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Mega Millions, Powerball Jackpots Are Massive

They're sitting at a combined $1.9B ahead of drawings

(Newser) - No one won the Mega Millions or Powerball jackpots in the most recent drawings for the two lotteries, and the combined total is now at nearly $2 billion. The Mega Millions jackpot rose to $1.1 billion and the Powerball to $800 million, NBC News reports. If someone matches all...

Mega Millions' Kitty Is Now at Least $875M

There was no big winner in Friday night's drawing, raising the jackpot for Tuesday's

(Newser) - The bad news: No one picked all the winning numbers in Friday night's $815 million Mega Millions drawing. The good news: We now all have a shot at a jackpot worth an estimated $875 million, with the next drawing set for Tuesday, reports CBS News . A Mega Millions release...

Man Sues DC Lottery After Not Winning $340M Jackpot

John Cheeks says lottery website posted wrong numbers as the winners, but he still wants his cash

(Newser) - When John Cheeks checked his Powerball numbers the day after the Jan. 7, 2023, drawing, he saw them listed as the winning combination on the DC Lottery's website, with a $340 million jackpot at stake. "I got a little excited, but I didn't shout, I didn't...

Somebody Just Had a Pretty Rich New Year's Day

Michigan Powerball player cleans up $842M jackpot

(Newser) - Someone in Michigan won a massive Powerball jackpot on the first day of 2024, the first time it has been won on New Year's Day since the game's start in 1992. The winning numbers drawn were: 12, 21, 42, 44, 49, and the red Powerball of 1. Final...

Lottery Jackpots Sound Huge These Days. They Aren't

Blame the Federal Reserve

(Newser) - A billion dollars isn't what it used to be, assuming that billion dollars comes in the form of a lotto jackpot. With the Powerball prize now climbing above that mark—Wednesday's jackpot is an estimated $1.2 billion—the Wall Street Journal takes a look at the dwindling...

Powerball Hits $1.2B
Powerball Jackpot Hits $1.2B

Powerball Jackpot Hits $1.2B

Next drawing is Wednesday night

(Newser) - The Powerball jackpot climbed to an estimated $1.2 billion after no players hit it big Monday night, the AP reports. The winning numbers announced were: 12, 26, 27, 43, 47 and the Powerball 5. The jackpot for the next drawing Wednesday night will be among the largest lottery prizes...

She Wanted Anonymity After Powerball Win, Didn't Get It

Cristy Davis advocates for winners being able to stay anonymous after scammers exploited her

(Newser) - No one matched all the requisite numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing, which has sent the jackpot for Saturday night's picks to $725 million . Winning such a huge lottery is a moment most of us have daydreamed about, but Cristy Davis actually lived that dream, after claiming a $70...

$52M Lottery Prize Officially Declared Unclaimed

Thousands of people claimed they had lost winning ticket sold in Toronto

(Newser) - Somebody in Canada had the best of luck, followed by the worst of luck. They bought a lottery ticket with the winning numbers for a jackpot of $70 million Canadian dollars—around $52 million US—and then apparently either lost the ticket or forgot about it until it was too...

Mega Millions Has Its Newest Billionaire

Winning ticket for $1.58B Mega Millions jackpot was purchased at a Publix in Neptune Beach

(Newser) - Someone in Florida won a $1.58 billion Mega Millions jackpot Tuesday night, ending a stretch of lottery futility that had lasted for nearly four months. A Publix grocery store in Neptune Beach sold the winning ticket, according to the Florida Lottery. The winning numbers drawn were: 13, 19, 20,...

Tuesday Could Be Huge for Mega Millions

Jackpot jumps to estimated $1.55B, which could end up being largest Mega Millions prize ever

(Newser) - Since mid-April, the Mega Millions kitty has been slowly inching up, with no tickets sold that claimed all of the winning numbers. That includes Friday night's drawing, the 31st since that April drawing, which similarly came up short. Now, the amount waiting to be transferred to someone's bank...

After 30th Drawing With No Winner, Mega Millions Hits $1.25B
Mega Millions
Jackpot Hits $1.25B

Mega Millions Jackpot Hits $1.25B

After the 30th drawing without a winner

(Newser) - The Mega Millions jackpot increased to an estimated $1.25 billion after no one beat the odds Tuesday night and won the massive lottery prize, the AP reports. The winning numbers drawn were: 8, 24, 30, 45 ,61, and the yellow ball: 12. No one has won the Mega Millions...

