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once mega millions changes this year whats the highest jackpot you expect?

200 million [ 6 ]  [9.68%]
300 million [ 17 ]  [27.42%]
400 million [ 27 ]  [43.55%]
500 million [ 12 ]  [19.35%]
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Posted: May 28, 2005, 7:00 am - IP Logged

500m easy...

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    Posted: May 28, 2005, 7:07 pm - IP Logged

    imagine if it hit a billion!

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      Posted: May 29, 2005, 2:15 am - IP Logged

      I couldn't!

      How are you going to win if you don't play?

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        Posted: May 29, 2005, 2:31 am - IP Logged

        if the jackpot reaches 300 million people will come out of the woodwork to play they will sell almost every combination by the 400 milion dollar mark. hence i don't think we'll see to many of those times. I can remember the estimates but the last time mega mil got to the 300 mil dollar amount they were selling tickets as fast as they could print them out.

         

         

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          Posted: June 2, 2005, 7:11 pm - IP Logged

          when do the changes go into affect?

          Wednesday, June 22

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            Posted: June 2, 2005, 7:16 pm - IP Logged

            I read "The payouts for second and third prizes will increase as well. The actual prizes depend on the number of people that play."

            What happened to the automatic $250,000 second prize? Now it depends on how many people play?

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            Everything's Comin' Up 'MEGA' in California!
            Thursday June 2, 9:00 am ET

             



            New 'MEGA Millions' Lottery Tickets Go on Sale June 22

             



            California Makes It an Even Dozen as It Joins the Nation's Largest Lottery Game

            SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- What would you do if you won $400,000,000? Residents of the Golden State could be faced with that decision with the arrival of MEGA Millions. Known for its mega-sized jackpots, the multi-state lottery game holds the North American record for the most colossal jackpot ever won at $363 million. And, when Californians start buying tickets, jackpots could become even BIGGER!
            California will roll out the red carpet for the game's arrival when tickets go on sale statewide on Wednesday, June 22 at California's 18,000 Lottery retailers. And the searchlight will shine bright on Friday, June 24 when the first MEGA Millions jackpot is drawn live from Hollywood, CA at 8 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
            "Californians, get ready for some unprecedented Lottery fever! In the first year alone, we're projecting 18 huge jackpots of $100 million or more, of which four could hit the $200 million mark," said Chon Gutierrez, acting director of the California State Lottery. "With MEGA Millions jackpots this big, it's beyond a 'once in a lifetime' phenomenon."
            While it may take winners more than one lifetime to spend their winnings, it'll take them only moments to learn how to play and only $1.00 to win. It's as simple as M-E-G-A:
             *  Mark five numbers from 1 to 56.
             *  Elect one MEGA number from a second field of numbers from 1 to 46.
             *  Get all five numbers plus the MEGA number to win the mega jackpot
             prize.
             *  Alert your local Lottery retailer to collect and celebrate!


            THE "GOLDEN STATE" EFFECT
            If everything that the state touches turns to gold, then watch out MEGA Millions players across the country! With the addition of California to the mix, jackpots will now start at $12 million -- instead of $10 million. The payouts for second and third prizes will increase as well. The actual prizes depend on the number of people that play -- all the more reason for Californians to jump on this bandwagon and play MEGA Millions. While striking gold was once a mega fantasy in California, the odds of winning a prize in the MEGA Millions game are only 1 in 40. To strike it "mega," the odds of winning the mega jackpot are 1 in 176 million.
            ABOUT MEGA MILLIONS
            MEGA Millions draws will occur on Tuesday and Friday nights at 8 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. Originally called "The Big Game," its first draw was on September 6, 1996. It was one of the first multi-state lotteries to be introduced to generate large jackpots. Currently, 11 states are part of MEGA Millions, including New York, Texas, Ohio, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Virginia, and Washington.
            For more information on MEGA Millions or the California Lottery, visit www.calottery.com.
            CONTACTS: Jaime Sarachit OR
             Calvin Fleming
             323/866-6000



            Source: California State Lottery

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              Posted: June 3, 2005, 7:12 am - IP Logged

              thats strange that it would depend on the number of people playing.....

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                Posted: June 3, 2005, 11:05 am - IP Logged

                thats strange that it would depend on the number of people playing.....

                In California all the prizes but the jackpot are pari-mutuel.


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                  Posted: June 3, 2005, 11:09 am - IP Logged

                  The jackpot everywhere.

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                    Posted: June 3, 2005, 12:24 pm - IP Logged

                    It really depends on how many million people can't guess right.

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                      Posted: June 3, 2005, 9:29 pm - IP Logged

                      what i'm saying is if 3 people in california hit on mega millions for getting 5 numbers right they don't have to split the 175,000 prize do they???

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                        Posted: June 4, 2005, 12:06 am - IP Logged

                        We've had a 363 million so why not a 400 million and who knows maybe 500 million.

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                          Posted: June 4, 2005, 1:17 am - IP Logged

                          anything to knock jack whitaker out of the biggest jackpot record holder distinction,he is everything that could go wrong with a record jackpot win.

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                            Posted: June 4, 2005, 6:29 pm - IP Logged

                            anything to knock jack whitaker out of the biggest jackpot record holder distinction,he is everything that could go wrong with a record jackpot win.

                            LOL Tis true. We need another MM Jackpot leader Lep

                             

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                              Posted: June 4, 2005, 8:43 pm - IP Logged

                              what i'm saying is if 3 people in california hit on mega millions for getting 5 numbers right they don't have to split the 175,000 prize do they???

                              No, I do not think they split a set amount of $175K.  Actually, I think the amount that is split depends on the amount of tickets sold and the jackpot size, so theoretically, they could split more or less than $175K.  Or perhaps they do not split anything at all and just get the amount stated, I am not totally certain.