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$1.28 BILLION: Lottery officials raise tonight's Mega Millions jackpot estimate again
Lottery ticket-buying frenzy throughout the USA By Todd Northrop Across the United States, lottery tickets are being sold at a frantic pace that the state lotteries are struggling to keep up. Most of those sales are for the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game, which features a jackpot reaching into stratospheric heights only seen twice before in world history and a lump-sum cash value worth three quarters of a billion dollars. Just a day after the jackpot was raised to $1.1 bi
Jul 29, 2022, 12:56 pm - Todd - Lottery News

VIDEO: Lead Director of Mega Millions discusses potential game changes
LOTTERY POST EXCLUSIVE By Kate Northrop Thursday, Lottery Post had the opportunity to speak with Mega Millions Lead Director Pat McDonald discuss some of the most common questions players are asking about the multi-state game. In an exclusive interview with Lottery Post, McDonald also revealed that the game group is investigating potential ways to switch up the nationwide draw game. Part of McDonald's responsibilities as Lead Director includes heading up any changes and managem
Mar 25, 2022, 5:11 pm - Todd - Lottery News

$699.8 million Powerball lottery jackpot won by single ticket sold in California
By Todd Northrop One Powerball lottery ticket sold in California won the seventh-largest lottery prize in U.S. history on Monday night. The lucky numbers for the $699.8 million jackpot were 12, 22, 54, 66, and 69, with Powerball number 15. The Power Play multiplier was 2. The top prize was adjusted upwards from the initial estimate of $685 million after all proceeds were counted Monday night. The lump sum payout for the single winning ticket is a jaw-dropping $496 million. The winnin
Oct 5, 2021, 6:21 am - Todd - Lottery News

Lottery ticket sold in New York wins $431 million Mega Millions jackpot
By Kate Northrop After a run of 29 drawings without a jackpot winner, the 30th drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game produced a single $431 million winner last night when one ticket sold in New York matched all five numbers plus the Mega Ball. The winner will now have to choose between being paid $431 million in 30 annually-increasing payments over 29 years or the lump-sum estimated cash value of $314.4 million. According to USA Mega's Mega Millions Jackpot Analysis, aft
Sep 22, 2021, 2:53 pm - Todd - Lottery News

$850 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot to spark ticket-buying frenzy
3rd-largest lottery jackpot of all time By Todd Northrop 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. The cash value stands at a staggering $628.2 million. You read that correctly: nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars in cash! Mega Millions has now gone an unprecedented 35 drawings without a jackpot winner the most
Jan 16, 2021, 9:22 am - Todd - Lottery News

Mega Millions and Powerball roll to combined $785 million jackpot
2021 begins with two massive lottery jackpots ready to be won By Kate Northrop With many people aching to finally cast aside 2020 and breathe a sigh of relief, the United States' two biggest multi-state lottery games feature jackpots worth nearly $800 million combined that will instantly change the fortunes of whomever is lucky enough to win them. No one was able to match all six numbers for either the Mega Millions or Powerball drawings this week. As both jackpots sit near the $400 mil
Dec 31, 2020, 3:19 pm - Todd - Lottery News

Mega Millions lottery jackpot rolls to $410 million
Largest Mega Millions jackpot in a year By Todd Northrop After 33 drawings without a jackpot winner, the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game now boasts a swelling jackpot of $410 million that could instantly put the winner among the wealthiest people on the planet. When nobody won Friday night's grand prize, the Mega Millions jackpot grew to its biggest amount since a $522 million Mega Millions jackpot from the June 7, 2019 drawing was won by a single ticket sold in California. That
Jun 8, 2020, 9:55 am - Todd - Lottery News

More state lotteries adding "win for life" games
More than half of US lotteries now offer a for life lotto draw game By Todd Northrop In the past year a new multi-state lottery game concept where the top prize pays out over the lifetime of the winner has swept across the United States. Just like there are two big-jackpot multi-state lottery games Powerball and Mega Millions there are also two multi-state for life games: Cash4Life and Lucky for Life. The games offer a top prize and a second prize that pay off over the lifetime of th
Jan 22, 2016, 6:45 am - Todd - Lottery News

Lucky for Life multi-state lottery game set to expand next week
Updated: Number of states the game will be expanded to By Todd Northrop New England's Lucky for Life lottery game is set to expand into an additional eight states starting next week. The multi-state game offers a grand prize of $1,000 a day for life, and has drawings every Monday and Thursday. Uniquely, the game offers a another lifetime prize for the second prize level $25,000 a year for life. Both for Life prizes are payable for the length of a winner's life. At minimum, 20 year
Jan 22, 2015, 12:15 pm - Todd - Lottery News

Florida Walmart stores to sell lottery tickets
Florida may have just hit a jackpot. Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, has agreed to end its long-standing refusal to sell lottery tickets in its U.S. stores after reaching a deal with the Florida Lottery. Starting in early October the retailer will embark on a pilot program at 27 Walmart neighborhood markets that stretch across central, southwest and South Florida. The first Walmart stores expected to begin selling lottery tickets are located in Orlando. Ticket sales will start o
Sep 27, 2011, 8:55 pm - Todd - Lottery News

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