Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot Hits $640 Million

On Friday night, one lucky winner will win the largest lottery jackpot in the world. An unprecedented rush on stores and online lottery retailers has boosted the Mega Millions payout to over $640 million dollars. The long lines to snap up lottery tickets around the country has pushed sales to more than $1.46 billion — the biggest sales figure in lottery history.

Your chances of winning the Mega Millions jackpot is about 1 in 176 million — or about as likely as being hit by a falling commercial airliner.

It would take $176 million to buy up every possible combination of numbers. Lottery hopefuls are competing with half the population of the United States for one jackpot.

If the winner chooses the cash option, he or she will take home $462 million in one lump sum. After federal tax withholding, that works out to about $300 million in the winner’s bank account.

Not a bad return on a $1 dollar investment.



 


96 Responses to “Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot Hits $640 Million”

  1. 1
    lovezoe says:

    Will be trying my luck.

  2. 2
    MzTisch says:

    I just bawt my first Mega Millions lottery tickets EVER!!!!

  3. 3
    Ni ni says:

    Can you play the lottery out of state?

  4. 4
    ohpretty1 says:

    Best of luck to the hopefuls!

  5. 5
    Usual Suspect says:

    Pooled my team together and we purchased 45 tickets… $5.00 per person

    No problems splitting that sum….

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    Commander in Queef aka Posche says:

    Damn!

  7. 7
    Commander in Queef aka Posche says:

    Brenden my little German Roach..!

    Are you seeing this?

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    mizzdallas says:

    So that means all the gas stations stores gwaan be crowded and than Im gonna be in line with 2 items waiting on my cousins to buy up all the lotto tickets.. Hail :no:

  9. 9
    EB says:

    I have never played the lotto but I just bought 20 tickets

  10. 10
    CD FENTY says:

    Cha Ching BYTCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. 11

    It only takes one ticket to win so yeah I will spending my dollar for the ticket!

  12. 12
    KDub says:

    On Friday night, one lucky winner
    ————————————
    Sandra can I be your news researcher? I love it so much I will do it for dayum near free.

    Almost every sangle story on the lotto today says it is almost CERTAIN there will be more than one winner.

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    brown_skin83 says:

    I would like to wish those of you spending your rent, car note, and/or grocery money on the lotto, the best of luck. You’ll need it!

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    vero says:

    Where’s Yso? i need to wish her a :happybirthday: and throw a :party:

    :lol:

    Good afternoon folks ! :waves:

    (sorry for the emoticones overload @sandra)

  15. 15
    Sandra Rose says:

    Ni ni says:

    Can you play the lottery out of state?
    _________________

    Every state has the same lottery.

  16. 16
    Bad Influence says:

    i didnt play….i need all my dollars and i know my ass aint winning..

  17. 17
    MzTisch says:

    brown_skin83 says:

    I would like to wish those of you spending your rent, car note, and/or grocery money on the lotto, the best of luck. You’ll need it!

    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    Nawl, my $5 that I spent probably would have been spent on some miscellaneous chit I woulda bawt next week up in Walmart. Rent, car note, and grocery money is all accounted for………..

  18. 18
    Usual Suspect says:

    Why are people putting so much shade on those wishing to win. :shrug:

    You is a dumb muthsucker if you spending 1400 – 2000 on lottery tickets. Shizz a subway sandwich meal cost 7.00. Folks spend frivilous dollars on titay jobs and it’s all good.

    What’s the big deal.

    :kona:

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    Usual Suspect says:

    MzTisch says:

    brown_skin83 says:

    I would like to wish those of you spending your rent, car note, and/or grocery money on the lotto, the best of luck. You’ll need it!

    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    Nawl, my $5 that I spent probably would have been spent on some miscellaneous chit I woulda bawt next week up in Walmart. Rent, car note, and grocery money is all accounted for………..
    _____
    Right…..Jeesh

  20. 20
    MzTisch says:

    Bad Influence says:

    i didnt play….i need all my dollars and i know my ass aint winning..

    ^^^^^^^^^
    I’m witcha….but I always hear the stories of the lottery winners who “never really played” that won.

  21. 21
    Zoe B. says:

    What wouldn’t I do with that money? :danban:

  22. 22
    Sandra Rose says:

    @ KDub: it sounds better if I say one lucky winner will win the jackpot. What fun is it to say there might be 1 million winners who split the jackpot 1 million ways? :lol:

  23. 23
    LaceFace says:

    Sandra Rose says:

    Ni ni says:

    Can you play the lottery out of state?
    _________________

    Every state has the same lottery.

