Mega Millions Drawing In Record Numbers

    March 21, 2012
    Amanda Crum
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The popular lotto game Mega Millions has already been attracting a lot of attention recently with its huge jackpot, but when the drawing last night didn’t produce a winner, the annuity leaped to $290 million, which equals a record $205 million in cash.

Although no one hit all the numbers drawn–1, 4, 6, 11 and 14, with a Mega Ball of 30–several people came close…68, in fact, according to Philly.com. If a ticket hits the lump-sum amount, it would be the second highest payout of all time, coming just weeks after a $210 million jackpot collected by an 81-year old Rhode Island resident.

Mega Millions has been in the news lately after a generous payout led to a group of co-workers filing a lawsuit against New Jersey resident Americo Lopes. The group was recently awarded $20 million of the original $38.5 million after claiming Lopes used money from an office pool to buy a winning ticket. The group had been pitching in to buy lotto tickets for three years before they hit paydirt in 2009, but Lopes’ defense was that he bought tickets for himself while purchasing the ones for the group, and the one with the winning numbers happened to be paid for with his own money.

The jury didn’t buy it, however, and reached a verdict that the sum be split up between the group members equally. Lopes is reported to be understandably upset about the verdit and may appeal. But with recent facts about how Lopes hid the winnings from his co-workers coming to light, an appeal may not be likely.

Mega Millions’ current jackpot ranks at #5 of all time, prompting Twitter users to dream big.

If I win tonight’s Mega Millions, I’ll probs buy a talking shark with laser eyes and karate arms and start telling people he’s me.(image) 4 days ago via Tweetbot for iOS ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Mega Millions jackpot jumps to $290 million! I didn’t win last night. More for me this weekend. http://t.co/ArJ7ZAPx(image) 3 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

No One Won the Mega Millions on Tuesday. Looks Like I’m Going to Have to Win the $290M Jackpot on Friday ($205M Cash Option). #MegaMillions(image) 2 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

  • http://www.cafepress.com/myvote_2012 TJ DoRite

    If I win the lottery, I’m running for president, lol….

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  • chris

    i will win this money and build a shelter for the homeless men and women with childrens..teach them the word of God so that they can understand why it is important to give their lives to Jesus Christ,, and teach them that once they are saved it is very important to go out and rescue someone else. they will be allowed to stay in the shelter for one year.. they will be required to attend rehabilation classes.. prepare them for jobs interviews,, money management classes, most of all have them enrolled in the mirror class which allows them to see themselves where they are now and see where God have planned for them to be today.. when they are able to see this they are ready to be committed to Jesus.. and the word of God.. He who winneth souls are wise… winning one soul at a time.. this is what we all need to do. and if you who are reading this has not given your life to Jesus; this is the time right now right where you are.. repent and be ye save for the kingdom of God is at hand.. love all of you much and always remember that you are somebody cause God don’t make no junk……

  • EZ

    if i win the lotto. im buying the Nets Franchise….and show them how to run a team.

  • hasson

    when i win im going to pay off all my bills and my loved ones bills and make a positive change in the world by building housing that re educate the homeless in cocerated and misfortunate by providing them with hope education shelter and most importantly a non judgemental second chance to make the changes they want in life

  • Albert

    I am under the suspicion that some of these Lotteries are rigged, such as Power Ball and the Texas Lottery and there could be others out there.
    I use to play the California Lottery twice every week where winners were generated randomly from any part of the state.In the Texas Lottery the winners are normally from Houston or Dallas or their suburbs and in the Power Ball Lottery the winners are normally in the New England states or East Coast.Rhode Island had two big winners in a within one month apart and West Virgina has had several winners.
    In California they have this one game called Fantasy 5 where you pick five numbers one out of thirty nine and in Texas they have two similar games the Cash Five in which hardly any one plays and the Texas Two Step where if you live in the Houston area you are bound to win.
    However the Cash Five is a pick five numbers from one to thirty seven and the Texas Two Step is pick four of one through thirty five and pick one out of thirty five. Very crazy format as to how the winning numbers result after each draw almost as if they are hand picked.
    So far MEGA Millions appears to be honest and fair, but as long as these games are not televised for public view anything can be happening behind the scenes.
    But if Mega Millions ever raises their tickets to two dollars a piece just like Power Ball did by claiming bigger jackpots, then that will raise the Red Flag that they are also scheming people.
    Remember People today we live in the era of dishonesty and corruption along with wide spread scandals and thievery.

  • Sara

    The house always wins.

  • chris lee from biglerville,pa

    seem’s like to me you have to be 80 yrs old or have alot of money the working man or lady that work 40 to 50 hrs a week that can really use it can’t win for nothing “something not right”

  • J