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Omaha Steve

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Thu Jul 28, 2022, 03:25 PM Jul 2022

Mega Millions jackpot now $1.1 billion, nation's 3rd largest (are YOU buying tickets?) [View all]

Bruce Gideos, manager at Pierre's Place, in Chesterfield, N.H., prints out Mega Millions tickets on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. The Mega Millions jackpot has topped $1 billion before Friday's drawing. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

This is a current event. Marta and I bought extra tickets. We buy for every drawing. Lets have some fun with this.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — One of the nation’s biggest lottery prizes got a little bigger Thursday as the Mega Millions jackpot increased to an estimated $1.1 billion.

The increase ahead of Friday night’s drawing makes the jackpot the third largest, behind $1.5 billion prizes won in 2018 and 2016.

The Mega Millions prize has grown so large because it has been more than three months since anyone matched the game’s six numbers and snagged the jackpot. That amounts to 29 consecutive drawings without a winner.

Before rushing out to spend $2 on a ticket, keep in mind that the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are a staggering 1 in 302.5 million.

FULL story: https://apnews.com/article/iowa-63aa062d2162e8eee54a4787a3331eff

44 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
I'm buying our usual amount of tickets
8 (18%)
I only buy tickets when the jackpot gets real big like now
21 (48%)
I'm buying extra tickets
4 (9%)
I haven't decided if I'm getting any tickets or not yet
3 (7%)
I'm not buying any tickets ever
6 (14%)
I bought into a group at work etc. that are going in together
1 (2%)
My state doesn't have lotto, so I crossed the state line to buy
0 (0%)
other please explain
1 (2%)
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I paid the Stupid Tax of $2 to join our office's pool gratuitous Jul 2022 #1
gosh, how many people are splitting it? CurtEastPoint Jul 2022 #11
We have about 50 in the office gratuitous Jul 2022 #12
I bought 20 bucks worth jimfields33 Jul 2022 #14
hubby and i never go out so he is gonna buy 20 worth of tickets also Trueblue1968 Jul 2022 #32
Always a silly question to ask... brooklynite Jul 2022 #29
AV rated law firm gratuitous Jul 2022 #31
We buy tickets occasionally Bettie Jul 2022 #2
I do the same Victor_c3 Jul 2022 #25
I bought a couple. Elessar Zappa Jul 2022 #3
Why, 1 million isn't enough? Dysfunctional Jul 2022 #21
Lol I get your point. Elessar Zappa Jul 2022 #26
I get yours also. I am having a tough time keeping from buying a ticket. Dysfunctional Jul 2022 #37
Got my tickets yesterday. Haggard Celine Jul 2022 #4
300 million friends if you win Tetrachloride Jul 2022 #5
The odds are so astronomical of me winning that even a dollar Farmer-Rick Jul 2022 #6
Hardly worth it. After taxes, it is only $620 million. You can't even start your own space program FSogol Jul 2022 #7
I'm not buying a ticket Leith Jul 2022 #8
Think I'll pick my own #s tomorrow instead of letting the computer do it. KS Toronado Jul 2022 #9
Yeah I play SickOfTheOnePct Jul 2022 #10
I win the lottery by not playing. nt Gore1FL Jul 2022 #13
I bought a ticket and on the way home I traded it for some magic beans. dameatball Jul 2022 #15
yup....and we've already spent the first couple hundred bucks or so.... bahboo Jul 2022 #16
I wasn't going to but zappaman Jul 2022 #17
This message was self-deleted by its author WarGamer Jul 2022 #18
Want to but can't mvd Jul 2022 #19
For a lousy two bucks it's worth it for a dream. Emile Jul 2022 #20
I don't have a big enough piggy bank for all that money IcyPeas Jul 2022 #22
My daughter guaranteed a win if I went in halfsies. 48656c6c6f20 Jul 2022 #23
I'm good at math Johnny2X2X Jul 2022 #24
The second place prize is a 23 ton Chinese rocket booster falling on your head. hunter Jul 2022 #27
I'm buying one. edbermac Jul 2022 #28
Nah. Xolodno Jul 2022 #30
"most people are probably playing the Mega Millions" brooklynite Jul 2022 #33
I intend to buy one ticket alphafemale Jul 2022 #34
Just bought ten quickpix. SYFROYH Jul 2022 #35
Nah, I'm not a gamblin' man, and I don't like the odds, anyway. DFW Jul 2022 #36
Bought a few bucks worth Amishman Jul 2022 #38
I found a nickel in the park yesterday so it must be a sign I'm coming into $$$$ (Mega Millions)! ARPad95 Jul 2022 #39
Spent $10 and won $2. That's it for playing the lottery for another several years. ARPad95 Jul 2022 #40
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