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Mega Millions Jackpot Smashes Through the $200 Million Mark; Euro Millions Tops 100 Million

Jackpots everywhere in the world are hitting extremely ballistic levels. The Feb. 27 Mega Millions jackpot game produced no grand prize winner, so the top prize rolls to $212 Million; similarly, the Euro Millions jackpot had no big winner, so that jackpot hits 100 million Euros (about $126.8 million, U.S.) next Friday. The winning Mega […]

Doing The Texas’ “Two-Step” Leads to $600,000 Lottery Win

Henry Cantu, of Corpus Christi, Texas, is doing the Texas’ “Two Step’ all the way to his bank after pocketing a $600,000 top prize playing a lotto game of the same name. He found out while watching a football game. Cantu’s Texas Two Step® ticket for the January 29 drawing matched all four numbers (4 […]

Jackpots Rising to the Stratosphere: Both Mega Millions and Powerball Top Prizes More than $170 Million

It’s a rare thing when both of America’s multi-state games top the $170 million mark at the SAME TIME. But that’s exactly what is happening now, as Lotto fever hits the states. Particularly with the current recession, these two concurrent runs are likely to draw record numbers of buyers. As even those people who normally […]

Four Winners in Saturday Night’s $50.3 Million Canada 6/49 Lotto Game; It’s Canada’s Second Biggest Jackpot Ever

Saturday (Feb. 21) night’s 6/49 Lotto draw carried the second biggest Canadian jackpot ever, at $50.3 million (Canadian dollars) and the game produced four winners, one in Quebec and three in Ontario. The  Ontario tickets were purchased in the Sudbury area, as well as the Halton Region west of Toronto and Durham Region east of […]

Lottery Love Leads to Two Big Valentine’s Day Prizes

Lottery love is what led an Acworth, Ga., man to TWO wins on Valentine’s Day. Talk about luck. I’ll take one big win anytime, right? But two on the same day? Here’s the story: James McAllister, 62, was taking his wife to breakfast Feb. 14, when he played the game “Millionaire Jumbo Bucks” and won […]

Indiana Lottey Player Cleans Up With $500,000 Win

Kimberly Roach of Indianapolis had tears streaming down her face. But, they were tears of joy. “I’ll probably cry for the next month,” said Roach. “This will change my life.” Roach claimed $500,000 (half a million dollars) from Hoosier Lottery Headquarters in Indianapolis with her daughter, her brother Todd and her boyfriend Rob Bowman. “The first […]

Powerball Jackpot Shoots Up to $150 Million

There was no winner in the Feb. 21 Powerball drawing, so the Feb. 25 game will carry a $150 million jackpot. That’s going along with the Mega Millions $145 million jackpot on Feb.24. Lots of money out there to be had. The winning numbers in the Feb. 21 Powerball game are 13,31,41,45,46 and the Power […]

Lottery Jackpots Rising All Over the World

There were no jackpot winners in either the Mega Millions game in the U.S. or the Euro MIllions game, played in 9 European countries. So the jackpots everywhere are rising fast. The winning numbers in the Feb. 20 Mega Millions game are 21,28,41,45,55 and the Mega ball is 24. The jackpot now rolls to $145 […]

Lottery Strategies: Some Tips on How Some People Play

Ever since my book came out (last week: “Lottery: A Guide to American Lotteries” by Rick Dandes (McAllister Publishers), I have been inundated with requests to talk about lottery strategies. So today I’m gonna take a day away from telling you inspiring stories about lottery winners and give you some basic ideas, tips as it […]

Dueling Jackpots: Powerball rises to $125 Million; Mega Millions at $120 Million

Both multi-state jackpots are rising rapidly, and in this time of economic woes, sales are brisk. There was no Powerball jackpot winner last night, and so the big prize rolls over to $125 million on Saturday night, Feb. 21. The winning numbers were 2,15,39,44,56 and the Power ball was 15. The Power Play multiplier was […]

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