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Mega Millions sets world record with $1.6 billion lottery jackpot for Tuesday drawing

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QUESTION:  Whose idea was it to start national and state lotteries in the 1980's anyway?  Anybody know?

State lottery, New Hampshire 1964, this round anyway.

Interesting read;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotteries_in_the_United_States

 

U.S. lotteries

A map of the United States with the states with lotteries highlighted
Map showing U.S. lottery jurisdictions (in blue) - States highlighted offer Mega Millions  and  Powerball as of May 15, 2013; the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands each also offer both games

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State or TerritoryLotteryYear of
First
Ticket Sales
Other
Joint
Games
AlabamaNo
AlaskaNo
ArizonaYes19810
ArkansasYes2009LFL
CaliforniaYes19850
ColoradoYes1983LFL
ConnecticutYes1972LFL
DelawareYes1974LA, LFL
District of ColumbiaYes1982LFL
FloridaYes1988C4L
GeorgiaYes1992C4L
HawaiiNo
IdahoYes1989LA, LFL
IllinoisYes19740
IndianaYes1989LFL
IowaYes1985AoN, LA, LFL
KansasYes19872by2, LA, LFL
KentuckyYes1989LFL
LouisianaYes19910
MaineYes1974LA, LFL, TSM
MarylandYes1973C4L
MassachusettsYes1971LFL
MichiganYes1972LFL
MinnesotaYes1988AoN, LA, LFL
MississippiYes[15]
MissouriYes1986LFL
MontanaYes1986LA, LFL
NebraskaYes19932by2, LFL
NevadaNo
New HampshireYes1964LFL, TSM
New JerseyYes1969C4L
New MexicoYes1996LA
New YorkYes1967C4L
North CarolinaYes2005LFL
North DakotaYes20042by2, LA, LFL
OhioYes1974LFL
OklahomaYes2005LA, LFL
OregonYes19850
PennsylvaniaYes1972C4L
Puerto RicoYes19340
Rhode IslandYes1974LFL
South CarolinaYes2002LFL
South DakotaYes1987LA, LFL
TennesseeYes2004C4L, LA
TexasYes1992
UtahNo
U.S. Virgin IslandsYes19370
VermontYes1978LFL, TSM
VirginiaYes1988C4L
WashingtonYes19820
West VirginiaYes1984LA
WisconsinYes19880
WyomingYes2013LFL

Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any. So many systems, so many theories, so few jackpot winners. 

Lep

There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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    MM+PB= Over $2.2 Billion.

    Should be a very interesting week.

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      I dreamed this morning MM would raise to $3.5 billion until the draw.

      Return of Lotto Investment, ROI: ROI 2020: 31% | 2019: 39% | 2018 50% | 2017 47% | 2016 12,6% | 2015 20% | 2014 20%

      Return of Stock market investment: 144% (2017-2021)

      Notable wins: Viking Lotto $1.152 - 2017

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        It may be more then 1.6 Billion close to drawing time. If no one hit jackpot. It will be billion dollar after taxes. I hear I maybe wrong.

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          Itz funny how PB increased over $100 mil

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            MM+PB= Over $2.2 Billion.

            Should be a very interesting week.

            https://www.lotterypost.com/thread/304162

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              It would be a wonderful time to win a state lottery or Lotto America jackpot(*if available in your area), leaving all the attention to the MM/PB jackpots. Quietly collect and ride off with limited attention....Course, with these jackpots getting this big, even the PB will garnish excessive attention. Be cautious, be silent and be smart should you win.

              Integrity: There is no substitute.

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                Dang, I don't recall if TN has a way to collect winnings anonymously. Dana do you know off top of your head?

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                  Dang, I don't recall if TN has a way to collect winnings anonymously. Dana do you know off top of your head?

                  The Dragon lady would never permit anonymity, lol.  Please groom the goats prior to the photo shoot. Banana

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                    That has a vaguely familiar ring to it......

                    oh, wait

                    Ein Volk!

                    Ein Reich!

                    <insert Horst Wessel lied here>

                    Scared

                    Agree with stupid

                    And you sound like a Stalinist

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                      Dang, I don't recall if TN has a way to collect winnings anonymously. Dana do you know off top of your head?

                      Can't you do a blind trust in Tennessee??

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                        Dang, I don't recall if TN has a way to collect winnings anonymously. Dana do you know off top of your head?

                        HG.... I am afraid not...We can collect via trust. Unfortunately the Dragon Lady and the other cast of characters have not pushed for anonymity or allowed that opportunity to arise.    Blue Thinking

                        Integrity: There is no substitute.

                        "If some among you fear taking a stand because you are afraid of reprisals . . . recognize that you are just feeding the crocodile hoping he'll eat you last."

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                          Can't you do a blind trust in Tennessee??

                          Not sure about a Blind Trust. However the option of dressing like this comes to mind when meeting ole Rebecca

                          Integrity: There is no substitute.

                          "If some among you fear taking a stand because you are afraid of reprisals . . . recognize that you are just feeding the crocodile hoping he'll eat you last."

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                            I could do like the Preds coach did last night after they won last night. Bull mask!!!

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                              Right there with you kyle.. I had all 5 numbers between 7 lines.  Chair

                              I had come closer than that CD!

                              Back in 2014, I bought a $5 quick-pick up in Connecticut on Dec 29, 2014 for the $177 Mil jackpot Mega Millions drawing the following day.

                              The winning numbers drawn were 3-7-44-63-67 MB 12 

                              When I checked my ticket on Dec 31, I had ALL 6 NUMBERS on the one ticket....just not all on the same line.

                              I did, however get 4 on one line for $500 and the Megaball number for $1

                              So close, yet still so far!

                               

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