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

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I Agree!

Now after a quick trip to the store, i take it back. i doubt it'll increase at all before the drawing.

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    Now after a quick trip to the store, i take it back. i doubt it'll increase at all before the drawing.

    I'm not in a "mecca" of consumerism, but I'm not hearing as much buzz about this drawing as the last one. Everybody I talked to (or was in earshot of) was buying tickets for both big jackpots for the last drawing. I talked to a few folks today, asked them if they had their tickets bought, they essentially said "meh... don't see the point."

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      jackpot fatigue even though the (fake) jackpot is over $1 billion LOL

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        I'm not in a "mecca" of consumerism, but I'm not hearing as much buzz about this drawing as the last one. Everybody I talked to (or was in earshot of) was buying tickets for both big jackpots for the last drawing. I talked to a few folks today, asked them if they had their tickets bought, they essentially said "meh... don't see the point."

        You should read this old fictional (soon to be real) story from a few years back.

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

        Life imitates art. It won't be long before this fictional story becomes reality. Thud

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          I'm not in a "mecca" of consumerism, but I'm not hearing as much buzz about this drawing as the last one. Everybody I talked to (or was in earshot of) was buying tickets for both big jackpots for the last drawing. I talked to a few folks today, asked them if they had their tickets bought, they essentially said "meh... don't see the point."

          Someone had earlier said that some lottery players, had spent their entire stash on the last go round. I would not be surprised. I guess they figured that the jackpot would be won & therefore, went for broke* literally. Even a pandhandler leaves a quarter or two in his cup, to show that someone has a " giving heart." 

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            Someone had earlier said that some lottery players, had spent their entire stash on the last go round. I would not be surprised. I guess they figured that the jackpot would be won & therefore, went for broke* literally. Even a pandhandler leaves a quarter or two in his cup, to show that someone has a " giving heart." 

            This jackpot run is almost identical to the January 2016 PB run except more tickets were sold for that one. Just noticed 14 out of the current 15 LP posts were about numbers games even though there are over $2 billion in jackpots on Tuesday and Wednesday. Guess the pick-3 and pick-4 predictors figure if they can't win those games, MM and PB are way too difficult.

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              "Now after a quick trip to the store, i take it back. i doubt it'll increase at all before the drawing."

              When PB hit 1.586 billion the initial estimate was (deliberately, I'm sure) very low. The jackpot had already increased $420 million, from 528 to 948, but the initial estimate was for an increase of just 352. Maybe they were considering that people may have blown enough on the previous drawing that they wouldn't be spending $50, $100 or more, but I'm sure they expected the initial estimate to be low. It may also be significant that PB was competing (if you could call it that) against  a MM jackpot of $165 million, that dropped back to just $12 million the day of the PB drawing. Meanwhile MM was competing against a PB jackpot of 460, with a good chance of rolling when the decision to start off at 1.6B was made

              This time around I think the people at MM threw caution to the wind. The record PB started out a bit lower than an even billion and increased by 620. PB has always sold better than MM, and we've had almost 3 years of jackpot fatigue to slow things down a bit. The record PB was on the 23rd drawing, and MM is up to 26. Higher interest rates mean that MM"s 1.6 is a bit less than PB's, but it's not a huge difference.

              I'll be surprised if it increases much, and unsurprised if it comes up short. A bump, or lack of one, by noon tomorrow should tell the story. Maybe the lack of a bump over the weekend already has.

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                Do you think Powerball will increase the odds of 1:292M to maybe 1:330M to keep up with MM and have higher jackpots?  I think it is just around the corner myself.  I like the idea of combining MM & PB and have the drawings 3 times a week.  It would create more excitement.  Also, would like to see more $5M or $10M winners.  Share the wealth man!

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                    That's insane!

                    There are three other lottery retailers not too far away from that location. I wonder how long the lines were there.

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                      That's insane!

                      There are three other lottery retailers not too far away from that location. I wonder how long the lines were there.

                      I was thinking that Primm was all in NV... but after looking at google maps,I have been fully educated about that store.https://www.google.com/maps/place/Primm,+NV+89019/@35.6056211,-115.3918572,520m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x80cf44057dcf2991:0x12791757e28d00!8m2!3d35.6123359!4d-115.3880456

                      Not sure what town the lotto store is in

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                        That line keeps going like energizer bunny!!!Eek

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                          Sure that's not the migrant caravan from South America  making it's way through Mexico to our borders?

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                            That line keeps going like energizer bunny!!!Eek

                            Can you imagine standing in that line for 3+ hours just to give a clerk a few $$ for a 20 second transaction ??

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                              Can you imagine standing in that line for 3+ hours just to give a clerk a few $$ for a 20 second transaction ??

                              And they'll be back again on Wednesday if it rolls again Tuesday.

                              $3.5 BILLION for Friday

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