By Ashley McBride Published 3:47 pm PDT, Friday, October 19, 2018 A line forms outside 19th Avenue Liquors in San Francisco on Friday as lottery ticket buyers wait for the owner to open the store. The Mega Millions jackpot reached $1 billion on Friday, luring veteran lottery players and newcomers to area convenience stores to try their luck. less A line forms outside 19th Avenue Liquors in San Francisco on Friday as lottery ticket buyers wait for the owner to open the store. The Mega Millions jackpot reached $1 billion on Friday, luring veteran lottery ... more Photo: The Chronicle Photo: The Chronicle Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 A line forms outside 19th Avenue Liquors in San Francisco on Friday as lottery ticket buyers wait for the owner to open the store. The Mega Millions jackpot reached $1 billion … [Read more...] about SF residents dream big ahead of $1 billion Mega Millions lottery drawing
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By S. M. Chavey, mySA.com / San Antonio Express-News Published 12:09 pm CDT, Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Houston has sold more winning lottery tickets than any other city, with San Antonio coming in second, but they are not necessarily the best place to buy a winning ticket. Click through the slideshow to see which cities had the highest proportions of winning tickets per resident. Most of them have fewer than 1,000 residents. less Houston has sold more winning lottery tickets than any other city, with San Antonio coming in second, but they are not necessarily the best place to buy a winning ticket. Click through the slideshow to see ... more Photo: KENA BETANCUR, Stringer / AFP / Getty Images 20.) Cranfills GapNumber of winning tickets sold: 1 Percent of tickets sold per resident: 0.356 percent 20.) Cranfills GapNumber of winning tickets sold: 1 Percent of tickets sold per … [Read more...] about These small Texas cities had the highest number of winning lottery tickets per resident
By Kristin Lam | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: August 3, 2018 at 12:11 pm | UPDATED: August 4, 2018 at 12:13 am Along with 10 others in the office he works at in Santa Clara County, Roland Reyes pitched in $2 on a whim for the largest prize in California lotto history. They won the $543 million Mega Millions jackpot with a quick pick ticket. Ranging from age 21 to 60, the group of financial workers claimed the prize at the Hayward lottery office the day after the July 24 draw. “If I could win, anybody could win. We’re just normal people!” Reyes said in a press release. File – In this July 25, 2018 file photo, Ernie’s Liquors owner Kewal Sachdev speaks at a news conference in San Jose, Calif. The state lottery’s verified Twitter feed says the winning ticket, worth more than $500 million, was sold at Ernie’s Liquors. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) File – In this July 25, 2018 file photo, California Lottery deputy director … [Read more...] about 11 California workers in office pool win $543 million lottery jackpot, largest in state history
'Tis the season to start dreaming: The prize for the Mega Millions lottery has climbed past $500 million, making it the sixth-highest such jackpot in Mega Millions history. But don't quit your day job just yet. The odds of winning is roughly one in 259 million for Mega Millions and one in 292 million for its cousin, Powerball. And the chances of winning both, for those of you thinking really big? Roughly one in 75 quadrillion -- that's 15 zeros -- according to data scientists at Allstate. To understand how unlikely those odds are, it's worth comparing them to the probability of other unlikely events. Americans are much more likely to get struck by lightning (odds of one in 13,500) or to die in a car accident (one in 645). While the old lottery campaign "You've got to be in it to win it" holds true, the real value in buying a ticket may simply be to enjoy the dream of winning. The average American spends about $200 a year on lottery tickets, though residents of … [Read more...] about The Mega Millions jackpot: What are the odds of winning?
close Video Stirewalt Analyzes New Jersey Senate Race Stirewalt Analyzes New Jersey Senate Race **Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** On the roster: Dems doing what it takes to win - I’ll Tell You What: Wild, wild west - Newsom got what he wanted, now what? - Disappointing de León gets another crack at Feinstein - Neigh, neigh DEMS DOING WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN Tuesday was Democrats’ biggest test so far with 14 competitive House races, two competitive Senate races and two competitive gubernatorial races all on the ballot. The imperative this week, as it is every week for Democrats, is to pick the right candidates to keep Republicans on defense. Tuesday was further complicated for the Blue Team because of California’s cockamamie election laws, under which the party could have found itself “locked out” in three of the state’s seven districts where Republican-held seats … [Read more...] about Dems doing what it takes to win