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$940 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot ready to make another billionaire
Cash value worth nearly a half-billion dollars By Todd Northrop Just four months after Mega Millions delivered a $1.34 billion jackpot to one ticket sold in Illinois, the multi-state lottery game came roaring back with a jackpot to be drawn Friday that could top $1 billion. When nobody won Tuesday night's $785 million grand prize, the Mega Millions jackpot grew to an estimated $940 million the largest since a July 30, 2022 $1.34 billion Mega Millions jackpot was claimed anonymously b
Jan 4, 2023, 8:09 am - Todd - Lottery News

$1.2 BILLION: Powerball jackpot grows to 4th-largest in history
Powerball ticket-buying frenzy this week By Todd Northrop This week lottery players across the United States will be pulling out all the stops to try and win Powerball, featuring one of the largest lottery jackpots in history, worth an estimated $1.2 billion. The Powerball jackpot has been building for 38 consecutive drawings since the last winner on Aug. 6. All those drawings have accumulated a massive pile of cash, ready to provide multi-generational wealth to the lucky lottery pla
Nov 1, 2022, 8:14 am - Todd - Lottery News

$730 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot skyrockets
6th-largest US jackpot ever; 4th-largest cash value ever By Todd Northrop There are going to be a lot of lottery tickets sold this week. For the first time ever, both the Powerball and Mega Millions multi-state lottery jackpots are simultaneously above $700 million, creating a total of $1.58 billion in jackpot prize money combined. It's also the first time both games concurrently offered a cash option of more then $500 million. This unique record comes after nobody won the top pri
Jan 17, 2021, 8:28 am - Todd - Lottery News

$640 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot rolls again
5th-largest cash value in US history By Todd Northrop This week lottery players across the United States will be pulling out all the stops to try and win Powerball, featuring one of the largest lottery jackpots in history, worth an estimated $640 million. If you feel like it's been a long time since Powerball last had a jackpot winner you'd be right. The 34 consecutive drawings since the last winner on Sept. 16 is the longest stretch without a jackpot winner in the game's history. Al
Jan 14, 2021, 7:54 am - Todd - Lottery News

N.D. Lottery sales remain strong after two years
North Dakota will add multi-state 2by2 game starting February 2nd It's too early to determine if lottery sales are leveling off nearly two years after the first tickets were sold, according to Chuck Keller, director of the North Dakota Lottery Division. Our sales have pretty well held steady, Keller said.Since the first tickets were sold on March 25, 2004, the North Dakota Lottery has had sales of $34.9 million.Keller said from July 1 to Dec. 26 of this year, sales were approximately $9.9 millio
Dec 29, 2005, 9:36 am - Todd - Lottery News

Mega Millions lottery jackpot highest in 18 months
$530 million jackpot features cash option of more than $300 million By Todd Northrop After 26 drawings without a jackpot winner, the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game now boasts a swelling jackpot of $530 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 $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot from the Jan. 22, 2021 drawing was won by a sing
Jul 16, 2022, 7:23 pm - Todd - Lottery News

$800 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot surges on rollover
5th-largest jackpot in US history By Todd Northrop This week Powerball is the hot ticket, featuring a massive jackpot that is approaching a billion dollars. The new high-water mark of $800 million for the current Powerball annuity jackpot estimate was achieved after no winning tickets were sold for Wednesday night's $715.3 million grand prize. It is the 5th-highest lottery jackpot in history, and the 2nd-largest Powerball jackpot ever. The lump-sum cash payout value of Satu
Oct 27, 2022, 7:13 am - Todd - Lottery News

One Illinois lottery ticket wins $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot
Updated with final jackpot amount and retailer location By Todd Northrop After a run of 29 drawings without a jackpot winner, the 30th drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions game produced a single $1.337 billion winner last night when one lottery ticket sold in Illinois matched all five numbers plus the Mega Ball. It was the fourth time a lottery jackpot had grown to more than $1 billion, and the third time a single ticket won $1 billion or more. The winner of the unimaginable
Jul 30, 2022, 8:48 am - Todd - Lottery News

Arkansas Lottery to debut new Lotto draw game
First new in-state draw game since 2012 By Kate Northrop Yesterday the Arkansas Lottery officially announced the introduction of its newest draw game, Lotto. Next week, lottery players in Arkansas will have a new in-state game to try out, one that features a starting jackpot of $250,000. It's the first addition of a new game since the Lottery brought Lucky for Life into the fold in January 2015. Before that, the Natural State Jackpot launched in August 2012. We are extremely
Sep 14, 2022, 10:40 am - Todd - Lottery News

Paul says to expect multistate lotto games by summer
Tennesseans hoping to try their luck at big multistate lottery games like Mega Millions or Powerball likely will get their wish by next summer, lottery chief Rebecca Paul said Tuesday.But before that can happen, the Tennessee lottery must first get the basics up and running -- including its own instant ticket and online gaming systems, Paul said in an interview with The Associated Press.Lottery officials have set a Feb. 10 start date for selling instant tickets -- a very, very aggressive schedu
Nov 5, 2003, 5:50 am - Todd - Lottery News