    _______________________________

    I believe if you win the lotto in another state you have to pay state taxes from the state you bought the ticket in and your own. :shrug: dont quote me, but im playing. me and my co-workers put in 2 dollars a piece. Imma but 5 more.

    :cosign: usual suspect

  24. 24
    Bad Influence says:

    i wish er’body luck tho :yahoo:

    break a SR bish off when one of ya win k? :hug: <-azz kissing :rofl:

  25. 25
    Sandra Rose says:

    brown_skin83 says:

    I would like to wish those of you spending your rent, car note, and/or grocery money on the lotto, the best of luck. You’ll need it!
    _________________

    :lol: To be honest, I wouldn’t want to win $300 million dollars. That much money brings nothing but problems, gold diggers and leaches. :no:

  26. 26
    Bad Influence says:

    @Tisch, i knowwwwwwwwwwwww :crying: but ion wanna go back out :lol:

  27. 27
    MzTisch says:

    @BadInfluence,

    I don’t know where you live, but I know here in Illinois you can purchase them online now. Is that an option for you?

  28. 28
    LaceFace says:

    :lol: @ sandra

    Alls i need is 1 million. I’ll have over $83k in student loan debt once I finish this second Masters… Im on it, dog gone it

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    DoNotDeleteMe says:

    I am in a pool of 13 @ $5 each…then I purchased 5 numbers on my own. So technically, I have pushed my odds up to 70:176,000,000

    I am just keeping the positive energy flowing in my direction! :cheer: :pray:

  30. 30
    Bad Influence says:

    @Tisch, oooo lemme look into that

    :typing:

    have u been watching after OUR bew Bradley?

  31. 31
    Zoe B. says:

    To be honest, I wouldn’t want to win $300 million dollars. That much money brings nothing but problems, gold diggers and leaches.

    ___________________________________________________________________

    Do you HAVE to attend that press conference with the big a** check? I would opt out of it and not tell a soul. Just show up all fancy and tell people I’m a secret mistress to an old rich man like Kim Z.

  32. 32
    goat76 says:

    Bama don’t have a lottery. I just drive to Georgia and pick up tickets.

  33. 33
    Bad Influence says:

    @Tisch, only ur state could buy online grrr

  34. 34
    Ty says:

    We really didnt need this post Auntie. Now everybody got their hands in my pocket. Its already mine damn it :cuss: :shotsfired:

  35. 35
    Ty says:

    Sandra Rose says:

    Ni ni says:

    Can you play the lottery out of state?
    _________________

    Every state has the same lottery.
    ____________
    Not true hun :coffee:

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    Usual Suspect says:

    @Zoe B –

    To be I don’t tell people in my $$$ business anyhow. When folks ask how much I make, I say I’m blessed. When they say, how much you pay for you car, I say it’s from the lord…just like Marlo….

  37. 37
    Bad Influence says:

    Usual Suspect says:

    @Zoe B –

    To be I don’t tell people in my $$$ business anyhow. When folks ask how much I make, I say I’m blessed. When they say, how much you pay for you car, I say it’s from the lord…just like Marlo….

    hatechu :rofl:

  38. 38
    Ty says:

    Usual Suspect says:

    Why are people putting so much shade on those wishing to win.

    You is a dumb muthsucker if you spending 1400 – 2000 on lottery tickets. Shizz a subway sandwich meal cost 7.00. Folks spend frivilous dollars on titay jobs and it’s all good.

    What’s the big deal.
    ____________
    I heard an athlete dropped $10k on tickets but thats probably like $5 to him anyway :coffee:

  39. 39
    lovezoe says:

    In most states you can set up a trust and not announce yourself, ion VA they can use your name, announce hometown, pic etc.

  40. 40
    Usual Suspect says:

    If a state has Power Ball and Mega Million it’s the same.

    Each state that HAS a lottery has it’s own funds, and the money goes towards the state education programs.

  41. 41
    Ty says:

    Sandra Rose says:

    brown_skin83 says:

    I would like to wish those of you spending your rent, car note, and/or grocery money on the lotto, the best of luck. You’ll need it!
    _________________
    To be honest, I wouldn’t want to win $300 million dollars. That much money brings nothing but problems, gold diggers and leaches
    ____________
    Thats what private islands are for :yes: I cant wait to roll out in my submarine :steer:

  42. 42
    MzTisch says:

    @Bad,

    Nawl, not really. He really hurt-ted me when he was rumoured to be phukkin round with J-Lo. I’ve actually been on Ryan Gosling lately, but I’ve been too lazy to change my pic.

