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MegaMillions jackpot in local news

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RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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Posted: February 22, 2007, 1:23 pm - IP Logged

For the first time in a long time a MegaMillions jackpot under $200M was in the local news.  Channel 10 news report tickets for Friday's MM $177M jackpot were selling briskly at the local stores. 

I've always thought the game would sell more tickets if more than just the regular lottery players knew when the jackpot was $100M or more.  Before MegaMillions came to Ohio, when ever the PowerBall or BigGame jackpots went to $100M, this station would send a news team to Indiana or Michigan to do a story about it and local people would form lottery pools and pick someone to make a run to the boarder for tickets.  After MegaMillions came to the state it wasn't news unless the jackpots were over $200M.

Now when I mention I'm picking up some tickets for the $100M+ jackpot, friends assume I'm going out of state and ask me to pick-up $5 worth for them.  They like to buy a ticket or two when the jackpot get large but they don't follow the games.  I don't mind picking up a few extra tickets when I go to Indiana to buy PB tickets but for a local game I prefer they pick up their own tickets, that way if one of us win there's no questions about who own the ticket.

 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
   
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    Posted: February 22, 2007, 3:59 pm - IP Logged

    <Moved to Jackpot Games forum>

    Please post in the appropriate forum ... thank you.


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      Posted: February 26, 2007, 7:51 pm - IP Logged

      I hope MM continues to roll and set new records in the local news.

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        Posted: February 28, 2007, 5:56 am - IP Logged

        Now that it have rolled to $267M, it's all the news now probably even in the adjacent states.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: February 28, 2007, 9:09 pm - IP Logged

          RJOh, I hope MM rolls to set their own game record.