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The Albany 7 Claim $319,000,000 Mega Millions Jackpot

Here is the very definition of good fortune. 1. You go to a store to buy a lottery ticket. As you are about to take it, someone from back in the line snatches it from you. So you buy the next ticket. And it is worth $319 MILLION dollars. Also…. here is the definition of […]

Nothing “Normal” About Winning $100,000, says Virginia Player

  Under normal circumstances, Angela Paige of Leesburg, Virginia would not call and wake up her best friend. But there was nothing “normal” about the circumstances of this call. She had just won $100,000 from the Virginia Lottery! Paige matched all five numbers

Snowbird Flies Away with $1,000,000 Mega Money Prize

  Kris Hiller, 50, a part-time resident of Sarasota, claimed her share of the $2 million MEGA MONEYTM jackpot from the March 15, 2011 drawing, which produced two jackpot winners. The winning numbers were 07-15-22-30 and the MEGABALL® was 3. Hiller chose the one-time, lump-sum payment option for her $1 million winnings in the amount […]

Seven Pool Workers in Albany, New York Win $319 Million; How Awesome is That?

Although their office was decimated by budget cuts in Gov. Cuomo’s recent cost cutting budget (due to the state’s horrible deficit), at least seven workers in the Homes and Community Renewal Department were blessed with some personal good news Friday night. Good news? Great news! Their office pool won a whopping $319 million Mega Millions jackpot […]

One $314 Million Winning Ticket Sold in New York; and in Chicago, $9 Million Winner Almost Loses it All

Last night’s Mega Millions draw was worth $314 million and one ticket had all six winning numbers. It wasn’t me. Was it you? Check y our tickets if you bought a New York Mega Millions ticket for the Friday game. Meanwhile, here’s a story…that’s similar to many I’ve  written about before. About a winner. Who […]

Into the Stratosphere: In the U.S., Mega Millions Jackpot Soars to $304 MIllion, But Powerball ‘Ain’t’ Too Bad Either at $101 Million

Jackpots in the USA are soaring. How cool is that. After last night’s Mega Millions drawing, the big prize has topped $300 million. That’s (counting both Mega Millions and Powerball) only the tenth time in the history of United States lotteries a lottery jackpot has topped $300 million. The lump-sum cash payout value of this coming […]

A Very, Very Rare Thing: Florida Fantasy 5 Numbers are 14,15,16,17,18

This almost never happens. Five consecutive numbers were drawn in Florida’s Fantasy 5 game. And 47 tickets had winning numbers. Each ticket matching all five numbers drawn this past Monday night was worth $4,581.74. This is the most number of Fantasy 5 winners since

Hey, All You Bingo Fanatics….. Georgia “Bingo Bingo” Instant Card Player Wins $80,000

A Macon, Georgia woman can yell “bingo” twice. Lucky her. Very lucky her. Mary Ann Busbee, 58, won $80,000 playing the Georgia Lottery game Bingo Bingo. Busbee remained calm after scratching the lucky instant ticket, but her fiancé and sister

Palm Bay, Florida Lottery Player Passes Go, Wins $3,000,000

You guessed it. Charles Singletary was playing the state’s MONOPOLY scratch game. And yes, he did pass go. And won $3 million. Singletary, 59, of Palm Bay, chose the one-time, lump-sum payment for his winnings in the amount of $2,136,655.50.

Mega Millions’ $172 Million Tops the World’s Biggest Jackpots

Mega Millions has rolled to a $172 million jackpot, making it the top prize offered anywhere in the world. Euro Millions isn’t far behind though, at 105 million euros. Below, the top 10 jackpots and dates of the next drawing. 1. $172 million, Mega Millions, Mar. 15 2. 105 euros (about $145.9 million in USD), […]

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