  43. 43
    Ni ni says:

    @sandra we dont have it im checking online to see if I can get a ticket that way. @Laceface, I would be so scared somebody is gonna cheat me, playing the lottery with other folks-dont play bout my money.

  44. 44
    Usual Suspect says:

    :shrug: That’s pocket change for that dummy. They spend that on 10K each night at the club, popping bottles…..

  45. 45
    Usual Suspect says:

    Got a story for everything….

    That happened at my aunts job, 30 years ago. They pooled and they man went to Mexico. It happened most recently and they pool of workers sued the man and won!

  46. 46
    lovezoe says:

    Rule of thumb, if you ask me for some of my winnings automatic any gets you off the list.

  47. 47

    :waves: <~~~~~~~~~~~~~ MY WINNING TICKET SUCKAS :danban:

  48. 48
    Ni ni says:

    @Laceface….I’ll have over $83k in student loan debt once I finish this second. Im so sick of dodging sallie mae. They found me at my old job. I be scared to answer the phone at work.

  49. 49
    Starr says:

    Bought my first ever lottery ticket this morning :lol: I didn’t even how to play :lol:

    That jackpot is too big to ignore

  50. 50
    Sandra Rose says:

    Usual Suspect says:

    If a state has Power Ball and Mega Million it’s the same.

    Each state that HAS a lottery has it’s own funds, and the money goes towards the state education programs.
    ________________

    Good info!

  51. 51
    Sandra Rose says:

    Zoe B. says:

    Do you HAVE to attend that press conference with the big a** check?
    __________________

    In some states I think you do. You have to read the fine print on the ticket.

  52. 52
    Sandra Rose says:

    LaceFace says:

    Alls i need is 1 million. I’ll have over $83k in student loan debt once I finish this second Masters… Im on it, dog gone it
    __________________

    I calculated that all I need is $1 million to retire on. I hope I get it before my retirement. :)

  53. 53
    BCinKS says:

    Ty says:

    Usual Suspect says:

    Why are people putting so much shade on those wishing to win.

    You is a dumb muthsucker if you spending 1400 – 2000 on lottery tickets. Shizz a subway sandwich meal cost 7.00. Folks spend frivilous dollars on titay jobs and it’s all good.

    What’s the big deal.
    ____________
    I heard an athlete dropped $10k on tickets but thats probably like $5 to him anyway

    —-
    These athletes today go from $100mil contracts to filing for bankruptcy in the span of 5 years so that athlete might have wanted to invest that $10K. lol. Better ask Iverson and Tyson.

  54. 54

    THE GOV’T UP TO SOMETHING!

  55. 55

    I as JUST thinking, if I was an NBA player, I would by like, 100,000 tickets! NO lie.

    IT’S BE WORTH IT!
    :yes:

  56. 56

    AUNTIE if u won, would u still keep the blog going? :waiting:

  57. 57
    JMO says:

    Bad Influence says:

    i didnt play….i need all my dollars and i know my ass aint winning..
    ______________________________________________________________________

    1 down …. 3954075402784027540475024755 more to go :coffee:

  58. 58
    JMO says:

    lovezoe says:

    Rule of thumb, if you ask me for some of my winnings automatic any gets you off the list.
    ________________________________________________________________

    Hell you generous!! If you call me and I havent heard from you, yo azz is grass … family too :coffee:

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  60. 60
    Eazy says:

    When folks ask how much I make, I say I’m blessed. When they say, how much you pay for you car, I say it’s from the lord…just like Marlo….
    _________________________________________
    Ha! Will def be using this

  61. 61

    :thinking: <~~~~~~~ me thinking about what my next move will be with JMO WWF game

  62. 62
    KDub says:

    In some states I think you do. You have to read the fine print on the ticket.
    ————————————————
    Fantasia is so fugged then if she wins.

  63. 63
    KDub says:

    When folks ask how much I make, I say I’m blessed. When they say, how much you pay for you car, I say it’s from the lord…just like Marlo
    —————————————————–
    Imma be using this too like @Easy :rofl:

  64. 64
    JMO says:

    French KI$$E$ says:

    :thinking: <~~~~~~~ me thinking about what my next move will be with JMO WWF game
    _______________________________________

    :lol:

  65. 65

    :karate:

    you ready JMO i have to win this one!