Waste Collectors Kept Playing the Lottery. Finally, a Big Win

11 poverty-stricken women in Indian state of Kerala win $1.2M prize with ticket they chipped in on

(Newser) - A group of 11 women who build public toilets and collect non-biodegradable waste from homes in Parappanangadi, an Indian town in the state of Kerala, typically bring home the equivalent of $3 a day for their efforts. Now, these sanitation workers can relax a little about their bills after hitting...

Want to Be a Billionaire by Wednesday? Try This

Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot is now $1.05B after no one drew all 6 winning numbers on Friday

(Newser) - No ticket claimed all six winning numbers in Friday night's Mega Millions drawing, which means the pot for the next one is especially massive. NPR notes the completed drawing was worth an already impressive $940 million, but since no one took home the big prize, Tuesday's drawing now...

Mega Millions Jackpot Hits $820M
Another Lottery Jackpot
Is Still Growing

Another Lottery Jackpot Is Still Growing

Mega Millions hits $910M

(Newser) - The Mega Millions jackpot climbed to an estimated $910 million after Tuesday night's drawing produced no big winners, extending a stretch of bad luck dating back to April, the AP reports. The numbers drawn were: 3, 5, 6, 44, 61 and the yellow ball 25. The absence of a...

Powerball Jackpot Hits $1B
Powerball Jackpot Hits $1B

Powerball Jackpot Hits $1B

No winner drawn Monday, next drawing is Wednesday

(Newser) - The Powerball jackpot rose yet again to an estimated $1 billion after no winning ticket was sold for the latest drawing, the AP reports. No ticket for Monday's drawing matched the white balls 5, 8, 9, 17, 41, and red Powerball 2. The jackpot was estimated at $900 million...

Winner of US' Biggest Jackpot Scoops Up Quite a Home
Winner of US' Biggest Jackpot
Scoops Up Quite a Home
in case you missed it

Winner of US' Biggest Jackpot Scoops Up Quite a Home

Edwin Castro plunks down $25.5M on jaw-dropping mansion in the Hollywood Hills section of LA

(Newser) - A "bonkers" mansion boasting a panoramic view of Los Angeles and a list price of almost $30 million popped up in the Robb Report last summer, with the magazine noting it seemed like the type of abode "you'd rarely need to leave." That coveted 13,578-square-foot...

$1.35B Mega Millions Winner to Collect a Lot Less Than That

The person, remaining anonymous, will receive roughly $500M after taxes

(Newser) - The winner of the $1.35 billion Mega Millions jackpot has come forward to collect the prize, but their identity remains a mystery. The Maine State Lottery said Wednesday that the winner chose a lump-sum payment of $723.5 million before taxes through a limited liability company, LaKoma Island Investments...

6th Largest Jackpot in US History Up for Grabs
It's Now 23
Straight Misses
for Mega Millions

It's Now 23 Straight Misses for Mega Millions

$785M prize was not claimed on Tuesday

(Newser) - And the pot keeps growing. The first Mega Millions drawing of 2023 returned no winner, as has been the case for the 22 drawings before it. CNN reports that means the next drawing, on Friday, will be for a jackpot that's estimated at $940 million. Should someone win and...

Powerball Hit $2.04B by the Time Numbers Were Drawn

It's not yet clear if there was a winner

(Newser) - After an overnight delay, Powerball numbers were drawn Tuesday morning after 9am Eastern time, CNN reports. The already record-high jackpot had reached $2.04 billion by the time the drawing took place. Winning numbers: 10-33-41-47-56, with a Powerball of 10. It's not yet clear if there was a winner.

Powerball Jackpot Approaching a Record
Powerball Jackpot
Is Now a Record

Powerball Jackpot Is Now a Record

Drawing Saturday night will be for $1.6B

(Newser) - The Powerball jackpot is now a mind-boggling $1.6 billion, which the AP notes is the biggest lottery prize ever. The next drawing is Saturday night. For the record, a lucky winner who opts for the cash payout would get about $782 million. Also for the record, your odds of...

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