posted: December 14, 2013, 2:48 pm - IP Logged

                              I thought this was kind of amusing.   What's wrong with the picture on top besides being an outdated play sheet? 

                               

                               

                               

                              http://www.630wpro.com/common/more.php?m=58&ts=1387031704&article=CD40636763EE11E3B51EFEFDADE6840A&mode=2

                              It's funny to watch all the news people go nuts over this MM JP, especially the clueless ones.

                              You see them on TV all excited at the local store interviewing people. Saying stuff like, "the new game has changed to choosing 6 balls from 1 - 75 instead of 1 - 56" odd are higher, odds are lower, and all the multitudes of statistical comparisons, like you're more likely to _____________ than you are to win the jackpot.

                                 
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