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MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT SOARS TO $636 MILLION

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ttech10's avatar - blobdude
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Posted: December 17, 2013, 7:35 pm - IP Logged

I almost wouldn't want to win tonight. There's just too many onlookers, I'd rather have a large pool win and then get a win 3-4 draws later.

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    Posted: December 17, 2013, 7:43 pm - IP Logged

    I almost wouldn't want to win tonight. There's just too many onlookers, I'd rather have a large pool win and then get a win 3-4 draws later.

    Enough to not buy a ticket for tonight? I'm guessing no...(me neither). LOL

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      Posted: December 17, 2013, 7:44 pm - IP Logged

      I almost wouldn't want to win tonight. There's just too many onlookers, I'd rather have a large pool win and then get a win 3-4 draws later.

      i'll take the win. Onlookers don't scare me.

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        Posted: December 17, 2013, 7:47 pm - IP Logged

        I almost wouldn't want to win tonight. There's just too many onlookers, I'd rather have a large pool win and then get a win 3-4 draws later.

        Just give it to me if you win, ttech.

        I'll give you 10% of the JP, all taxes paid, and complete anonymity.

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          Posted: December 17, 2013, 7:53 pm - IP Logged

          I almost wouldn't want to win tonight. There's just too many onlookers, I'd rather have a large pool win and then get a win 3-4 draws later.

          Eh, with the current MM odds, there is a good chance we'll be back at $500M in a few months. You could wait for that person to claim theirs.

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            Posted: December 17, 2013, 7:56 pm - IP Logged

            Enough to not buy a ticket for tonight? I'm guessing no...(me neither). LOL

            Haha. The key word was almost.

            I spent an extra dollar, and definitely wouldn't mind the win, but I like the idea of winning a few draws after a big draw than the big draw itself.

            Maybe I'm crazy.

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              Posted: December 17, 2013, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

              I bought extra tickets to keep the woodstove burning. GL

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                Posted: December 17, 2013, 8:41 pm - IP Logged

                I have bought only 2 tickets...Nothing more than that..

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                  Posted: December 17, 2013, 8:45 pm - IP Logged

                  Haha. The key word was almost.

                  I spent an extra dollar, and definitely wouldn't mind the win, but I like the idea of winning a few draws after a big draw than the big draw itself.

                  Maybe I'm crazy.

                  No, I don't think you're crazy. It's a very intimidating, if not terrifiying, amount of money.

                  I'm convinced other the years there's been several good-sized JPs go unclaimed because people were absolutely afraid of the prospects of dealing with large sums of $$$, how others like family and friends would look upon them, and not feeling equipped to deal with life-changes a win like that would bring.

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                    Posted: December 17, 2013, 8:48 pm - IP Logged

                    No, I don't think you're crazy. It's a very intimidating, if not terrifiying, amount of money.

                    I'm convinced other the years there's been several good-sized JPs go unclaimed because people were absolutely afraid of the prospects of dealing with large sums of $$$, how others like family and friends would look upon them, and not feeling equipped to deal with life-changes a win like that would bring.

                    Or they just couldn't find the ticket.

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                      Posted: December 17, 2013, 8:53 pm - IP Logged

                      Or they just couldn't find the ticket.

                      Sure, many or most are lost tickets. And others are scared to death. It's one thing to buy something that sounds potentially great, and another when you actually have to deal with the 'reality' of winning.

                      Note I'm not counting myself as someone who'd walk away. I just understand how that could be the thought process for some.

                      For me, the more I win, the more I can give away.

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                        Posted: December 17, 2013, 8:55 pm - IP Logged

                        Late sales are likely to push the jackpot to over $650M.

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                          Posted: December 17, 2013, 8:59 pm - IP Logged

                          Fear not, it will be split by two or three state winners, so the amount will not be so "scary" to manage. 

                          I wish only a few things from tonights drawing...that its serves the person wisely in their lifetime, that I may be one of the jackpot winners and that thirdly, that the media leave the persons alone. 

                          Best to the players....it only takes one line to win!

                          ~~Is it true, Is it kind,Is it necessary. ~~~

                          christmas holly jolly numbers: 255,303,6911, 474,477 silver:47,gold:79.


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                            Posted: December 17, 2013, 9:02 pm - IP Logged

                             a lot of nummers for a lot of loot.

                            hope i hit it.

                            Banana

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                              Posted: December 17, 2013, 9:08 pm - IP Logged

                              No, I don't think you're crazy. It's a very intimidating, if not terrifiying, amount of money.

                              I'm convinced other the years there's been several good-sized JPs go unclaimed because people were absolutely afraid of the prospects of dealing with large sums of $$$, how others like family and friends would look upon them, and not feeling equipped to deal with life-changes a win like that would bring.

                              Since there has been winners who wanted none of the money themselves (most recently the Canadian couple and then Shaw McBride who probably gave away the biggest) I wouldn't doubt at least one person has completely abandon their ticket. Some may also face mental issues, such as high anxiety, that would almost shut them down with the thought of all they would be put through by claiming.

                                 
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