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What if the Mega Millions reach to $2.0 Billion jackpot?

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Posted: December 17, 2013, 2:52 pm - IP Logged

Well with the new change to the Mega Millions and what if the jackpot ever reaches $2.0 Billion jackpot?  You think that is possible? What your thoughts on this topic...

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    Posted: December 17, 2013, 3:18 pm - IP Logged

    1.  I'd go for the annuity option.  Actually at $800m I'd go for it. 
    2.  I'd boycott MM if they put a cap on the prize.

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      Posted: December 17, 2013, 3:29 pm - IP Logged

      Good ? . I wonder if they would put a cap on it or change something.

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        Posted: December 17, 2013, 3:41 pm - IP Logged

        I wouldn't be surprised if it reached $2bil with them odds.

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          Posted: December 17, 2013, 3:45 pm - IP Logged

          I wouldn't be surprised if it reached $2bil with them odds.

          I'm not so sure.  With 70% of the combinations likely to be sold for tonights draw, if it were to roll over again I would guess 100% of the combinations would be sold the next draw.

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            Posted: December 17, 2013, 4:40 pm - IP Logged

            Well with the new change to the Mega Millions and what if the jackpot ever reaches $2.0 Billion jackpot?  You think that is possible? What your thoughts on this topic...

            Nah there would be murder in the streets. i dont think they can put a cap on it either, it rolls when people buy tickets, so you'd have to stop selling tickets.

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              Posted: December 17, 2013, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

              We will speculate IF the jackpot isn't won this evening.

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                Posted: December 17, 2013, 5:32 pm - IP Logged

                If it keeps rolling to $2B a lot of people will be yelling "It's fixed! Rigged".

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

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                  Posted: December 17, 2013, 5:37 pm - IP Logged

                  I think this current jackpot will be won before it reaches $2 billion (could be wrong!).  If it reaches $1 billion, people will go bonkers with ticket purchases. At some point soon I assume a 100% combination coverage will occur, so it'll just be a matter of how many people are going to split the jackpot.

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                    Posted: December 17, 2013, 5:39 pm - IP Logged

                    Well with the new change to the Mega Millions and what if the jackpot ever reaches $2.0 Billion jackpot?  You think that is possible? What your thoughts on this topic...

                    Of course it's possible. It's even possible that you'll win a jackpot. It's just that the odds are very much against it.

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                      Posted: December 17, 2013, 5:42 pm - IP Logged

                      Yeah even at a $1 Billion Jackpot i can imagine people will go nuts and spend their entire paycheck soley on tickets... Even seniors will be throwing in SS retirement money to get tickets.. Talk about one crazy day if no one wins tonight and Friday $800+ million drawing..

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                        Posted: December 17, 2013, 6:16 pm - IP Logged

                        You Guys are a lucky with the Mega MillionsBig Smile. We have a cap on the Euro-millions lottery it can't go higher than 190 Million Euro ..

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                          Posted: December 17, 2013, 6:28 pm - IP Logged

                          Yeah even at a $1 Billion Jackpot i can imagine people will go nuts and spend their entire paycheck soley on tickets... Even seniors will be throwing in SS retirement money to get tickets.. Talk about one crazy day if no one wins tonight and Friday $800+ million drawing..

                          I can't even imagine the hysterics if this thing rolls again. The media will cover this non stop until there is a winner.

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                            Posted: December 17, 2013, 7:06 pm - IP Logged

                            I can't even imagine the hysterics if this thing rolls again. The media will cover this non stop until there is a winner.

                            Yeah the media will be going crazy trying to find out who the winner is if jackpot hits $1.0 Billion bucks..

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                              Posted: December 17, 2013, 7:18 pm - IP Logged

                              You Guys are a lucky with the Mega MillionsBig Smile. We have a cap on the Euro-millions lottery it can't go higher than 190 Million Euro ..

                              You could move here and play the MM.

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