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Will it hit $500 million by Friday night?

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Posted: March 28, 2012, 12:30 pm - IP Logged

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

    picked w/out doubt prolly much higher,still i'll have just 3$ in it.

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      Posted: March 28, 2012, 2:04 pm - IP Logged

      Hit $500 million about an hour ago. I predict a second adjustment upwards of $600 million by late Thurday, early Friday as a I said early this morning.

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        Posted: March 28, 2012, 2:21 pm - IP Logged

        It went from $363 million to $500 million (one of the machines in a store I went to today already said it was $500 million).  By Friday it could very well reach $ 600-650 million.


        It will no longer be lottery "fever".  It will be lottery flu or lottery pnemonia.

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          Posted: March 28, 2012, 2:24 pm - IP Logged

          Its almost like a pandemic at the rate its going

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            Posted: March 28, 2012, 2:52 pm - IP Logged

            Its almost like a pandemic at the rate its going

            It's a heavily loaded freight train, racing down a mountain pass with no brakes, a tail wind, and the engineer is feeding and stoking that furnace

            to the engine with a non-stop supply of hot coal like there's no tomorrow!   Clown

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              Posted: March 28, 2012, 6:04 pm - IP Logged

              If your state doesn't carry MM you can buy them from Illinois Lottery.

              I might buy them from them because taxes on the big jackpot would be $6,000,000 lower.

              In Wisconsin I would get  $204,000,000 in Illinois I would get $210,000,000.

              Win then keep on going. On to Wyoming where state taxes would be $0.

              If you want to save on taxes you'd better go rent a truck and move to Illinois before the drawing. Then be prepared to prove it. If you're resident of Wisconsin you're going to owe income tax to Wisconsin no matter where you bought the ticket. Buying in another state will just give you the chance to file two state tax returns.

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                Posted: March 28, 2012, 7:11 pm - IP Logged

                You can only play the Illinois lottery online if you live in Illinois. I tried to sign up and could not as my address could be verified.

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                  Posted: March 28, 2012, 7:40 pm - IP Logged

                  You can only play the Illinois lottery online if you live in Illinois. I tried to sign up and could not as my address could be verified.

                  What I think markp1950 meant was physically to Illinois to get the tickets, or from any other non MM state to a MM state.

                  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: March 28, 2012, 10:06 pm - IP Logged

                    Looks like the message was edited. I looked earlier in the day and a post stated you could buy online if your state does not sell MM...sadly that's me :(

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                      Posted: March 29, 2012, 12:43 am - IP Logged

                      It went from $363 million to $500 million (one of the machines in a store I went to today already said it was $500 million).  By Friday it could very well reach $ 600-650 million.


                      It will no longer be lottery "fever".  It will be lottery flu or lottery pnemonia.

                      My math might be off some but to get to $600 million i think it would take about $500 million in sales to get there. For Tuedays drawing there was almost $191 million in sales. The record for sales is $230 million for the Jan 3 2011 drawing. A new record in sales will take place for this drawing im sure. Hard to tell how much will be spent on this drawing.

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                        Posted: March 29, 2012, 5:43 am - IP Logged

                        nice to see I was wrong, & DH was right for once....LOL..ROFLGreen laugh

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                          Posted: March 29, 2012, 5:58 am - IP Logged

                          nice to see I was wrong, & DH was right for once....LOL..ROFLGreen laugh

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                            Posted: March 29, 2012, 9:16 am - IP Logged

                            I think it will roll....... but i predict it will be in this range 14,25,39,40,52, mega 29........

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                              Posted: March 29, 2012, 10:08 am - IP Logged

                              My math might be off some but to get to $600 million i think it would take about $500 million in sales to get there. For Tuedays drawing there was almost $191 million in sales. The record for sales is $230 million for the Jan 3 2011 drawing. A new record in sales will take place for this drawing im sure. Hard to tell how much will be spent on this drawing.

                              The projected jackpot is based on the cash value estimate and it looks like they are estimating a new record sales of around $250 million. The projection was $237 million on December 31, 2010 but ticket sales pushed the jackpot to $242 million. The first projection for the January 4, 2011 jackpot was $290 million, sales increased it to $350 million. and the record sales of $230 million gave a final jackpot at $380 million.

                              It's ironic that PB doubled their ticket price to create record jackpots and it's the $1 MM tickets that are breaking the records.