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Alabama Lottery Plan Failed by a Single Vote

It's one of 5 states that doesn't partake in such activity

(Newser) - Just five states don't take part in statewide or multistate lottery games like Powerball or Mega Millions, though some were hoping that one of those states, Alabama, might be joining the other 45 states that do take part soon. Those hopes have faded, however, after a move to put...

Woman Wins $1M Lottery Prize Twice in 10 Weeks

Christine Wilson used some of the money to buy an SUV, says she'll save the rest

(Newser) - A Massachusetts woman won a $1 million Massachusetts State Lottery prize—then, 10 weeks later, won the same amount again. Christine Wilson won both jackpots by playing scratch-off tickets she'd purchased at two different stores, People reports. Both times, she opted for the $650,000 (pre-tax) cash payout option,...

Someone Has Finally Won That Huge Powerball Jackpot
Winner of
$1.3B Jackpot
Comes Forward

Winner of $1.3B Jackpot Comes Forward

But officials say it will take weeks to verify Oregon win

(Newser) - A person with a ticket matching all six Powerball numbers in Saturday's $1.3 billion jackpot came forward Monday to claim the prize from last weekend's drawing, but the winner won't be announced for at least a couple more weeks until their ticket is verified and arrangements...

Someone Has Won $1.12B Mega Millions Jackpot
Powerball at Nearly $1B

Powerball at Nearly $1B

After the latest drawing with no winner

(Newser) - The Powerball jackpot increased to an estimated $935 million after no one matched the six numbers drawn Wednesday night, the AP reports. The numbers selected were: 37, 46, 57, 60, 66, and the Powerball 8. The drawing came a day after a player in New Jersey won a massive Mega...

Mega Millions, Powerball Jackpots Are Massive

They're sitting at a combined $1.9B ahead of drawings

(Newser) - No one won the Mega Millions or Powerball jackpots in the most recent drawings for the two lotteries, and the combined total is now at nearly $2 billion. The Mega Millions jackpot rose to $1.1 billion and the Powerball to $800 million, NBC News reports. If someone matches all...

Mega Millions' Kitty Is Now at Least $875M

There was no big winner in Friday night's drawing, raising the jackpot for Tuesday's

(Newser) - The bad news: No one picked all the winning numbers in Friday night's $815 million Mega Millions drawing. The good news: We now all have a shot at a jackpot worth an estimated $875 million, with the next drawing set for Tuesday, reports CBS News . A Mega Millions release...

Man Sues DC Lottery After Not Winning $340M Jackpot

John Cheeks says lottery website posted wrong numbers as the winners, but he still wants his cash

(Newser) - When John Cheeks checked his Powerball numbers the day after the Jan. 7, 2023, drawing, he saw them listed as the winning combination on the DC Lottery's website, with a $340 million jackpot at stake. "I got a little excited, but I didn't shout, I didn't...

Man Running for Congress Just Hit the Jackpot

Republican Josh McConkey will fund campaign in North Carolina with his half of $1.5M winnings

(Newser) - A North Carolina physician hit it big in the lottery earlier this month, and that money came just in time for him to fund his run for Congress. WNCN reports that Dr. Josh McConkey, who's also a colonel in the Air Force Reserve, matched all five balls in the...

Somebody Just Had a Pretty Rich New Year's Day

Michigan Powerball player cleans up $842M jackpot

(Newser) - Someone in Michigan won a massive Powerball jackpot on the first day of 2024, the first time it has been won on New Year's Day since the game's start in 1992. The winning numbers drawn were: 12, 21, 42, 44, 49, and the red Powerball of 1. Final...

Lucky Number In World's Richest Lottery Is 88008

Spain's 'El Gordo' Christmas lottery is handing out $2.87B in prizes this year

(Newser) - Lucky holders of 20-euro tickets with the number 88008 will be celebrating Friday. They have each won $441,000, or some $358,000 after tax, in the top prize of Spain's huge Christmas lottery. People across the country tuned into the television, radio, and internet from early morning as...

