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New York - Historic: Mega Millions Jackpot Now At $500 Mil.

Published on: March 28, 2012 10:57 AM
Last updated on: March 28, 2012 12:32 PM
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New York -  The Mega Millions jackpot is now the largest in U.S. lottery history.

Georgia Lottery officials say the jackpot reached $500 million on Wednesday. It has rolled 18 times since Marcia Adams of College Park won $72 million in the Jan. 24 drawing.

A winner could get $19.2 million a year for 26 years or a single payment worth $359 million. The next drawing is Friday at 11 p.m.

Previously, the largest jackpot was $390 million, won by two players in Georgia and New Jersey in March 2007.



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 Mar 28, 2012 at 11:02 AM Anonymous Says:

I predict the winners will once again, be a group of workers who pooled their money.

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 Mar 28, 2012 at 11:44 AM Davethemave Says:

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Anonymous Says:

I predict the winners will once again, be a group of workers who pooled their money.

Either that or someone living in a trailer park.

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 Mar 28, 2012 at 12:09 PM Isaid Says:

Or an old person

4

 Mar 28, 2012 at 12:50 PM HaNavon Says:

1,2,3,

You've listed the only people who ever win the lottery....
Has any normal upper middle class Jew ever won?

5

 Mar 28, 2012 at 01:07 PM yEHSIVISH Says:

How can i buy a ticket?

6

 Mar 28, 2012 at 01:23 PM Anonymous Says:

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yEHSIVISH Says:

How can i buy a ticket?

The vending machine downstairs by the Kollel

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 Mar 28, 2012 at 01:33 PM username Says:

9M for me, 50M for a scholarship endowment preschool-sem/kollel, 50M for a Tomchei Shabbos/Bikur Cholim endowment, 150M to buy and subsidize rental properties in Yerushalayim, and 50M for the legal fund when everyone and their mishpacha sues for their share...

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 Mar 28, 2012 at 01:41 PM Anonymus Says:

does anyone know if I win could I keep this as a secret or my name will have to be announced...

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 Mar 28, 2012 at 01:21 PM Avi Says:

#5 the rosh yeshiva usually sells them between 5-8 pm by his shtender as well the mashgiach 8-10 pm..

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 Mar 28, 2012 at 02:44 PM ShmuelG Says:

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Anonymus Says:

does anyone know if I win could I keep this as a secret or my name will have to be announced...

In Maryland, by purchasing a ticket, you agree to participate in publicity if you win. Seems like it may not be the same everywhere: there was recently a case in NY or New England (forgot) when some investment firm accepted the winning on behalf of their client who wished not to publicize his name. Check Mega Millions web site for that info. And remember that a state lottery is a tax on stupidity.

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 Mar 28, 2012 at 03:51 PM Materetsky Says:

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ShmuelG Says:

In Maryland, by purchasing a ticket, you agree to participate in publicity if you win. Seems like it may not be the same everywhere: there was recently a case in NY or New England (forgot) when some investment firm accepted the winning on behalf of their client who wished not to publicize his name. Check Mega Millions web site for that info. And remember that a state lottery is a tax on stupidity.

A tax on people who can't do math

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 Mar 28, 2012 at 04:04 PM thewiseguy Says:

Reply to #10  
ShmuelG Says:

In Maryland, by purchasing a ticket, you agree to participate in publicity if you win. Seems like it may not be the same everywhere: there was recently a case in NY or New England (forgot) when some investment firm accepted the winning on behalf of their client who wished not to publicize his name. Check Mega Millions web site for that info. And remember that a state lottery is a tax on stupidity.

the story happend in new york

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 Mar 28, 2012 at 05:52 PM TheLionKing Says:

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username Says:

9M for me, 50M for a scholarship endowment preschool-sem/kollel, 50M for a Tomchei Shabbos/Bikur Cholim endowment, 150M to buy and subsidize rental properties in Yerushalayim, and 50M for the legal fund when everyone and their mishpacha sues for their share...

Odds of you giving even 10M away are prob smaller than your odds of winning.

Btw for all those of you who are buying here's a great tip from a mathematician: There's no way for anyone to actually increase their odds but when the money is this high much more people buy a ticket- which can lead to a split pot and obviously a much smaller payout. The best numbers to take are those that are less common- avoid "lucky" numbers such as 3,7,11, and 13; and preferably try to stick to numbers over 31 since anything 31 and lower are commonly used by people using various dates.

Good Luck!

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 Mar 28, 2012 at 06:26 PM Go4it Says:

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yEHSIVISH Says:

How can i buy a ticket?

if u really dont know how ur a dummy go to the newsstand any store thhat sell mm

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 Mar 28, 2012 at 09:34 PM PowerUp Says:

Reply to #13  
TheLionKing Says:

Odds of you giving even 10M away are prob smaller than your odds of winning.

Btw for all those of you who are buying here's a great tip from a mathematician: There's no way for anyone to actually increase their odds but when the money is this high much more people buy a ticket- which can lead to a split pot and obviously a much smaller payout. The best numbers to take are those that are less common- avoid "lucky" numbers such as 3,7,11, and 13; and preferably try to stick to numbers over 31 since anything 31 and lower are commonly used by people using various dates.

Good Luck!

The advise does not increase the odds of winning, it just increases the odds that you won't have to share the money!!

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 Mar 28, 2012 at 09:41 PM Anonymous Says:

If the prize is now around $380M after taxes, it may be actuarially sound to buy a ticket!

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 Mar 29, 2012 at 10:00 AM Sekhel Says:

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HaNavon Says:

1,2,3,

You've listed the only people who ever win the lottery....
Has any normal upper middle class Jew ever won?

Yes. Here in Florida. I think the husband bought the ticket. Both husband and wife were doctors with full practices and they didn't need the money. They said they were going to set up a charity to disburse the proceeds of the $70 million jackpot.

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 Mar 29, 2012 at 03:51 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #13  
TheLionKing Says:

Odds of you giving even 10M away are prob smaller than your odds of winning.

Btw for all those of you who are buying here's a great tip from a mathematician: There's no way for anyone to actually increase their odds but when the money is this high much more people buy a ticket- which can lead to a split pot and obviously a much smaller payout. The best numbers to take are those that are less common- avoid "lucky" numbers such as 3,7,11, and 13; and preferably try to stick to numbers over 31 since anything 31 and lower are commonly used by people using various dates.

Good Luck!

If the more common "lucky" numbers are chosen and you pick less common numbers, you'll lose.

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 Mar 29, 2012 at 05:18 PM qwe123 Says:

I don't normally like fantasizing. But for clear thinking, i would say that if a good person, who is a jew, won it, he should take 9 miilion for himself per year, followed by 10 million for mosdos and individuals. I mean, IF he would do this, then the whole jewish world could be saved a significant amount from impending financial doom, wouldn't it?

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