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$636 Million Mega Millions jackpot split by 2 tickets

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Posted: December 18, 2013, 11:31 am - IP Logged

Agree with stupid

I hope that both winners are in their 60's!

That would be quite a waste.

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    Posted: December 18, 2013, 11:35 am - IP Logged

    Won $5 last night across two tickets, $1 on a regular pick and $4 on a quick pick with the Megaplier. :)

    Barring Powerball doesn't go nuts over the next couple of months, we could be looking at another one of these monster Mega Millions jackpots come early March, just intime for my birthday.

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    I think I am really starting to like the new matrix, inspite of the odds.

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      Posted: December 18, 2013, 11:42 am - IP Logged

      Ironically that happened here in Ga where lady who was unemployed ask the clerk for a won on mega millions and accidentally gave her a PowerBook ticket and won 72 million but  i doubt that's the case here bc this newsstand on Lenox rd is Located in a Upscale mall so it either a mall employee, shopper or the newsstand owner

      I do believe that my neighbor said he was from Conyers GA

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        Posted: December 18, 2013, 11:47 am - IP Logged

        That would be quite a waste.

        Agree with stupid No Pity! Puke

        It would be great for someone with that has worked hard for many years to get a break!

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          Posted: December 18, 2013, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

          I'm not sure why it takes the states so long to come up with a final jackpot tally for Mega Millions, but apparently the jackpot total for the Tuesday drawing could wind up being something like $648 million.  Not the record, but pretty close.

          It's not even remotely close to a record. Even if you're willing to accept the anuity value as a legitimate jackpot measure, by changing the terms of the annuity they've made it a complete farce to try and compare this drawing to any previous drawing on a dollar to dollar basis. It's like thinking somebody who weighs 400 pounds isn't fat if we weigh them in kilos.

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            Posted: December 18, 2013, 12:56 pm - IP Logged

            Happy to see a ticket won out of GA.  Congrats to the winners of the tickets. 

            I hope they enjoy their new found wealth.

             

            I was hoping the ticket would roll over at least one more time.  I'm looking forward to seeing a jackpot get really high past $800 million one of these days.  Oh will guess we have to wait for that.

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              Posted: December 18, 2013, 1:23 pm - IP Logged

              It's not even remotely close to a record. Even if you're willing to accept the anuity value as a legitimate jackpot measure, by changing the terms of the annuity they've made it a complete farce to try and compare this drawing to any previous drawing on a dollar to dollar basis. It's like thinking somebody who weighs 400 pounds isn't fat if we weigh them in kilos.

              It was pretty close in terms of sales depending on how you looked at it. But we can't tell for sure because it was a mixed run, part old matrix, part new matrix.

              On the previous record run, it took 19 draws to break $200M sales and then got won, and pulled in almost $1.5 Billion total. On the new matrix, if counting from the start of the new matrix 10/22, it took 17 draws to break $200M sales and then got won, and pulled in just under $1 Billion. One more draw would have been an undisputed record on the 18th draw.

              Will be very interesting to see the next clean run on the new matrix, without the mix of the old matrix. And one not weighted down by the holidays, which I think negatively impacts sales. People are thinking more of giving, not buying lottery tickets for themselves. I know I do that. Sales got absolutely pummelled for the Black Friday draw, and if not for that, MM may have hit the "soft" record last night. It might be a while though, I'd expect a short run or two in the interim before the next big run.

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                Posted: December 18, 2013, 1:34 pm - IP Logged

                The frenzy was well worth the dream. But I have awakened to my reality. Lol. But I pray for the winners. That they enjoy their enriched life, that they allow themselves to be ambassadors for will in the lives of others, and that no nightmares arise out of this blessing.

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                  Posted: December 18, 2013, 1:58 pm - IP Logged

                  That would be quite a waste.

                  What a mean, rotten thing to say. No No  If you can't say something nice about someone, say nothing at all. Especially when you are telling millions of people that their life is a waste. Karma is a mean bitch and she bites hard.

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                    Posted: December 18, 2013, 2:39 pm - IP Logged

                    The Ga winner should be coming forward soon bc I just got a text from my mom that her coworkers in-laws boss just told her employees she won and ofcoarse quit her job

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

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                      Posted: December 18, 2013, 3:19 pm - IP Logged

                      The Ga winner should be coming forward soon bc I just got a text from my mom that her coworkers in-laws boss just told her employees she won and ofcoarse quit her job

                      That's funny, I like that:

                      Your mom's, co-worker's, in-law's, boss won the MM JP.

                      It's like the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. (or separation)

                      Everyone must know a lottery JP winner within 6 steps.

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                        Posted: December 18, 2013, 3:25 pm - IP Logged

                        LOL.  That weird dude in California won't have a penny 6 months from now.  It might be a fake story, "Paul Horner". :) 

                        Edit:  YES IT IS a fake story at prlog

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                          Posted: December 18, 2013, 3:27 pm - IP Logged

                          Fack! F*#k! Fo$k! I picked all those numbers but I allowed my allegiance to certain "significant" numbers like birthdays to cloud my play. Consequently, I only put them on different lines. Won little money but all of those numbers which were not really significant came to me over a series of 2 days. Oh well, it would have been nice being one of those winners but there is always future drawings. Now back to work, you slave! Yes massa Obama!

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

                            That's funny, I like that:

                            Your mom's, co-worker's, in-law's, boss won the MM JP.

                            It's like the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. (or separation)

                            Everyone must know a lottery JP winner within 6 steps.

                            I found it amusing as well.

                            Whats even funnier is that it was the boss telling her employees that she quit.What?

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                              Posted: December 18, 2013, 3:31 pm - IP Logged

                              LOL.  That weird dude in California won't have a penny 6 months from now.  It might be a fake story, "Paul Horner". :) 

                              Edit:  YES IT IS a fake story at prlog

                              Did they find the Cali winner yet? I haven't seen any story except about the store that won in San Jose.