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$400 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot soars

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Posted: March 18, 2014, 1:49 pm - IP Logged

Are you saying we all have the wrong numbers if it rolls again? Bash

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    Posted: March 18, 2014, 2:34 pm - IP Logged

    I am surprise that there wasn't announcement at noon for a increase jackpot...Isn't Anyone Playing...LOL..

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      Posted: March 18, 2014, 2:51 pm - IP Logged

      I am surprise that there wasn't announcement at noon for a increase jackpot...Isn't Anyone Playing...LOL..

      Everyone's waiting for the last minute to buy their tickets jejejeje...

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        Posted: March 18, 2014, 3:08 pm - IP Logged

        I am surprise that there wasn't announcement at noon for a increase jackpot...Isn't Anyone Playing...LOL..

        Yeah, doesn't seem like any frenzy at all. It wasn't even featured in the news for this $400M JP.

        I guess the news media is getting jackpot fatigue too...along with the rest of the public.

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          Posted: March 18, 2014, 3:13 pm - IP Logged

          Yeah, doesn't seem like any frenzy at all. It wasn't even featured in the news for this $400M JP.

          I guess the news media is getting jackpot fatigue too...along with the rest of the public.

          Cable news has mentioned it several times the past few days.

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            Posted: March 18, 2014, 3:19 pm - IP Logged

            Cable news has mentioned it several times the past few days.

            Didn't see anything on the national broadcast news, or even the local news. That seems to be the marker for a JP frenzy. Didn't seem to get there.

            I guess there are too many ongoing stories like Malaysia airline, Russian invasion, Oscar Pistorius, etc. So they don't need "filler" stories like the MM JP on those shows. We also had that earthquake here in LA eating up story time.

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              Posted: March 18, 2014, 5:14 pm - IP Logged

              Lurking   Group Hug Smile No Pity! 

               

              Today I bought

              3 tickets fr mega millions and one ticket for powerball

              I have feet in both loos and see which one supports me for my retirement!!

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                Posted: March 18, 2014, 5:23 pm - IP Logged

                I am surprise that there wasn't announcement at noon for a increase jackpot...Isn't Anyone Playing...LOL..

                There seems to be very little fuss about it. Definitely nowhere near the chatter we normally see for big JPs. Last week I went to the store and not a single person was in the ticket line. That's when I knew it was going to be a disappointing rollover amount. Yesterday I went and there were 2 people in the line. Certainly not the madness and lines out the door like it was just a year or two ago. I, like you, would have expected some further increase by now, but it's holding at 400.

                After tonight's rollover we may start to see the interest peak.

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                  Posted: March 18, 2014, 5:37 pm - IP Logged

                  $400 million is good enough for me. I hope I'm holding the winning MM ticket for tonight''s drawing.

                   

                  Yes Nod

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                    Posted: March 18, 2014, 5:53 pm - IP Logged

                    I'll have to check today's interest rates, but eyeballing it I would say about $267 million.

                    However, jackpot would most likely increase by the time of drawing, especially being so close to $500M annuity.

                    Thanks, I like to plan ahead.

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                      Posted: March 18, 2014, 6:26 pm - IP Logged

                      I'll take 2nd place with a multiplier of 5.

                      J'aime La France.

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                        Posted: March 18, 2014, 7:09 pm - IP Logged

                        ...and as for me, I buy just a few hoping I might hit the winning numbers and if I did, oh well...thanks all for sharing your monies it's a game of chance...jejejeBananaI promise I'll spend it. That's what it's for, doesn't it?

                        "I promise I'll spend it. That's what it's for, doesn't it?"

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                          Posted: March 18, 2014, 7:21 pm - IP Logged

                          I don't think MM and PB are rigged because if they were, people will be getting the numbers before it goes up to a lot of $$$. Most of the time pple buy tickets at the last minute before the closing time, that is. The only reason why CA/NY usually wins is that most of them are high-rollers Smile and when if  they bet they really mean to win.LOL Actually, that's where the lottery gain the most. Dance

                          LMAO! High rollers!  Yet another goofy excuse.

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                            Posted: March 18, 2014, 7:23 pm - IP Logged

                            I don't think MM and PB are rigged because if they were, people will be getting the numbers before it goes up to a lot of $$$. Most of the time pple buy tickets at the last minute before the closing time, that is. The only reason why CA/NY usually wins is that most of them are high-rollers Smile and when if  they bet they really mean to win.LOL Actually, that's where the lottery gain the most. Dance

                            Lets substitute "rigged" for biased.  The lottery is biased towards certain states.  I have a hard time believing it's 100% honest.

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                              Posted: March 18, 2014, 7:46 pm - IP Logged

                              Did anyone else notice that the Cash Option went down from $224 Million to $223 Million?

                              Sales must be sluggish

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