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$415 MILLION: 3rd-largest Mega Millions jackpot ever

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Posted: June 30, 2016, 7:03 pm - IP Logged

The obama economy is far better than Bush or Reagan?  You're F'n nuts.  You think leftists have the answer...Go to Venezuela, tell us how you like it.  And don't give me that crap about communism vs leftists like yourself.  The only difference is a razor thin line.

One thing l do remember from what you call the Bush economy was being told by the Prez that the Surplus money was going to be returned to its citizens because it was the right thing to do"- then the following year they wanted you to repay it. So if you got a cheque for $1500.00, you had better make sure that you plan to have $1500.00 come tax time. 

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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    Posted: June 30, 2016, 8:06 pm - IP Logged

    OK now, let's please stop this talk about politics.  As Mum used to tell me growing up 'never argue politics or religion.  I will add I've personally done well under President Obama financially.


    Won $14 on Powerball last night, so back in the KY lottery kitty it goes automatically for future purchases.

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      Posted: June 30, 2016, 10:03 pm - IP Logged

      The lottery isn't getting much attention because if it was the jackpot would be near $500 million.   Think about it.  News media outlets are covering about the presidential election,  the gun problem in this country,  NJ gas tax hike if they did pass it, etc. 


      I still say next week a winner.

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        Posted: June 30, 2016, 11:28 pm - IP Logged


        It's time for a big win in Pennsylvania!

        dpoly1 - Playing the lottery to save the jobs of those that build, transport, sell & maintain luxury items! -


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          Posted: June 30, 2016, 11:29 pm - IP Logged

          Yeah scotty walker is definitely a failure I voted twice for him ( I wish I could take my votes back and not bother voting at all for him, I wouldn't of voted democrat either though ),  the wisconsin economy is just like the obama economy, sputtering failing.

          Well, I'm sure you'll make up for voting for one loon, by voting for the racist loon who is still crying that Jeb Bush doesn't like him, the one whose claim to fame was that he thought the most important issue in the Primary was whether or not Cruz's wife was good looking.

          In no time, the United States will be kissing Putin's posterior while arming for a war with Mexico, a war which, given it would be led by a looney coward babbling about a stupid wall, will probably lose the war and have to give back Texas, California, Arizona and "New" Mexico.

          Walker, a certifiable loon in his own right is a genius compared to the ISIS recruiter with the bad hair that many Republicans think is "Presidential."

          Congratulations Republicans.

            Kingofearth's avatar - Kinnak
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            Posted: June 30, 2016, 11:41 pm - IP Logged


            It's time for a big win in Pennsylvania!

            Penn just had a winner 2 Powerball jackpot rounds ago ( yeah i know he purchased it in Florida but it still counts). NY is VERY cold when it comes to jackpot winners. We need it and i'm gonna break our cold spell. 

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              Posted: July 1, 2016, 12:55 am - IP Logged

              By Todd Northrop

              Lottery players across the United States will be lining up at lottery retailers for their chance to win Friday's massive $415 million Mega Millions jackpot, after nobody won Tuesday's $390 million grand prize.

              The cash value stands at a staggering $286.4 million.

              With the new Friday jackpot, both the annuity jackpot and lump-sum cash value are now in the top 10 United States lottery jackpots of all time.  The annuity and cash values are also the third-largest Mega Millions prizes ever seen. (See full top-25 list below.)

              Friday's Mega Millions jackpot is the accumulation of an unprecedented 32 consecutive drawings without a top prize winner.  The current jackpot run-up started on March 11 as a $15 million grand prize.

              Players should note that jackpot amounts are conservative estimates provided by the lotteries, and are often somewhat higher by the time the drawing occurs.

              In the latest Mega Millions drawing that took place this past Tuesday night, there was no jackpot winner, but 2 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from New Jersey and 1 from Texas.

              Neither of the second-prize winners purchased their ticket with the Megaplier option for an extra $1 per play. If they had, their prize would have been doubled to $2 million, because the Megaplier number drawn was 2.

              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.

              A total of 99 tickets matched four of the first five numbers plus the Mega Ball to win a $5,000 prize. Of those tickets, 9 were purchased with the Megaplier option, increasing the prize to $10,000, and 13 were sold in California, where the prize awarded this drawing is $4,417.

              The Mega Millions winning numbers for Tuesday, June 28, 2016, were 15, 17, 20, 35, and 55, with Mega Ball number 7. The Megaplier number was 2.

