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$540 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot raised on huge sales

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Posted: July 7, 2016, 2:47 pm - IP Logged

Thanks to Louis E. for writing to us about the current Powerball cash value being excluded from the cash value list.  The cash value list has been updated to include the current Powerball cash value.  In a crush to lottery nostalgia, the last Big Game cash value on the top-25 was bumped off.  Two annuity Big Game jackpots still appear on the annuity list however.

This marks the first time since I've been tracking the top-25s that two current jackpots appear on the list at the same time.  Great for lottery players!

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    Posted: July 7, 2016, 3:47 pm - IP Logged

    I may have to buy a ticket, I haven't played mega in months.  I plan my daily state game (rolling cash)

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      Posted: July 7, 2016, 5:03 pm - IP Logged

      It will go past 600 already tomorrow.

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        Posted: July 7, 2016, 5:17 pm - IP Logged

        I'm not too excited about $540 million in the lottery jackpot. With the odds at 1 in 259 million, you can have it. I'll get excited when the lottery jackpot gets to the $1 billion mark. Now, that's something to dream about.

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          Posted: July 7, 2016, 5:41 pm - IP Logged

          fwlawrence, Since you live in Austin,Texas you do not have far to cash in your winning ticket.

           You could Private Message Todd about the,"Saturday/Friday" mistake. 

          Good Luck!!

          I just have to go down to 6th St. again. However, I am moving back to Ohio at the end of the month. Unless I do win, then I will by a condo in Austin for tax purposes!

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            Posted: July 7, 2016, 5:58 pm - IP Logged

            I just have to go down to 6th St. again. However, I am moving back to Ohio at the end of the month. Unless I do win, then I will by a condo in Austin for tax purposes!

            Wow. The only thing I miss about Ohio is fall and deer season.

            But it is were I grew up. I do have some fond memories.

            Except winter.

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              Posted: July 7, 2016, 6:03 pm - IP Logged

              I'm not too excited about $540 million in the lottery jackpot. With the odds at 1 in 259 million, you can have it. I'll get excited when the lottery jackpot gets to the $1 billion mark. Now, that's something to dream about.

              I get your point. Pretty hard to dream about a measly $540 million jackpot. In the meantime, I will continue to buy tickets as this jackpot marches on.

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                Posted: July 7, 2016, 6:12 pm - IP Logged

                I get your point. Pretty hard to dream about a measly $540 million jackpot. In the meantime, I will continue to buy tickets as this jackpot marches on.

                I Agree!


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                  Posted: July 7, 2016, 6:17 pm - IP Logged

                  Thanks to Louis E. for writing to us about the current Powerball cash value being excluded from the cash value list.  The cash value list has been updated to include the current Powerball cash value.  In a crush to lottery nostalgia, the last Big Game cash value on the top-25 was bumped off.  Two annuity Big Game jackpots still appear on the annuity list however.

                  This marks the first time since I've been tracking the top-25s that two current jackpots appear on the list at the same time.  Great for lottery players!

                  the list is redundant. the only one that matters is the current one unless you are one of the ones who won one.

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                    Posted: July 7, 2016, 6:22 pm - IP Logged

                    I picked up an extra ticket today. We can all only hope.

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                      Posted: July 7, 2016, 6:23 pm - IP Logged

                      the list is redundant. the only one that matters is the current one unless you are one of the ones who won one.

                      I think it's quite helpful as it showcases annuity and cash values from previous jackpots. Besides, anyone who won a top 25 jackpot is probably too busy enjoying life to care whether or not a top 25 list is annoying.


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                        Posted: July 7, 2016, 6:24 pm - IP Logged

                        I'm not too excited about $540 million in the lottery jackpot. With the odds at 1 in 259 million, you can have it. I'll get excited when the lottery jackpot gets to the $1 billion mark. Now, that's something to dream about.

                        i know your jesting larry but the publicity that would entail with a single billion dollar winner would be too overwhelming for anyone to absorb and handle.

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                          Posted: July 7, 2016, 6:31 pm - IP Logged

                          DanceThere was a $1,000,000 Mega Millions Winner in a small community just north of where I live on Tuesday!

                          Here's hoping that the Jackpot on Friday is won just a little south of there LOL!

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                            Posted: July 7, 2016, 6:34 pm - IP Logged

                            i'm sure anyone who won one of the top 25 jackpots isn't on here observing whether they have slipped down a notch on the list. more interesting would be what percentage of winners took the cash rather than listing the amounts over and over again. we know already what the winning amounts were in the past. thus redundant.


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                              Posted: July 7, 2016, 7:01 pm - IP Logged

                              I think it's quite helpful as it showcases annuity and cash values from previous jackpots. Besides, anyone who won a top 25 jackpot is probably too busy enjoying life to care whether or not a top 25 list is annoying.

                              explain drenick why is it helpful. if you win one they are going to tell you what the annuity and cash value is for that one and you can't change it. so why do the previous ones matter. the actual amount publicized every time is going to drive sales, not what place it is now in all time. i guess it is somewhat interesting to look at the list but it being "helpful" is a stretch.