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

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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+

T.........you sound like Winnie the Pooh's friend Eeyore............ If you honestly think folks don't care about jackpots, you my, fellow poster, are seriously operating on a different theory than Millions of lottery players. Forget about the MM & PB for a second. Look at the scratch-offs or games with 5,4 & 3 numbers. Right now our Texas game called "2Step" has a jackpot of over $1 million and our state lottery is at $20.5 million. 

It's gambling, not everyone wins. They don't had out trophy's for 41st place. That's why the odds are so high. It is NOT flip a coin and guess heads or tails. Whining about it never solved anything. Either you are in and play or you are out. Open up the winning history on the MM and look down through the years. Tell those folks they should have "just turn it off until it reaches $300m+".....

Our state of Texas generated $9,199,186.00 in regular sales for that last MM draw, plus the extra and just the jackpot, it came to $10,467,004. There were almost 4,600,000 tickets sold for that MM jackpot alone. There were 234,558 winning tickets that returned money to the players.

 

Your incessant complaining  might make you feel better and draw attention to your postings. My suggestion is you don't play. That way, you won't lose a dime and won't have to act like a Gloomy Gus !

To my fellow posters, I do hope you will forgive me should this posting irritate you. I just call it like I see it.

Have an enjoyable Easter day.

Integrity: There is just no substitute.

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    Simpsonville
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    T.........you sound like Winnie the Pooh's friend Eeyore............ If you honestly think folks don't care about jackpots, you my, fellow poster, are seriously operating on a different theory than Millions of lottery players. Forget about the MM & PB for a second. Look at the scratch-offs or games with 5,4 & 3 numbers. Right now our Texas game called "2Step" has a jackpot of over $1 million and our state lottery is at $20.5 million. 

    It's gambling, not everyone wins. They don't had out trophy's for 41st place. That's why the odds are so high. It is NOT flip a coin and guess heads or tails. Whining about it never solved anything. Either you are in and play or you are out. Open up the winning history on the MM and look down through the years. Tell those folks they should have "just turn it off until it reaches $300m+".....

    Our state of Texas generated $9,199,186.00 in regular sales for that last MM draw, plus the extra and just the jackpot, it came to $10,467,004. There were almost 4,600,000 tickets sold for that MM jackpot alone. There were 234,558 winning tickets that returned money to the players.

     

    Your incessant complaining  might make you feel better and draw attention to your postings. My suggestion is you don't play. That way, you won't lose a dime and won't have to act like a Gloomy Gus !

    To my fellow posters, I do hope you will forgive me should this posting irritate you. I just call it like I see it.

    Have an enjoyable Easter day.

    Happy Resurrection Day!

     

    I agree 100%.  Said it before and will say it again, I'm more than content to take one of the secondary prizes.

    This reminds me of fair weather friends/sports followers.  They're around when the getting is good.  When things go south, their true colors show.

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      I Agree!  Good Luck rcb!

      Thank you wizeguy!

      Cheers

      CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

      A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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        Thank you wizeguy!

        Cheers

        You're welcome!

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          T.........you sound like Winnie the Pooh's friend Eeyore............ If you honestly think folks don't care about jackpots, you my, fellow poster, are seriously operating on a different theory than Millions of lottery players. Forget about the MM & PB for a second. Look at the scratch-offs or games with 5,4 & 3 numbers. Right now our Texas game called "2Step" has a jackpot of over $1 million and our state lottery is at $20.5 million. 

          It's gambling, not everyone wins. They don't had out trophy's for 41st place. That's why the odds are so high. It is NOT flip a coin and guess heads or tails. Whining about it never solved anything. Either you are in and play or you are out. Open up the winning history on the MM and look down through the years. Tell those folks they should have "just turn it off until it reaches $300m+".....

          Our state of Texas generated $9,199,186.00 in regular sales for that last MM draw, plus the extra and just the jackpot, it came to $10,467,004. There were almost 4,600,000 tickets sold for that MM jackpot alone. There were 234,558 winning tickets that returned money to the players.

           

          Your incessant complaining  might make you feel better and draw attention to your postings. My suggestion is you don't play. That way, you won't lose a dime and won't have to act like a Gloomy Gus !

          To my fellow posters, I do hope you will forgive me should this posting irritate you. I just call it like I see it.

          Have an enjoyable Easter day.

          LOLLOLLOL

          The North Carolina Education Lottery - so much a joke that here are their mascots:

          Stooges

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            Ohio had a 5+0 MM winner which is as close to wlnning the jackpot as any state can get and not win it which proves to me any state can win with a little luck.

             * you don't need to buy every combination, just the winning ones * 

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              Ohio had a 5+0 MM winner which is as close to wlnning the jackpot as any state can get and not win it which proves to me any state can win with a little luck.

              Hi RJ. Nice to see you post again.

