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California Lottery’s Best Week of Sales

Posted on | April 9, 2012 | No Comments

I bought a handful of tickets hoping to get a piece of the $656 million Mega Millions jackpot that was finally won on March 30, 2012.  Unfortunately, I didn’t win, not even close.  I’m still glad I played though.  For a few weeks, I was able to imagine myself winning and living the good life.

The amount of money that was spent on tickets that week was overwhelming.

Total sales were: $249,144,779.  This also included Scratchers ($60,245,267) and tickets bought towards the other California lottery games.  California retailers sold $167,973,775 Mega Millions tickets.  Coincidentally, the odds of winning are 1 in 175,711,536.  So, it appears that collectively if we all had unique tickets we would have been close to exhausting all the possible permutations!    This kind of makes me wonder how many duplicate tickets were sold.  At least 38 winning tickets had the same 5 out of 6 numbers.

I’ll keep playing until I find a strategy that works!


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