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$530 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot increases on rollover
By Todd Northrop Lottery players across the United States will be lining up at lottery retailers for their chance to win Friday's massive $530 million Mega Millions jackpot, after nobody won Tuesday's $475 million grand prize. The cash value stands at a staggering $343.9 million. Friday's $530 million Mega Millions jackpot is the 7th-largest in the game's history, and the 15th-largest United States lottery jackpot of all time (see full list below). It's also the biggest since a $1.537 b
Jun 5, 2019, 6:58 am - Todd - Lottery News

Massachusetts Lottery shakes up Megabucks game
New ticket price, number matrix, odds, and prize amounts By Kate Northrop The Massachusetts Lottery is giving its in-state draw game Megabucks an entire makeover, with changes coming to odds, prizes, and ticket prices. Massachusetts lottery players can expect to see an overhaul of the local Megabucks draw game tomorrow, which will completely alter the odds, prizes, and price point of a ticket. On Monday, the Massachusetts Lottery announced that the Megabucks game is being redesig
Nov 11, 2023, 6:43 pm - Todd - Lottery News

Lotto America to switch to computerized drawings
Digital draw system to replace numbered balls, new draw schedule By Kate Northrop The Powerball Group announced yesterday that the multi-state Lotto America game will move to digital drawings, starting next week. Starting next week, Lotto America will no longer employ mechanical ball drawing machines, rather it will operate on a digital draw system to determine lottery results. Lotto America, operated by the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) and sold by 13 U.S. lotteries, wi
Apr 12, 2023, 6:17 am - Todd - Lottery News

Cash Pop lottery game starting in South Carolina this month
South Carolina one of the latest states to adopt the fast-growing draw game By Kate Northrop Cash Pop is coming to yet another state after the South Carolina Lottery announced that it will be adding the game to its lineup this month. Starting Jan. 17, 2022, South Carolina Lottery players will have their own chance to try the new Cash Pop draw game that is quickly spreading across state lines. Last month, the Florida Lottery announced that it would be releasing its own Cash Pop
Jan 7, 2022, 10:30 am - Todd - Lottery News

Tennessee Lottery joins multi-state Cash4Life game Sunday
By Todd Northrop Starting Sunday, Nov. 1, lottery players in Tennessee can participate in a growing multi-state game offering a top prize of $1000 per day for the rest of your life. Cash4Life was started in 2014 as a two-state game, played in New Jersey and New York, and has been slowly expanding into other states. Tennessee will be the fifth state to participate. Playing Cash4Life is just like playing other typical lotto games: players select 5 numbers from a field of 1 to 60, and 1 Ca
Oct 30, 2015, 10:28 am - Todd - Lottery News

Louisiana Lottery adds Mega Millions
Mega Millions on sale in Louisiana starting Nov. 16 Jackpot lovers will have more reasons to smile on Nov. 16 when the Louisiana Lottery begins sales for the multi-state game Mega Millions, with drawings on Tuesdays and Fridays. The Louisiana Lottery currently offers the multi-state jackpot game Powerball with drawings on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Featuring a starting jackpot of $12 million, unique draw nights and only $1 per play, Mega Millions brings our players more jackpot game cho
Oct 21, 2011, 2:33 pm - Todd - Lottery News

Multi-state Lucky for Life lottery game starting daily drawings in July
By Kate Northrop This morning, the state lotteries participating in the multi-state Lucky for Life lottery game announced that players will get daily opportunities to win $1,000 a day for life starting this summer. The game, which currently holds drawings twice a week on Monday and Thursday evenings, will move to a daily format starting Jul. 19, 2021. The decision by the game group to add drawings increases the opportunities for players to win $1,000 a day for life and reinforces the o
Apr 26, 2021, 1:04 pm - Todd - Lottery News

Maryland Lottery launches new Fast Play instant games
Includes video report Starting Monday, Maryland Lottery players will be able to play a new category of instant game that doesn't require any scratching. Fast Play games are instant tickets that you don't have to scratch. They are printed by Lottery terminals and self-service vending machines, just like draw game tickets. But you find out instantly if you've won no scratching and no drawings. Five different Fast Play games will go on sale at all Maryland Lottery retailers on Feb. 10.
Feb 9, 2020, 9:47 am - Todd - Lottery News

Powerball lottery to have larger jackpot, but harder to win
The Powerball lottery game will be going through some changes beginning in January, including having a larger starting jackpot that is more difficult to win. Starting on Jan. 4, Florida will join the 30 United States lotteries that now offer Powerball, adding a population of 18.8 million to those who have the chance to play the game. The starting jackpot will jump from $15 million to $20 million, the world's largest starting jackpot for a lotto-style game. In addition, the average jackpot
Dec 29, 2008, 11:21 am - Todd - Lottery News

Powerball to increase to three drawings a week
By Kate Northrop This morning, lottery officials announced that the multi-state Powerball lottery game will increase the number of nightly drawings from two to three times a week starting August 2021. Players will have another shot at that big jackpot prize now that a new Monday drawing is added to the weekly draw schedule. In addition to the drawings held on Wednesday and Saturday nights at 10:59 EST, Powerball will conduct a drawing on Monday nights at the same time. Our players r
May 3, 2021, 2:32 pm - Todd - Lottery News