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Mass. Lottery to announce winner of $294 million Mega Millions jackpot

Jul 8, 2004, 3:21 pm

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Mega MillionsMega Millions: Mass. Lottery to announce winner of $294 million Mega Millions jackpot

In a press conference to be held Friday, July 9, 2004 at 11:30 AM, the Massachusetts Lottery will present the winner of the record $294 million Mega Millions jackpot with a ceremonial check.

Massachusetts State Treasurer and Lottery Chairman Timothy P. Cahill will introduce the winner and present the check.  The winner's identity will be revealed at the press conference.

The $294 million jackpot from the Friday, July 2, 2004 Mega Millions drawing, was the result of 15 consecutive jackpot rollovers.  The Mega Millions jackpot starts at $10 million and grows ("rolls over") each time there is no winner.

The winner can accept the prize of $294 million in 26 annual annuity payments (approximately $11 million before taxes annually), or a single lump-sum payment of $117 million after taxes.

The press conference is to be held at Massachusetts Lottery Headquarters in Braintree.

The winning numbers drawn were 10-25-38-39-50, and the Mega Ball was 12.

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United States
Member #379
June 5, 2002
11296 Posts
Posted: July 8, 2004, 4:01 pm - IP Logged

Why is the prize comparison listed as BEFORE witholdings for annuity, but AFTER for lump sum?


    United States
    Member #972
    December 30, 2002
    468 Posts
    Posted: July 9, 2004, 9:40 am - IP Logged

    Some sly propaganda to make the lump sum look less attractive, I would guess.

    I hope the winner's last name isn't "Bulger".

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      Chief Bottle Washer
      New Jersey
      United States
      Member #1
      May 31, 2000
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      Posted: July 9, 2004, 10:40 am - IP Logged

      Well, at the time I wrote t


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        United States
        Member #2426
        October 2, 2003
        84 Posts
        Posted: July 10, 2004, 1:21 pm - IP Logged


            Well at least it isn't someone who is already wealthy that won the lottery cuz it really hurts to see rich people keeps adding unto their riches by hitting big jackpot while other drowns in poverty.I hope one of us on lotterypost hit big  soon!!!!!!!

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          small town USA
          United States
          Member #2481
          October 8, 2003
          225 Posts
          Posted: July 11, 2004, 1:36 pm - IP Logged

          well, i have been playing the lottey since it came to s.c. don't know how much i have spent,but i can assure you it has been alot.so maybe one day my luck will come home.all i can say, is if you don't play,you won't win.wonder if ms williams needs any help cleaning her home. 

            United States
            Member #379
            June 5, 2002
            11296 Posts
            Posted: August 11, 2004, 9:43 am - IP Logged

            With all that money lying around the house...