A ticket with all six numbers in last night’s multi-state Mega Millions draw was sold at a liquor store in San Diego and its owner must decide whether to receive the estimated $530 million jackpot in 30 installments or its $345.2 million cash value.A ticket with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, was sold at a gasoline station in Seal Beach in Orange County and is worth $1,143,154, the California Lottery announced.There were two other tickets sold with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, one in Arizona, the other in Washington state. They are each worth $1 million, the Multi-State Lottery Association, which conducts the game,California law requires major payoffs of lottery games to be paid on a pari-mutuel basis, meaning the payoff is determined by the size of the pool instead of a fixed amount. The numbers drawn Friday were 17, 19, 27, 40, 68 and the Mega number was 2.The odds of matching all five numbers and the Mega number is 1 in 302,575,350, according to the … [Read more...] about Mega Millions ticket with all 6 numbers sold in San Diego
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The winning ticket for Friday's drawing of the Mega Millions jackpot, the seventh largest jackpot in the lottery game’s history, was bought in California, according to a press release. The winning numbers were: 17, 19, 27, 40, 68 and the Mega Ball was 2. The $530 million jackpot refers to the annuity option, paid over 29 years. A winner who chooses to take the cash option will receive $345.2 million, before taxes. Three ticket holders — in Arizona, California and Washington — won the lottery's $1 million second prize. It costs $2 to play the game and players must select five numbers from 1 to 70 and one Mega Ball from 1 to 25. The odds of matching all six numbers and winning the jackpot is 1 in 302.6 million. The next drawing will occur Tuesday, June 11 at 11 p.m. EST, and the jackpot will reset to $40 million ($26 million in cash). 10 Things That Are More Likely Than Winning the Lottery Mega Millions is one of two national lottery games. … [Read more...] about Winning Ticket for $530M Mega Millions Jackpot Bought in Calif.
A Mega Millions lottery ticket rests on a shop counter. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) Just over the Nevada state border, one lottery ticket buyer is $1 million richer. A Circle K store in Bullhead City, Arizona, sold a Mega Millions ticket that matched all five numbers — but not the Mega Ball — for the $1 million jackpot, according to Arizona Lottery public information officer John Gilliland. The numbers for Tuesday’s drawing, which would have been worth $475 million to a single winner, were 25, 37, 46, 48, 68, Mega Ball 25. Tickets sold in Connecticut, Michigan and Minnesota also hit for $1 million. Friday’s jackpot is at $530 million. The Primm Valley Lotto Store 45 miles southwest of Las Vegas is usually where locals run to get their tickets. Nevada joins Utah, Alabama, Mississippi, Alaska and Hawaii in not offering Mega Millions or Powerball. Contact Tony Garcia at [email protected] or 702-383-0307. Follow @TonyGLVNews on Twitter. … [Read more...] about Winning $1M Mega Millions ticket sold in Bullhead City
By Jason Green | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: June 4, 2019 at 5:21 pm | UPDATED: June 5, 2019 at 4:36 am The Mega Millions jackpot now stands at an estimated $530 million after no ticket matched all six numbers drawn Tuesday night, according to lottery officials. It’s the first time since last October’s record-setting run to $1.5 billion that the top prize has surpassed the half-billion dollars mark. The jackpot is the seventh largest in the game’s history. Tuesday’s winning numbers were: white balls 25, 37, 46, 48, 68 and gold Mega ball 25. While no one claimed the jackpot, there were a total of about 1.32 million winning tickets, lottery officials said. Five matched the five white balls to win the game’s second prize. One sold in Colorado is worth $2 million because it included the “Megaplier” and four others sold in Arizona, Connecticut, Michigan and Minnesota are worth $1 million. In addition, 46 … [Read more...] about Mega Millions: Jackpot soars to estimated $530 million
SPAIN's Christmas Lottery is the world's biggest, with total prizes of €2.52 billion in 2012. The top prize — known as El Gordo or "the fat one" — was €720 million that year, but it was split between hundreds of winners. Apart from that the biggest lotto jackpots have all been in the United States, dwarfing the UK record of £161million scooped by EuroMillions winners Colin and Chris Weir in 2011. In the US, the big nationwide lotteries offer two choices: an annuity, usually paid out over 30 years (the higher figure quoted), or a lower lump sum. And unlike in Britain, punters have to pay tax on their winnings. Top ten lottery jackpots: 1. $1.587 billion Powerball, January 13, 2016. Split by three ticket holders: Maureen Smith and David Kaltschmidt of Florida, Marvin and Mae Acosta of California, and John and Lisa Robinson Tennessee, with a cash value of $327.8 million each. 2. $1.537 billion Mega Millions, October 23, 2018. Won by a single ticket bought … [Read more...] about Mega Millions – single winner claims record $1.5 billion jackpot after a simple act of kindness