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$508 MILLION: Mega jackpot to spark ticket-buying frenzy

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Posted: July 7, 2016, 11:53 am - IP Logged

It goes back to the question, how much money does one person need?

ask silly question and get SA answer

as much as as Bill Gates and Warren Buffet combined

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    Posted: July 7, 2016, 12:00 pm - IP Logged

    It goes back to the question, how much money does one person need?

    If you want just what you "need", get a job.  If you want life-changing wealth that you can pass on to your kids and their kids, win a huge jackpot like this.

     

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    Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
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      Posted: July 7, 2016, 12:02 pm - IP Logged

      Mega Millions has had a jump. It's now up to 540 Million (380M Cash)!!!!

      That is Good NewsBanana i am going to buy my Tickets in Michigan Dance

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        Posted: July 7, 2016, 12:05 pm - IP Logged

        It goes back to the question, how much money does one person need?

        Need or Want? There is a difference

        I need enough money to pay my living expenses and bills. Sulk Off

        However, I want enough to cover my living expenses, bills and all the finer things life with millions in the bank has to offer.

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          If you want just what you "need", get a job.  If you want life-changing wealth that you can pass on to your kids and their kids, win a huge jackpot like this.

          I Agree! 100%

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            Posted: July 7, 2016, 12:10 pm - IP Logged

            That is not what I'm saying, so getting a job is not my meaning.  How many millions is life changing to you, that is what I'm saying.  Most of us will never see that because the greed is so high.

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              Posted: July 7, 2016, 12:15 pm - IP Logged

              Copied from: http://www.megamillions.com/news-releases/summer-sizzler-%E2%80%93-a-508-million-jackpot-for-july-8

              Coincidentally, the only two Mega Millions jackpots won this year were drawn on the eighth day of a month – January 8 and March 8. Could Friday’s draw make it a sweep for the 8s?

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                Copied from: http://www.megamillions.com/news-releases/summer-sizzler-%E2%80%93-a-508-million-jackpot-for-july-8

                Coincidentally, the only two Mega Millions jackpots won this year were drawn on the eighth day of a month – January 8 and March 8. Could Friday’s draw make it a sweep for the 8s?

                Good job on the researching also i noticed 3 Lottery Winners won with the number 14 Naughty

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                  Posted: July 7, 2016, 12:23 pm - IP Logged

                  Copied from: http://www.megamillions.com/news-releases/summer-sizzler-%E2%80%93-a-508-million-jackpot-for-july-8

                  Coincidentally, the only two Mega Millions jackpots won this year were drawn on the eighth day of a month – January 8 and March 8. Could Friday’s draw make it a sweep for the 8s?

                  Could be Meatman, that is why l have made a contribution towards our education system for the kids by buying my tickets early. California is always in the running to bag any sizable jackpot. Wouldn't mind sharing this jackpot with one or two other musketeers.If There's one thing to be said about money: it's exceedingly attractive to both the poor & wealthy.Smile

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                    Posted: July 7, 2016, 12:29 pm - IP Logged

                    Copied from: http://www.megamillions.com/news-releases/summer-sizzler-%E2%80%93-a-508-million-jackpot-for-july-8

                    Coincidentally, the only two Mega Millions jackpots won this year were drawn on the eighth day of a month – January 8 and March 8. Could Friday’s draw make it a sweep for the 8s?

                    I have been saying this since the weekend at least..

                     

                     

                    Oh and the jackpot is now 540 million

                     

                    It shoulder be short or very well 600 million by friday

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                      Posted: July 7, 2016, 12:56 pm - IP Logged

                      Copied from: http://www.megamillions.com/news-releases/summer-sizzler-%E2%80%93-a-508-million-jackpot-for-july-8

                      Coincidentally, the only two Mega Millions jackpots won this year were drawn on the eighth day of a month – January 8 and March 8. Could Friday’s draw make it a sweep for the 8s?