  66. 66
    BRENDEN aka Queefer Sutherland says:

    Im gonna win :-) No more IOU’s in the church collection for me. Imma do right by this here money :-) Wooooah what a day this has been. Purchasing quicpicks at every likka store rounst greater Losang is a tiresome task…I need a massage with a happy ending :-)

  67. 67
    BRENDEN aka Queefer Sutherland says:

    I cant wait,,,Imma be so paid,,,Imma pay BowWow to hold a press conference and admit the he and Lil Mama are the same person :-) #RichPeople****

  68. 68
    BRENDEN aka Queefer Sutherland says:

    Imma pay Terrence Howard to endorse Whipfinity #RichPeopleShyt

  69. 69
    BRENDEN aka Queefer Sutherland says:

    Imma pay Sheryl Underwood to swap places with Wesley and do his tax evasion bid #RichPeopleShyt

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    yallcrazy says:

    Whoever wins owes me something :coffee:

    :nino:

    :pigsfly: And I’m off…..

  71. 71
    yallcrazy says:

    Brendbew :hug: (1/2 way hug only, due to your size)

  72. 72
    yallcrazy says:

    Brenden, did you wish Yso a Happy Birthday? After all she did bust your cherry :grill:

  73. 73
    BRENDEN aka Queefer Sutherland says:

    Hey Birtha :pigsfly: You know Imma owe you big time!!! You the one who taught me bout the exlax diet,,,I can eat anythang I want and then turn around and just sh#t it out :biggrin:

    Whats the haps??? Im thinkin bout hittin up a few mo likka stores,,,But I aint got no funds :think: Man I swear,,,I wish pawn shops still took vcr’s :ashamed:

  74. 74
    BRENDEN aka Queefer Sutherland says:

    Chile,,,When I win this here money,,,,Imma pay EvelynLozada-ShaunieO & the rest of the cast,RiRi,LaLa,All of FoxNews,OctoMom,KatyP,Kesha,LindsayLo,ATL wives, and anybody else who irks me to just go away :biggrin: #RichPeopleShyt

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    BRENDEN aka Queefer Sutherland says:

    Faylaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :kiss: <<<Thats a kiss on yo inna thigh :ashamed: Girl Imma take summa my here winnings and invest in you and yo company :biggrin: You gone be the new BonerBrothers #RichPeopleShyt

  77. 77

    BRENDEN aka Queefer Sutherland says:

    Imma pay Terrence Howard to endorse Whipfinity #RichPeopleShyt

    ______________________________________

    :hahaha:

  78. 78

    :coffee: The odds in this mega million

  79. 79
    thatgurljenny96 says:

    too bad it’s not in Florida and @Sandra they are talking about you over at HSK

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    Daisy says:

    I didn’t know people still asked other people how much they made. I always thought that was tacky.

    I didn’t play the lotto but good luck to you all :cheer:

  81. 81
    MochaT says:

    I played $2 today. I’m not a big lottery player, but one never knows…

  82. 82
    TiFan4Lyfe says:

    just bought 2 tickets for the hell of it..i couldnt help myself.

  83. 83
    Usual Suspect says:

    It’s 11:44pm ET and I only won 4 dollars at the most! Continue to be a slave to my bi-weekly earning. :thankful:

    Good thang I didn’t cuss out that crazy bish I work with….Jesus looks out for babies and fools.

  84. 84
    CookieMonsterZ says:

    Jackpot ticket sold in ATL. Damn damn damnnnn.

  85. 85
    ELove says:

    Official: Winning lottery ticket sold in Maryland
    Lottery official: Winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Maryland; unknown if others sold
    Associated Press

    CHICAGO (AP) — Maryland lottery officials announced early Saturday that their state sold what could become the world’s largest lottery payout of all-time, but it wasn’t immediately clear if that ticket holder would get sole possession of the $640 million jackpot or have to split it with other winners.

    Carole Everett, director of communications for the Maryland Lottery, said the winning Mega Millions ticket was purchased at a retailer in Baltimore County. She said it’s too early to know any other information about the lucky ticket holder or whether others were sold elsewhere in the nation.

    The winning numbers were 02-04-23-38-46, and the Mega Ball 23.

