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Jackpot if no one wins tonight

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Bradly_60's avatar - disney37
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Posted: November 15, 2005, 4:12 pm - IP Logged

"If nobody matches all six numbers tonight, the Mega Millions jackpot will jump to an astonishing $380 million dollars – the largest jackpot in U.S. history!  The previous highest jackpot was a $363 million prize for the Big Game in May of 2000."

This was taken from the Michigan Lottery's website press release about the increase in the MM jackpot.

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    Posted: November 15, 2005, 4:23 pm - IP Logged

    Too low.

    If they advertise $380 million, fine, the jackpot will be $380m.

    But if you advertise $400 million, increased sales will push the jackpot to $400m.

    Why not advertise the larger amount?


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      Posted: November 15, 2005, 4:26 pm - IP Logged
      $380 million sounds about right. But that is VIRGIN territory.
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        BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI
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        Posted: November 15, 2005, 4:32 pm - IP Logged
        anything less then 400 million will be weak 145 million mega state players
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          Posted: November 15, 2005, 6:49 pm - IP Logged
          $380 million sounds about right. But that is VIRGIN territory.

            Oh yeah, if they advertise that, MM may end up selling over 200 MILLION tickets for Friday's draw!!  MM has never accomplished that before, and PB has accomplished that only once, in August 2001.

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            Posted: November 15, 2005, 7:49 pm - IP Logged

            I think sales would cause them to adjust the jackpot. They have to error on the side of caution on predicting pots though so they can have some kind of guarantee that sales will actually cover the jackpot amount.

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              Posted: November 15, 2005, 11:11 pm - IP Logged

              i only won $2 tonight..so hopefully i'll be able to reinvest that and win 400 mil on friday


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                Posted: November 15, 2005, 11:14 pm - IP Logged

                we'll see how big it gets, if it rolls

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                  Posted: November 15, 2005, 11:18 pm - IP Logged
                  $380 million sounds about right. But that is VIRGIN territory.

                  You can never be too careful. The worst thing that can happen to a person is over-estimating a jackpot.

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                    duckman's avatar - ducklogodrake64x64
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                    Posted: November 15, 2005, 11:18 pm - IP Logged

                    I predict multiple winners with the set of numbers that was just picked tonight. I would be very surprised if no one, or just one person, won. Low numbers and high numbers plus the number 7 for the megaball mean more winners...

                    We will see...


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                      Posted: November 16, 2005, 1:29 pm - IP Logged

                      Bradly60, unfortunately someone in CA won the MM jackpot of $315+ million. There were 19 other 2nd tier winners including 3 in CA. Congratulations to the winning ticket in CA.

                        bellyache's avatar - 64x64a9wg

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                        Posted: November 16, 2005, 7:24 pm - IP Logged

                        Unfortunate for those who lost, but good for those who won. =)

                        Dance like no one is watching.