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MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT SOARS TO $636 MILLION

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Posted: December 17, 2013, 12:39 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.

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    Posted: December 17, 2013, 12:44 pm - IP Logged

    Ready to win the Mega Millions ....................ready to make several phone calls .............

    I can see myself winning the lottery ............Will share with families , friends , and charities ......

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      Posted: December 17, 2013, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

      I spent four bucks.   My usual numbers with MP and two quick picks from random lotto machines.   (They don't offer MP in the machine since they are greedy in Illinois and had to add their stupid Hit Or Miss game taking up that slot.)

      I hope I hit and if I do I'm collecting tomorrow and making the rounds on every single media outlet that would have me say horrible things instead of the usual nonsend how you're going to help charity and how you may keep your job.   I'm not even going to hold back, Katie will be pressing the bleep button every other word.   If I win then you win as you'll be amused if nothing else.

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        Posted: December 17, 2013, 12:53 pm - IP Logged

        Amazing. Incredible that 70% of combinations will be drawn, most likely tonight. I hope that tonight's drawing is so obscured, we get another roll. That will be so exciting.

        Todd, nice way to describe the odds lol. That's so true!


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          Posted: December 17, 2013, 12:54 pm - IP Logged

          horrific advice todd to urge players to buy mega millions tickets for holiday presents as you did on cnn today. what if you bought a ticket as a present for someone and they won and gave you an extremely token amount or nothing. how would you feel. better off keeping all ticket purchases for yourself and then sharing after. makes more sense to give someone a fruitcake rather than a mega millions ticket. more likely scenario is that someone gets the paltry million (2nd place prize) on a gift ticket. how much then do they reward the giver. it can defintely ruin the relationship you have with that person. the receiver has to struggle with deciding how much and the giver will always figure he deserves more. just hang on to your tickets people, they are not a viable "gift" on any level.

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            Posted: December 17, 2013, 12:59 pm - IP Logged

            Recyle centers will be buzzing with shopping carts full of empty beer cans>>> cashing in to buy MEGA Tickets!!!

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              Posted: December 17, 2013, 12:59 pm - IP Logged

              horrific advice todd to urge players to buy mega millions tickets for holiday presents as you did on cnn today. what if you bought a ticket as a present for someone and they won and gave you an extremely token amount or nothing. how would you feel. better off keeping all ticket purchases for yourself and then sharing after. makes more sense to give someone a fruitcake rather than a mega millions ticket. more likely scenario is that someone gets the paltry million (2nd place prize) on a gift ticket. how much then do they reward the giver. it can defintely ruin the relationship you have with that person. the receiver has to struggle with deciding how much and the giver will always figure he deserves more. just hang on to your tickets people, they are not a viable "gift" on any level.

              I totally agree.   I don't give kids basketballs because I wouldn't want them becoming really good at the sport and possibly one day cashing in as a first round lottery pick in the NBA and not remembering me when that happens.

              Wow, you sound like somebody who would be really happy if their best friend won...

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                Posted: December 17, 2013, 1:00 pm - IP Logged

                $636M+ White Bounce

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

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                  Posted: December 17, 2013, 1:03 pm - IP Logged

                  I totally agree.   I don't give kids basketballs because I wouldn't want them becoming really good at the sport and possibly one day cashing in as a first round lottery pick in the NBA and not remembering me when that happens.

                  Wow, you sound like somebody who would be really happy if their best friend won...

                  If i gave them as a gift, yopu BETTER BELIEVE that I also would have the same numbers on a ticket for myself.   This actually happened in Ky when the PB jackpot was about 125 million.   A guy gave his co worker 2.00 to buy him 2 quickpicks and one of them won the whole thing.  I don't think he ever gave her the million he promised her.

                  If you know your number is going to hit, have patience and then KILL IT!

                  You never know when you will get another hit.

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

                    White BounceIt's surely creeping up to rent money territory. Folks are gonna wake up, day after Xmas, and wonder what happened to their rent, car payment, grocery, mortgage and kids' supplies money...POOOFFFF it went, into the coffers of Mega Millions, and you were so sure it was all yours for the taking and now your a$$ is broke. Sad

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                      Posted: December 17, 2013, 1:09 pm - IP Logged

                      Wow!

                      Not surprised at how big this jackpot is (new matrix makes winning this on par with getting hit by lightning as you're picking a 4-leaf clover while petting a unicorn).

                      What surprises me is that this is the 2nd highest jackpot, but the cash value for it is over $100 million less than the highest.

                      Mar. 30, 2012    $656 million -- cash value $471M

                      Dec. 17, 2013    $636 million -- cash value $341.2M

                      Already regretting delurking...

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                        Posted: December 17, 2013, 1:10 pm - IP Logged

                        horrific advice todd to urge players to buy mega millions tickets for holiday presents as you did on cnn today. what if you bought a ticket as a present for someone and they won and gave you an extremely token amount or nothing. how would you feel. better off keeping all ticket purchases for yourself and then sharing after. makes more sense to give someone a fruitcake rather than a mega millions ticket. more likely scenario is that someone gets the paltry million (2nd place prize) on a gift ticket. how much then do they reward the giver. it can defintely ruin the relationship you have with that person. the receiver has to struggle with deciding how much and the giver will always figure he deserves more. just hang on to your tickets people, they are not a viable "gift" on any level.

                        50/50 split has a funny way of shutting everybody up.

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                          Posted: December 17, 2013, 1:15 pm - IP Logged

                          These insane dollar-amount figures drive many usually clear-headed people into acting something other than their typical selves.

                          As far as Todd going on CNN and saying what he did, he has a business to run and this is good for business. I say this without judgement. It is what it is and right now this is about the hype and the promotion and the sales and the number of site 'hits'. For everyone involved in this, right down to the Mom & Pop corner stores selling tickets.

                          If we're spending even a buck on this we're all part of the circus, but if you're out there spending half your weekly paycheck chasing this thing down, you're part of the clown-act of said circus. And, you're a sucker to boot.

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                            Posted: December 17, 2013, 1:17 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.

                            It's all about the hype. Simply advertising a cash jackpot of over $300 million isn't enough. They have to inflate it by nearly 100% with a fictitious annuity that virtually nobody takes, and they're desperately hoping for an excuse to call this drawing a new record when they'll be lucky if it's 3/4 of what they gave away just under 2 years ago.

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                              Posted: December 17, 2013, 1:18 pm - IP Logged

                              Stop it

                               

                              $636M? I think I'm going to burst!!

                                 
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