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$400 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot soars

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Posted: March 16, 2014, 9:15 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.

Wink

Good luck gleno. I like Jersey's pick 5 game. It pays way more than ny's take five. I'll remind myself whenever im in Jersey to play at least ten bux worth of pick 5

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    Posted: March 16, 2014, 9:28 am - IP Logged

    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.

    Wow. I can't believe anyone would argue against it reaching $1 billion. It's only a matter of time. All we need are some really obscure non-birthday numbers to show up for the next 3-4 draws and we're there. 

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      If you have not set up your trust yet, go and do it now. This jackpot is likely to hit $1billion. That way, if the numbers happen to hit you,  it will be fun to waltz into the lottery office, first thing in the morning, validate your ticket and vanish into thin air, with a big a$$ smile on your face.

      Seek and ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1

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        Posted: March 16, 2014, 10:22 am - IP Logged

        If you have not set up your trust yet, go and do it now. This jackpot is likely to hit $1billion. That way, if the numbers happen to hit you,  it will be fun to waltz into the lottery office, first thing in the morning, validate your ticket and vanish into thin air, with a big a$$ smile on your face.

        You can claim by trust in PA but they release your name!

        I will set up the trust after I claim, therefore the name of the Trust is not plastered in the news media!

        I have my ticket for the first MM Jackpot win in PA LOL!

        Drum

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          Posted: March 16, 2014, 10:34 am - IP Logged

          You can claim by trust in PA but they release your name!

          I will set up the trust after I claim, therefore the name of the Trust is not plastered in the news media!

          I have my ticket for the first MM Jackpot win in PA LOL!

          Drum

          Yep. Sacrificing player safety and peace of mind for cheap a$$ publicity. That's just too bad.

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            Posted: March 16, 2014, 10:36 am - IP Logged

            You can claim by trust in PA but they release your name!

            I will set up the trust after I claim, therefore the name of the Trust is not plastered in the news media!

            I have my ticket for the first MM Jackpot win in PA LOL!

            Drum

            DP.....if it happens in PA, I hope it's you(mad drummer)....but, I am leaning towards a Texas(only) jackpot win this time. I have the tix and positive thoughts.... Its time !!

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              Posted: March 16, 2014, 12:54 pm - IP Logged

              If you have not set up your trust yet, go and do it now. This jackpot is likely to hit $1billion. That way, if the numbers happen to hit you,  it will be fun to waltz into the lottery office, first thing in the morning, validate your ticket and vanish into thin air, with a big a$$ smile on your face.

              As of last year, we can't claim our winnings as a trust in CA.  Thumbs Down

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                If you have not set up your trust yet, go and do it now. This jackpot is likely to hit $1billion. That way, if the numbers happen to hit you,  it will be fun to waltz into the lottery office, first thing in the morning, validate your ticket and vanish into thin air, with a big a$$ smile on your face.

                I heard it takes at least 3-4 weeks before they wire the funds into your bank account so you might have to hide out temporarily until you get your money.

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                  DP.....if it happens in PA, I hope it's you(mad drummer)....but, I am leaning towards a Texas(only) jackpot win this time. I have the tix and positive thoughts.... Its time !!

                  Positive thought is nice but you may also want to write down $400 million on a piece of paper and leave it underneath your pillow...it worked for a lady in California.

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                    Positive thought is nice but you may also want to write down $400 million on a piece of paper and leave it underneath your pillow...it worked for a lady in California.

                    Funny thing just happened. I was reading about her story and when I left to come here, then your message just popped up.

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                      Funny thing just happened. I was reading about her story and when I left to come here, then your message just popped up.

                      Perhaps it's a sign. Wink

                      I am going to write $400 million on a piece of paper as well and place it under my pillow for the Lottery God Mother. I have never had any positive thoughts about ever winning the lottery which is probably why I haven't won anything over $7.00

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                        Winning $400 mil is fine with me. One Billion will attract the attention of the whole world. Every one will want to know who the winner is even if you claim it anonymously

                        That is the least of my problems the world already knows who i am all am waiting for is my red carpet. As for anonymously who ever says i want to be ever anonymously i will actually be in your bedroom everyday via public webcam 24/7 so you can all watch me spend it really good the only thing in my life that will be anonymouse is my public cell phone number that i will personally throw away in the lake thx to walmart $10 prepaid i can get a new phone everyday if you parasites ever make it ring three times yes three times unless its a sweet female voice on the other end that might make me talk something sweet all night but by morning the phone is gone for good . Well i make any sweet thing last longer no matter how dangerous lol.Guitar  so for me you can see me everyday via webcam only but you just can't call me or touch me physically i will practically be a night and day ghost . Even invitation by Obama will not be accepted and no news conference allowed too except facebook lol.

