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POLL: Mega Millions Jackpot $100,000,000

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Will Mega Millions get hit by Christmas 2009?

Yes, before Christmas [ 22 ]  [46.81%]
No, it will rollover [ 8 ]  [17.02%]
Christmas Day is a Friday, it hits then [ 7 ]  [14.89%]
Yes Virginia, there is a Lottery Fairy [ 4 ]  [8.51%]
Pi X's 12 -25, then square root [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Winner will have been naughty [ 3 ]  [6.38%]
Winner will have been nice [ 3 ]  [6.38%]
Other [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
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Zeta Reticuli Star System
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Posted: December 10, 2009, 1:07 am - IP Logged

Since the Mega Millions jackpot is now $100,000,000 do you think it will hit before or on Christmas, or not?

Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

Lep

There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

    ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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    Posted: December 10, 2009, 1:41 am - IP Logged

    I think it will be hit before Christmas, but it may roll one or two more times before then.

    "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

      wendy67's avatar - disney32
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      Posted: December 11, 2009, 8:25 pm - IP Logged

      Yes it will be won b4 Xmas.  It will be placed into my Xmas stocking tonight. (smile)

        ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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        Posted: December 12, 2009, 3:34 am - IP Logged

        Yes it will be won b4 Xmas.  It will be placed into my Xmas stocking tonight. (smile)

        I wish I could buy a couple of tickets for the drawing, but I guess I will have to wait to play, till we get Mega Millions on Jan. 31st. Good luck to you!

        "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

          rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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          Posted: December 12, 2009, 3:38 am - IP Logged

          Watch out now. I just came out of my slump last night. I bought an extra 5 QP's for the Mega last night and got 3 numbers twice and a mega ball once. I'm now officially in one of my mini streaks if things go as usual. I hope nobody won last night cuz I'll be knocking it down Tuesday or Friday. Def before Christmas. Time to double down. This one's in the bag. Take it to the bank.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

          "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                      --Edmund Burke

           

           

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            Posted: December 12, 2009, 1:55 pm - IP Logged

            rdgrnr,

            This story is legend in Vegas, I think it might have been from a Henny Youngman skit.

            A guy wakes up in the middle of the night bent over in pain. He goes to the emerencty room and a doctor says, "No big deal, you were born with three testicles amd the third one just descended. A simple operation will take care of it."

            The guy says, "Operation? Doc, I'm a gambler, I've been waiting for something like this all my life."

            So he leaves and goes to the closest bar. There's one patron and the bartender and that's it. He bets the guy at the bar that betwen him and the bartender they have five testicles.

            The guy says, "You know what? This is so outlandish I'll take you up on it", and puts $100 on the bar. The whole time the bartender is trying to get the guy's attention, whistling, going, "Ahem", but never does.

            So the guy puts $100 on the bar and then the bartender says, "Buddy, you never let me say anything. I hope you were born with four of them, because I was born with one."

            Moral of the story: There is no such thing as a lock!

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            No winner last night, it rolled over to $118,000,000.

            Four drawings until the Christmas one. Are Santa Claus and the Lottery Fairy cooking up something for Christmas?

            Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

            Lep

            There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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              Zeta Reticuli Star System
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              Posted: December 16, 2009, 2:48 am - IP Logged

              No winner tonight, 11 people hit 5 + 0.

              Estimated Jackpot for 12/18/2009 : $140,000,000.00

              Are Santa and the Lottery Fairy really cooking something up? Three drawings to go until Christmas!

              Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

              Lep

              There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

                rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                Posted: December 16, 2009, 3:45 am - IP Logged

                rdgrnr,

                This story is legend in Vegas, I think it might have been from a Henny Youngman skit.

                A guy wakes up in the middle of the night bent over in pain. He goes to the emerencty room and a doctor says, "No big deal, you were born with three testicles amd the third one just descended. A simple operation will take care of it."

                The guy says, "Operation? Doc, I'm a gambler, I've been waiting for something like this all my life."

                So he leaves and goes to the closest bar. There's one patron and the bartender and that's it. He bets the guy at the bar that betwen him and the bartender they have five testicles.

                The guy says, "You know what? This is so outlandish I'll take you up on it", and puts $100 on the bar. The whole time the bartender is trying to get the guy's attention, whistling, going, "Ahem", but never does.

                So the guy puts $100 on the bar and then the bartender says, "Buddy, you never let me say anything. I hope you were born with four of them, because I was born with one."

                Moral of the story: There is no such thing as a lock!

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                No winner last night, it rolled over to $118,000,000.

                Four drawings until the Christmas one. Are Santa Claus and the Lottery Fairy cooking up something for Christmas?

                Well, the jackpot appears safe Coin Toss, after my showing tonight I appear to be back in my slump.

                2 $20 scratchers - zip.

                Extra fin on MM - zip.

                I usually go on a little streak after some small wins but not this time. El Zippo.

                I know I'll win Friday though, it's a lock!


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

                "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                            --Edmund Burke

                 

                 

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                  Posted: December 18, 2009, 3:12 pm - IP Logged

                  Well, the jackpot appears safe Coin Toss, after my showing tonight I appear to be back in my slump.

                  2 $20 scratchers - zip.

                  Extra fin on MM - zip.

                  I usually go on a little streak after some small wins but not this time. El Zippo.

                  I know I'll win Friday though, it's a lock!

                  200 million for Christmas night!! Don't even bother playing before then.

                  "...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace 

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                    Posted: December 19, 2009, 2:42 am - IP Logged

                    You might be right, Nino.

                    No winner tonight, goes from $140 million to $162 million, two drawings to go.

                    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                    Lep

                    There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                      Posted: December 19, 2009, 3:24 am - IP Logged

                      Two drawings, but only one more roll. In the past it's jumped 37 from 170 to 207, and 30 from 166 to 196. I doubt that even a Christmas rush will give us the  38 we need to see 200.  On the positive side, there's about a 75% chance that it will roll again.

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                        Posted: December 19, 2009, 3:47 am - IP Logged

                        Since the Mega Millions jackpot is now $100,000,000 do you think it will hit before or on Christmas, or not?

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                          Posted: December 20, 2009, 6:14 am - IP Logged

                          Two drawings, but only one more roll. In the past it's jumped 37 from 170 to 207, and 30 from 166 to 196. I doubt that even a Christmas rush will give us the  38 we need to see 200.  On the positive side, there's about a 75% chance that it will roll again.

                          For 12th draws, the average sales are $42,362,675.    The standard deviation is $6,878,126.   There are 14 degrees of freedom, and thus at a 95% confidence limit, we see that sales would range anywhere from $27,690,000 to $57,116,000.    This suggests that the rollover probability, using a poisson distribution to determine the percentage of possible combinations that are not covered by tickets, ranges from 72% to 85% at a 95% confidence limit.

                          The rollover probability at the mean is about 79%.

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                            Posted: December 20, 2009, 12:20 pm - IP Logged

                            I would think ticket sales around Christmas time would be hard to predict with its cash value at $100M, the annuity approaching $200M and lots of people dreaming of a Christmas miracle.  Where else can they buy such a dream for $1.

                             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                               
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                              Posted: December 21, 2009, 2:31 am - IP Logged

                              I am playing it either way...I am hoping for a Christmas miracle for only $1.

                              We are having very hard times and my job search is not turning up anything yet...so yeah I could use a few million dollars now.

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