Florida man claims $5 million scratch-off prize
LAKELAND, Fla. — A Lakeland man is Florida’s newest multi-millionaire after he claimed a $5 million scratch-off prize, the Florida Lottery announced. Marty Moon, 63, of Lakeland, claimed a $5 million top prize from the GOLD RUSH LIMITED scratch-off game at the Lottery’s Tampa District Office. The Florida Lottery said Moon chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $3,960,000. READ: Florida Lottery launches new scratch-off game with record-breaking top prizeMoore purchased his winning ticket from Nick’s Food Mart at 1219 Lakeland Hills Boulevard in Lakeland, the Florida Lottery said. The Florida Lottery said the scratch-off game features 32 top prizes of $5 million and 100 prizes of $1 million.wftv.com
Florida woman who killed $30M lottery winner backs move to keep names secret
A bill awaiting the governor’s signature that would temporarily keep secret the names of lottery winners in Florida has at least one unexpected supporter: the woman in prison for murdering the winner of a $30 million lottery payout.
4 people in Michigan won January $1.05B Mega Millions prize
DETROIT – 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 payment was reduced to about $557 million, the Michigan Lottery said. The $1.05 billion jackpot was the largest in Michigan Lottery history and the third-largest in the United States. Mega Millions is played in 45 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Lake County man wins $5 million on scratch off game bought in Seminole County
Year of the scratch-off: More than half of winning tickets worth at least $600 claimed in 2020A Lake County man caught his lucky break and won $5 million on a scratch-off game, lottery officials said. Raymond Davis, 62, won the $5 million top prize from the LUCK Scratch-Off game. AdThe winning scratch-off ticket was purchased in Casselberry at the Publix on South Semoran Boulevard. The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus commission for selling the ticket. The $5,000,000 LUCK scratch-off ticket costs $20 and was launched in September 2019.
Lucky! Man wins lottery for the sixth time
Statisticians will tell you you’re more likely to be in a train crash or get hit by lightning than win the lottery. One Idaho man has beaten the odds, winning the lottery for the sixth time. Bryan Moss won $250,000 in that state’s lottery. His sixth win is by far his largest. To be fair, smaller winnings from scratch-off tickets, like Moss has won, are much more common.
Michigan Mega Millions ticket wins $1.05 billion jackpot
The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has grown to $1 billion ahead of Friday night's drawing after more than four months without a winner. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)DES MOINES, Iowa – Someone in Michigan bought the winning ticket for the $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot, which is the third-largest lottery prize in U.S. history. The winning ticket was purchased at a Kroger store in the Detroit suburb of Novi, the Michigan Lottery said. The Mega Millions top prize had been growing since Sept. 15, when a winning ticket was sold in Wisconsin. Three tickets for a $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot were sold in January 2016, and one winning ticket sold for a $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot in October 2018.
Mega Millions jackpot grows to staggering $1 billion
DES MOINES, Iowa – The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has grown to $1 billion ahead of Friday night’s drawing after more than four months without a winner thanks to bad luck, poor odds and reduced play partially blamed on the coronavirus pandemic. It’s only the third time a lottery jackpot has grown so large, but much has changed since the last time such a big prize was up for grabs in 2018. The odds of winning a jackpot remain the same — incredibly small — but for a variety of reasons fewer people are playing Mega Millions or Powerball, the two lottery games offered in most of the country. After a peak in October 2018, Medenica said sales of the big lottery games dropped about 50%, prompting talk among lottery officials about jackpot fatigue. It’s hard to fathom how unlikely it is to beat odds of one in 292.2 million for Powerball or one in 302.5 million for Mega Millions.
One. Lucky. Winner. Powerball jackpot goes for $731 million
Just who will collect the Powerball prize may never be known: Maryland is one of the states that allow winners to remain anonymous. The Powerball jackpot came only a day after nobody won the $970 million Mega Millions prize, the third-largest prize in U.S. history. The biggest prize was a $1.58 billion Powerball jackpot won by three people in 2016. Most winners opt for cash prizes, which for Mega Millions would be $716.3 million and $546.8 million for Wednesday's Powerball. After the Powerball win, the new jackpot has a $15 million cash value.
Holy jackpots! Mega Millions prize now $970M; Powerball up to $730M
The Powerball jackpot is the fifth-largest ever, and it will come only a day after nobody won the even-larger Mega Millions prize, which now stands at $970 million. The biggest prize was a $1.58 billion Powerball jackpot won by three people in 2016. Such a long stretch without a winner is rare but also reflects the incredibly small odds of winning — one in 292.2 million for Powerball and one in 302.5 million for Mega Millions. Most winners opt for cash prizes, which for Mega Millions would be $716.3 million and $546 million for Powerball. Mega Millions and Powerball are both played in 45 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Feeling lucky? Mega Millions jackpot worth $865 million
ORLANDO, Fla. – The third-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history is at stake Tuesday night. The Mega Millions prize stands at $865 million, the second largest in the game’s history. If a lottery player strikes big in the next Powerball drawing on Wednesday, it would be the fifth-largest jackpot ever in the U.S.Mega Millions and Powerball are both played in 45 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Powerball also is offered in Puerto Rico. Watch the drawings on News 6 at 11 p.m.
No winner of Mega Millions $750M; Powerball drawing Saturday
DES MOINES, Iowa – One of the largest jackpots in U.S. history will grow even larger since there was no winner for Friday’s drawing of the Mega Millions’ $750 million top prize. Mega Millions estimated its next top prize would be $850 million, which would be the third-largest of all time. Lottery players still have a chance to win big with Saturday's drawing for a $640 million Powerball top prize, the eighth-largest jackpot. The estimated cash prize for the next Mega Millions jackpot is $628.2 million. Mega Millions and Powerball are both played in 45 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
$1.6 billion Powerball jackpot to be split among 3 winners
Lottery officials announced winning tickets were sold in California, Tennessee and Florida. The winning numbers were 4, 8, 19, 27, 34 and Powerball 10. Mireya Villarreal reports from inside a 7-Eleven in Chino Hills, California, that sold one of the winning tickets.cbsnews.com