Mega Millions lottery tickets rest on a counter at a Pilot travel center near Burlington, N.C., in 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) A winning Mega Millions lottery ticket has been sold in San Jose, California, the California Lottery said Tuesday night. In a tweet, the lottery said the winning ticket, worth $522 million, was sold at Ernie’s Liquors on South White Road. Late Tuesday, the lottery said that was the only winning ticket in the multistate game. The biggest-ever Mega Millions jackpot — $656 million — was won in March 2012. It was shared by winners in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland. The winning numbers were 1, 2, 4, 19, 29 and 20. Original estimates pegged Tuesday’s drawing would be worth $493 million, but a spike in ticket sales pushed Tuesday’s prize to the fifth highest in the history of the game and the 11th highest lottery payout in U.S. history, according to multiple reports. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302 million. The odds of being … [Read more...] about One ticket in California captures $522M Mega Millions jackpot
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People line up inside of the Primm Valley Lotto Store for Mega Millions lottery tickets in Primm on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Chase Stevens Las Vegas Review-Journal @csstevensphotoLottery jackpots are digitally displayed at the Primm Valley Lotto Store as people wait to buy the Mega Millions lottery tickets in Primm on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Chase Stevens Las Vegas Review-Journal @csstevensphotoHundreds line up outside of the Primm Valley Lotto Store as people wait to buy the Mega Millions lottery tickets in Primm on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Chase Stevens Las Vegas Review-Journal @csstevensphotoHundreds line up outside of the Primm Valley Lotto Store as people wait to buy the Mega Millions lottery tickets in Primm on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Chase Stevens Las Vegas Review-Journal @csstevensphoto DES MOINES, Iowa — The winning numbers for the $1 billion Mega Millions drawing Friday are 15, 23, 53, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 7. The Mega Millions jackpot is the second-largest lottery … [Read more...] about Numbers drawn in $1B Mega Millions jackpot: 15-23-53-65-70 Mega Ball 7
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.
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
A customer, who did not want to be identified, displays the $200.00 worth of Mega Millions tickets he bought at Downtown Plaza convenience store in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (Sue Ogrocki/AP) SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. — Like the location of Jimmy Hoffa’s body, the secret formula for Coca-Cola and the possibility of aliens in outer space, the identity of the winner of the second-biggest lottery in American history may remain hidden forever — because of where the person bought the ticket. South Carolina, where someone purchased a ticket worth $1.537 billion at a convenience store , is one of a handful of states that play Mega Millions and allow winners to be anonymous. Lottery jackpots are often synonymous with dazed winners holding an oversized check, but officials and lawmakers say anonymity can protect winners from being targeted by criminals and other unscrupulous people asking them for money. “Everything we do we try to create a winner, whether it is … [Read more...] about Mega Millions winner’s identity might never be released