For 2 Years in a Row, Man Has Won $10M at Same Store

Clerk at Brooklyn store says Wayne Murray is still buying scratch-off tickets

(Newser) - After Brooklyn man Wayne Murray won the $10 million jackpot in a scratch-off game last year, he didn't change his routine or move out of his East Flatbush neighborhood—and he doubled his money with another scratch-off ticket from the same store. The New York Lottery says Murray, who...

$1.73B Powerball Jackpot Won by California Player

That'll be $1.73B, or $756.6M for the cash option

(Newser) - A player in California won a $1.73 billion Powerball jackpot Wednesday night, ending a long stretch without a winner of the top prize. The winning numbers were: 22, 24, 40, 52, 64, and the Powerball 10. The winning ticket was sold at Midway Market & Liquor in Frazier Park,...

Powerball Jackpot Hits $1.55B
Powerball Jackpot Now
2nd-Largest in History

Powerball Jackpot Now 2nd-Largest in History

It hits $1.73B after rolling over for 35 drawings

(Newser) - And just like that, the Powerball jackpot went from the 4th-largest lottery jackpot ever to the 2nd-largest, the New York Times reports. With no winner Monday night, the pot grew to $1.73 billion ahead of the next drawing Wednesday night. If a hypothetical winner were to opt for the...

Lottery Jackpots Sound Huge These Days. They Aren't

Blame the Federal Reserve

(Newser) - A billion dollars isn't what it used to be, assuming that billion dollars comes in the form of a lotto jackpot. With the Powerball prize now climbing above that mark—Wednesday's jackpot is an estimated $1.2 billion—the Wall Street Journal takes a look at the dwindling...

Powerball Hits $1.2B
Powerball Jackpot Hits $1.2B

Powerball Jackpot Hits $1.2B

Next drawing is Wednesday night

(Newser) - The Powerball jackpot climbed to an estimated $1.2 billion after no players hit it big Monday night, the AP reports. The winning numbers announced were: 12, 26, 27, 43, 47 and the Powerball 5. The jackpot for the next drawing Wednesday night will be among the largest lottery prizes...

She Wanted Anonymity After Powerball Win, Didn't Get It

Cristy Davis advocates for winners being able to stay anonymous after scammers exploited her

(Newser) - No one matched all the requisite numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing, which has sent the jackpot for Saturday night's picks to $725 million . Winning such a huge lottery is a moment most of us have daydreamed about, but Cristy Davis actually lived that dream, after claiming a $70...

$52M Lottery Prize Officially Declared Unclaimed

Thousands of people claimed they had lost winning ticket sold in Toronto

(Newser) - Somebody in Canada had the best of luck, followed by the worst of luck. They bought a lottery ticket with the winning numbers for a jackpot of $70 million Canadian dollars—around $52 million US—and then apparently either lost the ticket or forgot about it until it was too...

Mega Millions Has Its Newest Billionaire

Winning ticket for $1.58B Mega Millions jackpot was purchased at a Publix in Neptune Beach

(Newser) - Someone in Florida won a $1.58 billion Mega Millions jackpot Tuesday night, ending a stretch of lottery futility that had lasted for nearly four months. A Publix grocery store in Neptune Beach sold the winning ticket, according to the Florida Lottery. The winning numbers drawn were: 13, 19, 20,...

Tuesday Could Be Huge for Mega Millions

Jackpot jumps to estimated $1.55B, which could end up being largest Mega Millions prize ever

(Newser) - Since mid-April, the Mega Millions kitty has been slowly inching up, with no tickets sold that claimed all of the winning numbers. That includes Friday night's drawing, the 31st since that April drawing, which similarly came up short. Now, the amount waiting to be transferred to someone's bank...

After 30th Drawing With No Winner, Mega Millions Hits $1.25B
Mega Millions
Jackpot Hits $1.25B

Mega Millions Jackpot Hits $1.25B

After the 30th drawing without a winner

(Newser) - The Mega Millions jackpot increased to an estimated $1.25 billion after no one beat the odds Tuesday night and won the massive lottery prize, the AP reports. The winning numbers drawn were: 8, 24, 30, 45 ,61, and the yellow ball: 12. No one has won the Mega Millions...

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