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MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT SOARS TO $636 MILLION

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Posted: December 18, 2013, 2:00 am - IP Logged

They also have 15mill again.  Maybe their trying to get you to buy more tickets.

That means somebody Won IT on Tuesday Night...We R Back to $15 mil again

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    Posted: December 18, 2013, 2:09 am - IP Logged

    My guess is they were both likely QPs.  They probably looked at those numbers when they bought the tickets and thought they sucked, lol.

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      Posted: December 18, 2013, 2:50 am - IP Logged

      That means somebody Won IT on Tuesday Night...We R Back to $15 mil again

      The jackpot has been won by two tickets. Those tickets were bought by players in California and Georgia.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: December 18, 2013, 3:27 am - IP Logged

        The jackpot has been won by two tickets. Those tickets were bought by players in California and Georgia.

        Lurking

         

        Somehow that doesn't surprise me in the least. QPs  don't win MEGAMILLS in Mongomery County MD.........California and Georgia win easily, especially California.....but at least the "kitty" will be shared and not obsorbed by 1 person

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          Posted: December 18, 2013, 3:30 am - IP Logged

          336,545,306 Mega Millions tickets were sold tonight

           

          BTW: total sales for last year's $640 million MM run totaled nearly half a billion more than this year's $636 million MM run, and it took fewer draws to do so.

          Perfect example of jackpot fatigue

          "336,545,306 Mega Millions tickets were sold tonight"

          Assuming that's the correct total for tonight's drawing, the final tally is probably a bit shy of $350 million cash, and around 648 for the annuity value. They won't even get to claim a new fake record on this one.

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            Posted: December 18, 2013, 5:24 am - IP Logged

            The jackpot has been won by two tickets. Those tickets were bought by players in California and Georgia.

            CA lottery website shows JP winning ticket bought at:

            JENNIFER'S GIFT SHOP
            1818 TULLY RD #154B,
            SAN JOSE CA 95122

            Plus two 5/5 winners of $2,621,916.

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              Posted: December 18, 2013, 6:15 am - IP Logged

              Congratulations to all WinnersNoel

              Let it Snow Snowman

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                Posted: December 18, 2013, 6:36 am - IP Logged

                Congratulations to all the winners.....Hurray!

                I Love Pink & Green 1908

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                  Posted: December 18, 2013, 6:54 am - IP Logged

                  See ya again next time.......

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                    Posted: December 18, 2013, 7:01 am - IP Logged

                    The jackpot has been won by two tickets. Those tickets were bought by players in California and Georgia.

                    Congrats to the winners! Was hoping for a single winner - mine - but it's all good. On to the next run up!

                     

                    Party

                     

                    Am curious, though, as to why the GA lottery site shows 2 GA jackpot winners and why they have the wrong amount. Eek

                    ga

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                    singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

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                      Posted: December 18, 2013, 7:13 am - IP Logged

                      Congrats to the winners! Was hoping for a single winner - mine - but it's all good. On to the next run up!

                       

                      Party

                       

                      Am curious, though, as to why the GA lottery site shows 2 GA jackpot winners and why they have the wrong amount. Eek

                      ga

                      The ticket was bought at newsstand in a Upscale mall near my job in Atlanta called Phipps Plaza

                      Im down with the money team who else want to roll!!!

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                        Posted: December 18, 2013, 12:32 pm - IP Logged

                        "336,545,306 Mega Millions tickets were sold tonight"

                        Assuming that's the correct total for tonight's drawing, the final tally is probably a bit shy of $350 million cash, and around 648 for the annuity value. They won't even get to claim a new fake record on this one.

                        The excess wasn't enough to prompt an increase so the winners will split the advertised amount ($636 mill annuity, $341.2 mill cash).

                        After reading a few post-draw comments made by the MM director, I can tell that the lottery is disappointed for not even topping the previous matrix record.

                        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 18, 2013, 1:05 pm - IP Logged

                          The excess wasn't enough to prompt an increase so the winners will split the advertised amount ($636 mill annuity, $341.2 mill cash).

                          After reading a few post-draw comments made by the MM director, I can tell that the lottery is disappointed for not even topping the previous matrix record.

                          Why is whether or not they anounced an increase relevant? If they promise an annuity value and come up short they're on the hook if somebody actually wants the annuity. Otherwise the jackpot, whether as cash or annuity, is determined by how much money is in the jackpot prize pool, and that's a simple function of how many tickets are sold. Assuming the sales figures are correct, that puts the final jackpot modestly higher than the advertised amount.

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                            Posted: December 18, 2013, 1:09 pm - IP Logged

                            Why is whether or not they anounced an increase relevant? If they promise an annuity value and come up short they're on the hook if somebody actually wants the annuity. Otherwise the jackpot, whether as cash or annuity, is determined by how much money is in the jackpot prize pool, and that's a simple function of how many tickets are sold. Assuming the sales figures are correct, that puts the final jackpot modestly higher than the advertised amount.

                            There does seem to be a few mil missing somewhere. Maybe they're keeping the excess for the reserve fund.

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                              Posted: December 18, 2013, 1:12 pm - IP Logged

                              Why is whether or not they anounced an increase relevant? If they promise an annuity value and come up short they're on the hook if somebody actually wants the annuity. Otherwise the jackpot, whether as cash or annuity, is determined by how much money is in the jackpot prize pool, and that's a simple function of how many tickets are sold. Assuming the sales figures are correct, that puts the final jackpot modestly higher than the advertised amount.

                              The lottery projected sales of ~$320 million.......this is the bare minimum to support the advertised amount....so sales of $336 million are not a significant difference. The excess will apply to the reset drawing.

                              They only promise the advertised amount. Check the rules. If they paid whatever was in the jackpot pool they would not be able to pay the first few jackpots if won because sales are too low. This applies to both MM and PB. For instance, Powerball advertises $22.2 million cash to start but even 50% of sales for the first draw wouldn't cover it. They will have a deficit for usually the first few drawings.

                              Reserve is only 2% and they do not contribute to it every drawing

                              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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