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                          That is the least of my problems the world already knows who i am all am waiting for is my red carpet. As for anonymously who ever says i want to be ever anonymously i will actually be in your bedroom everyday via public webcam 24/7 so you can all watch me spend it really good the only thing in my life that will be anonymouse is my public cell phone number that i will personally throw away in the lake thx to walmart $10 prepaid i can get a new phone everyday if you parasites ever make it ring three times yes three times unless its a sweet female voice on the other end that might make me talk something sweet all night but by morning the phone is gone for good . Well i make any sweet thing last longer no matter how dangerous lol.Guitar  so for me you can see me everyday via webcam only but you just can't call me or touch me physically i will practically be a night and day ghost . Even invitation by Obama will not be accepted and no news conference allowed too except facebook lol.

                          I have no idea what's going on here. No really, i am at a lost. What am i missing here?, Oh wait, that's right...EVERYTHING!!!

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                            Massive jackpot is 7th-largest of all time

                            By Todd Northrop

                            For only the 7th time in the history of United States lotteries, a lottery jackpot has grown to $400 million or more.

                            After 20 drawings without a jackpot winner, the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game now boasts a swelling jackpot that is nearing a half-billion dollars and could instantly put someone among the wealthiest people on the planet.

                            After nobody won Friday night's grand prize, the Mega Millions jackpot grew to an estimated $400 million — the largest since the near-record $648 million Mega Millions jackpot drawn on Dec. 17, 2013, and the 7th-largest United States lottery jackpot of all time (see full list below).  It is the 3rd-largest Mega Millions jackpot ever.

                            The lump-sum cash value of $224.8 million is also the 9th-largest on the all-time US lottery jackpot cash value list.

                            The current jackpot run-up started on January 7 as a $15 million grand prize — it has been over two months since Mega Millions has had a jackpot winner.

                            Lottery players wondering what all the cash will look like in their bank account after federal and state taxes are taken out can see an after-tax analysis of the current Mega Millions jackpot by visiting USA Mega's Jackpot Analysis page.

                            In Friday night's Mega Millions drawing, there was no jackpot winner, but 5 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Arkansas, 1 from Florida, 2 from Ohio, and 1 from Virginia.

                            Three of the five second-prize winners purchased their ticket with the Megaplier option for an extra $1 per play and will have their prize tripled to $3 millon, because the Megaplier number drawn was 3.  The three winning tickets purchased with the Megaplier option were sold in Arkansas, Florida, and Virginia.

                            The Megaplier option is not available in California, because the fixed nature of the prize increase offered with the Megaplier is not compatible with California's pari-mutuel payouts. By law, California awards all prizes on a pari-mutuel basis, meaning the prizes will change each drawing based on the number of tickets sold and the number of tickets that won at each prize level.

                            Also, a total of 97 tickets matched four of the first five numbers plus the Mega Ball to win a $5,000 prize. Of those tickets, 10 were purchased with the Megaplier option, increasing the prize to $15,000, and 8 were sold in California, where the prize awarded this drawing is $9,096.

                            The Mega Millions winning numbers for Friday, March 14, 2014, were 7, 20, 40, 54, and 69, with Mega Ball number 12. The Megaplier number was 3.

                            Following the Friday drawing, the Mega Millions annuity jackpot estimate was raised $47 million from its previous amount of $353 million. The cash value was raised by $30.8 million, from its previous amount of $194 million. 

                            Mega Millions is currently offered for sale in 43 states, plus Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 pm Eastern Time. Tickets cost $1 each.

                            A 44th Mega Millions state may be added later this year, as the state of Wyoming has approved a new state lottery with the intention of joining multi-state lottery games. (See Wyoming officially becomes 44th state with a lottery, Lottery Post, Mar. 14, 2013.)

                            The Mega Millions winning numbers are published at USA Mega (www.usamega.com) minutes after the drawing takes place.

                            Top 25 United States lottery jackpots of all time

                            Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot currently stands as the 7th-largest lottery jackpot of all time in the United States.  That position may rise before the drawing, as lotteries are typically conservative in their initial estimates, and brisk sales may push the jackpot estimate higher by draw time.

