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$790 MILLION: Fourth-largest lottery jackpot in history to be drawn Tuesday
Cash value worth nearly a half-billion dollars By Todd Northrop After 28 drawings without a jackpot winner, the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game now boasts a swelling jackpot of $790 million that could instantly put someone among the wealthiest people on the planet. When nobody won Friday night's grand prize, the Mega Millions jackpot grew to an estimated $790 million the largest since a $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot from a Jan. 2021 drawing was claimed anonymously by a 4
Jul 23, 2022, 8:21 am - Todd - Lottery News

$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

$720 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot soars after no winner Tuesday
12th-largest US lottery jackpot in history By Todd Northrop There are going to be a lot of lottery tickets sold this week. For only the 12th time in the history of United States lotteries, a lottery jackpot has exceeded $700 million. The new high-water mark of $720 million for the current Mega Millions jackpot was achieved after no winning tickets were sold for Tuesday night's $640 million grand prize. The lump-sum cash payout value of Friday's Mega Millions jackpot is a st
Jul 19, 2023, 12:31 am - Todd - Lottery News

$630 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot soars after no winner Tuesday
12th-largest US lottery jackpot in history; 15th-largest cash value By Todd Northrop There are going to be a lot of lottery tickets sold this week. For only the 12th time in the history of United States lotteries, a lottery jackpot has exceeded $600 million. The new high-water mark of $630 million for the current Mega Millions jackpot was achieved after no winning tickets were sold for Tuesday night's $555 million grand prize. The lump-sum cash payout value of Friday's Mega
Jul 20, 2022, 8:14 am - Todd - Lottery News

New Jersey Lottery increasing Jersey Cash 5 ticket price
Bullseye feature now included automatically on every ticket By Kate Northrop The New Jersey Lottery announced today that the price of a Jersey Cash 5 ticket will increase from $1 to $2 and that every ticket will automatically include the Bullseye add-on option. New Jersey Cash 5 tickets are getting a bump in ticket price starting next month, the Lottery revealed in a press release today. Starting July 1, 2024, ticket prices for the in-state daily progressive jackpot game will inc
Jun 27, 2024, 7:06 pm - Todd - Lottery News

One lottery ticket sold in California wins $2 billion Powerball jackpot
Lump-sum cash option worth $997.6 million By Todd Northrop Around the United States, millions of people had to wait an extra ten hours last night to find out if they won the unbelievably massive Powerball jackpot, due to one unnamed state's inability to deal with the huge amount of ticket sales data. When the drawing did finally occur Tuesday morning, it turns out that just one ticket sold in California matched all six numbers drawn and won the entire jackpot. After all sales we
Nov 8, 2022, 1:00 pm - Todd - Lottery News

Lottery ticket sold in Illinois wins $560 million Mega Millions jackpot
Winning ticket purchased online By Todd Northrop After a run of 19 drawings without a jackpot winner, the 20th drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game produced a single $560 million winner last night when one ticket sold in Illinois matched all five numbers plus the Mega Ball. The winner will now have to choose between being paid $560 million in 30 annually-increasing payments over 29 years or the lump-sum estimated cash value of $264 million. According to USA Mega
Jun 5, 2024, 9:36 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

$1.1 BILLION: Rush of Mega Millions lottery sales prompts officials to raise jackpot estimate
Now the 3rd-largest lottery jackpot in history By Todd Northrop A rush of lottery ticket sales for the $1.025 billion Mega Millions jackpot has prompted lottery officials to revise their estimate for the Friday night drawing just one day after it was announced to $1.1 billion an increase of $75 million. The increased jackpot now ranks as the 3rd-largest lottery jackpot in history, and the 2nd-largest in Mega Millions game history. The all-important lump-sum cash value is now esti
Jul 28, 2022, 12:40 pm - Todd - Lottery News

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