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Posted: February 28, 2007, 9:50 am - IP Logged

Rank:  Cash:      Annuity:    Date:        Winning ticket purchased in:  # winners:      Game:

1.        222(183)    N/A        Feb 3, 06            FR(2), PT                  3              Euromillions

2.        215(180)    N/A        Nov 17, 06          None (20)                       0 (20)         Euromillions

3.         186             315         Nov 15, 05          CA                          1            Megamillions

4.         180             363         May 9, 00             IL, MI                       2            The Big Game

5.         178          365        Feb 18 , 06        NE                          1              Powerball

6.         177             331         April 16, 02           GA, IL, NJ                         3                 The Big Game

7.         171             315         Dec 25, 02             WV                               1               Powerball

8.        169          294        July 2, 04            MA                        1              Megamillions

9.         166             295         Aug 25, 01             DE, KY, NH, MN               4                 Powerball

10.       164             340         Oct 19, 05             OR                                   1                 Powerball

11.       162             296         July 29, 98             IN                                   1                 Powerball

12.       159             267         Feb 28, 06             OH                                   1             Megamillions

13.       156             258         Sept 16, 05             NJ                                   1             Megamillions

14.       148             265         April 18, 06             OH                                   1               Megamillions

15.       147             261         July 9, 03               MO, PA                             2             Powerball 

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    Posted: February 28, 2007, 9:55 am - IP Logged

    No easy way to correctly format this table. Current Mega drawing not on the list.

    Euromillions would have been much higher on the Nov 17th roll but they have a rolldown rule so only the second prize winners won by sharing the jackpot. The ammount in brackets is the Euro ammount for the prize.

    All prizes are sorted by cash amount not inflated annuities which varies wildly based on game rules and inflation. 

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      Posted: February 28, 2007, 10:13 am - IP Logged

      Powerball should not be able to hold the title of "the highest jackpot in US lottery history".  The comparison between different jackpots should always be made according to the cash value.  Tomorrow, Powerball will offer their annuity paid out in 40 years and will have a record jackpot of $500 million.  Would that really be the highest jackpot of all time?

       

      P.S.  Their $340 million jackpot barely made the top 10. 

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        Posted: February 28, 2007, 10:16 am - IP Logged

        No easy way to correctly format this table. Current Mega drawing not on the list.

        Euromillions would have been much higher on the Nov 17th roll but they have a rolldown rule so only the second prize winners won by sharing the jackpot. The ammount in brackets is the Euro ammount for the prize.

        All prizes are sorted by cash amount not inflated annuities which varies wildly based on game rules and inflation. 

        There is an easy way to correct any table.

        It's called "use a table in the first place".

        You just posted a bunch of text separated by spaces.  It's probably copied and pasted directly from some other web site.  You can't possibly expect the style information from some other site to somehow be automatically re-forumlated by Lottery Post. 

        If you want something to look good in your posts, you need to create it using the Lottery Post text editor, do not just copy and paste.

        There are a series of toolbar buttons in the LP text editor for creating and editing tables.  I'm not sure why they get scant use, but people would benefit from spending a few minutes checking them out.

         

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          Posted: February 28, 2007, 10:19 am - IP Logged

          Following up, this looks like a direct copy and paste from the Wikipedia "lottery" page.

          I really don't like that page, which seems to be hijacked by someone in the UK who is insistant upon documenting things in a non-US friendly way.

           

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            Posted: February 28, 2007, 11:56 am - IP Logged

            I hope Mega Millions continues to roll and break their own cash value record.

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              Posted: February 28, 2007, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

              Following up, this looks like a direct copy and paste from the Wikipedia "lottery" page.

              I really don't like that page, which seems to be hijacked by someone in the UK who is insistant upon documenting things in a non-US friendly way.

              I have been doing cash jackpots for several times now and just update my last page and correct for errors. This is version 4 or 5 for me now so the only copy would be if someone copied my work and stuck it on wikipedia.

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                Posted: March 1, 2007, 7:34 am - IP Logged

                I have been doing cash jackpots for several times now and just update my last page and correct for errors. This is version 4 or 5 for me now so the only copy would be if someone copied my work and stuck it on wikipedia.

                Well, I did not go through every line to be sure you had not changed anything, so I do not doubt what you are saying.  I think it's pretty clear that it's from that Wikipedia listing, right?  It's not a big deal, I was just identifying the source.

                Wikipedia, at least on the lottery page, appears to be edited by someone in the UK who insists on rejecting all changes made that have the slightest US-tilt.  It's pretty annoying, so I gave up trying to make changes long ago on it.

                Also, the fact that they won't post a Lottery Post link is pretty interesting, considering Lottery Post is the biggest lottery resource on the Internet.  Wikipedia is supposed to contain links to the best resources, and they don't allow a link to Lottery Post?!  It's obviously run by someone who runs their own site, so they look at it as competition, rather than what it really is -- a valuable resource.

