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MM and PB jackpots

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Which jackpot will hit a new United States record first?

Mega Millions [ 19 ]  [44.19%]
Powerball [ 24 ]  [55.81%]
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Morrison, IL
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Posted: March 25, 2012, 10:39 am - IP Logged

So far, only seven states don't have lotteries: Alaska, Hawaii, Alabama, Mississippi, Utah, Wyoming, and Nevada.  Out of the remaining 45 jurisdictions that have lotteries (the other two being Washington, DC and the US Virgin Islands), only Florida doesn't have Mega Millions and only California doesn't have Powerball.

As to why some states don't have lotteries, read this page: http://www.skytvcasinos.com/states-america-lottery.html

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    Posted: March 25, 2012, 1:28 pm - IP Logged

    Was anyone surprised that, not only was the j/p not won last night, but that there was only 1 5-0 winner?  I was expecting there to be a lower interest in PB with MM being so obscenely high, and realize that the # of 5-0 winners does not indicate the total number of players... 

    it just seemed to reinforce, to me, the idea that PB was not getting much 'play' at this point.  the sole 5-0 winner was more of a surprise to me than the 68 5-0 winners that MM had the other night!

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      Posted: March 25, 2012, 4:37 pm - IP Logged

      So far, only seven states don't have lotteries: Alaska, Hawaii, Alabama, Mississippi, Utah, Wyoming, and Nevada.  Out of the remaining 45 jurisdictions that have lotteries (the other two being Washington, DC and the US Virgin Islands), only Florida doesn't have Mega Millions and only California doesn't have Powerball.

      As to why some states don't have lotteries, read this page: http://www.skytvcasinos.com/states-america-lottery.html

      Oh thanks so much for that very informative post and link, I read the whole thing, very interesting about

      why some states don't have lotteries, I can see why Nevada but I didn't know Mississippi had that many casinos.  thanks again ryanm!

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        Posted: March 26, 2012, 2:20 pm - IP Logged

        Right now, Mega Millions could set a new US record if nobody hits the jackpot on this draw. If that's the case, the people who voted for Mega Millions will be correct. I hope someone matches all 5 numbers plus the Mega Number on this upcoming Mega Millions draw.

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          Posted: March 28, 2012, 1:21 am - IP Logged

          Ummm I think I'll vote now! I'll say Mega Millions? LOL!!!

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            Posted: March 28, 2012, 7:43 am - IP Logged

            Looks like Mega Millions did with a $1 selling price what Powerball hoped to do with a $2 selling price!  Let's see if the pot will rise to a half billion dollars by Friday, then Mega will accomplish what it said it would accomplish in June 2005, when it changed to its current matrix.

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              Posted: March 28, 2012, 4:36 pm - IP Logged

              Looks like Mega Millions did with a $1 selling price what Powerball hoped to do with a $2 selling price!  Let's see if the pot will rise to a half billion dollars by Friday, then Mega will accomplish what it said it would accomplish in June 2005, when it changed to its current matrix.

              I Agree!    With the price of a powerball ticket being 2 dollars more people will take a chance on Mega Millions. I don't think powerball will ever break the record that was just set by Mega Millions.

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