                      In Asia, the number 8 is considered very lucky.  I thought it may have to do with the shape resembling a Yin/Yang symbol, you know, 'win some, lose some', but no.  Found this on Google search and found it interesting so I'm passing it on (hey, you never know...): 

                      The number 8 is considered extremely lucky, perhaps partly owing to its unique symmetry, and perhaps partly owing to the fact that the 8, laid on its side, resembles the Greek symbol for infinity. Additionally, in Mandarin Chinese, the sound byte for "eight" is close to that for "prosperity, wealth", while in Cantonese it is similar to the sound byte for "fortune".

                      To illustrate how highly the number 8 is prized, the telephone number 8888-8888 was sold for a sum corresponding to USD $270,723 in Chengdu, the capital of China's Sichuan Province. Even the Chinese government got caught up in the euphoria over the number 8 in this olympic year, 2008: the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Beijing began on the eigth of August (08/08/08), at precisely 8 minutes and 8 seconds past 8 PM, local Beijing time!

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                        In Asia, the number 8 is considered very lucky.  I thought it may have to do with the shape resembling a Yin/Yang symbol, you know, 'win some, lose some', but no.  Found this on Google search and found it interesting so I'm passing it on (hey, you never know...): 

                        The number 8 is considered extremely lucky, perhaps partly owing to its unique symmetry, and perhaps partly owing to the fact that the 8, laid on its side, resembles the Greek symbol for infinity. Additionally, in Mandarin Chinese, the sound byte for "eight" is close to that for "prosperity, wealth", while in Cantonese it is similar to the sound byte for "fortune".

                        To illustrate how highly the number 8 is prized, the telephone number 8888-8888 was sold for a sum corresponding to USD $270,723 in Chengdu, the capital of China's Sichuan Province. Even the Chinese government got caught up in the euphoria over the number 8 in this olympic year, 2008: the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Beijing began on the eigth of August (08/08/08), at precisely 8 minutes and 8 seconds past 8 PM, local Beijing time!

                        I Agree!

                         

                         

                         

                        Good Luck everyoneDance

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                          Posted: July 7, 2016, 1:46 pm - IP Logged

                          If you want just what you "need", get a job.  If you want life-changing wealth that you can pass on to your kids and their kids, win a huge jackpot like this.

                          This is the perfect answer! I Agree!

                           

                          I NEED (and have) enough to support me decently with the job I have. I WANT to have life-changing wealth that I can share with my siblings and pass along to my children, all while living very comfortably, traveling far and wide, and contributing well to those charities and organizations that I would love to help.

                          Need and want are two distinctly different things. 

                          How much is life-changing? Before tax, $3m gets a paid off home and a very healthy retirement in a few years. Before tax, $10m gets retirement now with a paid off home & a little extra travel money. Before tax, $20m is life-changing.

                           

                          Got 5 tickets yesterday, probably 5 more today, then 5 more Friday. Plus the office pool.... oh! And probably 10 PB and 5 Tx Lotto all for the weekend. That's my budget with rolling winnings from the last round of draws. No scratchers for a while until the jackpots go down. 

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                            This is the perfect answer! I Agree!

                             

                            I NEED (and have) enough to support me decently with the job I have. I WANT to have life-changing wealth that I can share with my siblings and pass along to my children, all while living very comfortably, traveling far and wide, and contributing well to those charities and organizations that I would love to help.

                            Need and want are two distinctly different things. 

                            How much is life-changing? Before tax, $3m gets a paid off home and a very healthy retirement in a few years. Before tax, $10m gets retirement now with a paid off home & a little extra travel money. Before tax, $20m is life-changing.

                             

                            Got 5 tickets yesterday, probably 5 more today, then 5 more Friday. Plus the office pool.... oh! And probably 10 PB and 5 Tx Lotto all for the weekend. That's my budget with rolling winnings from the last round of draws. No scratchers for a while until the jackpots go down. 

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                              Posted: July 7, 2016, 2:35 pm - IP Logged

                              I am not positive about this but unless it happened several years back i do not think it has has happened before

                              There have been times in the past where both jackpots were fairly high relative to the then current records. I'm not going to look for the proof, but I think there's a very good chance that both have been in the top 25 at the same time before this. 40% of those in the top 25 have been won in 2014, 2015, or 2016. All but 7 have been won since 1/4/2011, so through 2010 there would have been 18 smaller jackpots on the list.