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MM at 172 million.

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dvdiva's avatar - 8ball

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Posted: September 7, 2005, 1:13 am - IP Logged

Looks like sales are slowing due to the incredible disaster that hit. One more drawing to go before it breaks 200.

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    Posted: September 7, 2005, 1:44 am - IP Logged

    That is only a 3 million jump above the last rollover of 19 million.  I guess 22 million is better than nothing at all.  It sure is obvious that players are turned off by the higher odds.  If this keeps up it will take 6 rolls to get to the 300 million mark and that is if there is no winner.

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      Posted: September 7, 2005, 2:09 am - IP Logged

      I don't think higher odds has much to do with it. Extremely high gas prices and the largest natural disaster to hit this century have a lot more to do with the decrease in sales in my opinion.

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        Posted: September 7, 2005, 3:20 am - IP Logged

        fox used to talk a 100 million jackpots now you dont see them covered till they get to 250 million

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          Posted: September 7, 2005, 9:02 am - IP Logged

          People are just as greedy as ever....fx is right, 250m is the new 100m.  And fewer trips to the convenience store.


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            Posted: September 8, 2005, 1:14 pm - IP Logged

            I'm playing $3. I will be increasing my bet if no winner, whether or not it's $200 million.

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              Posted: September 8, 2005, 2:16 pm - IP Logged

              fox used to talk a 100 million jackpots now you dont see them covered till they get to 250 million

              I think everything that could be written about winning $100M had been written.  After a while it seem they were just pulling up one of their old stories from the archives, which they may still be doing, but the amount has changed.  Winning a $100M jackpot would still be new and exciting to me because I have never won even a $1M jackpot.

              RJOh

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: September 8, 2005, 4:19 pm - IP Logged

                I'd be happy with $12 milion or $15 million, or even $1 million.  It's more than I have right now.

                I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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                  Posted: September 9, 2005, 2:57 am - IP Logged

                  fox used to talk a 100 million jackpots now you dont see them covered till they get to 250 million

                  I think everything that could be written about winning $100M had been written.  After a while it seem they were just pulling up one of their old stories from the archives, which they may still be doing, but the amount has changed.  Winning a $100M jackpot would still be new and exciting to me because I have never won even a $1M jackpot.

                  RJOh

                  I'm playing the Quinto again on the next rollover. It's only for around 2 million but would be really happy to win it. The difference is that while I could afford a house and a good retirement fund I couldn't afford to quit work. If I win a Megamillions over $300 I can feely express what I think of work without any worry about financial repercussions. Life would be free of struggle and the daily grind. But having a house without a mortgage - that too would be nice.