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476M for Mega Million!

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Posted: March 28, 2012, 1:29 am - IP Logged

I know on the powerball site it was updated before it was on the mega millions site.

In my observation, the Powerball site and USA Mega are the first to be updated.  I don't know if any state sites are faster, but I haven't found any, and I have tried to.


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    Posted: March 28, 2012, 1:30 am - IP Logged

    I noticed the state lottery and the mega million offical site has yet to release the new jackpot info. I wonder how LP got it before they could even post them? At the moment LP has the updated jackpot for Friday. Could this be wrong?

    i wonder if it probably has to do with the servers...the servers that store the info regarding tickets sold...probably somebody here has access...or better yet OWNS those servers... maybe thats why legalized gambling in new jersey is so interesting to some people at LP.

    Thinking of...

    P.S. New York updates so slow...we will not know at our website if somebody won until 7 a.m. tommorrow...Bang Head

    If you go to the NYS official lottery website its in retard mode. 

    They call it "high jackpot mode", i just call it stupid.Hit With Stick


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      Posted: March 28, 2012, 1:38 am - IP Logged

      Thought the odds were 1/175mill and they sold 190mill. Think we caught them in a lie.

      I think MUSL progams each state mainframe to spit out the combination 1 2 3 4  6 +5  every 500th ticket...that way they increase sales and dont have to worry much about the jackpot getting hit...No No

      or paying many 5 number matches...Evil Uhh

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        Posted: March 28, 2012, 1:43 am - IP Logged

        I know on the powerball site it was updated before it was on the mega millions site.

        If you come down here make sure you have your own numbers. Our quick picks seem to SUCK.

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          Posted: March 28, 2012, 1:59 am - IP Logged

          That's a lot of $$$$ !!!
          I'll decide how many tix for this next drawing I will get tomorrow. Probably 5-10.

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            Posted: March 28, 2012, 2:46 am - IP Logged

            $476M is simply too much to handle. I'm sitting this one out.
            Good luck to those of you who are up to the challenge.

            (Just kidding. Though Tuesday's draw sacked my budget and I'll have to play fewer lines on Friday.)

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              Posted: March 28, 2012, 3:07 am - IP Logged

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              Thud

              Here you go - I think you need one of these:

               

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                Posted: March 28, 2012, 3:28 am - IP Logged

                Thought the odds were 1/175mill and they sold 190mill. Think we caught them in a lie.

                If you don't have other plans for next week, here's an experiment you could try. Shuffle a deck of cards, draw a single card and check it off on a list of all 52 cards. Put it back in the deck, shuffle, draw another card, and check it off the list (or add a 2nd check to the first if you get the same card). Repeat another 102 times. You'll end up with an average of 2 checks per card, but some will have more and some will have less.  With twice as many draws as possible cards it's unlikely that you'll have drawn all 52 cards.

                For PB and MM it should take somewhere around 450 million tickets to use 95% of the combinations. At that point you can figure that 95,000 of the next 100,000 tickets sold will repeat combinations that have already been played if all those tickets are selected randomly. Factor in people choosing their "lucky numbers" that are concentrated on calendar numbers and even more than 95,000 wil be repeats. Getting every single combination in play is virtually impossible.

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                  Posted: March 28, 2012, 3:55 am - IP Logged

                  I think there will be long lines on Friday and some machines will be smoking and breaking down, started a big riot...we shall see.

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                    Posted: March 28, 2012, 6:45 am - IP Logged

                    $476 Million .....................i'm so excited, and I just can't hide it.....DanceBananaWhite Bounce

                    I Love Pink & Green 1908

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                      Posted: March 28, 2012, 7:01 am - IP Logged

                      curiouser and curiouser ....... Shall be an interesting Friday indeed ......

                      Rotten luck to you all Razz

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                        Posted: March 28, 2012, 7:25 am - IP Logged

                        OMG! I just had a feeling it was going to roll over again!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                        Lucky Lady O-H-I-O

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                          Posted: March 28, 2012, 8:15 am - IP Logged

                          Although I usually wait until the draw date to get my ticket, I'll have to get mine today to beat the crowds!  Interestingly enough though, there were no lines yesterday at 7:45 AM when I got my ticket for last night's draw.

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                            Posted: March 28, 2012, 8:20 am - IP Logged

                            okay so $190M with the odds of 5m being 5+0 so should be at least 38 5+0's. Seems reasonable since there is 46 megaballs..

                            Actually, the odds of matching all five white balls are about 1 in 3.9 million, not 5 million.  You're thinking of Powerball.  The draw should have actually produced 49 match 5+0 winners, so the results for that level were about what was expected.

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                              Posted: March 28, 2012, 8:25 am - IP Logged

                              $476 Million .....................i'm so excited, and I just can't hide it.....DanceBananaWhite Bounce

                              lol - now THAT song is going round and round in my head.  Its a pretty amazing amount!  and to think that PB thought they would be the first to get into these ranges... No Pity!