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2 winning Mega Millions tickets sold in Florida, Maryland to split $414M jackpot

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Now don't hate on us morbidly obese women.  I may end up with my own tv show someday. je je je je

Here's a tip...you might want to bet on your numbers:

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Glucose:

B/P:

Pulse Ox (on room air):

MM/PB, BMI:

Jejejejeje...Big Smile

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    Reading some of the lottery press releases you can tell that they are anxious to hit record levels.

    Even MUSL has been including $1 billion+ jackpots in PB estimation documents lately:

    DateDaySalesActual Jackpot
    04/26/14Sat$439,506,354$1,016,628,807
    04/30/14Wed$1,242,906,565$1,666,015,141
    05/03/14Sat$703,210,167$2,033,424,153
    05/07/14Wed$1,740,069,191$2,942,565,020
    05/10/14Sat$914,173,217$3,420,196,735
    05/14/14Wed$2,262,089,949$4,602,079,863

    I'm curious as to their reasoning for projecting that far ahead, I imagine it's to have something to look forward to Thumbs Up

    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?

    P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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      Reading some of the lottery press releases you can tell that they are anxious to hit record levels.

      Even MUSL has been including $1 billion+ jackpots in PB estimation documents lately:

      DateDaySalesActual Jackpot
      04/26/14Sat$439,506,354$1,016,628,807
      04/30/14Wed$1,242,906,565$1,666,015,141
      05/03/14Sat$703,210,167$2,033,424,153
      05/07/14Wed$1,740,069,191$2,942,565,020
      05/10/14Sat$914,173,217$3,420,196,735
      05/14/14Wed$2,262,089,949$4,602,079,863

      I'm curious as to their reasoning for projecting that far ahead, I imagine it's to have something to look forward to Thumbs Up

      Where did you find those at?

      Curious as to why the sales would go down every other draw?

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        Here's a tip...you might want to bet on your numbers:

        Cholesterol:

        Triglycerides:

        Glucose:

        B/P:

        Pulse Ox (on room air):

        MM/PB, BMI:

        Jejejejeje...Big Smile

        I was going to bet your IQ but there is no such thing as a pick two. Je Je je Shocked

        Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grace.  We will rebuild!

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          Where did you find those at?

          Curious as to why the sales would go down every other draw?

          On the jackpot documents distributed to Powerball lotteries. The text I posted is actually not black on the doc, so it's not something clearly visible. Seems to act as a kind of placemarker. There are no forecasts between the next draw (which will be $96M if no winner btw) and the dates I posted, however.

          Yes, it seems odd but sales have a limited capacity. There are only so many terminals which can only print so many tickets within an allotted timespan. There are 3 days to buy tickets for Saturday draws (Thursday-Saturday), but 4 days to buy for the Wednesday draw (Sunday-Wednesday). Another factor would be advance draw sales....people waiting to see if it will go higher then buying advance draw sales with their Saturday purchase.

          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?

          P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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            On the jackpot documents distributed to Powerball lotteries. The text I posted is actually not black on the doc, so it's not something clearly visible. Seems to act as a kind of placemarker. There are no forecasts between the next draw (which will be $96M if no winner btw) and the dates I posted, however.

            Yes, it seems odd but sales have a limited capacity. There are only so many terminals which can only print so many tickets within an allotted timespan. There are 3 days to buy tickets for Saturday draws (Thursday-Saturday), but 4 days to buy for the Wednesday draw (Sunday-Wednesday). Another factor would be advance draw sales....people waiting to see if it will go higher then buying advance draw sales with their Saturday purchase.

            They're expecting almost twice as much in sales with only an extra day worth of sales? Am I reading that right?

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              I was going to bet your IQ but there is no such thing as a pick two. Je Je je Shocked

              I do find the artist very good, but I do not appreciate it. Jejejeje...Big Smileand if you do, oh well...who am I to judge?

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                I do find the artist very good, but I do not appreciate it. Jejejeje...Big Smileand if you do, oh well...who am I to judge?

                ...besides, I can't wait to win to  expose myself. Why wait? jejejejeClown

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                  I hope things go well for the winners, whoever they are. I won't be buying again until the jackpot reaches $100 million. Since the odds have gotten so out of hand on Powerball and MegaMillions, I only play them myself when the jackpots break $100 million. I may up that a little more if jackpots that high get more common.  I still play in my 12 person lottery pool at work though, since it gives me chances at 3 different games.

                  Lately I'm concentrating on Louisiana Lotto and Easy 5, along with the Lotto Lagniappe raffle game. Basically, if I buy 5 Lotto tickets, I get a bonus raffle ticket with prize of $50,000 and with Lotto at $1.45million, I'm willing to buy extra tickets.

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                  "I am not a number, I am a free man!"

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                    I was going to bet your IQ but there is no such thing as a pick two. Je Je je Shocked

                    ...well said for the poem. Thanks Michael. Jejeje

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                      They're expecting almost twice as much in sales with only an extra day worth of sales? Am I reading that right?

                      Well, I think those are very premature and speculative figures. Nobody really "knows" for certain how players will behave once the jackpot tops $1 billion. But if it rolls past a billion, then people will be looking forward to $2 billion and so forth. It would be pretty crazy.

                      I'm not sure we'll ever get to that point with the current game and cost structure, though. MUSL projects a jackpot of $1 billion about once in 10 years. With sales of $439,506,354 we would be looking at less than 30% chance of rollover. For $1,242,906,565 that drops to less than 3% chance of rollover.

                      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?

                      P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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                        I hope things go well for the winners, whoever they are. I won't be buying again until the jackpot reaches $100 million. Since the odds have gotten so out of hand on Powerball and MegaMillions, I only play them myself when the jackpots break $100 million. I may up that a little more if jackpots that high get more common.  I still play in my 12 person lottery pool at work though, since it gives me chances at 3 different games.

                        Lately I'm concentrating on Louisiana Lotto and Easy 5, along with the Lotto Lagniappe raffle game. Basically, if I buy 5 Lotto tickets, I get a bonus raffle ticket with prize of $50,000 and with Lotto at $1.45million, I'm willing to buy extra tickets.

                        I will not buy any ticket yet. I will wait until MM/PB JP goes up again jejejeje...Naughty

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                          It seems that my state of Maryland is a Mega Millions state  instead of a Powerball one

                          Following the trends and patterns means following the money!Banana

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                            Jejejeje  Here is my pic.

                             

                            NO WAY ARTIST!!!!!  Green laugh

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                              NO WAY ARTIST!!!!!  Green laugh

                              jejejeje...ROFL