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One lottery ticket sold in New Jersey wins $521 million Mega Millions jackpot

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You're still a winner, Todd. You have the best lottery website on the planet!

Aw, thanks! Smile

 

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    Congrats to the Jersey winner.

    Odds of 302 million to one and yet some people get upset because they didn't win. Just by being on this site with all the lottery information available you would think they'd no better. 

    Bang Head

    Truth be known those are the players the lotteries love.

    I Agree!.. We back to a $40 mil starting jackpot, a shade over $19 mil, after taxes. All things considered, l doubt anyone would complain if they pulled that off! Sometimes you have to reach for the low hanging fruit. My attention is now on our Superlotto jackpot. Did the math, that's a sweet $25,000 a month walking around money for 25 years.We should be so lucky.

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      You're still a winner, Todd. You have the best lottery website on the planet!

      I Agree!

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        What's the point of playing if someone else is going to win it

        Well, the person that won was maybe saying the same thing. I like to play just dreaming what might be. $2, (for me $3 for playing powerplay and megaplier) is chump change.

        CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

        A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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          Winning States of MM jackpot over the last 3 years since March 30th, 2015:

          NJ - FL - MI/RI - NY - IL - CA - TX - CA - GA - TX - IL - VA/GA - WA - IN - WA - NY - OH - NY - MO - PA - IL

          Hey CDanaT, don't let facts get in the way of anyone's whining conspiracy.

          And congrats on you 4/5!

          CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

          A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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            I would be more than happy to win the starting jackpot. All the attention is on who won the "big one".

            And I can live happily ever after on $24 million.

            CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

            A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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              I would be more than happy to win the starting jackpot. All the attention is on who won the "big one".

              And I can live happily ever after on $24 million.

              I Agree!  Good Luck rcb!

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                I have seen many things that make me wonder about the validity of the game. I actually think the odds are worse than the odds the MM and PB post on their websites. For example they say odds are 1 in 292 Million, or whatever because that is the number of combinations of numbers. But the reality is when you buy Quick pick they are given the same number to other people. I have been playing for decades but one example is i bought a ticket at 7-11 in Newport News, Virginia in 2014 and the guy in front of me purchased his ticket before me, i went out to his truck to see his numbers because when he was in the store i glanced at his numbers and 3 of his numbers were the same as mine and i was right, i have seen this repeatedly. I am wondering how many millions of people are getting the same numbers when they purchase quick picks. The problem is we can't see all the QP numbers that the machines are spitting out but if we did we would probably be pissed. Another incident i purchased a ticket around 8am at one store and then 12pm at another store in Virginia, there were 3 numbers the same as well. If i am seeing this i wonder if anyone else has noticed this pattern and if so there will never be a chance where any of us let alone 4 or more individuals win a lottery of this magnitude and we are basically wasting our money. Please respond, thanks.

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                  I have seen many things that make me wonder about the validity of the game. I actually think the odds are worse than the odds the MM and PB post on their websites. For example they say odds are 1 in 292 Million, or whatever because that is the number of combinations of numbers. But the reality is when you buy Quick pick they are given the same number to other people. I have been playing for decades but one example is i bought a ticket at 7-11 in Newport News, Virginia in 2014 and the guy in front of me purchased his ticket before me, i went out to his truck to see his numbers because when he was in the store i glanced at his numbers and 3 of his numbers were the same as mine and i was right, i have seen this repeatedly. I am wondering how many millions of people are getting the same numbers when they purchase quick picks. The problem is we can't see all the QP numbers that the machines are spitting out but if we did we would probably be pissed. Another incident i purchased a ticket around 8am at one store and then 12pm at another store in Virginia, there were 3 numbers the same as well. If i am seeing this i wonder if anyone else has noticed this pattern and if so there will never be a chance where any of us let alone 4 or more individuals win a lottery of this magnitude and we are basically wasting our money. Please respond, thanks.

                  Do l understand you correct Rigged50, that you going up to total strangers,and asking them to show you their lottery ticket numbers? Given your name,are you implying that the lottery is "Rigged?"

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                    What's the point of playing if someone else is going to win it

                    Green laugh

                    So true Toronto!!

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                      Yes i approached him, i was very respectful to him. I told him that while he was in the store i was curious and peeked at his numbers when the cashier handed him his ticket and it seemed they were similar to mine and when i approached him it was daytime and i was in my military uniform so, no threat. Showing a lottery ticket is not like seeing your credit card or pin number. If more people were open like he was to let me see his numbers than it would be a lot harder for the American citizenry to be fooled. Another incident; i was reading an article on 5 Jan 18 about that nights MM's drawing and the writer was from NY, he posted a pic of a QP he bought which had 3 of the same numbers that i had on a QP for that night and i am in Louisiana. And i believe that because repeat numbers are being used and most of the time its 3 numbers together most people that play will never win more than $100. The number generator as is, is flawed and 80% of the people that buy tickets use the quick pick method. If people are receiving the same numbers like i have seen in my history of purchasing tickets than the odds are way longer than what is being advertised and the regular joe is basically burning his money. And if i am right about the increased odds that means there are millions of number combinations that are not being pushed out through the lottery machines. So for ex. if 100 million combinations are being pushed out that means over 180 million are more are not, just my thoughts. If i'm wrong show me and don't try to shout me down, thanks.

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                        The same few states over and over again anyone else notice that.

                        I live in NJ kennedy. It's nice that someone from my state won but I'm just as miserable as everyone else who didn't win. 

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                          LOL No one cares about the measly jackpots at this point usamega didn't even update with the numbers for Saturday. Should just turn it off until it reaches $300m+

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                            LOL No one cares about the measly jackpots at this point usamega didn't even update with the numbers for Saturday. Should just turn it off until it reaches $300m+

                            I and others care. I would have been very happy to have won the PB jackpot of $50 million or my state lotto of $22 million.  USAMEGA may have decided to go to bed at a normal time after being up all night on Friday. 

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                              Yes i approached him, i was very respectful to him. I told him that while he was in the store i was curious and peeked at his numbers when the cashier handed him his ticket and it seemed they were similar to mine and when i approached him it was daytime and i was in my military uniform so, no threat. Showing a lottery ticket is not like seeing your credit card or pin number. If more people were open like he was to let me see his numbers than it would be a lot harder for the American citizenry to be fooled. Another incident; i was reading an article on 5 Jan 18 about that nights MM's drawing and the writer was from NY, he posted a pic of a QP he bought which had 3 of the same numbers that i had on a QP for that night and i am in Louisiana. And i believe that because repeat numbers are being used and most of the time its 3 numbers together most people that play will never win more than $100. The number generator as is, is flawed and 80% of the people that buy tickets use the quick pick method. If people are receiving the same numbers like i have seen in my history of purchasing tickets than the odds are way longer than what is being advertised and the regular joe is basically burning his money. And if i am right about the increased odds that means there are millions of number combinations that are not being pushed out through the lottery machines. So for ex. if 100 million combinations are being pushed out that means over 180 million are more are not, just my thoughts. If i'm wrong show me and don't try to shout me down, thanks.

                              If memory serves me correct, I think the $1.6 billion Powerball run, the media said all possible combinations have been sold.  Won $6 in Indiana, have yet to check the California & Kentucky tickets.  Massachusetts, I trust your lottery enough and never check my Season Tickets

                              Rigged50 how do you feel in the one state that uses paramutual (sp) and two players just got a taste over $223K each vs a million in the other 43 states and jurisdictions in Powerball.