2 claim Mega Millions prize; 3rd-largest US lottery jackpot
Lottery officials say two people who wish to remain anonymous have claimed a $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot after a single ticket was sold in a Chicago suburb for a late July drawing, opting to take a lump sum payment of $780.5 million.
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.
Casselberry man wins $2 million in Mega Millions drawing
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – A Casselberry man is now a millionaire. Kenneith Rose won $2 million in a Mega Millions drawing on Jan. 19, according to the Florida Lottery. He matched five of the white ball numbers but did not match the Mega Ball. Lottery officials said he purchased the ticket at the Publix on U.S. 17/92 in Casselberry. AdThe next Mega Millions will be held on Tuesday with an estimated jackpot of $42 million.
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.
Feeling lucky? Central Florida store owners ready for Mega Millions drawing
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – Bulbul Ahmed is feeling lucky because he’s sold winning tickets at his convenience store in Casselberry. He’s hoping someone will walk out with the Mega Millions prize of 750 Million, one of the largest lottery jackpots in history. Are you going for this MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT? Shukla owns Liquor 2000 in Lake Mary and he too has sold some winning tickets before. The drawing for the Mega Millions is on Friday night.
Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots grow to combined $1.39 BILLION
FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, file photo, a customer shows off a Mega Millions lottery ticket after purchasing it, in Orlando, Fla. The next drawing for Mega Millions is Friday night, when a $750 million prize will be up for grabs. The next Mega Millions drawing is Friday night, when an estimated $750 million prize will be up for grabs. The drawing for an estimated $640 million Powerball jackpot will be Saturday night. Your odds of winning either jackpot is exceedingly small, at 1 in 292.2 million for Powerball and 1 in 302.5 million for Mega Millions.
Lotto fever: Powerball jackpot hits $640M as Mega Millions grows to $750M
Numbers for Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing were: 4-19-23-25-49 and a Powerball of 14. | Fifth-largest lotto jackpot up for grabs]The Powerball prize drawing was only a day after no one won a $625 million Mega Millions jackpot, causing that prize to grow to $750 million ahead of the next drawing on Friday night. The Mega Millions prize is now the fifth-largest in U.S. history. The odds of winning it all are incredibly small, at 1 in 292.2 million for Powerball and 1 in 302.5 million for Mega Millions. Mega Millions and Powerball are both played in 45 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Oviedo High School testing gun detection technology
OVIEDO, Fla. – New gun detection technology is being tested at Oviedo High School in hopes of keeping the campus safe. It’s been used at Oviedo High School on a trial basis for the past three months. [TRENDING: Mega Millions jackpot hits $750M | Fla. firefighter charged in Capitol riot | How to get vaccine in Fla. | Gun background checks skyrocket]ZeroEyes is the company behind the gun detection technology, the team includes several military veterans with a background in information technology. ZeroEyes gun detection technology is currently being used in nine different school districts, including schools in New Jersey, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. That new technology has been used at Oviedo High School on a trial basis for the past three months.
Girl Scouts team with Grubhub for contactless cookie delivery
To heck with your New Year’s resolution of eating well, Girl Scout cookies are coming back. Starting Feb. 1, the long-time favorite treat will be available for purchase online. A new cookie the “Toast-Yay” makes its debut in 2021. It’s a French toast-inspired cookie that’s dipped in icing. As part of a way to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Girl Scouts have joined forces with Grubhub in order to provide contact-free pickup and delivery orders.
Powerball jackpot hits $550M as Mega Millions grows to $750M
A billboard advertises the jackpots of the Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries, in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Winning numbers for Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing were: 4-19-23-25-49 and a Powerball of 14. The Powerball prize drawing comes only a day after no one won a $625 million Mega Millions jackpot, causing that prize to grow to $750 million ahead the next drawing on Friday night. The Mega Millions prize is now the fifth-largest in U.S. history. Mega Millions and Powerball are both played in 45 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Mega Millions $625M jackpot largest in nearly 2 years
Lottery players have a chance to win the largest jackpots in nearly two years as Tuesday's Mega Millions has grown to an estimated $625 million and Wednesday's Powerball to an estimated $550 million. The Mega Millions $625 million jackpot is the largest lottery prize in nearly two years. The winning numbers in Tuesday night’s drawing of the Mega Millions game were: 12-14-26-28-33, Mega Ball: 09. Nearly all jackpot winners actually take the cash option, which would be an estimated $458.8 million for Mega Millions and $411.4 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.
Holy jackpot! Mega Millions reaches $625 million
The Mega Millions jackpot on Tuesday is worth an estimated $625 million, up $10 million from earlier in the day. Mega Millions jackpots start at $20 million and continue to increase until the jackpot is won. [RELATED: Can you increase your odds of winning a scratch off lottery jackpot?] The odds of winning Mega Millions is one in 302.5 million. Those dreaming of instant wishes should remember that the odds of winning Powerball are one in 292.2 million.
No more puny prizes: Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots soar
The projected Mega Millions grand prize is the eighth largest in U.S. history, and the Powerball jackpot is the 12th biggest. Both still pale in comparison to the largest prize, a $1.58 billion Powerball jackpot won by three players in 2016. The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are one in 292.2 million, and the chances are even worse for Mega Millions at one in 302.5 million. Nearly all winners actually opt for the cash option, which for Mega Millions would now be an estimated $451.8 million and for Powerball is $411.4 million. Mega Millions and Powerball are both played in 45 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
$990 million reasons to buy lottery tickets this week
Since no one was able to win Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing or Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing, there’s a lot of money up for grabs this weekend. Friday’s Mega Millions lottery jackpot climbed to nearly half a billion dollars. Saturday’s Powerball jackpot jumped to at least $470 million. [RELATED: Can you increase your odds of winning a scratch off lottery jackpot?] With Mega Millions increasing Friday to $520 million and $470 million in Powerball, nearly $1 billion is up for grabs between the two lottery jackpots.
Feeling lucky? $857 million up for grabs in lottery this week
Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing increased to $447 million Tuesday after rolling over several times. Central Florida has sold its fair share of winning tickets, so be sure to check out the “luckiest” lottery stores before you decide where to buy your ticket. [RELATED: Can you increase your odds of winning a scratch off lottery jackpot?] Once you purchase your tickets, be sure to tune in to News 6 at 11 to see both drawings take place. What would you do if you won millions of dollars in the lottery?
More than $500M in lottery winnings are up for the taking — 3 ways experts say you should handle your earnings
Well, some financial experts have some pretty clear directions to give when it comes to that. Here are five things experts at Forbes say you should do after winning the lottery. All of these tips will help, but you have to play the lottery to win the lottery. On Friday, the Mega Millions numbers will be picked at 11 p.m., for a jackpot of $264 million. You win the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing,” the website says.