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Tue Dec 17, 2013, 10:40 PM

Mega Millions jackpot rises to $636 million

Source: AZcentral

By Anastasia Reynolds

There appears to be a good chance that someone, somewhere, will win tonight’s drawing of the Mega Millions jackpot, which has already topped $636 million.

Nearly 70 percent of all the possible number combinations have been selected by players, according to Arizona Lottery officials. Only 45 percent were chosen as of Friday.

If nobody wins tonight, the jackpot will roll over for the 22nd time and has the possibility of reaching $950 million. That total would surpass the current record by nearly $300 million.

This week, the jackpot jumped $50 million Tuesday morning, lottery officials said.

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Reply Mega Millions jackpot rises to $636 million (Original post)
Omaha Steve Dec 2013 OP
Electric Monk Dec 2013 #1
brooklynite Dec 2013 #3
1StrongBlackMan Dec 2013 #4
kelliekat44 Dec 2013 #5
Left Coast2020 Dec 2013 #8
onehandle Dec 2013 #6
darkangel218 Dec 2013 #2
lobodons Dec 2013 #7
obxhead Dec 2013 #9

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 10:46 PM

1. The odds of winning are roughly the same as getting hit by lightning while being eaten by a shark

 

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Response to Electric Monk (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 10:54 PM

3. ...and yet people get eaten by sharks.

Nobody should gamble with money they can't afford to lose, and nobody should delude themselves about their chances or whether winning will change their lives for the better, but otherwise, if you won't miss the dollar...

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Response to Electric Monk (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 10:55 PM

4. Probably ...

 

but people are purchasing the chance to dream bigger.

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Response to Electric Monk (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 10:55 PM

5. Time to set a ceiling and divide the excess among the states for helping the needy, like low income

 

housing, homeless shelters, mental health, increasing food stamps amounts..etc. a ceiling of 500 million seems enough for one person to win. You can't get people to pay taxes for helping others so this is one tax the players don't complain about. I see some fairly well-off people buying these tickets yet I know a few who wouldn't give a dime to a starving family member.

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Response to kelliekat44 (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 11:20 PM

8. Thank you. Yes.

Thats how its supposedto work.

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Response to Electric Monk (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 11:08 PM

6. You can't win if you don't play.

Additionally, you're not going to win.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 10:52 PM

2. Dont worry, I will win.

 



I plan on donating 90% of the winnings to human and animal charities.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 11:10 PM

7. No one will win

 

No one will win. No one has won since they upped the white balls to 75.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 11:25 PM

9. I have 10 tickets

 

I also know that my chances of winning are nearly the same whether I had bought those tickets or not.

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