              I was wondering if you were doing well.

              CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

              A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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                The store's name LukOIL should now be changed to Lucky Oil. Congratulations to the owner and the employees. You are now on the map. Here is wishing many more wins come your way.Blue Angel

                 Happy Easter everyone!

                 "We are all in this together!" 

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                  "the media said all possible combinations have been sold."

                  The media may have said it, but that doesn't make it true. Sales for the record PB were roughly 635 million tickets. If all tickets were chosen randomly just about 89% of combinations would probably have been sold, leaving just over 10% unsold. As with all  things probability, what really happens may be somewhat different than what probability theory suggests but if you sell 635 million tickets the actual results will be pretty close.

                  Since a lot of people who choose their own numbers play birthdays and common patterns the number of combinations used by any given number of self-pick tickets will be less than with the same number of random tickets, but it probably doesn't skew things very far from what random probability suggests.

                  Reaching an even 90% coverage would require sales of about 673 million tickets. It would take another 673 million tickets to sell 90% of the remaining 10% of combinations. It would then take yet another 673 million tickets to sell 90% of the remaining 1% of combinations. You may notice a pattern here. Selling 99.9999% of combinations would (theoretically) require selling 6x673 million tickets. That would be a hair over 4 billion tickets (figure an advertised jackpot of at least $5 billion), and still leave 292 combinations unsold for an extremely small, but very real, chance of yet another rollover.

                  "If you honestly think folks don't care about jackpots ..."

                  Sales for starting jackpots are typically around 11 to 12 million tickets, which means that perhaps 2 to 3% of the population buys a ticket. More people may care about the small jackpots, but if they don't buy a ticket they can't care all that much.

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                    "the media said all possible combinations have been sold."

                    The media may have said it, but that doesn't make it true. Sales for the record PB were roughly 635 million tickets. If all tickets were chosen randomly just about 89% of combinations would probably have been sold, leaving just over 10% unsold. As with all  things probability, what really happens may be somewhat different than what probability theory suggests but if you sell 635 million tickets the actual results will be pretty close.

                    Since a lot of people who choose their own numbers play birthdays and common patterns the number of combinations used by any given number of self-pick tickets will be less than with the same number of random tickets, but it probably doesn't skew things very far from what random probability suggests.

                    Reaching an even 90% coverage would require sales of about 673 million tickets. It would take another 673 million tickets to sell 90% of the remaining 10% of combinations. It would then take yet another 673 million tickets to sell 90% of the remaining 1% of combinations. You may notice a pattern here. Selling 99.9999% of combinations would (theoretically) require selling 6x673 million tickets. That would be a hair over 4 billion tickets (figure an advertised jackpot of at least $5 billion), and still leave 292 combinations unsold for an extremely small, but very real, chance of yet another rollover.

                    "If you honestly think folks don't care about jackpots ..."

                    Sales for starting jackpots are typically around 11 to 12 million tickets, which means that perhaps 2 to 3% of the population buys a ticket. More people may care about the small jackpots, but if they don't buy a ticket they can't care all that much.

                    Media got that one wrong didn't they?  Since THREE winning tickets were sold on that record PB drawing. 

                     

                    KY Floyd, do me a favor and see if you can find out how many, if any, were QP's, OK?  Head pounding too hard to research today.

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                      Riverdale? Did someone named Archie win?

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                        Apparently took over 9 hours to determine the Mega Millions jackpot winner . . very unusual!

                        Wonder if Hill had anything to do with this WON.......???  Bash  Oh wells..ey Psyko can always blame the the Repubs for this....

                                                                              Thumbs Down Thud"WON" ThudThumbs Down Turkey

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                          Congratulations to the winning ticket. I hope the winning ticket chooses the cash option!

                          I hope that one $2 ticket is the only one that matches all 5 numbers plus the PB to win the largest PB jackpot in United States history of over $2 Billion Dollars! I hope that one $2 ticket is the only one that matches all 5 numbers plus the Mega Ball to win the largest Mega Millions jackpot in United States history of over $2 Billion Dollars!

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                            Congratulations to the winning ticket. I hope the winning ticket chooses the cash option!

                            Choose cash option? What if the winner is an18 - 25-year-old with no experience handling money and will not follow advice from professionals? Maybe he or she abuses drugs and alcohol. The next thirty years could be a chance to learn finance and life in general. Outside of a school setting. 

                             Of course, I would research how the lottery will invest the money in New Jersey. Each State is different.

                            No Pity!

                             "We are all in this together!" 

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                              First time since Nov posting on this site.   The owner of that store knows who it was.   It was a regular customer that's all they're saying.  Good job for that store owner.

                               

                               It sounds like a soul winner.

                              Anyone can beat my price,  no one can beat my value.

                              I don't sell the steak,  I sell the sizzle!

                              I set the market value on items