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Mega Millions record amount ?

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Posted: January 9, 2015, 12:56 pm - IP Logged

 I am curious about when will Todd post the top 25 list. How much higher will the jackpot need to get too?

It is at $221,000,000.00 for tonight's draw. Mega Millions on January 9,2015.  Thanks for your help.

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    Posted: January 9, 2015, 1:07 pm - IP Logged

    Probably when his last post no longer has the latest information.  Nothing has changed since his last such post, those 25 are still at the top of the list.

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      Posted: January 9, 2015, 1:08 pm - IP Logged

       I am curious about when will Todd post the top 25 list. How much higher will the jackpot need to get too?

      It is at $221,000,000.00 for tonight's draw. Mega Millions on January 9,2015.  Thanks for your help.

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      I think it has quite a ways to go. At least 3 times as much as the current value in order to top the record MM jackpot.

      To get into the top 10 list probably another three draws, and one or two [more] draws for the top 25.

      If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
      If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

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        Posted: January 9, 2015, 1:22 pm - IP Logged

        Thank You both, RJOh & LottoMetro. I have searched "record amount mega millions".  The Mega Millions jackpot has a long way to go before reaching a record level.Smile

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          Posted: January 9, 2015, 3:00 pm - IP Logged

          Based on current sales trends, it's got a much longer way to go than in the past. If nobody wins, I'm guessing it won't even be much past 400 at the end of the month. That will be the 25th drawing, already 6 more than needed for the old record. If that's enough for a frenzy like the one that set the record we'd see a record that's a good bit higher.

          The record saw an 80% increase from 363 to 656. Last March a jackpot of $353 million increased by just under 18% to top out at $414 million on the next drawing. If we see a new record this time around I think we'll be a week or so into February and at least 28 drawings in.

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            Posted: January 9, 2015, 4:14 pm - IP Logged

            If no winner tonight, the advertised jackpot will be $246 million. I don't have the interest factor in front of me but I think that works out to be an average of less than $44 million in sales for the current and next draw. I imagine that if not won, future increases will rely on Powerball too, since its jackpot is also creeping up.

            If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
            If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

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              Posted: January 9, 2015, 6:32 pm - IP Logged

              A record amount is only a record amount when it is on my bank account!

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                Posted: January 11, 2015, 7:19 am - IP Logged

                Just for reference, the top 5 MegaMillions jackpots (annuity) are as follows: $656m, $648m, $414m, $390m and $380m. The 25th highest is $295m.

                If it lasts another 5-6 draws it should be in competition for the #1 spot.

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                  Posted: January 11, 2015, 7:27 am - IP Logged

                  Just for reference, the top 5 MegaMillions jackpots (annuity) are as follows: $656m, $648m, $414m, $390m and $380m. The 25th highest is $295m.

                  If it lasts another 5-6 draws it should be in competition for the #1 spot.

                  personally, I'd like to see it set a new record ...... Provided I was the single ticket winner

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                    Posted: January 11, 2015, 10:05 am - IP Logged

                    I always hope the larger the jackpot, the more winners there are. Personally, I'm good with any jackpot after the 4th or 5th rollover. Obviously I wouldn't turn down one before that, but I guess the "ideal" win would be anything after the 4th rollover (granted I'm the sole winning ticket, since I already wouldn't be taking 100% of my own winning ticket).

                    I think I'm in that weird little camp where anything after a certain amount just seems like too much.


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                      Posted: January 11, 2015, 4:34 pm - IP Logged

                      Get ready to see a new record, all players are cursed with "Can't win"

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                        Posted: January 11, 2015, 5:47 pm - IP Logged

                        With both PB and MM's jackpots still climbing, players are splitting money between both games. It will be a long while, before we see another  monster jackpot. If one of them gets won this week, there is a good chance for a monster in six weeks.

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                          Posted: January 12, 2015, 4:08 am - IP Logged

                          I always hope the larger the jackpot, the more winners there are. Personally, I'm good with any jackpot after the 4th or 5th rollover. Obviously I wouldn't turn down one before that, but I guess the "ideal" win would be anything after the 4th rollover (granted I'm the sole winning ticket, since I already wouldn't be taking 100% of my own winning ticket).

                          I think I'm in that weird little camp where anything after a certain amount just seems like too much.

                          "I always hope the larger the jackpot, the more winners there are."

                          If I win a really large jackpot there will definitely be other people collecting a bunch of money. I just hope that none of them are people I don't know.

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                            Posted: January 12, 2015, 7:26 pm - IP Logged

                            What ever it is at, it will be shared if I am the lucky winner.  Have my list of verified 501C charities already printed.  They are charities, that I donate to now. 

                             

                            May you be Happy with whatever level it is at when it is your turn to win!!!!

                             

                            Good luck to all

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                              Posted: January 15, 2015, 11:57 pm - IP Logged

                              A couple more draws on MM and the frenzy begins