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Mega Millions and Powerball lottery jackpots both top $300 million
Two near-equal jackpots up for grabs this weekend By Kate Northrop This weekend, lottery players will have two equally large jackpots to consider, with both multi-state games Mega Millions and Powerball surpassing the $300 million mark. In the gold corner... we have Mega Millions at $355 million for the Friday, Sept. 30 drawing at 11:00 pm EST. In the red corner... is Powerball at $322 million for the Saturday, Oct. 1 drawing at 10:59 pm EST. Joking aside, one of the questions wi
Sep 30, 2022, 5:13 pm - Lottery News

Two Illinois lottery winners in a partnership claim $1.34 billion Mega Millions jackpot
Winners split behemoth win within timeframe to claim cash prize By Kate Northrop Two winners in a partnership have come forward to claim the eye-watering $1.34 billion Mega Millions jackpot that was drawn in July 2022. One single ticket was all it took to win the record $1.34 billion Mega Millions jackpot on July 29, 2022, but two people jointly stepped forward to claim it all. Today, the Illinois Lottery announced that the prize has officially been claimed, shared by a partnersh
Sep 21, 2022, 3:58 pm - Lottery News

Major claim deadline approaching for Illinois lottery winner of $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot
They don't have as much time as it seems By Kate Northrop A crucial deadline for claiming the record-breaking $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot drawn in July is approaching for the single Illinois-based lottery winner. The lone Illinois winner of the unimaginable $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot is only weeks away from a major deadline that could have a huge impact on the amount of money they get to walk away with. For a prize of this magnitude, it's not unusual for the wi
Sep 12, 2022, 7:16 am - Lottery News

$1.5 billion Mega Millions winner explains how "Lottery Lawyer" Jason Kurland stole $83 million
Jury convicts conman on wire fraud, money laundering charges By Kate Northrop The famous and still anonymous winner of the record $1.4 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot from South Carolina emerged from her legendary silence to deliver a testimony against New York Lottery Lawyer Jason Jay Kurland that explains how he stole $83 million from her in his schemes. On July 26, the United States Department of Justice announced that a jury found Kurland, 48, guilty of defrauding his own l
Aug 16, 2022, 7:13 pm - Lottery News

Kansas store owner tracks down $1 million lottery winner who left behind ticket
Son of store owner says he has no regrets about returning the ticket By Kate Northrop A Kansas convenience store owner made a million-dollar decision to hunt down the longtime customer that had accidentally left behind a winning lottery ticket. A Kansas Lottery retailer held itself to the highest degree of integrity when the store's associates tracked down the loyal customer who had forgotten a $1 million winning lottery ticket on the counter. Kal Patel's parents own the Pit Stop
Aug 8, 2022, 8:00 pm - 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 - 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 - 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 - Lottery News

$1.025 BILLION Mega Millions jackpot is 4th largest the world has ever seen Cash value is $602.5 million By Todd Northrop The most commonly-heard phrase this week just might be, Did you get Mega Millions tickets? That's because nobody won the Mega Millions multi-state lottery drawing Tuesday night, sending the Friday jackpot to heights only seen three times before in history. The multi-state game is now sporting a jackpot of more than $1 billion, with a cash value of nearly
Jul 27, 2022, 1:59 am - Lottery News

$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 - Lottery News

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