    National lottery officials were expecting to list early Saturday on their website how many winning tickets were sold and from what states, but Maryland sent out its news release and called media organizations hours before the scheduled announcement. The headline of its news release said the winning sale was “one of several nationwide,” but Everett told The Associated Press she couldn’t immediately confirm any others.

    Everett said the last time a ticket from the state won a major national jackpot was 2008 when a ticket sold for $24 million.

    “We’re thrilled,” she said. “We’re due and excited.”

    The estimated jackpot dwarfs the previous $390 million record, which was split in 2007 by two winners who bought tickets in Georgia and New Jersey.

    Americans spent nearly $1.5 billion for a chance to hit the jackpot, which amounts to a $462 million lump sum and around $347 million after federal tax withholding. With the jackpot odds at 1 in 176 million, it would cost $176 million to buy up every combination. Under that scenario, the strategy would win $171 million less if your state also withholds taxes.

    From coast to coast, people stood in line at retail stores Friday for one last chance at striking it rich.

    Maribeth Ptak, 31, of Milwaukee, only buys Mega Millions when the jackpot is really big and she bought one on Friday at a Milwaukee grocery store. She said she’d use the money to pay off bills, including school loans, and then she’d donate a good portion to charity.

    “I know the odds are really not in my favor, but why not,” she said.

    Sawnya Castro, 31, of Dallas, bought $50 worth of tickets at a 7-Eleven. She figured she’d use the money to create a rescue society for Great Danes, fix up her grandmother’s house, and perhaps even buy a bigger one for herself.

    “Not too big — I don’t want that. Too much house to keep with,” she said.

    Willie Richards, who works for the U.S. Marshals Service at a federal courthouse in Atlanta, figured if there ever was a time to confront astronomical odds, it was when $640 million was at stake. He bought five tickets.

    “When it gets as big as it is now, you’d be nuts not to play,” he said. “You have to take a chance on Lady Luck.”

    ___

    Associated Press Writers Carrie Antlfinger in Milwaukee, Jamie Stengle in Dallas and Kate Brumback in Atlanta contributed to this report.

  86. 86
    Sassy! Muthaf**king, Sassy! says:

    :cuss:

    Winning ticket was sold down the street from where I live!!!!

    I bought my ticket 2 blocks up!!!!!!!

    :wail:

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    Anna says:

    My local news reporters said they did not win, and we would being seeing them reporting the news for the next 20 yrs. :lol:.
    Good luck to the winners. If you were not happy before you bought the ticket, you are not going to be any happier
    My Grand just climbed in my lap. I was singing “And I Will Always Love You”. She put her index finger to her lips and said Ssshhhhh. She’s not tone deaf any more. :rofl: She is only 27 months old, loves her Granny, but knows I can’t sing. It took my baby sis until she was 7 to know I could not sing. Kids are advanced these days. :lol:

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    vero says:

    :lol: @Anna and Sassy

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    ELove says:

    @Sexxy-Sassy
    For Real-REAL Though :blink:

    Well I heard there is a 3-Way Split… Illinois, Kansas and Maryland sold the winning tickets (KUDOS to The Winners !!!) :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

  90. 90
    69 says:

    KDub says:

    In some states I think you do. You have to read the fine print on the ticket.
    ————————————————
    Fantasia is so fugged then if she wins.
    ______________
    :huh:

    If Fantasia won the lottery, all y’all would have trouble keeping y’alls nigga’s put. :hahaha:

  91. 91
    69 says:

    <—- My Happy Easter Gravi :yes:

    Complete with a pink basket and eggs too.

    Now I'll be :waiting: for 405, Hershey, IGO, and YSO to top me in terms of Ratchetness next week. :lol:

  92. 92
    lovezoe says:

    Google Santorum and Government N—

  93. 93
    ShoYaRight says:

    Welp. I didn’t win and just got back to the plantation. Happy Monday.

  94. 94
    NaijaGal says:

    Whatever happened to Roses’s daughter Tiffany on 227…they’ve been making black kids disappear off tv since the early 80’s

  95. 95
    WUT-IZ-SWAGU says:

    I WON! Bytches!!!! HA HA YEAH!

    I’m eating steak…. n shake bitch won a WHOLE $7 dollars. One number+ Powerball…

    :shrug: ANYWHOOOO GOOOD MORNING ANYWAY!!!! :waves:

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    GAGIRL87 says:

    Me & 4 of my co workers bought tickets I know we’re not gone win doe :coffee:

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