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First Time Ever -- 2 Mega Millions Winners

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Posted: November 30, 2005, 1:33 pm - IP Logged

I don't think it's that odd or strange that a lower jackpot was won by more then one person. I agree with Prob that it was bound to happen sometime. We can't always have huge jackpots, which is fine with me.

  Yeah, it's about time someone won a Mega Millions jackpot under $100 million again!!

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    Posted: November 30, 2005, 6:33 pm - IP Logged

    I agree, it is about time someone won with a jackpot under $100M.

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      Posted: November 30, 2005, 10:14 pm - IP Logged

      The odds of more than 1 winner are astronomically higher than a ticket winning the lottery.

       

      It was bound to happen.

      There was someone a few years back that bought several quick picks for Lotto Texas. Two lines on one ticket had the exact same 6 numbers on them. Of course, he didn't even match 3 when the drawing came.

      May 1st, 1993 the Lotto Texas had a jackpot of $50 million.

      The winning numbers were 7 - 10 - 11 - 23 - 34 - 43

      There were 14 winning tickets, each worth $3.57 million.

      If you look here

      http://www.txlottery.org/online/lottoretail.cfm?tYear=1993&tNumber=10000

      you will see they were all sold in different stores and none of them were quick picks (the QP wasn't available until later in the year)

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        Posted: November 30, 2005, 11:20 pm - IP Logged

        I think it was more likely that a 500 million prize would occur than 2 people winning at that level but it seemed overdue for a under 100 million win. Let's just hope it's not like Powerball of last year where it was always won at under 100 million.

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          Posted: November 30, 2005, 11:57 pm - IP Logged

          Just when you thought you had the lottery down to a science, it throws you yet another curve ball. Humans believe that many people may be more deserving to win/share larger jackpots, and only one should win smaller ones. But it looks like the lottry could not care less, and does not exhibit the same favoritism. Imagine several winners for a jackpot under $1 million dollars! Ouch.

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            Posted: December 1, 2005, 12:26 am - IP Logged

              Once Mega Millions almost had multiple jackpot winners for the starting jackpot.  I remember on July 27, 2004, not only was the jackpot actually won by one ticket at $10 million (the starting jackpot under the then 5/52 + 1/52 matrix), there were 34 other tickets that each won $175,000 (the match 5+0 prize under the 5/52 + 1/52 matrix).  If a different mega ball had been picked, there may have been multiple winners for that drawing!!

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              Posted: December 1, 2005, 10:27 am - IP Logged

              This gives the consistent player optimism.  Just when you think, Oh what the hell, you see something like this and you believe your number is coming one day.  I wonder when Maryland will produce its next Jackpot Winner.  And of course, this is no surprise, I hope its me!  (smile)

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                Posted: December 1, 2005, 1:48 pm - IP Logged

                dels, I'd like to think that my numbers will hit one day. I think it is good to keep a positive attitude and believe you will win. At least, it can't hurt to have a positive attitude. =)

                Dance like no one is watching.

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                  Posted: December 1, 2005, 2:17 pm - IP Logged

                  bellyache-

                  I'm glad you have that positive attitude.  It will happen, watch and believe. 

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                    Posted: December 1, 2005, 2:24 pm - IP Logged

                    This gives the consistent player optimism.  Just when you think, Oh what the hell, you see something like this and you believe your number is coming one day.  I wonder when Maryland will produce its next Jackpot Winner.  And of course, this is no surprise, I hope its me!  (smile)

                    Well, hopefully that will be me.

                     

                     

                    Big John says. You don't hit the number. The number hits you!!!!

                                   I'm not Big John, I'm Four4me, Big John's a friend.
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                      Posted: December 1, 2005, 4:53 pm - IP Logged

                      Thankfully my numbers are coming this Saturday. Blue Angel

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                        Posted: December 1, 2005, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

                        This gives the consistent player optimism.  Just when you think, Oh what the hell, you see something like this and you believe your number is coming one day.  I wonder when Maryland will produce its next Jackpot Winner.  And of course, this is no surprise, I hope its me!  (smile)

                          That's why I play the Powerball game every drawing regardless of jackpot size!!

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                          Posted: December 2, 2005, 1:50 am - IP Logged

                          I try to play every drawing, but every now and then I miss it.

                          Dance like no one is watching.

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                            Posted: December 2, 2005, 10:41 am - IP Logged

                            Ohio have two lottery games tonight, MegaMillions and Rolling Cash5. The MM the odds of winning $250,000 is 1:3,904,701 and the odds of winning RC5 jackpot of $476,000 is 1:575,757 so RC5 is getting my lottery money tonight.

                             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                               
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