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New Hampshire wins appeal; Wire Act does not apply to lotteries

January 24, 2021, 9:16 am ET

By Kate Northrop

The New Hampshire Lottery has prevailed against the US Department of Justice when a federal court ruled Wednesday that the Wire Act does not apply to lotteries, cementing the legality of participating in the state lottery over the Internet.

In August of 2019, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) filed a notice of appeal following the decision by the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to find in favor of the New Hampshire Lottery in the long-awaited ruling on the revised opinion of the Wire Act by the DoJ. This week, the First Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the lottery and solidified the DoJ's interpretation of the law as invalid.

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One Michigan lottery ticket wins $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot

January 23, 2021, 8:04 am ET

Updated annuity and cash jackpot final tallies

By Todd Northrop

After a record run of 36 drawings without a jackpot winner, the 37th drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions game produced a single $1.05 billion winner last night when one lottery ticket sold in Michigan matched all five numbers plus the Mega Ball.

It was the third time a lottery jackpot had grown to more than $1 billion, and the second time a single ticket won $1 billion or more.

Mega Millions


January 22, 2021, 12:09 pm ET

By Todd Northrop

Lottery officials have just announced that the jackpot for tonight's Mega Millions drawing has been raised to $1 billion, marking just the third time in history that a lottery jackpot has reached that monumental level.

The Mega Millions jackpot has grown since Sep. 18 and has rolled a record 36 times, starting at $20 million.

The lump-sum cash option now stands at $739.6 million — ranking as the third-largest cash option of all time.

Mega Millions offers two jackpot payment options: the $1 billion annuity prize paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual graduated payments, or that three-quarters of a billion dollars in cash option.


$731.1 million Powerball lottery jackpot won by single ticket sold in Maryland

January 21, 2021, 8:09 am ET

One Powerball lottery ticket sold in Maryland won the sixth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history on Wednesday night.

Georgia Lottery

Oops, Georgia Lottery can't find a C8 Corvette to award man who won 'Corvette and Cash' game

January 20, 2021, 5:21 pm ET

A Georgia man who won the top prize of a C8 Corvette in a scratch-off lottery game is having trouble claiming his prized car, as the Georgia Lottery is unable to locate a car to award him.

Mega Millions

$970 MILLION: Mega lottery jackpot set for Friday

January 20, 2021, 7:53 am ET

The most commonly-heard phrase this week just might be, "Did you get Mega Millions tickets?"

Canada Lotto Max

Canadian woman wins $60 million Lotto Max jackpot with numbers her husband dreamt of 20 years ago

January 19, 2021, 11:19 am ET

After playing the same lottery numbers for 20 years that came to her husband in a dream, a 57-year-old Toronto woman is $60 million richer.


Alabama residents cross state lines in droves to play lottery as jackpots soar

January 18, 2021, 5:07 pm ET

The jackpots for multi-state games Mega Millions and Powerball are at record highs this week, and Alabama residents are doing all they can to join in on the fun while they wait endlessly for an approval of a state-run lottery of their own.


$730 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot skyrockets

January 17, 2021, 8:28 am ET

For the first time ever, both the Powerball and Mega Millions multi-state lottery jackpots are simultaneously above $700 million, creating a total of $1.58 billion in jackpot prize money combined.

Mega Millions

$850 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot to spark ticket-buying frenzy

January 16, 2021, 9:22 am ET

Lottery players across the United States will be lining up at lottery retailers for their chance to win Tuesday's massive $850 million Mega Millions jackpot, after nobody won Friday's $750 million grand prize.

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