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One Michigan lottery ticket wins $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot
Updated annuity and cash jackpot final tallies By Todd Northrop After a record run of 36 drawings without a jackpot winner, the 37th drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions game produced a single $1.05 billion winner last night when one lottery ticket sold in Michigan matched all five numbers plus the Mega Ball. It was the third time a lottery jackpot had grown to more than $1 billion, and the second time a single ticket won $1 billion or more. The public has been electrified the co ...
Jan 23, 2021, 8:04 am - Lottery News forum

By Todd Northrop Lottery officials have just announced that the jackpot for tonight's Mega Millions drawing has been raised to $1 billion, marking just the third time in history that a lottery jackpot has reached that monumental level. The Mega Millions jackpot has grown since Sep. 18 and has rolled a record 36 times, starting at $20 million. The lump-sum cash option now stands at $739.6 million ranking as the third-largest cash option of all time. Mega Millions offers two jackpot pa ...
Jan 22, 2021, 12:09 pm - Lottery News forum

$970 MILLION: Mega lottery jackpot set for Friday
3rd largest lottery jackpot the world has ever seen Cash value is three-quarters of a billion dollars 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 once before in the game's history. By Friday, the game is likely to sport a jackpot of greater than $1 billion. Friday's Mega Millions j ...
Jan 20, 2021, 7:53 am - Lottery News forum

Alabama residents cross state lines in droves to play lottery as jackpots soar
Possibility of state lottery remains in limbo as residents pressure lawmakers By Kate Northrop The jackpots for multi-state games Mega Millions and Powerball are at record highs this week, and Alabama residents are doing all they can to join in on the fun while they wait endlessly for an approval of a state-run lottery of their own. Alabama is one of five U.S. states that does not yet have its own state lottery. Locals are flustered with the hassle of having to drive to one of four bord ...
Jan 18, 2021, 5:07 pm - Lottery News forum

$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 - Lottery News forum

$750 MILLION: Second-largest Mega Millions jackpot in history to be drawn Friday
Cash value worth more than a half-billion dollars By Todd Northrop After 34 drawings without a jackpot winner, the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game now boasts a swelling jackpot of three-quarters of a billion dollars that could instantly put someone among the wealthiest people on the planet. When nobody won Tuesday night's grand prize, the Mega Millions jackpot grew to an estimated $750 million the largest since a $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot from an Oct. 2018 drawing was cl ...
Jan 13, 2021, 8:01 am - Lottery News forum

Mega Millions ticket-buying frenzy forces new jackpot estimate
Tonight's Mega Millions jackpot is now $625 million By Todd Northrop Across the United States, Mega Millions lottery tickets are being sold at such a rapid pace that lottery officials were forced to raise the jackpot estimate for the second time in two days. Just a day after the jackpot was raised to $615 million, the state lotteries have once again raised the official Mega Millions jackpot estimate for the Tue., Jan. 12, drawing to $625 million, with a lump-sum cash payout of $458.8 mi ...
Jan 12, 2021, 12:21 pm - Lottery News forum

Flurry of Mega Millions lottery sales prompts officials to raise jackpot estimate
By Todd Northrop A rush of lottery ticket sales for the $600 million Mega Millions jackpot has prompted lottery officials to revise their estimate for the Tuesday night drawing to $615 million. The all-important lump-sum cash value is now estimated to be a staggering $451.8 million. Tuesday's drawing will be the 34th since Mega Millions had a winner. The current jackpot run-up started on Sept. 18 as a $20 million grand prize. Lottery players seeking to check the winning numbers Tuesd ...
Jan 11, 2021, 12:45 pm - Lottery News forum

$600 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot soars after no winner Friday
8th-largest US lottery jackpot in history; 6th-largest cash value By Todd Northrop There are going to be a lot of lottery tickets sold this week. For only the 8th time in the history of United States lotteries, a lottery jackpot has reached $600 million. The new high-water mark of $600 million for the current Mega Millions jackpot was achieved after no winning tickets were sold for Friday night's $520 million grand prize. The lump-sum cash payout value of Tuesday's Mega Millions j ...
Jan 9, 2021, 8:47 am - Lottery News forum

Mega Millions lottery jackpot increased to $520 million on strong sales
By Kate Northrop Lottery officials have just announced that the jackpot for tonight's Mega Millions drawing has been raised from $510 million to $520 million, making this week's Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots just $10 million shy of a combined $1 billion. The Mega Millions jackpot has grown since Sep. 18 and has rolled 32 times, starting at $20 million. Mega Millions offers two jackpot payment options: the $520 million annuity prize paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 ...
Jan 8, 2021, 12:31 pm - Lottery News forum

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