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California and Mega Millions

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Posted: July 31, 2005, 5:22 pm - IP Logged

If this keeps up at the smaller jackpot levels CA players could win over $1 million for a 5/0 win. Good thing they aren't playing in WA state they would be lucky to get the $250k.

  Um, I believe in Washington, like in the other ten Mega Millions states besides California, the $250,000 is guaranteed so long as total prize liability for the eleven states besides California does not exceed the smaller of 300% of draw sales or 50% of draw sales plus $50 million.

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    Posted: July 31, 2005, 6:30 pm - IP Logged

    The USA Mega Drawing Information page shows the exact amounts that Californians would win (or did win) for each prize level.  A single California 5+0 winner would have won $925,000 this past Mega Millions drawing.

     

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      Posted: July 31, 2005, 10:03 pm - IP Logged

      THANK THE CREATOR I LIVE IN CALI!!!!SmashGuitarGuitar

      Relax,Bigdaddy has your number!!!!!

      Pi is the way...

      turning $30 or less into thousands everyday!!

      here we go steelers ..here we go---------stairway to seven 

      TIME FOR THE LOMBARDI TROPHY TO  COME  HOME..

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        Posted: August 1, 2005, 9:12 pm - IP Logged

        I think each Mega state is on it's own when it comes for covering the 5/0 winnings.  Judging that we (WA state) are dead last in sales that doesn't bode well for wheelers. Then again if I won I could deal with getting less than 250k.

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          Posted: August 3, 2005, 8:21 am - IP Logged

          Still no winner for 5+0 in California. The jackpot must now be over $1 million. Nice second place prize.

          Good luck,
          Jake

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            Posted: August 3, 2005, 11:20 pm - IP Logged

            I still don't understand the second prize in Mega. Is it covered by individual states or states other than CA as a pool?

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              Posted: August 4, 2005, 8:02 am - IP Logged

              Each indiviudual state covers all of their own prizes (including 5+0) except the jackpot.

              Good luck,
              Jake

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                Posted: August 4, 2005, 8:49 am - IP Logged

                The prize for 5+0 in California for the Aug 2 draw was $1.2 million.

                The 4+1 prize was the lowest to date at $5,907. The average prize value is $12,907. Other states pay $10,000 for 4+1.

                Good luck,
                Jake


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                  Posted: August 4, 2005, 9:25 am - IP Logged

                  it good to win the sceod prize in cali whenever the 2rd prize is the million. (nice)


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                    Posted: August 5, 2005, 12:48 am - IP Logged

                    I agree. I hope I'm the only CA winner hit 5/5 with no mega or 5/5+Mega in MM.

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                      Posted: August 6, 2005, 11:09 am - IP Logged

                      The Aug 5 draw was the first time California paid more than $2 for a 0+1 match (Mega ball only match). The payment was $3.

                      The 5+0 match was a record $1.25 million with no winners.

                      No states won the 5+0 match. The last time that happened was Nov 21, 2003.

                      Good luck,
                      Jake

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                        Posted: August 6, 2005, 11:16 am - IP Logged

                        Yes, I posted about this here:

                        http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/117730

                        (At least about the CA prize).

                        Very interesting about no 5+0 winners at all.

                         

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                          Posted: August 6, 2005, 2:15 pm - IP Logged

                          I agree with you Todd. I was pleased that CA had 0/5+MB win $3, $1 more than the other states. I'm also pleased that CA's 2nd tier prize is going to be $1.5 million because no one from CA hit the $1.25 million prize. It's like CA is having a mini progressive.

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                            Posted: August 6, 2005, 5:06 pm - IP Logged

                              They're just having fewer winners than statistically expected.  The other states may too, but we'll never know, because their prizes are all fixed.

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                              Posted: August 10, 2005, 9:20 am - IP Logged

                              The 5+0 prize amount for California Mega Millions has not been posted yet for the August 9 draw. I will venture a guess that the prize will $1.4 million.

                              Any other guesses?

                              Good luck,
                              Jake