Mega Millions jackpot increases to $87 million
The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing grew to $87 million Wednesday, the largest it has been in nearly three months.None of the tickets sold for Tuesday's $75 million drawing matched all five lotto numbers and the Mega Ball. The next drawing will be Friday.There were nine second-prize winners from Tuesday night's drawing, matching all five lotto numbers but not the Mega Ball number to win $175,000 each. One of those tickets was sold in Michigan.Thirty-four tickets matched ...
Sep 17, 2003, 3:13 am - Lottery News forum
Mega Millions Lottery Disappoints, Officials Say
The whole point of the Mega Millions lottery was huge jackpots, headline jackpots, crowds-mobbing-the-gas-stations jackpots.But more than a year after the multi-state Mega Millions lottery was created, the top prizes haven't been the record-breakers organizers had hoped -- leaving the 10 member states still waiting for a lottery windfall to cushion falling tax revenues.You might call it a case of bad luck. The lottery grew out of the seven-state Big Game, which set an American record for a singl ...
Sep 15, 2003, 3:59 am - Lottery News forum
Mega Millions Jackpot Hits $65 Million
The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery increased to $65 million for Friday's game after there was no big winner in Tuesday night's $55 million drawing. No tickets matched all five lotto numbers and the Mega Ball. Four tickets had all five lotto numbers but not the Mega Ball and pay $175,000. Fifteen tickets, including one sold in Ohio, matched four of the five lotto numbers, plus the Mega Ball number, and are worth $5,000. The winning numbers from Tuesday's drawing were: 14, 15, 30 ...
Sep 10, 2003, 4:16 am - Lottery News forum
State misses the jackpot with Mega Millions
Mega Millions, Washington's foray into the world of multistate lottery gambling, has been a mega-disappointment. The state, one of 10 partners in the country's largest jackpot game, had about $51 million in sales during its first year of participation, which ended last week. That's less than half the $117 million originally projected.Proceeds for education and school construction, originally predicted to be $32 million, turned out to be $13 million.Lottery officials attribute the disappointing p ...
Sep 9, 2003, 4:01 am - Lottery News forum
Friends in lottery club win $175,000
Ten women who have been pooling their money to buy lottery tickets for about eight years finally have something to show for it -- $175,000.The women, who call themselves The Millionaire's Club of Jackson, matched five numbers in the Aug. 15 drawing of Mega Millions, lottery officials announced Tuesday. The group didn't match the Gold Mega Ball number, which would have given them the $12 million jackpot. I started jumping up and down with excitement when I discovered we had really won, Della Swa ...
Aug 28, 2003, 4:28 am - Lottery News forum
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $33 million
The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing has increased to $33 million. None of the tickets sold for Tuesday's $26 million drawing matched all five lotto numbers and the Mega Ball. The next drawing will be Friday.There were three second-prize winner from Tuesday night's drawing worth $175,000. Those winning tickets were sold in Illinois, Maryland and New York.The winning numbers from Tuesday's drawing were 9, 28, 42, 44 and 49. The Mega Ball number was 47.
Aug 27, 2003, 1:38 pm - Lottery News forum
Mega Millions Jackpot Grows to $26 Million
The summer is hot and so is Mega Millions. With nine different ways to win, Mega Millions players won more than $1.8 million in Friday's drawing. A total of 241,772 tickets won prizes ranging from $2 to $175,000. Since no ticket matched all six numbers to win the estimated $21 million jackpot, that jackpot now grows to an estimated $26 million for the Tuesday, August 26, 2003 drawing.Friday's winning Mega Millions numbers were 04-19-31-32-51 and the Mega Ball number was 31.Four tickets came w ...
Aug 25, 2003, 3:45 am - Lottery News forum
Winners in waiting
Teri and Cornell Davis may be lottery millionaires, but so far their lives lack bling.There are no new clothes or shoes, no marathon shopping sprees or impromptu luxury vacations - yet.The Englewood couple virtually ended up homeless when they hurriedly moved out of their rented Palisade Avenue home - in anticipation of purchasing their own place - after hitting the jackpot in March.But five months later, Teri and Cornell Davis are still empty-handed. They hope to receive their $25.4 million lum ...
Aug 22, 2003, 3:59 am - Lottery News forum
Uniondale Woman Hits Jackpot
This is Henrietta Henderson's reaction to winning $34 million in the Mega Millions drawing: I didn't really have a reaction. The 71-year-old single mother of five from Uniondale was handed a check Tuesday morning for holding the ticket with the six winning numbers in the July 11 jackpot. Henderson stoically accepted a lump sum of $20.6 million in front of the Quick Pick Deli in Uniondale, where the winning ticket was purchased for $1.These are her plans for her share of the cash: none.The first ...
Aug 20, 2003, 3:14 am - Lottery News forum
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $21 million
The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing grew to $21 million Wednesday, with a cash option of $12 million. None of the tickets sold for Tuesday's $15 million drawing matched all five lotto numbers and the Mega Ball. The next drawing will be Friday.There were seven second-prize winners from Tuesday night's drawing, each matching the five lotto numbers but not the Mega Ball number for a payout of $175,000. Twenty-five players matched four of the five lotto numbers, plus the M ...
Aug 20, 2003, 3:09 am - Lottery News forum