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In Case You Are Just Waking Up: Mega Millions Jackpot of $640 Million Will Be Shared by Three Ticket Holders, in Illinois, Kansas, and Maryland

The results are in. Three tickets (so far) have matched the Mega Millions numbers drawn on Mar. 30, and those tickets were sold in Maryland, Illinois and Kansas. This is not to say that more winning tickets might not exist in other states. As of this writing, some states have not yet reported on their […]

Let the Fantasies Begin: Mar. 30 Mega Millions Draw Worth $540 Million

When you buy a lottery ticket, let’s face it, you’re buying a dream. You’re buying the fantasy of…what if? Particularly if you play one of the big money games. So… what would you do if you won the Mar. 30, Mega Millions game worth more than half a billion dollars? You could buy a small […]

Er … Make That a $500,000,000 (or, Half a Billion) Mega Millions Jackpot Up for Grabs

Ok…a few days ago, the Mega Millions jackpot was set at $476 million. Now, officials have upped the jackpot (as if people needed more motivation) to an astounding $500 million. Either way, the top prize will be the biggest Mega Millions jackpot in the multi-state lottery’s history and also the biggest lottery in U.S. history. […]

$476 Million in Play This March 30 in U.S.A.’s Mega Millions Game (That’s Right, Nearly Half-a-BILLION Dollars)

Amazing. Just amazing. We (who play the lottery) are living an historic moment: the biggest jackpot in the game’s history … in the U.S.A. at least…will be $476 million (or higher) up for grabs Friday, March 30, 11 p.m. E.S.T. The winning numbers for the $356 million (not too shabby), which was the third-largest prize […]

UK Bus Drivers Speed Away with Euro Millions Jackpot Worth £38 Million

The EuroMillions jackpot on March 16 was won by a pool of 12 bus drivers from Corby in Northamptonshire, UK. The syndicate is led by Chris Smith and has been buying tickets as a collective for three years. Because the group only plays the EuroMillions game on Fridays and each member pays for just one […]

Wow! Mega Millions Jackpot of $363,000,000 is in the Stratosphere

Spurred by a mega-exciting jackpot, Mega Millions sales have outpaced the forecast of Mega Millions officials. So those officials have increased the estimated jackpot for the Tuesday, March 27, drawing from $356 million to $363 million. The estimated jackpot is based on sales up to the time of the drawing.  So the adjusted jackpot is […]

Driven to Win, New York Trucker Hits $1 Million Prize

Fifty-one-year-old Daniel Hughes of Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County, New York, takes great pride in his expertise behind the wheel of his 18-wheeler. So, to say the veteran tri-state hauler was shocked at the ticket he picked up during a recent delivery to the Albayn/Capital Region “would be an understatement,” according to Hughes’ wife of 26 […]

Here’s One Way to Help Pay For Your Kids’ College Tuition: Win $10,000

A couple of days after the March 3 Powerball drawing, Michael Appel of Hutchinson, Kansas, stopped by a convenience store to check his tickets. The first ticket he scanned on the store’s Check-A-Ticket machine read, “Not a winner.”  The second ticket he scanned read, “Sign back of ticket.  Redeem at Lottery.” A bit confused by […]

Talk About Being at the Right Place, at the Right Time … Player Takes a Scratch Card Another Player Passes On… Wins $1 Million

  Frank Costa, 65, of Latham, New York, routinely stops at a store in his home town  to visit with the owner and play his favorite scratch-off tickets. During one of those visits he noticed a customer pass up a Black Pearlsticket and decided to purchase it himself. The decision paid off handsomely when he […]

Laid off Worker in Washington State Wins $250,000

A 36-year-old Kennewick, Washington, resident started March on a high note after winning $250,000 playing Mega Millions. The prize couldn’t have come at a better time. Like many Washingtonians, Paul Clements has felt the weight of the economic downturn on his shoulders. “I was let go from Hanford in September when that big round of […]

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