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$400 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot soars

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Posted: March 15, 2014, 8:20 pm - IP Logged

I agree the rollover amount has been disappointing though I really shouldn't be complaining as I only bought $1. 

I wonder if it will finally make a triple digit increase should no one win on Tuesday.

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    Posted: March 15, 2014, 8:27 pm - IP Logged

    I agree the rollover amount has been disappointing though I really shouldn't be complaining as I only bought $1. 

    I wonder if it will finally make a triple digit increase should no one win on Tuesday.

    Boy let's hope so. Because even with media attention finally on it, I don't see it hitting $500M on the next draw.

    I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

    The odds are about the same.

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      Posted: March 15, 2014, 8:33 pm - IP Logged

      Because larger annuity jackpot means larger lump sum. If the jackpot reaches an amount never before reached, it means the lump sum will be an amount we've never seen before. Hence  excitement.

      Banana

      Well, not necessarily. The second biggest annuity for U.S. lotteries only had the fourth biggest lump sum.

      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: March 15, 2014, 8:34 pm - IP Logged

        Funny how people get all excited and worked up over and play for an annunitized jackpot that nobody ever takes when they win.

        I'm not excited about the annuity. No, no, no. Bring on the cash! 

        Woooo!!!!  Dance

         

        Good luck on Tuesday everyone!

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          Posted: March 15, 2014, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

          Last night two tickets in Ohio missed winning the jackpot by having the wrong megaball, maybe one Ohio ticket will have all the right numbers Tuesday night.

          It's about time.We havent had a winner for quite some time.

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            Posted: March 15, 2014, 8:52 pm - IP Logged

            Boy let's hope so. Because even with media attention finally on it, I don't see it hitting $500M on the next draw.

            Even with the relatively anemic sales recently, it should easily bust $500M if Tuesday's draw rolls. Already Tuesday's will probably be around $425M when finalized. And the draw after that would be in the $610M range. And if that one rolls, it's billion dollar territory after that!

            Wouldn't that be funny if MM does do two more rolls, and gets to a billion dollar JP right in the heat of March Madness playoffs Billion dollar bracket challenge. LOL

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              Posted: March 15, 2014, 9:56 pm - IP Logged

              Well, not necessarily. The second biggest annuity for U.S. lotteries only had the fourth biggest lump sum.

              Yes,true. But what I'm saying is that if the jackpot reaches $1 billion, the cash value will be the largest we've ever seen. Regardless of the less than usual jackpot to lump sum ratio. I can't see a CV of less than $480 million on a billion dollar annuity (if reached in the next 2 weeks) which would break the previous CV record. Hopefully it'll be around the $550 million mark.

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                Posted: March 15, 2014, 10:02 pm - IP Logged

                Even with the relatively anemic sales recently, it should easily bust $500M if Tuesday's draw rolls. Already Tuesday's will probably be around $425M when finalized. And the draw after that would be in the $610M range. And if that one rolls, it's billion dollar territory after that!

                Wouldn't that be funny if MM does do two more rolls, and gets to a billion dollar JP right in the heat of March Madness playoffs Billion dollar bracket challenge. LOL

                I really hope you're right because these rollover amounts haven't gotten the blood pumping so far. 

                As for the other, two billion dollar games going at the same time would be something to behold.

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                  Posted: March 15, 2014, 10:02 pm - IP Logged

                  Did someone say 400 mil?

                  yes

                  Id like to see someone making the rounds on late night tv like Jimmy Fallon & at the press conference walk out from behind the curtain on stage wearing that "YES!" shirt and acting that <snip>y after winning a Billion.  "YES!"   "BRING IT I AIN'T SCARED!"   "IT'S MY MONEY AND IM ENJOYING IT RIGHT OUT IN THE OPEN MUHAHA!"

                  A winner like that could have his/her on reality show within a week and make another 100 million if they wanted although id understand heading to your 10 million dollar luxurious top floor glass penthouse right on Miami Beach baby!

                  Since 99.99999999999999999999% is never going to win the big one the unfulfilled potential action/entertainment has always been in the press conferences.  Unfortunately we always get the joe/jane that never goes about it right.  They act boring, mumble, lupid giggling, talk timid, talk ignorantly about giving it all away, hide, and generally don't make any sense when they talk.  Just for once id like to see someone intelligent and aggressive get up there and tell it like it is with confidence.  With that kind of money you don't have to worry about being 100% politically correct at every turn.  Dont mence words.  Give it to them good and hard.  Come at them real.  You would be a hero to millions and an a$$ to others but you never get a second chance at a first impression.  You know showmanship.  You know someone like Arnold Schwartzenegger or Judge Judy.  Someone to put some new excitement back in the game!  After that i can see an invite from FoxNews.  Id request the morning show Fox & Friends.  I can see sitting beside Anna Kooiman or Elizabeth Hasselbeck and in casual conversation nonchalantly squeezing one of them on the knee.  Can you imagine Brian Kilmeade getting all jealous and stuff?ROFL

                  Then as you walk off the stage wink at the camera's and say "Hey my man Todd!  I'll be calling you for an exclusive interview for the home crew at www.lotterypost.com!"   My gosh the servers would be overloaded here for years but it would make Todd's day!

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                    Posted: March 15, 2014, 10:23 pm - IP Logged

                    Been counting my fingers, but not enough...how does annuity works? JeJeJe...Embarassed

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                      Posted: March 15, 2014, 10:47 pm - IP Logged

                      I would be happy with half of the jackpot if I have to settle with two winners.  $50 million big ones is alot of money for me and my mother to spend.  Of course so is $100 million big ones too if I am the sole winner.  Either one looks good to me and we would be living large.-weshar75

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                        Posted: March 15, 2014, 11:09 pm - IP Logged

                        Wake me up when it gets to $700M.Bed

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                          Posted: March 16, 2014, 12:15 am - IP Logged

                          I did not buy my MM ticket yet. Big Grin

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                            Posted: March 16, 2014, 8:23 am - IP Logged

                             The N.J. Pick 6 is over $8M and The N.J. Pick 5 is now at $633K,

                            will focus on those two games and only buy one Mega Game.

                            Now you don't have to be Irish to try your luck on any of the games of chance.

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                              Posted: March 16, 2014, 9:05 am - IP Logged

                              I Agree! Utterly and completely. The last two rollover amounts have been seriously disappointing for a jackpot of this size. And obviously, Powerball can't be blamed for it either.

                              In any case, I'm still happy there was a rollover. I want to see the $1 billion mark. Though at this rate who knows how long it'll take to get there.

                              Yes Teddi. I would also like to see it reach a billion dollars.  My coworkers think im crazy when I predicted that this year we will see such a jackpot, but im confident we will. Of course I wouldn't mind being the winner of a lesser jackpot if it doesn't reach the one billion mark lol.

                                 
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