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MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT SOARS TO $636 MILLION

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Posted: December 18, 2013, 1:53 pm - IP Logged

hi. i just matched all 5 numbers and mega ball number... how long it takes before i get my money?

Check addressed to Bozo the clown is in the mail.

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

    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

    My bad, per MUSL the actual jackpot will be paid after all, $648 annuity and $347.6 cash, the lotteries just aren't saying so. I honestly thought they would apply the excess to the next drawing, as that is what has been done in the past. Embarassed

    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?

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      Posted: December 18, 2013, 3:15 pm - IP Logged

      My bad, per MUSL the actual jackpot will be paid after all, $648 annuity and $347.6 cash, the lotteries just aren't saying so. I honestly thought they would apply the excess to the next drawing, as that is what has been done in the past. Embarassed

      Maybe you should check first before making such a bold claim. Wink

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        Posted: December 18, 2013, 11:05 pm - IP Logged

        My bad, per MUSL the actual jackpot will be paid after all, $648 annuity and $347.6 cash, the lotteries just aren't saying so. I honestly thought they would apply the excess to the next drawing, as that is what has been done in the past. Embarassed

        I think the reserve is figured before they  put  money towards the prize pool. The official rules aren't quite written in legalese, but a lot of the phrasing isn't  especially clear. At any rate,  the rules do seem to be pretty clear that whatever is allocated to the prize pool from sales is the minimum amount for the jackpot.  If they overpromise they have to honor that promise if somebody takes the annuity, but the rules don't let them keep  any extra, whether for themselves or the next jackpot winner.

        As for winners of the very early jackpots when sales don't fully fund  the advertised amount, they have to eat it. It's the risk they take for offering a minimum jackpot to get things started. The occasional early winners may mean the profit is a tiny bit less than  the 50%  they're targeting, but probability guarantees that they won't  be  paying very much extra.

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          Posted: January 2, 2014, 5:29 pm - IP Logged

          75 white balls.. Really.. This is going to be cray cray if this jackpot don't go toinght. They knew it would roll this high when they changed the balls to 75 white balls. There are only 15 red, but you still have to get 5/75 and the matching red ball to boot. Yikes!

          Buying millions of lottery tickets can beat any lottery odds. We will have a 1 in 1 Billion lottery very soon.

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            Posted: January 2, 2014, 5:32 pm - IP Logged

            I'm going to try this one more time, lol.Party

            I bought a ticket for last Friday, "not one number".

             

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            Good Luck.

            Mega millions jackpot is $61 Millions for Friday. Are you playing?

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              Posted: January 2, 2014, 5:33 pm - IP Logged

              Right. Suckers out there pluncking down $50, $100, $200-plus for tickets chasing this pipe dream. I'll buy my usual three with MP to be 'in the game', but this is looking like bad reality TV right now.

              I thought you spend $1 per drawing.

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                Posted: January 2, 2014, 5:37 pm - IP Logged

                if not hit tonight they will have to call it "Mega Billions" lol

                We will never have a $1 Billion lottery jackpot, unless we have a $5 per ticket lottery game.

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                  Posted: January 2, 2014, 5:46 pm - IP Logged

                  May have to go out and buy my second $1.00 after all...  Smiley

                  Buying 2 lottery tickets double your chances of winning a lottery jackpot.

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                    Posted: January 2, 2014, 5:48 pm - IP Logged

                    To say this is exciting is an under statement!!!!!!!!  I have no doubt there will be one Winner!!!!!!! I dont think it will be tonight.  I think I will win it on Friday.  I have my 31 page plan laid out.  Just need the transfer of funds to hit.  Wont actually claim it until late February or early March.....lol

                    You did not win the lottery jackpot.Buy more tickets next time.

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                      Posted: January 2, 2014, 5:51 pm - IP Logged

                      Here we go folks!

                      Rudolph

                      I want to bring this home for Pennsylvania's first big win in Mega Millions!

                      Mega millions jackpot is $61 Millions. Bring that jackpot to PA.

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                        Posted: January 2, 2014, 6:04 pm - IP Logged

                        We will never have a $1 Billion lottery jackpot, unless we have a $5 per ticket lottery game.

                        I was just reading the Tx Lottery Commissioner's meeting minutes that MUSL is targeting early 2015 to roll out a new national lottery, with tics maybe being $5. No details, but they are definitely working on it.

                        They see people buying $5, $10, $20 scratch offs and want to get in on that kind of action. As for me, I rarely buy any scratchers, and I'm not too sure I'm gonna be laying down $5 for one ticket no matter what the jackpot is. You know the odds will be nuts.

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                          Posted: January 2, 2014, 6:13 pm - IP Logged

                          I was just reading the Tx Lottery Commissioner's meeting minutes that MUSL is targeting early 2015 to roll out a new national lottery, with tics maybe being $5. No details, but they are definitely working on it.

                          They see people buying $5, $10, $20 scratch offs and want to get in on that kind of action. As for me, I rarely buy any scratchers, and I'm not too sure I'm gonna be laying down $5 for one ticket no matter what the jackpot is. You know the odds will be nuts.

                          The lottery industry is destroying itself with greed. I will definitely spend $5 for a lottery jackpot SOMEDAY. I can't afford to spend $5 everyday for a lottery jackpot. I can spend $5 SOMEDAY.

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                            Posted: January 2, 2014, 6:17 pm - IP Logged

                            I was just reading the Tx Lottery Commissioner's meeting minutes that MUSL is targeting early 2015 to roll out a new national lottery, with tics maybe being $5. No details, but they are definitely working on it.

                            They see people buying $5, $10, $20 scratch offs and want to get in on that kind of action. As for me, I rarely buy any scratchers, and I'm not too sure I'm gonna be laying down $5 for one ticket no matter what the jackpot is. You know the odds will be nuts.

                            I am waiting for Mega millions and Powerball to go over $100 Millions annuity to play.

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                              Posted: January 2, 2014, 6:20 pm - IP Logged

                              I find it comical that the mega millions people are saying this has exceeded their wildest expectations. I call Bull on that. They knew exactly what would happen: a billion dollar jackpot, so I don't know why they acting surprised.

                              Billion dollars jackpot in Mega Millions dreams. Mega Millions jackpot will get hit many times, once it goes over $100 Millions annuity.

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