              Following the Tuesday drawing, the Mega Millions annuity jackpot estimate was raised $25 million from its previous amount of $390 million. The cash value was raised by $21 million, from its previous amount of $265.4 million.

              The near-parity of jackpot increase between the annuity and cash values points to low interest rates driven by the poor economy being a major culprit behind the slow increase of the annuity jackpot seen in the current run-up.  Three years ago, when Mega Millions was rising quickly every drawing, interest rates were ensuring an annuity increase of around 75% more than the cash value increase.  Today, it's less than 20%.

              Mega Millions is currently offered for sale in 44 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.

              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

              Friday's Mega Millions jackpot currently stands as the 10th-largest lottery jackpot of all time in the United States.  That position may rise before the drawing Friday night, as lotteries are typically conservative in their initial estimates, and brisk sales may push the jackpot estimate higher by draw time.

              1. Powerball: $1.5864 billion, Jan. 13, 2016 - California, Florida, Tennessee
              2. Mega Millions: $656 million, Mar. 30, 2012 - Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
              3. Mega Millions: $636 million, Dec. 17, 2013 - California, Georgia
              4. Powerball: $590.5 million, May 18, 2013 - Florida
              5. Powerball: $587.5 million, Nov. 28, 2012 - Arizona, Missouri
              6. Powerball: $564.1 million, Feb. 7, 2015 - North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas
              7. Powerball: $448.4 million, Aug. 7, 2013 - Minnesota, New Jersey (2)
              8. Powerball: $429.6 million, May 7, 2016 - New Jersey
              9. Powerball: $425.3 million, Feb. 19, 2014 - California
              10. Mega Millions: $415 million, Jul. 1, 2016 - Preliminary estimate, not won yet
              11. Mega Millions: $414 million, Mar. 18, 2014 - Florida, Maryland
              12. Powerball: $399.4 million, Sep. 18, 2013 - South Carolina
              13. Mega Millions: $390 million, Mar. 6, 2007 - Georgia, New Jersey
              14. Mega Millions: $380 million, Jan. 4, 2011 - Idaho, Washington
              15. Powerball: $365 million, Feb. 18, 2006 - Nebraska
              16. The Big Game: $363 million, May 9, 2000 - Illinois, Michigan
              17. Powerball: $340 million, Oct. 19, 2005 - Oregon
              18. Powerball: $338.3 million, Mar. 23, 2013 - New Jersey
              19. Powerball: $337 million, Aug. 15, 2012 - Michigan
              20. Powerball: $336.4 million, Feb. 11, 2012 - Rhode Island
              21. Mega Millions: $336 million, Aug. 28, 2009 - California, New York
              22. The Big Game: $331 million, Apr. 16, 2002 - Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey
              23. Mega Millions: $330 million, Aug. 31, 2007 - Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia
              24. Mega Millions: $321 million, Nov. 4, 2014 - New York
              25. Mega Millions: $319 million, Mar. 25, 2011 - New York

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

              • Powerball: 13
              • Mega Millions: 10
              • 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 7th-largest cash value in U.S. history.

              1. Powerball: $983.5 million cash, Jan. 13, 2016 ($1.5864 billion annuity) - California, Florida, Tennessee
              2. Mega Millions: $471 million cash, Mar. 30, 2012 ($656 million annuity) - Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
              3. Powerball: $384.7 million cash, Nov. 28, 2012 ($587.5 million annuity) - Arizona, Missouri
              4. Powerball: $381.1 million cash, Feb. 7, 2015 ($564.1 million annuity) - North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas
              5. Powerball: $370.9 million cash, May 18, 2013 ($590.5 million annuity) - Florida
              6. Mega Millions: $347.6 million cash, Dec. 17, 2013 ($636 million annuity) - California, Georgia
              7. Mega Millions: $286.4 million cash, Jul. 1, 2016 ($415 million annuity) - Preliminary estimate, not won yet
              8. Powerball: $284 million cash, May 7, 2016 ($429.6 million annuity) - New Jersey
              9. Powerball: $258.2 million cash, Aug. 7, 2013 ($448.4 million annuity) - Minnesota, New Jersey (2)
              10. Mega Millions: $240 million cash, Jan. 4, 2011 ($380 million annuity) - Idaho, Washington
              11. Mega Millions: $233.1 million cash, Mar. 6, 2007 ($390 million annuity) - Georgia, New Jersey
              12. Mega Millions: $230.9 million cash, Mar. 18, 2014 ($414 million annuity) - Florida, Maryland
              13. Powerball: $227.8 million cash, Feb. 19, 2014 ($425.3 million annuity) - California
              14. Powerball: $224.7 million cash, Aug. 15, 2012 ($337 million annuity) - Michigan
              15. Powerball: $223.3 million cash, Sep. 18, 2013 ($399.4 million annuity) - South Carolina
              16. Mega Millions: $214 million cash, Aug. 28, 2009 ($336 million annuity) - California, New York
              17. Powerball: $211 million cash, Mar. 23, 2013 ($338.3 million annuity) - New Jersey
              18. Powerball: $210 million cash, Feb. 11, 2012 ($336.4 million annuity) - Rhode Island
              19. Mega Millions: $202.9 million cash, Mar. 25, 2011 ($319 million annuity) - New York
              20. Mega Millions: $197.5 million cash, Nov. 4, 2014 ($321 million annuity) - New York
              21. Powerball: $197.4 million cash, Sep. 30, 2015 ($310.5 million annuity) - Michigan
              22. Mega Millions: $194.4 million cash, Aug. 31, 2007 ($330 million annuity) - Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia
              23. Powerball: $191.9 million cash, Mar. 2, 2016 ($291.4 million annuity) - Florida
              24. Mega Millions: $185 million cash, Nov. 15, 2005 ($315 million annuity) - California
              25. The Big Game: $180 million cash, May 9, 2000 ($363 million annuity) - Illinois, Michigan