                            1. Mega Millions: $656 million, Mar. 30, 2012 - Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
                            2. Mega Millions: $648 million, Dec. 17, 2013 - California, Georgia
                            3. Powerball: $590.5 million, May 18, 2013 - Florida
                            4. Powerball: $587.5 million, Nov. 28, 2012 - Arizona, Missouri
                            5. Powerball: $448.4 million, Aug. 7, 2013 - Minnesota, New Jersey (2)
                            6. Powerball: $425.3 million, Feb. 19, 2014 - California
                            7. Mega Millions: $400 million, Mar. 18, 2014 - Preliminary estimate, not won yet
                            8. Powerball: $399.4 million, Sep. 18, 2013 - South Carolina
                            9. Mega Millions: $390 million, Mar. 6, 2007 - Georgia, New Jersey
                            10. Mega Millions: $380 million, Jan. 4, 2011 - Idaho, Washington
                            11. Powerball: $365 million, Feb. 18, 2006 - Nebraska
                            12. The Big Game: $363 million, May 9, 2000 - Illinois, Michigan
                            13. Powerball: $340 million, Oct. 19, 2005 - Oregon
                            14. Powerball: $338.3 million, Mar. 23, 2013 - New Jersey
                            15. Powerball: $337 million, Aug. 15, 2012 - Michigan
                            16. Powerball: $336.4 million, Feb. 11, 2012 - Rhode Island
                            17. Mega Millions: $336 million, Aug. 28, 2009 - California, New York
                            18. The Big Game: $331 million, Apr. 16, 2002 - Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey
                            19. Mega Millions: $330 million, Aug. 31, 2007 - Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia
                            20. Mega Millions: $319 million, Mar. 25, 2011 - New York
                            21. Mega Millions: $315 million, Nov. 15, 2005 - California
                            22. Powerball: $314.9 million, Dec. 25, 2002 - West Virgina
                            23. Powerball: $314.3 million, Aug. 25, 2007 - Indiana
                            24. Powerball: $295.7 million, Jul. 29, 1998 - Indiana
                            25. Powerball: $295 million, Aug. 25, 2001 - Delaware, Kentucky, Minnesota, New Hampshire

                            For those keeping score, the number of jackpots in the top 25, by lottery game, are:

                            • Mega Millions: 9
                            • Powerball: 14
                            • The Big Game: 2

                            The Big Game is the original name of Mega Millions, from the game's first drawing on Sep. 6, 1996 through May 14, 2002.  The name was changed to Mega Millions starting with the May 17, 2002 drawing.

                            Top 25 cash value jackpots

                            Since many lottery winners collect their winnings in cash, the lump-sum payout is an important measure of what a winning ticket could be worth.

                            Looking at the cash value, the upcoming Mega Millions jackpot ranks as the 9th-largest cash value in U.S. history.

                            1. Mega Millions: $471 million cash, Mar. 30, 2012 ($656 million annuity) - Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
                            2. Powerball: $384.7 million cash, Nov. 28, 2012 ($587.5 million annuity) - Arizona, Missouri
                            3. Powerball: $370.9 million cash, May 18, 2013 ($590.5 million annuity) - Florida
                            4. Mega Millions: $347.6 million cash, Dec. 17, 2013 ($648 million annuity) - California, Georgia
                            5. Powerball: $258.2 million cash, Aug. 7, 2013 ($448.4 million annuity) - Minnesota, New Jersey (2)
                            6. Mega Millions: $240 million cash, Jan. 4, 2011 ($380 million annuity) - Idaho, Washington
                            7. Mega Millions: $233.1 million cash, Mar. 6, 2007 ($390 million annuity) - Georgia, New Jersey
                            8. Powerball: $227.8 million cash, Feb. 19, 2014 ($425.3 million annuity) - California
                            9. Mega Millions: $224.8 million cash, Mar. 18, 2014 ($400 million annuity) - Preliminary estimate, not won yet
                            10. Powerball: $224.7 million cash, Aug. 15, 2012 ($337 million annuity) - Michigan
                            11. Powerball: $223.3 million cash, Sep. 18, 2013 ($399.4 million annuity) - South Carolina
                            12. Mega Millions: $214 million cash, Aug. 28, 2009 ($336 million annuity) - California, New York
                            13. Powerball: $211 million cash, Mar. 23, 2013 ($338.3 million annuity) - New Jersey
                            14. Powerball: $210 million cash, Feb. 11, 2012 ($336.4 million annuity) - Rhode Island
                            15. Mega Millions: $202.9 million cash, Mar. 25, 2011 ($319 million annuity) - New York
                            16. Mega Millions: $194.4. million cash, Aug. 31, 2007 ($330 million annuity) - Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia
                            17. Mega Millions: $185 million cash, Nov. 15, 2005 ($315 million annuity) - California
                            18. The Big Game: $180 million cash, May 9, 2000 ($363 million annuity) - Illinois, Michigan
                            19. Powerball: $177.3 million cash, Feb. 18, 2006 ($365 million annuity) - Nebraska
                            20. Powerball: $170.5 million cash, Dec. 25, 2002 ($314.9 million annuity) - West Virginia
                            21. Mega Millions: $168 million cash, July 2, 2004 ($294 million annuity) - Massachusetts
                            22. Mega Millions: $167.7 million cash, Feb. 22, 2008 ($275 million annuity) - Georgia
                            23. Powerball: $165.8 million cash, Aug. 25, 2001 ($295 million annuity) - Delaware, Kentucky, Minnesota, New Hampshire
                            24. Mega Millions: $165.2 million cash, May 4, 2010 ($266 million annuity) - California
                            25. Powerball: $164.4 million cash, won Oct. 19, 2005 ($340 million annuity) - Oregon

                            There's no one won the jackpot goes up again?

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                              I wonder how it feels to win the MM JP?Lovies

                                 
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