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New York lottery player wins $321M Mega Millions jackpot

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Powerball jackpot tonight is $178 million

For the first time since Aug. 22, someone has won the Mega Millions jackpot.

A New York lottery player matched Tuesday's winning Mega Millions numbers of 9, 15, 24, 39 and 41 with the Mega Ball of 1 and won the $321 million jackpot. That ended a streak of 20 straight Mega Millions drawings without a jackpot winner.

Five other players — two in Texas and one each in California, New Jersey and New York — came close to hitting the jackpot themselves, matching the first five numbers, but missing the Mega Ball. As a result, all of those players won $1 million except for the California player, who won $597,933 because that state pays lottery prizes on a pari-mutuel basis.

Friday's Mega Millions jackpot returns to its starting point of $15 million. 

Tonight's Powerball jackpot is $178 million after no one matched Saturday's winning numbers of 1, 3, 13, 25 and 38 with the Powerball of 17. Saturday marked the 11th straight Powerball drawing with no grand prize winner, dating to Sept. 24. Tonight's Powerball drawing is at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

New Jersey town is extra-lucky

The New Jersey town of Clifton must be extra lucky because someone won a $1 million Mega Millions prize for the second drawing in a row there.

The latest $1 million ticket was purchased at Richfield Liquors on Clifton Avenue, state lottery officials said this morning.

Someone also bought a ticket worth $1 million for Friday's drawing about three miles away at a 7-Eleven on Main Avenue. That was one of two tickets sold for that drawing matching five numbers but not the Mega Ball — the other purchase was made in Linden.

The odds of a buying a $1 million ticket are 18,492,204 to 1, according to the Mega Millions website.

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Posted: November 5, 2014, 6:15 pm - IP Logged

congrats to the winner/s.

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    ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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    Posted: November 5, 2014, 6:24 pm - IP Logged

    Congrats to the lucky person(s) who won a big jackpot last night! Cheers

    "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

      Piaceri's avatar - sarsony1
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      Posted: November 5, 2014, 6:46 pm - IP Logged

      Yay! Single ticket!  Congrats to the ticket holder(s).  Hurray!

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      singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

        rcbbuckeye's avatar - Lottery-043.jpg
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        Posted: November 5, 2014, 7:47 pm - IP Logged

        To the whiners that say they wish MM and PB would pay several million dollar prizes instead of one big prize, there's four million dollar winners right there (should be five). In fact, people buy the tickets to these game because of the big prize.

        Now you have that stupid Millionaire Monopoly game. $5 a tic.

        Eat it up!

        CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

        A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

          maringoman's avatar - images q=tbn:ANd9GcTbRxpKQmOfcCoUqF2FyqIOAwDo7rg9G-lfJLAALPGWJWwiz19eRw
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          Posted: November 5, 2014, 7:56 pm - IP Logged

          I can hear that line in Alicia Keys song "In New York, Concrete jungle where dreams are made of" playing in my head. Good job lucky New Yorker Cheers

          That money's gone fo ever

            whiteballz's avatar - Lottery-015.jpg
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            Posted: November 5, 2014, 8:01 pm - IP Logged

            I can hear that line in Alicia Keys song "In New York, Concrete jungle where dreams are made of" playing in my head. Good job lucky New Yorker Cheers

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              Posted: November 5, 2014, 8:05 pm - IP Logged

              To the whiners that say they wish MM and PB would pay several million dollar prizes instead of one big prize, there's four million dollar winners right there (should be five). In fact, people buy the tickets to these game because of the big prize.

              Now you have that stupid Millionaire Monopoly game. $5 a tic.

              Eat it up!

              Now you have that stupid Millionaire Monopoly game. $5 a tic.

               

              Now that sounds like whining to me,  quit whining about the whiners, whiner!

              Trump 2016!

                maringoman's avatar - images q=tbn:ANd9GcTbRxpKQmOfcCoUqF2FyqIOAwDo7rg9G-lfJLAALPGWJWwiz19eRw
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                Posted: November 5, 2014, 8:08 pm - IP Logged

                Big Grin that's the song.

                That money's gone fo ever

                  sully16's avatar - sharan
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                  Posted: November 6, 2014, 7:33 am - IP Logged

                  Congrats to the lucky winner.

                  Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                  For a lead role in a cage?

                   

                                                              From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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                    Posted: November 6, 2014, 7:38 am - IP Logged

                    Congratulations to the sole winner of the jackpot!!  Congratulations to all the second place winners also!

                      noahwill's avatar - Lottery-023.jpg
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                      Posted: November 6, 2014, 7:44 am - IP Logged

                      Congratulations to that lucky winner! I wonder who we will be congratulating for the Powerball jackpot?

                        rcbbuckeye's avatar - Lottery-043.jpg
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                        Posted: November 6, 2014, 8:01 am - IP Logged

                        Now you have that stupid Millionaire Monopoly game. $5 a tic.

                         

                        Now that sounds like whining to me,  quit whining about the whiners, whiner!

                        I re-read my post and I don't see where I mentioned your name. I don't see where I mentioned anyone's name.

                        You so reply about whining about whiners.....are YOU calling yourself a whiner? Are you feeling guilty? LOL.

                        CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

                        A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)


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                          Posted: November 6, 2014, 8:45 am - IP Logged

                          I don't get it, why do you all give congrats to these winners?  They just won YOUR Mega Millions, you should be pissed! LOL

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                            Posted: November 6, 2014, 8:56 am - IP Logged

                            I don't get it, why do you all give congrats to these winners?  They just won YOUR Mega Millions, you should be pissed! LOL

                            If a person gets angry that someone else (in a different state or not) won a game that has odds of 1 in millions, that person should not be playing in the first place.

                            For that person really has no inkling of what the odds really are.

                            It's ok to dream of winning (Thrifty), but to expect to win?

                            CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

                            A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)