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a $516M Winner
May 22, 2021 2:55 PM CDT
Somebody's Holding a $516M Winner
The lucky ticket was sold in Pennsylvania
- The winner of a $516 million jackpot won't have to share. Just one Mega Millions ticket holder hit with 6, 9, 17, 18 and 48, plus the Mega Ball 8. The ticket was sold in Pennsylvania, WBTW reports. It's the biggest jackpot won in the state since its...
4 Lottery Winners Splitting
$557M Plan to Pay It Forward
Mar 12, 2021 4:05 PM CST
4 Lottery Winners Splitting $557M Plan to Pay It Forward
Club took the $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot
- A four-member suburban Detroit lottery club won a $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot and will receive $557 million after taxes, officials said Friday. The winners claimed their prize weeks after the Jan. 22 drawing and chose the immediate lump sum option. After taxes, the $776 million prize was reduced...
Day Started So Badly He Went
Back to Bed—Then Won $2M
Jan 27, 2021 9:00 AM CST
Day Started So Badly He Went Back to Bed—Then Won $2M
First a crash in his new car, then a lottery win for Anthony Dowe
- An unlucky start to a North Carolina man's day turned upside down when he discovered he won a $2 million lottery prize hours after hitting two deer with his new car. Anthony Dowe, of Leland, had an accident on his way to work, the North Carolina Education Lottery said...
'Historic' Mega Millions
Win Just Happened Here
Jan 23, 2021 7:30 AM CST
'Historic' Mega Millions Win Just Happened Here
One winning $1B ticket, sold in the state of Michigan
- Someone in Michigan, or who's recently been there, just added a whole lot of zeros to their bank account balance. Only one ticket had the lucky numbers—4-26-42-50-60, with a Mega Ball of 24—for Friday's $1 billion Mega Millions drawing , and a Mega Millions release calls it...
Single Winner Takes
Massive Powerball Jackpot
Jan 21, 2021 12:37 AM CST
Single Winner Takes Massive Powerball Jackpot
Meanwhile, Mega Millions hits $970M
- By Wednesday night, Powerball's jackpot had risen to $731 million—the fifth-largest ever, per the AP —and after the evening's drawing, one single ticket sold in Maryland was declared a winner. The lottery will now reset to $20 million, Michigan Live reports. Meanwhile, the Mega Millions jackpot,...
Just Got Even Bigger
Jan 14, 2021 7:39 AM CST
Powerball Jackpot Just Got Even Bigger
Mega Millions, Powerball haven't had a jackpot winner in months
- After months without a jackpot winner , the prizes in America's two major national lotteries have swollen to enormous sizes, though the odds of winning remain unchanged at around 300 million to one.
reports that in Wednesday night's Powerball draw, nobody matched all six numbers—4-19-23-25-49 and...
Are Sky High
Jan 11, 2021 1:08 AM CST
Powerball, Mega Millions Are Sky High
$550M and $600M, respectively
- The Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots are massive right now after the latest drawings produced no big winners, ABC 7 reports. Powerball is up to $550 million, the highest it's gone since March 2019. Mega Millions is at $600 million for just the fourth time ever. The next drawings...
2 Jackpots Hit Dizzying Heights
Jan 7, 2021 10:00 AM CST
2 Jackpots Hit Dizzying Heights
Mega Millions and Powerball numbers to be drawn Friday and Saturday, respectively, at near $500M
- Two massive lottery prizes could be nabbed this weekend. No ticket was sold matching all six numbers drawn Tuesday in the Mega Millions lottery. That means "what could be the eighth largest jackpot in Mega Millions history is up for grabs on Friday," according to a release . The...
His Second Lottery Win
Was an Accident
Oct 23, 2020 5:25 PM CDT
His Second Lottery Win Was an Accident
Mistaken purchase of extra ticket brings Michigan man another $1M
- In what most people would consider a lucrative mistake, a Detroit-area man who accidentally bought an extra lottery ticket has won two $1 million jackpots. Samir Mazahem, 56, of Dearborn Heights said he was saving numbers on a lottery app after buying a $2 ticket for the June 9 Mega...
Coronavirus Hits the Lottery
Apr 5, 2020 8:47 AM CDT
Coronavirus Hits the Lottery
Stay-at-home orders cut into lottery ticket sales
- With fewer people out and about during the pandemic, lottery ticket sales are decreasing. It only follows that jackpots would be next. Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots now will be based on ticket sales and interest rates, Quartz reports, with previously guaranteed minimum jackpots on their way out. Until now,...
at the Store
Mar 8, 2019 8:23 AM CST
$273M Mega Millions Winner Forgot Ticket at the Store
Luckily, a Good Samaritan turned Michael Weirsky's tickets in to store workers
- We all know what it's like to be distracted by our cellphones. But for Michael Weirsky, that distraction nearly cost him a $163 million. That's how much the New Jersey man is about to receive in one lump sum after one of his Mega Millions tickets hit the...
