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$195 MILLION: Mega Millions keeps the good times rolling

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Posted: February 27, 2014, 1:16 pm - IP Logged

According to this http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/President/2012/  It's apparently a blue state.

Pick, you left out a word between blue and state......."hair"    LOL

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    Posted: February 27, 2014, 4:43 pm - IP Logged

    Pick, you left out a word between blue and state......."hair"    LOL

    ROFL


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      Posted: February 28, 2014, 10:34 am - IP Logged

      2/28/14

      Tonights Mega Game jackpot is now a whopping $216M. Better go buy a ticket or two.

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        Posted: February 28, 2014, 12:13 pm - IP Logged

        2/28/14

        Tonights Mega Game jackpot is now a whopping $216M. Better go buy a ticket or two.

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        already got my ticket ...... should be a curious evening

        Cheers to it rolling over to 300million Yes Nod

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          Posted: February 28, 2014, 1:38 pm - IP Logged

          already got my ticket ...... should be a curious evening

          Cheers to it rolling over to 300million Yes Nod

          I Agree! I think it will roll also but I got my ticket just in case.Wink

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            Posted: February 28, 2014, 1:42 pm - IP Logged

            already got my ticket ...... should be a curious evening

            Cheers to it rolling over to 300million Yes Nod

            Although sales have been a little higher than projected, it'll still be a couple of draws until that happens. If it rolls tonight it will be $240 million. Smile

            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: February 28, 2014, 6:31 pm - IP Logged

              already got my ticket ...... should be a curious evening

              Cheers to it rolling over to 300million Yes Nod

              I bought mine on Wednesday. Was going to stop on the way home to buy another, but forgot. It only takes one to win.

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                Posted: February 28, 2014, 6:49 pm - IP Logged

                I bought mine on Wednesday. Was going to stop on the way home to buy another, but forgot. It only takes one to win.

                well good luck to those playing and  the first one to post a whine about it rolling over or not winning ought to get horse whipped

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                  Posted: February 28, 2014, 10:38 pm - IP Logged

                  Ticket sales are nowhere close to what they were a couple of years ago for Mega Millions. And that is before Fla was included in sales. The record MM jackpot that was set March 30 2012 after 15 rollovers was advertising a 241 JP with the cash option being 171 million. The current JP after 15 rollovers is advertising a 216 JP. Does not look that big of a difference but the cash option is 120 mill which is 51 mill less then the one from 2011. Ticket sales in 2011 at that point were 458 million and ticket sales for this one are 330 million. Last Tuesdays advertised JP of 195 million resulted in ticket sales of a little over 33 million. In 2011 ticket sales were almost 37 million when the JP was only 108 million and when it got to 200 million sales were over 66 million. Jackpots now that get up in the 300 million dollar range are about half of what they were back in 2011. Another example would be the 2011 record opposed to the second biggest JP that was hit Dec 17 last year. In 2011 the JP was sitting at 200 mill and rolled 4 times to the record 656 with cash option 471 million. Last years JP was sitting at 205 million and rolled an extra 2 times to 6 rollovers and went off at 648 million but the cash option was 347 million which was 124 million less then the record one with 2 extra rollovers.

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                    Posted: March 1, 2014, 1:12 am - IP Logged

                    Tough to judge ticket sales when 3/4 of the country is having some kind of crazy weather. If it does'nt grow after a couple months then you'll know there's a problem.

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                      Posted: March 1, 2014, 2:20 am - IP Logged

                      Tough to judge ticket sales when 3/4 of the country is having some kind of crazy weather. If it does'nt grow after a couple months then you'll know there's a problem.

                      I had made a post a couple of weeks ago about bad weather affecting PB ticket sales amd how bad weather might be slowing ticket sales down somewhat. But for the big JP from a couple of months ago before the weather got really bad they were way down for that one as opposed to the one from 2012. Ticket sales from tonights 216 JP were just a little over 40 million. In 2012 ticket sales for an advertised JP of 200 million were over 66 million. And keep in mind that Fla wasnt saleing MM tickets in 2012. I know for some of the drawings in this current run were down some due to bad weather but for this drawings sales the weather should not have been much of a factor. Plus the Powerball JP right now isnt huge so that should not be hurting the MM JP currently as is the case sometimes. I think the changing of the odds of winning the JP has made people from spending as they did before.

