Mega Millions Numbers

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$400 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot soars

15 March 2014 | 4:16 pm For only the 7th time in the history of United States lotteries, a lottery jackpot has grown to $400 million or more. http://www.lotterypost.com/news/273414/3522701

Mega Millions jackpot grows to $400 million

15 March 2014 | 1:42 pm The Mega Millions jackpot has grown to $400 million after no one matched all six numbers in Friday night's drawing, lottery officials said. http://orlando.feedsportal.com/c/34256/f/623118/s/38375bc4/sc/16/l/0L0Sorlandosentinel0N0Cnews0Clocal0Cbreakingnews0Cos0Elottery0Emega0Emillions0Eno0Ewinner0E40A0A0Emillion0E20A140A3150H0A0H64861250Bstory0Dtrack0Frss/story01.htm

Mega Millions numbers for March 14; jackpot increases to $400 million

15 March 2014 | 1:33 pm Dont have an account? Congratulations! Your weather is set to . You can change the location at any time. Want to set your local edition? http://www.mlive.com/lottery/index.ssf/2014/03/mega_millions_numbers_for_marc_10.html

Mega Millions jackpot swells to $400 million – 8 News NOW

15 March 2014 | 10:24 am No one matched all six numbers in Friday night's drawing. The numbers were 7-20-40-54-69, with a Mega Ball of 12. Friday's $353 million prize would have been the fifth-largest jackpot in the multistate lottery game's history. http://www.8newsnow.com/story/24982548/mega-millions-jackpot-swells-to-400-million

Tonight's Mega Millions Jackpot at $353 Million | WPMT FOX43

14 March 2014 | 2:27 pm How to Play Mega Millions: Mega Millions tickets cost $1 per play. Players pick five numbers from 1 to 75 and one number from 1 to 15 (the Mega Ball). Players may select their own numbers using a Mega Millions playslip or  http://fox43.com/2014/03/14/tonights-mega-millions-jackpot-at-353-million/

New York – Mega Millions Jackpot Jumps To $353 Million …

12 March 2014 | 5:30 pm New York – No one matched last nights Mega Millions numbers, increasing the next jackpot to $353 million ($194 million cash option). At that level, the prize ranks as the fifth largest jackpot in Mega Millions history. Two tickets  http://www.vosizneias.com/158026/2014/03/12/new-york-mega-millions-jackpot-jumps-to-353-million/

Mega Millions Lottery Picks- HOT, COLD AND OVERDUE NUMBERS

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WINNING MEGA MILLIONS LOTTERY NUMBERS – Over 1,700 Drawings

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12 Responses to Mega Millions Numbers

  • What Does It Mean To Have 5 Matching Numbers On The Mega Million? I got 5 matching numbers though they’re not in order they’re all in different rows on the same ticket did I win anything?

  • Anonymous says:

    Mega Millions Lottery Louisiana? I’ve been playing the lottery for 6 months out of the three months I’ve been getting close to all my numbers. I’m off by two numbers or three the most does that mean I will win in the future?? Thanks!

    • Curator says:

      You could buy 50 tickets per week for the next 70 years of your life, and you still would have, by any practical measure, ZERO chance of hitting a lottery jackpot. It’s not a “fun” truth, but it’s the truth nonetheless.

  • BlueCorso says:

    (Probability) To Win The California Mega Millions Lottery, One Must Correctly Pick Five (distinct) Lucky …..? To win the Mega Millions lottery, one must correctly pick five (distinct) lucky numbers (integers) from 1 to 75 and one MEGA number (integer) from 1 to 15 on a MEGA Millions play slip. Since each collection is equally likely, the probability that a particular set of 5 distinct numbers plus a Mega number wins in a given week is

    look at formula above^^^^

    Suppose that you buy one ticket each week for $1 until you win a Mega Millions.

    (a) What is the probability that you will win a Mega Millions within a particular calendar year?

    (b) Assume that you work for exactly 30 years before you retire and that you buy one ticket each week, what is the probability that you will win a Mega Millions before you retire?

    • Curator says:

      A) assuming 52 weeks in a year, the prob. that you dont win is (1-p)^52=.999999799;
      so prob that you win is 1-p=.000000201.

      b) assuming 30×52=1560 weeks, prob. that you dont win is (1-p)^1560=.999993975;
      so prob. that you win is 1-p=.000006025

  • YAHOO_USER__ says:

    How To Create A Source Code Based On The Publication Bellow? To predict lotto winning numbers. Is it possible to include all formulas, may be they are 300 or more..?
    I mean super lotto, mega millions, power ball etc…

    ftp://c-24-16-157-28.hsd1.wa.comcast.net/AiDisk_b1/My%20EBooks/Nonfiction%201700%20Sorted%20Ebooks%20Pack%20PHC/0596101643.OReilly.Media.Statistics.Hacks.Tips.&.Tools.for.Measuring.the.World.and.Beating.the.Odds.May.2006.pdf
    Statistics Hacks By Bruce Frey – this publication
    http://www.businessinsider.com/4-time-lottery-winner-not-exactly-lucky-2011-8

    http://www.howtowinpowerball.com/
    prediction based on past winning numbers

    • Curator says:

      It won powerball dec 2nd 1999 for 12 million and mega millions December 2nd 2007 for 89 million…….I simply googled the numbers…I plan on playing 11 12 25 39 55 an 41…..four of your numbers….they sound just about right

  • Jojo says:

    What Are The Chances Of Selecting Same Lottery Numbers ? Despite the unlikely odds, two people recently won the Mega Millions $648 million jackpot.

    What are the chances of two people getting the same numbers in a Mega Millions Lottery?

    Can you use Equations like the “Birthday paradox” to solve this?

    Your help will be greatly appreciated.

    • Curator says:

      Edit — I changed the numbers to reflect the 200 million purchases quoted by pdq

      Depends on how many tickets are purchased, but yes if we assumed each person purchased a random number (unrealistic assumption), it would be essentially the same as the birthday problem (which isn’t really a paradox).

      If 200 million tickets were purchased, the probability that at least 2 tickets were the same is equal to:
      1 – [
      (258,890,850 permute 200,000,000)
      / (258,890,850) ^ (200 million)]

      WolframAlpha says it’s ridiculously close to 100%.
      The chance of it NOT happening is in the order of 1 in 10^48988024

      Note, there is a big difference between just “at least two people having the same number”
      versus
      “the winning number being shared by at least 2 people”

      If you’re talking about the *winning* number, and want the chance that at least 2 people have it, we can get an extremely close estimate using the Poisson distribution.

      In WolframAlpha:

      1 – CDF[PoissonDistribution [200000000/258890850],1]
      = about 1.81368%

      Actually, since I’m using Wolfram anyway, might as well show you Binomial distribution which is the exact result:
      1 – CDF[BinomialDistribution [200000000,1/258890850],1]

      = about 1.81368%

      (As expected, the Poisson is accurate to multiple decimal places since we’re dealing with large numbers.)

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