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Mega Millions: $177 Million!

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Chief Bottle Washer
New Jersey
United States
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Posted: February 13, 2004, 11:44 pm - IP Logged

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    four4me's avatar - gate1
    United States
    Member #1701
    June 18, 2003
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    Posted: February 13, 2004, 11:57 pm - IP Logged

    This pot ought to grow real big now. People will be crossing state lines to get tickets. Make good selections folks. This Tuesday somebody will win for sure.



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      February 22, 2003
      632 Posts
      Posted: February 13, 2004, 11:59 pm - IP Logged

      Should have went to Detroit, maybe this weekend I will go for Tuesday's draws


      The Mega Millions Match 5 White Balls winning tickets were sold at:

      • Fast Track Of Oak Park, 8600 W 9 Mi Rd, Oak Park
      • Joslyn Market, 952 Joslyn Ave, Pontiac
      • Woodland Party Store Too, 8064 Grand River Rd, Brighton
      • Rosedale Park Liquor Shp, 19526 Grand River Ave, Detroit
      • Joe's General Store, 23201 Hoover Rd, Warren
      • 7-eleven 32189, 3495 E West Maple Rd, Commerce Township
      • Rite Aid Disc Pharm 4352, 22663 Greenfield Rd, Southfield
      • Rite Aid Disc Pharm 4377, 42931 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills


        Bradly_60's avatar - disney37
        Atlantic Mine, Michigan
        United States
        Member #416
        June 23, 2002
        1614 Posts
        Posted: February 14, 2004, 12:13 am - IP Logged

        Wow!  We had eight winners of the $175,000 prize here in Michigan.  Eight.  That is a huge number compared to the rest of the states.  I wonder was caused so many tickets to match here in Michigan?


          MichiganHopeful's avatar - WINGS

          United States
          Member #547
          August 8, 2002
          134 Posts
          Posted: February 14, 2004, 3:46 am - IP Logged

          Yeah...that's great! It's been awhile since we had a jackpot winner though. Hopefully if someone wins this tuesday it will come from the great lakes state! No way I'm going to miss this tuesday's drawing!

            fja's avatar - gnome1

            United States
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            January 19, 2002
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            Posted: February 14, 2004, 12:28 pm - IP Logged

            its amazing how usually when there are a large amount of second tier winners their will be one state that sticks out on winners....I wonder if its because that series of main numbers runs through the quick pic machine at certain points in time through- out that state....

            "Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields                      

              four4me's avatar - gate1
              United States
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              June 18, 2003
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              Posted: February 14, 2004, 2:51 pm - IP Logged

              Fja That's a good point you have there. I wondered the same thing a while back. When the jackpot was getting up there terminals all over the state were running from sun up to closing time pumping out tickets. Since each state has a different data base it is conceivable that given enough people were purchasing tickets at the same time that the system could print duplicate winning numbers. I know the lottery machines slow down at different times here almost as if they were becoming overloaded. The data base also has to differentiate between quick picks and peoples own choices I would think. However it is possible that one player might pick his own numbers and the computer generate the same number as a quick pick either before or after play slip is ran through the machine. I do not know if all the different states data bases are tied together as one or if each state has separate data bases. For mega and or powerball..

                Member #3032
                December 16, 2003
                1081 Posts
                Posted: February 14, 2004, 7:47 pm - IP Logged

                It can not happen too often actually.If you check past winning numbers,you will know lottery numbers  can not be rigged often.Bu sometimes maybe one or two balls may be changed