              The number of cash value jackpots in the top 25, by lottery game, are:

              • Powerball: 13
              • Mega Millions: 11
              • The Big Game: 1

              "Lottery players across the United States will be lining up at lottery retailers....."

              Will Obama send them to the back of the queue?

              We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                Posted: July 1, 2016, 6:47 am - IP Logged

                Good luck to all!!!


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                  sully16's avatar - sharan
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                  Posted: July 1, 2016, 8:08 am - IP Logged

                  Good luck to all!!!


                  Amen Dance

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                  For a lead role in a cage?


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                    Posted: July 1, 2016, 9:36 am - IP Logged

                    "When we all go to get our lotto tickets, there should be, included in the ticket checker/computer, a program that can tell you:

                    "189 tickets are registered to play that combination for tonight's game."  (just as an example.)
                    (of course it would require you to check your numbers before the drawing even begins)"

                    First of all, for a multi-state game like MegaMillions you're talking about more than forty states with more than a thousand terminals each which would have to update the main computer every minute which in turn would have to do the same to them.  All that computer time and energy to create data every minute that now takes at least an hour or two to compile after the drawings now.


                    Then, [they] could put a window on the the time frame that players would be allowed to take advantage of this new component.

                    This window would only be available 5 hours, let's say, prior to the drawing for that night.

                    Plus, then also, they could split up the computing task state by state, but would require each participating state to have its own
                    "double checker computer".

                    Then, after the 5 hours, ALL 40 participating states, or whatever, could network into the single, main computer, for the final tally (this final tally would be like we see on USAMEGA, where you get the new jackpot value, AND how many people got the 2nd prize, etc.)

                    Of course, this would only work, if all states got "on board" with that system.

                    Just my 2¢ worth.

                    • Don't chase the numbers you play.
                    • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
                    • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                              (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
                      helpmewin's avatar - dandy
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                      Posted: July 1, 2016, 11:00 am - IP Logged

                      $415 Million



                      Good Luck everyone have a Safe July 4th WeekendUS Flag

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                        Posted: July 1, 2016, 11:26 am - IP Logged

                        It just got mentioned on the national news.  Let the frenzy begin.

                        The story of the couple Todd mentioned who won 5 of 6 numbers was also on.

                        It is a great weekend for either lottery to be won.  Happy Fourth of July holiday and GOOD LUCK EVERYONE.

                          RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                          Posted: July 1, 2016, 12:09 pm - IP Logged

                          It just got mentioned on the national news.  Let the frenzy begin.

                          The story of the couple Todd mentioned who won 5 of 6 numbers was also on.

                          It is a great weekend for either lottery to be won.  Happy Fourth of July holiday and GOOD LUCK EVERYONE.

                          You'll know the buying frenzy has started when they start changing the estimated jackpot amounts before the drawings. Wink

                           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
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                            Posted: July 1, 2016, 2:48 pm - IP Logged

                            Could it change to 450?

                              Kingofearth's avatar - Kinnak
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                              Posted: July 1, 2016, 2:55 pm - IP Logged

                              Could it change to 450?

                              Could it? Yes. Will it? Probably not.