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Mega Millions Jackpot Reset?

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Posted: May 25, 2005, 10:18 pm - IP Logged

My initial thought was that it doesn't seem fair to the match 5 winner that wins when the jackpot rolls, but after thinking it over, I guess there really isn't anything particularly unfair about this process.

 

 

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    Can you imagine if someone from California were to win that jackpot?  Californians would not have contributed much to it, but all the money would flow into their state.



    Yeah, but you have to consider the consolation prize for everyone else of not having to be in California.  Some blessings just can't be counted in dollars.

    Ahem.

    Jack

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      Can you imagine if someone from California were to win that jackpot?  Californians would not have contributed much to it, but all the money would flow into their state.





      Yeah, but you have to consider the consolation prize for everyone else of not having to be in California.  Some blessings just can't be counted in dollars.

      Ahem.

      Jack



      I posted the original question, because I live in California and am hoping to win the jackpot on day one!  True this state is not in the best shape financially, socially, governmentally, etc., but most of my family and friends are down here so I stick around.  Though of course, if I won the MM jackpot on day one, I may consider moving out of state, perhaps moving some of my family with me...if I happen to win the rolled-over $480 million MM jackpot that was estimated early in this thread!  It would be quite ironic given how a $400 million+ jackpot was predicted for MM once California joined.

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        The $480 million was my best guess.  I don't think anyone really knows because it's never happened before.

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          True.  It has never happened before.  But there is always the first time!

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            Can you imagine if someone from California were to win that jackpot?  Californians would not have contributed much to it, but all the money would flow into their state.





            Yeah, but you have to consider the consolation prize for everyone else of not having to be in California.  Some blessings just can't be counted in dollars.

            Ahem.

            Jack





            I posted the original question, because I live in California and am hoping to win the jackpot on day one!  True this state is not in the best shape financially, socially, governmentally, etc., but most of my family and friends are down here so I stick around.  Though of course, if I won the MM jackpot on day one, I may consider moving out of state, perhaps moving some of my family with me...if I happen to win the rolled-over $480 million MM jackpot that was estimated early in this thread!  It would be quite ironic given how a $400 million+ jackpot was predicted for MM once California joined.



            Good luck to you, then.  If it's costing $400+M to get out of CA these days there's going to be a lot of competition for that Jackpot.

            I have some difficulties seeing any virtue to jackpots that size for most normal circumstances, but there are exceptions to everything. 

            Jack

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              Posted: May 26, 2005, 1:08 pm - IP Logged

              These are my jackpot predictions through the matrix change:

              5/27: $80m

              5/31: $93m

              6/3: $112m

              6/7: $132m

              6/10: $158m

              6/14: $185m

              6/17: $230m

              6/21: $300m

              6/24: First drawing with Cali and the new matrix.  Without California, I think this jackpot could be $400 million....but all the hype of the first CA drawing could push it to $450-480m.

              Of course who expects Mega Millions to rollover another eight times?

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                Can you imagine if someone from California were to win that jackpot?  Californians would not have contributed much to it, but all the money would flow into their state.





                Yeah, but you have to consider the consolation prize for everyone else of not having to be in California.  Some blessings just can't be counted in dollars.

                Ahem.

                Jack





                I posted the original question, because I live in California and am hoping to win the jackpot on day one!  True this state is not in the best shape financially, socially, governmentally, etc., but most of my family and friends are down here so I stick around.  Though of course, if I won the MM jackpot on day one, I may consider moving out of state, perhaps moving some of my family with me...if I happen to win the rolled-over $480 million MM jackpot that was estimated early in this thread!  It would be quite ironic given how a $400 million+ jackpot was predicted for MM once California joined.





                Good luck to you, then.  If it's costing $400+M to get out of CA these days there's going to be a lot of competition for that Jackpot.

                I have some difficulties seeing any virtue to jackpots that size for most normal circumstances, but there are exceptions to everything. 

                Jack



                I agree partly in that a jackpot too large really does not do a larger number of players any good.  But, I would rather that I win (or another fine member or two from this forum) and be a good steward with the money rather than for someone win who cannot handle the money and squanders it flippantly and become another lottery horror story.