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$586 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot climbs toward a new record

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Posted: December 17, 2013, 1:08 am - IP Logged

Does Spain have Largest lottery  jackpot giveaway?  900 million dollars?

Yeah, the El Gordo has crazy jackopts all the time. But it has only one drawing a year at Christmas, and I remember that one was devided between almost 2000 winners.

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    Posted: December 17, 2013, 6:16 am - IP Logged

    I'd rather see 316 people win $1.000.000

    Then those people should should for the 2nd tier and play their local state lottery. If you think this JP is too much for one person, the simple answer is do not play it. The people who have no issue winning that amount can continue to shoot for the JP. It's great when people are given a choice and not limited by one person's view.

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      Posted: December 17, 2013, 6:40 am - IP Logged

      Ok

      How about 316 million people win a Dollar.

      By the time taxes were taken out = 65 cents each

      LOL

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        Posted: December 17, 2013, 8:27 am - IP Logged

               Heard it could reach $670 million  ..........wait and see

         

                No need for you to buy your ticket , I have the winning numbers (lol)

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          Posted: December 17, 2013, 9:26 am - IP Logged

                 Heard it could reach $670 million  ..........wait and see

           

                  No need for you to buy your ticket , I have the winning numbers (lol)

          Well hell. I wish you'd told me that before I bought my tickets.

          I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

          The odds are about the same.

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            Posted: December 17, 2013, 10:13 am - IP Logged

            Don't forget that people can play the same numbers on the different tickets, so the chance of winning still somewhere between 50-80%. But this also means that there is a chance for multiple winners and a shared Jackpot.

            I don't even try to guess the amount of the Jackpot for Friday - in case there will be no winner this Tuesday.

            And I think we will start seeing Jackpots like this, since MM just introduced the new system last October changing the odds from 1:150million to 1:260million  and the worse odds let the Jackpot rise higher and higher. There hasn't been a Jackpot since the new rules are in place.

            No, nothing was forgotten. Combinations = chances. 70-80% coverage of combos means 70-80% chances of winning.(you can't get a lower 50% from that) The duplicates on top of the coverage, which alway exists, doesn't increase or decrease chances of a JP winner, only the quantity of payouts.

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              Posted: December 17, 2013, 10:14 am - IP Logged

              Am I the only one who REALLY REALLY REALLY wants this thing to roll until Christmas eve???? Oh, and then I win of course!!!!Smash

              Yes, I think I can say with reasonable certainty that you would be the only one wanting it to roll 'til Christmas Eve and then you win it.

              I'm almost positive about that.

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                Posted: December 17, 2013, 10:19 am - IP Logged

                Does Spain have Largest lottery  jackpot giveaway?  900 million dollars?

                That's NICE! Noel

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                  Posted: December 17, 2013, 10:20 am - IP Logged

                  Yes, I think I can say with reasonable certainty that you would be the only one wanting it to roll 'til Christmas Eve and then you win it.

                  I'm almost positive about that.

                  I Agree!

                  Let it Snow Snowman

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                    Posted: December 17, 2013, 10:21 am - IP Logged

                    Ok

                    How about 316 million people win a Dollar.

                    By the time taxes were taken out = 65 cents each

                    LOL

                    LOL

                    Let it Snow Snowman

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                      Posted: December 17, 2013, 10:29 am - IP Logged

                      No, nothing was forgotten. Combinations = chances. 70-80% coverage of combos means 70-80% chances of winning.(you can't get a lower 50% from that) The duplicates on top of the coverage, which alway exists, doesn't increase or decrease chances of a JP winner, only the quantity of payouts.

                      I misunderstood of the meaning of the coverage. I thought that it meant the number of sold tickets.

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                        Posted: December 17, 2013, 10:44 am - IP Logged

                        I misunderstood of the meaning of the coverage. I thought that it meant the number of sold tickets.

                        Yeah, when the lottery tells you what you coverage of combinations is, that is the chance of a JP winner.

                        You can always estimate/calculate the coverage of combos from sales or projected sales, which always some lesser percentage, but that is just a theoretical estimate. Only the lottery knows exactly what numbers have been played and what the actual coverage of combinations is.

                        If sales for today's draw are over $400M, way above the 259M odds, that would give almost an 80% chance of a winner, in theory.(actual coverage may vary)

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                          Posted: December 17, 2013, 10:51 am - IP Logged

                          Pardon me, ladies and gentlemen. I just bought the winning ticket.Big Grin Angel

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                            Posted: December 17, 2013, 11:13 am - IP Logged

                            Yes, I think I can say with reasonable certainty that you would be the only one wanting it to roll 'til Christmas Eve and then you win it.

                            I'm almost positive about that.

                            Ridge, your wisdom and humor is unmatched. You made my day! :)

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                              Posted: December 17, 2013, 11:15 am - IP Logged

                              Wonder how many duplicate numbers are generated by the machine's quick- pick  program for Mega- Game and Powerball? 

                              If you buy at least 15 tickets and pick your own mega numbers, with mega ball 1-15 for each respective ticket, you will no doubt hit the mega ball,  but the other 75 numbers from the top is still a huge challenge.  . 

                              Now for the real interesting point. If someone gets all the numbers and selected the multiplier option, then their winning would be doubled!!!

                              What a load of cabbage to deal with !!! 

                              Picking five of the white balls now gets the winner $1 million. 

                              Hope there is more than one winner tonight. The winner is going to have one huge headache if they don't know about setting up a trust fund.

                              The IRS  gets thier hands on the prize money before everyone else. 

                              It's only a game until you over spend. As they say, "Play responsibly" . 

                               

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