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You really think Mega Millions will reach $1 billion jackpot on Dec 31st?

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Posted: December 6, 2013, 1:18 pm - IP Logged

Well i now i am wondering since all the new ball number changes i am thinking it will be harder to hit the jackpot... So you think it might hit all time high $1 Billion jackpot before the end of the year Dec 31st?

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    Posted: December 6, 2013, 2:57 pm - IP Logged

    No, if it is going to be a billion, it will it it before the 31st.  My guess is if it rolls that high it will hit the 1 billion mark on Christmas Eve.  Possibly the 20th.

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      Posted: December 6, 2013, 7:07 pm - IP Logged

      Sales have still been pretty low considering the advertised jackpot, but if it continues to roll I can't imagine that it wouldn't pass the billion mark for the drawing on the 31st. Here's what I  might expect at the (very) low and high(ish) ranges.

      297, 345, 415, 525, 675,       900 (christmas eve),   1.2 billion+,  completely insane
      297, 370, 500, 725, billionish,  1.5 billion+,           nearing $3 billion if they can print tickets fast enough, and it's still only the 27th.

      The probability of rolling tonight and next Tuesday is fairly good, bus as sales go up a winner becomes much more likely. Even with the lower sales, rolling to the 24th or later is a pretty small chance. Assuming sales start to get really big the chance of rolling until the 31st is a tiny, tiny fraction of 1%.

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        Posted: December 6, 2013, 7:42 pm - IP Logged

        I think it could get over a billion .

        Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

        For a lead role in a cage?

         

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          Posted: December 6, 2013, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

          I think it could get over a billion .

          i hope it does for the "CRAZY" people to come out

          some day....some day

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            Posted: December 6, 2013, 7:46 pm - IP Logged

            lol, and they will.

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            For a lead role in a cage?

             

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              Posted: December 6, 2013, 8:07 pm - IP Logged

              Well i now i am wondering since all the new ball number changes i am thinking it will be harder to hit the jackpot... So you think it might hit all time high $1 Billion jackpot before the end of the year Dec 31st?

              Aren't self picks and quick picks on 30/70 ratio?  Whatever the % self pickers are using alot of 1-31 numbers which will cover those drawn numbers quicker. Even the 70% quick pickers usually have several 1-31 numbers. 

              If the numbers coming out of the hopper are all 32-75 it will help the odds of the jackpot rolling over to that billion mark a little better but nothing we can do about that.  If someone hits it with those higher numbers they are less likely to split it.

              Good luck to us lottery post crowd! Big Grin

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                Posted: December 6, 2013, 8:43 pm - IP Logged

                Aren't self picks and quick picks on 30/70 ratio?  Whatever the % self pickers are using alot of 1-31 numbers which will cover those drawn numbers quicker. Even the 70% quick pickers usually have several 1-31 numbers. 

                If the numbers coming out of the hopper are all 32-75 it will help the odds of the jackpot rolling over to that billion mark a little better but nothing we can do about that.  If someone hits it with those higher numbers they are less likely to split it.

                Good luck to us lottery post crowd! Big Grin

                My original birthday numbers were gone like a wild goose in winter when I eyeballed that new matrix. 

                It's a whole new ballgame now.

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                  Posted: December 7, 2013, 1:06 am - IP Logged

                  It should very easy if it keeps rolling.

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                    Posted: December 7, 2013, 6:08 am - IP Logged

                    i hope it does for the "CRAZY" people to come out

                    No more crazy people, please.

                    I already have one stalking me here.

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                      Posted: December 7, 2013, 6:18 am - IP Logged

                      yea, yeah I think by Dec 31 it could be right at 1billion.Guitar

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                        Posted: December 7, 2013, 6:28 am - IP Logged

                        It could hit a billion. And you will see a lot of crazy people rocking, LOL

                        Money is a terrible master, but a great servant...Smile

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                          Posted: December 7, 2013, 6:30 am - IP Logged

                          yea, yeah I think by Dec 31 it could be right at 1billion.Guitar

                          Crazy I thought for certain it was going to be hit last night

                           

                          well Cheerss to the first lottery billionaire

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                            Posted: December 7, 2013, 7:32 am - IP Logged

                            I don't think we will see a Billion, heck we aren't even at 1/2 Billion.  Right now in a state with no income tax, the winner would walk away AFTER 40% Federal taxes with

                             

                            $110,400,000.00

                             

                            Thats a serious amount of money!!

                             

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                              Posted: December 7, 2013, 9:57 am - IP Logged

                              if someone wins the jackpot drawn on Dec 31st, will they need to file taxes on the winnings for 2013 or 2014?

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