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                        Posted: March 1, 2014, 7:29 am - IP Logged

                        I had made a post a couple of weeks ago about bad weather affecting PB ticket sales amd how bad weather might be slowing ticket sales down somewhat. But for the big JP from a couple of months ago before the weather got really bad they were way down for that one as opposed to the one from 2012. Ticket sales from tonights 216 JP were just a little over 40 million. In 2012 ticket sales for an advertised JP of 200 million were over 66 million. And keep in mind that Fla wasnt saleing MM tickets in 2012. I know for some of the drawings in this current run were down some due to bad weather but for this drawings sales the weather should not have been much of a factor. Plus the Powerball JP right now isnt huge so that should not be hurting the MM JP currently as is the case sometimes. I think the changing of the odds of winning the JP has made people from spending as they did before.

                        I really think the weather is playing a factor in sales.  This winter with its icy and snowy grips is bringing everyone down.  Here it is the 1st day of March and we could get as much as 15 additional inches of snow.  Many people have a hard time getting around in this weather the orthopedic physicians and towing companies are having a banner year!

                        Plus, the fact that it is not uncommon to have these large jackpots I think people aren't as worried about missing out on a draw just wait a few weeks and the MM or PB will be back up.  A few years ago it was OMG a 200 million jackpot and you had ticket lines out the door, now the jackpot needs to be over 400 million before people seem to get excited.

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                          Posted: March 1, 2014, 9:12 am - IP Logged

                          I really think the weather is playing a factor in sales.  This winter with its icy and snowy grips is bringing everyone down.  Here it is the 1st day of March and we could get as much as 15 additional inches of snow.  Many people have a hard time getting around in this weather the orthopedic physicians and towing companies are having a banner year!

                          Plus, the fact that it is not uncommon to have these large jackpots I think people aren't as worried about missing out on a draw just wait a few weeks and the MM or PB will be back up.  A few years ago it was OMG a 200 million jackpot and you had ticket lines out the door, now the jackpot needs to be over 400 million before people seem to get excited.

                          SG, certainly for a few the weather plays a part. Course, advanced plays might help offset that. I agree with you 100% on missing a draw. I have faith on it ,more likely than not, there will be a rollover at lower levels. Another thing that might be a consideration is the doubling of price on PB and the new odds on MM. Remember when the jackpots for MM was about 70-73 % of the advertised price? Now its down to around 52-53%( I am aware of the payout scheme at lower levels)..It convinced me not to play until they get up over $100 mil. on each game. My threshold for excitement is at around the 200 million figure. I look at that and know that I am only taking home just under 1/3rd of it in cash unless I reside in a state with state income tax on lottery winnings, then it would even be less. For example the last winner for MM was the lady and her son from Tennessee
                          Jackpot was advertised at $62 million/32.7 million cash...They took the cash, then paid taxes on that(feds will get 39.6%- $12.95 million).....Brings you down to the $19 million range....some different than the $62 million advertised price. Yes, I realize its advertising involved to boost sales.

                          **PB has only had 4 winning jackpots in the last 14 months that were below the $100 Million mark.

                          I am not complaining about anything I have stated, just being realistic in my assessment of the situation.

                          Best of luck if you are playing for any jackpots drawings tonight !!!

                          Stay Positive, Believe and good things will come your way

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                            Posted: March 1, 2014, 9:57 am - IP Logged

                            Won a big fat one dollar on Mega Game for 2/28/14 with the selection of mega ball 6. Guess I'll get some N.J. Pick 6 tickets for Monday. The jackpot is over $6M. 

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                              Posted: March 1, 2014, 5:27 pm - IP Logged

                              Both lotteries are about out of new states to add to make up for the lagging sales.  No one talks about the battered economy that has continued to get much worse since 2008.  With money tight you need it for rent and electric instead of extra tickets.

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