'Simple Act of Kindness' Led
to Biggest US Lottery Payout
Mar 5, 2019 6:11 AM CST
'Simple Act of Kindness' Led to Biggest US Lottery Payout
Anonymous winner claims $1.5B jackpot
- The winner of the single biggest lottery jackpot payout in US history has come forward, weeks ahead of the deadline—but we may never know their name. Officials in South Carolina, one of eight states that allows lottery winners to remain anonymous, say the winner of October's $1.5...
Unclaimed $1.5B Jackpot
Could Be Real Bummer for SC
Feb 14, 2019 10:20 AM CST
Unclaimed $1.5B Jackpot Could Be Real Bummer for SC
State had expected to get $61M in state income taxes
- The winner of a $1.537 billion lottery jackpot in South Carolina has yet to come forward. That means the state of South Carolina might be a big loser, too. Economic officials estimated the winner would pay $61 million in state income taxes and put that money into the budget....
Office Pool Gave Away
Its Mega Millions Winnings
Nov 27, 2018 3:40 PM CST
Office Pool Gave Away Its Mega Millions Winnings
Missouri NICU nurses helped 2 of their own
- Their office pool won a slice of the Mega Millions jackpot, but it was a really small slice. Fox News reports 126 NICU nurses at Mercy Children's Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, won $10,000 in October's $1.5 billion drawing . After taxes, the $7,200 works out...
Bad Luck of Broken Hip Morphs
Into Lotto Luck at Hospital
Oct 25, 2018 7:16 AM CDT
Bad Luck of Broken Hip Morphs Into Lotto Luck at Hospital
NJ man never made it to buy lotto ticket after falling, but hospital pool had some luck
- Naturally, Earl Livingston of Blackwood, NJ, isn't thrilled he broke his hip while walking to the store Tuesday. But it was the fact that the 87-year-old's tumble and subsequent hospitalization kept him from buying a ticket for Tuesday's night's $1.5 billion Mega Millions drawing that...
Here's the Store That Sold
Winning Mega Millions Ticket
Oct 24, 2018 12:59 PM CDT
Here's the Store That Sold Winning Mega Millions Ticket
A KC Mart in Simpsonville, SC
- It was KC Mart #7 at 303 Lee Vaughn Road in Simpsonville, SC, that sold the winning ticket for Tuesday's $1.5 billion Mega Millions drawing, state lottery officials announced Wednesday. Simpsonville, a small city of about 22,000, is near Greenville, the
reports. The owner of the...
$1.5B Mega Millions Jackpot
Winner May Never Be Revealed
Oct 24, 2018 6:41 AM CDT
$1.5B Mega Millions Jackpot Winner May Never Be Revealed
Winning ticket was sold in South Carolina
- We have a winner: Officials say a single winning ticket for what was touted as the biggest lottery prize in history was drawn Tuesday night, CNN reports. Lottery officials say a ticket with the winning numbers 28, 70, 5, 62, 65, with a Mega Ball of 5 was sold in...
Here Are the Winning
Mega Millions Numbers
Oct 23, 2018 10:45 PM CDT
Here Are the Winning Mega Millions Numbers
It's not immediately clear whether there's a winning ticket
- The winning numbers have been drawn for the record $1.6 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot, but it isn't immediately clear if there's a winner, the AP reports. The numbers drawn in Tuesday night's drawing are 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 5. The estimated...
So What's the Chance
No One Wins $1.6B Tonight?
Oct 23, 2018 9:04 AM CDT
So What's the Chance No One Wins $1.6B Tonight?
The Mega Millions drawing takes place at 11pm EDT
- It's safe to say some Americans will probably stay up past their bedtimes Tuesday night. The six winning Mega Millions numbers will revealed to the world at 11pm EDT, in what is officially the biggest jackpot in US history—sort of.
New York Magazine
explains that while the $1....
Amid Jackpot Frenzy
Oct 22, 2018 3:21 PM CDT
Mega Millions Website Crashes Amid Jackpot Frenzy
Plus, the AP explains why jackpots are getting so high
- With the Mega Millions jackpot at $1.6 billion —the largest lottery prize in US history—interest is, shall we say, high. So high, in fact, that the Mega Millions website briefly crashed Monday, Reuters reports. A rep for the Maryland Gaming Commission, which administers the site, says it...
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