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2 mammoth jackpots won this weekend

Mega Millions / PowerballMega Millions / Powerball: 2 mammoth jackpots won this weekend
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By Todd Northrop

Two multi-state lottery games gave up millions in their latest drawings as lucky ticketholders snagged the grand prize jackpots.

The first big winner matched all six numbers drawn for the estimated $133 million Mega Millions jackpot Friday night. The winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased at a BP gas station located at 1000 East Southline Road in Tuscola.

The winning Mega Millions numbers were: 13, 21, 28, 34, and 40, with Mega Ball number 15. The Megaplier was 3.

The cash value of the Mega Millions jackpot is an estimated $89 million.

In addition to the winner's prize, the retailer will receive a bonus of $500,000 for selling the winning ticket.

The Illinois Lottery is urging this winner to immediately sign the back of their ticket and keep it in a safe place until they can visit on the lottery's prize centers in Chicago, Des Plaines, Rockford, Springfield or Fairview Heights.

Winners in Illinois have one year from the original drawing date to claim their prize.

The second big winner matched all six numbers drawn for a $246.8 million Powerball jackpot Saturday night. The jackpot-winning ticket was sold at Publix Super Market #1363, located at 104 Town Blvd. in Atlanta.

The winning Powerball numbers were 9, 19, 51, 55, and 62, with Powerball number 14. The Power Play was 4.

The cash value of the jackpot is an estimated $165 million.

Winners in Georgia have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize and can do so at the Georgia Lottery offices. They're open from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Both lottery jackpots are now reset for this week's drawings. Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot is $15 million and Wednesday's Powerball jackpot is $40 million.

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Simpsonville
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Posted: September 19, 2016, 12:05 pm - IP Logged

$500K for selling the winning Mega Millions ticket?  Is that a typo???  Hope they get their money, given Illinois history with the lottery.

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    Posted: September 19, 2016, 1:50 pm - IP Logged

     Congratulations to the lucky winners in Illinois and Georgia. Be smart! Take your time. 

     He or She who has the gold rules. Become business like and slow down your life.

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      Posted: September 19, 2016, 4:38 pm - IP Logged

      $500K for selling the winning Mega Millions ticket?  Is that a typo???  Hope they get their money, given Illinois history with the lottery.

      That's not a typo.  I believe Illinois' policy is the retailer gets 1% of the prize, up to a max of $500,000.

       

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        Posted: September 19, 2016, 5:45 pm - IP Logged

        That is a major payout for someone just for selling the winning ticket $500,000.. notice some store owners make their store environment more lottery-friendly for players

        Creativity..

        " What's more likely to happen will happen.. "

        Million dollar operation 

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          Posted: September 19, 2016, 6:06 pm - IP Logged

          Congrats to the lucky winners!!!

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            Posted: September 19, 2016, 8:57 pm - IP Logged

            .

            I just checked my tickets from last week.
            My win:  $4 (four dollars).   Seems like a rare, but usual amount I'll ever win.

            (and a couple others win over a hundred million, each)

            • Don't chase the numbers you play.
            • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
            • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                      (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
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              Posted: September 19, 2016, 9:24 pm - IP Logged

              My numbers let me down..once again. 

              People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                Posted: September 19, 2016, 9:31 pm - IP Logged

                .

                I just checked my tickets from last week.
                My win:  $4 (four dollars).   Seems like a rare, but usual amount I'll ever win.

                (and a couple others win over a hundred million, each)

                You too my friend I got $4 in 2 different states im thinking maybe i'll get em' next time

                Creativity..

                " What's more likely to happen will happen.. "

                Million dollar operation 

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                  Posted: September 19, 2016, 9:37 pm - IP Logged

                  I got $4 too by matching the PB.  I even celebrate tiny wins like that because as someone said, even a $4 winner is a bit rare!

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                    Posted: September 20, 2016, 8:18 am - IP Logged

                    I got $4 too by matching the PB.  I even celebrate tiny wins like that because as someone said, even a $4 winner is a bit rare!

                    LOL I won $4. on PB also the odds were 1:38 that's more then the $2. I win if anything on our reg. in State Lotto.

                    I told My Son we were going to win PB Saturday, suppose I should have specified the $246.8 Million dollar amount?????

                    HAPPY HOLIDAYS, BE SAFE & GOOD LUCK Y'ALL Sad Wavey

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                      Posted: September 20, 2016, 11:43 am - IP Logged

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                      I'm just waiting for the next big jackpot

                      PA needs a big win

                      Best wishes to the winners

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                        Posted: September 20, 2016, 6:50 pm - IP Logged

                        Congrats to the winners!
                        Lucky Rascals!!

                        "know your limitations, but excede your expectations"

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                          Posted: September 20, 2016, 7:25 pm - IP Logged

                          Congrats to the winners!
                          Lucky Rascals!!

                          I Agree!, LottoAce! Banana

                          I notice it's been 3 years since last Mega Millions jackpot winning ticket was sold in Illinois!

                          Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

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                            Posted: September 20, 2016, 8:12 pm - IP Logged

                            I Agree!, LottoAce! Banana

                            I notice it's been 3 years since last Mega Millions jackpot winning ticket was sold in Illinois!

                            There were Illinois MM winners 6/2/2015 and 1/16/2015.