                 

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                  Posted: March 1, 2007, 9:51 am - IP Logged

                  When I started this I had 20 most of which I had to get the cash amount by Googling for newspaper articles from just after the win. Since everyone on the list choosed the cash amount it was fairly easy. My earlier lists included a CA superlotto win that I could never find a good cash amount for. Later I pared it down to 15. The list is just a text file on my desktop that I don't change unless something actually breaks the cash amount on the list. Actually you suggested I pare it down since all of it didn't fit on the first post.

                  I have never even seen the Wikipedia article on lotteries. My earliest list had an error on it that I corrected in version 2 or 3. If the wikipedia article had the same error then someone definitely swiped my work. I would also get suspicious if the cash amounts were exactly the same since some of the amounts were slightly variable on the lower jackpots. The first list was the hardest to put together but later I just updated it. I used for Powerball/Mega this site to look up the big game and the uk lottery site for Euromillions which I later looked up on euromillions.be.

                  Actually looking at the wikipedia page it's not even roughly the same. They missed several jackpots and included pots in the UK and others way to small to be included in any world top page. And they list by annuity value which I have never done.

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                    Posted: March 1, 2007, 10:26 am - IP Logged

                    OK, I'll take your word for it!  It struck me as similar, but if you say it's your own, then it is!  My original comment about TABLES (which was the point of my reply) was that you are somehow expecting a proportional font to line up.  It won't -- here or anywhere.  The only place something like that would line up is in something like Notepad, which uses a fixed-space font.  However, ANYTHING that uses spaces or tabs to line up columns of data is not using the technology correctly, which is why tools like Excel were created.  You need to keep track of columns and rows.  In that regard, you would use a TABLE in the Lottery Post editor to line up columns.  In fact, the Lottery Post editor will even accept a Paste from Excel to create the table, although you would probably have to tinker with the formatting a little after the Paste to make it look perfect (since the Lottery Post editor does not have a copy of Excel built into it).

                     

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                      Actually I played around with it and you are right. The table features can really clean it up.

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                        Rank:  Cash: Annuity:Date:       Winning ticket purchased  in:
                         # winners:
                        Game: 
                        1. 222 (183)
                         N/A Feb 3, 06
                         FR (2), PT
                        3Euromillions
                        2. 215 (180)
                         N/A Nov 17, 06
                         None (20)
                        0 (20)
                        Euromillions
                        3. 186 315 Nov 15, 05
                         CA1Megamillions
                        4. 180 363 May 9, 00
                         IL, MI
                        2The Big Game
                        5. 178 365 Feb 18, 06
                         NE1Powerball
                        6. 177 331 April 16, 02
                         GA, IL, NJ
                        3The Big Game
                        7. 171 315 Dec 25, 02 WV1Powerball
                        8. 169 294 July 2, 04
                         MA1Megamillions
                        9. 166 295 Aug 25, 01
                         DE, KY, NH, MN
                        4Powerball
                        10.
                         164 340
                         Oct 19, 05
                         OR
                        1
                        Powerball
                        11. 162
                         296
                         July 29, 98
                         IN
                        1
                        Powerball
                        12. 159
                         267
                         Feb 28, 06
                         OH
                        1
                        Megamillions
                        13. 156
                         258
                         Sept 16, 05
                         NJ
                        1
                        Megamillions
                        14. 148
                         265
                         April 18, 06
                         OH
                        1
                        Megamillions
                        15. 147
                         261
                         July 9, 03
                         MO, PA
                        2
                        Powerball
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                          Posted: March 1, 2007, 11:01 pm - IP Logged

                          Feel free to replace the corrected table with what was originally posted. If someone wants to copy the list just credit lotterypost.

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                            Rank Cash      Annuity Date Where  # winners Game 
                             1  222(183) N/A  Feb 3, 06 FR(2), PT 3Euromillions 
                             2 215(180) N/A  Nov 17, 06 None (20) 0 (20)Euromillions 
                             3 186  315 Nov 15, 05 CA 1Megamillions 
                             4 180 363 May 9, 00 IL, MI 2The Big Game 
                             5 178  365  Feb 18 , 06 NE 1Powerball 
                             6 177 331 April 16, 02 GA, IL, NJ 3The Big Game 
                             7 171 315 Dec 25, 02 WV 1Powerball  
                             8 169  294 July 2, 04 MA     1Megamillions 
                             9 166 295  Aug 25, 01 DE, KY, NH, MN 4 Powerball 
                             10 164 340 Oct 19, 05 OR 1 Powerball 
                             11 162 296  July 29, 98 IN 1 Powerball 
                             12 159 267 Feb 28, 06 OH  1 Megamillions 
                             13 156258  Sept 16, 05 NJ  1 Megamillions 
                             14 148 265 April 18, 06 OH 1 Megamillions 
                             15 147261  July 9, 03 MO, PA 1  Powerball 
                                    
                                    
                                    
                                    

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                              Posted: March 2, 2007, 9:49 pm - IP Logged

                              It would thus seem that the largest single winner of a prize - since the larger prizes were all won by pools - would be Jack Whittaker.

                              Of course, Jack was no winner.