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How big do you think MM will get?

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How big do you think mm can get?

250 million - current pot [ 10 ]  [23.81%]
300 million - 1 more roll [ 9 ]  [21.43%]
360+ - 2 rolls [ 8 ]  [19.05%]
400+ - 3 rolls [ 15 ]  [35.71%]
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Posted: September 14, 2005, 1:45 am - IP Logged

Just wondering how big people here think MM can get. I'm hoping it can get really big. But being a pessimist I think it will get hit at the 250 level.

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    Posted: September 14, 2005, 4:15 am - IP Logged

    It is my humble and unbiased opinion that the Mega Million Lottery will eventually reach the $400 million+ mark sometime in the near future.  Should I be fortunate enough to win that size of a jackpot there is just one thing I would like to say, "not bad, I am financially elevated from upper level poverty to being a poor millionaire".  The challenge will be difficult, but I am up to it.

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      Posted: September 14, 2005, 8:32 am - IP Logged

      Someones life is about to change forever on Friday night.......Smiley

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        Posted: September 14, 2005, 9:36 am - IP Logged

        I think next Tuesday will be the dawn of a "New Beginning" for someone.  It will be getting crazy.  Buy your tickets early to avoid the drama! 

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          Posted: September 14, 2005, 12:37 pm - IP Logged

          i will be in n.j.  this week  i will buy 3 draws and make make 15 million extra [it's a tax free state]  ? is nj tax free for out of state people  and do on line services use tax free states  mm-nj    pb tenn

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            Posted: September 14, 2005, 12:43 pm - IP Logged

            I haven't seen a residency requirement on the NJ website. I know PA is also a Lottery Tax Free state, and when some one from NJ won the PB in a PA drawing, they didn't pay (state) taxes in either state. Of course Uncle got them on both sides. Initial hit of (minimum) 25% and then Income Tax on top of that.

            Wouldn't it be NICE to have to pay taxes on $100M+ !!!!

             

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              Posted: September 14, 2005, 12:45 pm - IP Logged

              fx,

              You would pay GA state tax on the winnings.

              It would be worth it for me to cross the Tappan Zee or George Washington and pick up my tickets in Jersey, so I could pay CT state tax and not NY state tax on my winnings!  I bet NY would still want a cut since I had to drive through the state!

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                Posted: September 14, 2005, 12:50 pm - IP Logged

                Those who think it will roll over to $400 million + are deraming.  Remember that CA players have never seen a jackpot this large.

                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 14, 2005, 2:31 pm - IP Logged

                  fx,

                  You would pay GA state tax on the winnings.

                  It would be worth it for me to cross the Tappan Zee or George Washington and pick up my tickets in Jersey, so I could pay CT state tax and not NY state tax on my winnings!  I bet NY would still want a cut since I had to drive through the state!

                  lol

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                    Posted: September 15, 2005, 12:27 am - IP Logged

                    fx, NJ is a no tax state on lottery winnings and so is PA. The only thing you lose is what Uncle Sam takes off the top no matter what state you are from! Maryland has a tax on lottery winnings, one rate for In-State Residents (7.5%) and another for Non-Maryland Residents: 5%.  Then if you do things right you can lower your tax bill on April 15 on the rest of the winnings! This is why you get a lawyer and a couple of financial advisor's before turning in the winning ticket.

                    Keep dreaming the impossible dream, it just may come true! Thumbs Up

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                      Posted: September 15, 2005, 7:53 pm - IP Logged

                      Those who think it will roll over to $400 million + are deraming.  Remember that CA players have never seen a jackpot this large.

                      I agree. A $400M pot won't be coming for a long time, if ever. You can keep your hopes up, but my opinion is, it ain't gonna happen. No way, no how.

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                        Posted: September 15, 2005, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

                        I would like to see the MM jackpot at five hundred million dollars . Maybe thats just wish full thinking but the way the numbers are being drawn that just might happen soon enough. Good luck .

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                          Posted: September 15, 2005, 9:59 pm - IP Logged

                          Dreamers are winners, and some of us win big now and then. we are optimistic.

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                            Posted: September 15, 2005, 10:30 pm - IP Logged

                            I would say the most it could roll is once more and that would be pushing it.

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                              Posted: September 15, 2005, 11:42 pm - IP Logged

                              Those who think it will roll over to $400 million + are deraming.  Remember that CA players have never seen a jackpot this large.

                              I agree. A $400M pot won't be coming for a long time, if ever. You can keep your hopes up, but my opinion is, it ain't gonna happen. No way, no how.

                              As I see it, if it rolls one more time the jackpot will reach 400M. I'm expecting a HUGE jump if no one wins this Friday because it will possibly be a new record, so all the media outlets will be reporting it, causing all of the none players will play. All of the good people of Cali will come out in mass and people in non mega states will make runs to mega states to buy tickets. So a 400M jacktop is quite possible. 24 more hours and we all will know...