Arizona couple steps forward to claim $410 million Mega Millions jackpot
Husband and wife receive the largest payout to any Arizona Lottery player in history
By Kate Northrop
After it was announced that a lone winner from Arizona won big over a week ago, a couple from a residential area in Phoenix came forward on Thursday to claim the $410 million Mega Millions jackpot prize. It's the largest payout to any Arizona Lottery player ever and the 11th largest Mega Millions jackpot in history.
The Glendale husband and wife, 70 and 63 years-old respectively, matche ...
Jun 19, 2020, 3:54 pm - Lottery News forum
One Arizona lottery ticket wins $410 million Mega Millions jackpot
It's the first Mega Millions jackpot win for an Arizona player
By Todd Northrop
A single ticket sold in Arizona matched the winning numbers from Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing and is worth an estimated $410 million.
The lump-sum cash value of the jackpot is a staggering $316.8 million up from the estimate of $308.2 million that was established on Saturday. The winner has 180 days from the draw date to claim the prize.
We may never know who won the big prize because last year A ...
Jun 10, 2020, 9:09 am - Lottery News forum
Mega Millions lottery jackpot rolls to $410 million
Largest Mega Millions jackpot in a year
By Todd Northrop
After 33 drawings without a jackpot winner, the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game now boasts a swelling jackpot of $410 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 $522 million Mega Millions jackpot from the June 7, 2019 drawing was won by a single ticket sold in California. That ...
Jun 8, 2020, 9:55 am - Lottery News forum
Former NBA player credits homeless man's good will for $300,000 lottery prize
Basketball star says homeless man predicted his lucky win
By Kate Northrop
On May 12, Gilbert Arenas rushed out of the house to play his lucky numbers at his favorite gas station before it closed for the day. Along the way, a mix of good will, misfortune and luck brought him a Mega Millions 2nd prize of $309,694.
Arenas recounted his good fortune in an Instagram post.
Soon after leaving his home, Arenas realized his car did not have enough gas to get him to the station. He also forgo ...
May 19, 2020, 1:12 pm - Lottery News forum
SC Lottery offers refunds for some multi-draw tickets
The South Carolina Education Lottery is offering to refund the cost of some multi-draw Powerball and Mega Millions tickets purchased prior to game changes announced last week.
Going forward, the starting jackpot amounts will no longer begin at $40 million. Instead, the amounts will be announced after each jackpot is won. Increases will be based on game sales and interest rates.
Powerball players who purchased a multi-draw ticket on or before April 2 are eligible for a refund for drawings h ...
Apr 11, 2020, 12:32 pm - Lottery News forum
Mega Millions to adjust starting jackpot amount, eliminate minimum increases
The Mega Millions Consortium announced today that in response to flagging sales due to the COVID-19 response, the multi-state lottery game's starting jackpot has been lowered and the amounts of subsequent starting jackpots and jackpot increases will be determined on a drawing-by-drawing basis.
The advertised Mega Millions jackpot for tonight's drawing is a guaranteed $121 million. If the jackpot is won, it will reset to a guaranteed $20 million for the next drawing on Tuesday. If there is no ...
Apr 3, 2020, 3:33 pm - Lottery News forum
The world may never know who won a $202 million lottery jackpot
$202 million is more money that most of us can even fathom. But one lucky lottery winner from New Jersey may be able to relish all that money in secret thanks to a new law that went into effect just last month.
Last Tuesday's drawing of the Mega Millions jackpot was won by a single ticket sold at a Quick Stop Food Store in Edison, according to the New Jersey Lottery.
The ticket matched all six numbers of 4, 6, 32, 52, and 64, with Mega Ball number 6.
The $202 million jackpot has a cash ...
Feb 16, 2020, 10:37 am - Lottery News forum
Retailers preparing for launch of Mississippi Lottery
Includes video report
In less than two weeks, you'll be able to buy scratch-off lottery tickets in Mississippi. Leading up to the Nov. 25 launch date, state lottery officials and retailers are putting the finishing touches on to make sure sales go smoothly.
It's just a lot of work and a lot of heavy lifting in a short period of time, said Gerard Gibert, Vice Chairman of the Mississippi Lottery Corporation.
Speaking to a meeting of America's Future Foundation in Biloxi, Gibert said 1,60 ...
Nov 16, 2019, 2:08 pm - Lottery News forum
SC residents to start receiving lottery rebate checks, even if they didn't play
South Carolina residents will be receiving rebate checks from the state lottery, even if they have never played a single lottery game before.
The $50 checks are hitting mailboxes in the days to come, and the only qualification is paying South Carolina income taxes of $50 or greater.
So far, 400,000 checks have been disbursed with more than 800,000 more to come by Dec. 2.
What's this about?
Last fall, a Simpsonville convenience store sold the winning ticket for the $1.5 billion Mega M ...
Nov 8, 2019, 2:20 pm - Lottery News forum
Lucky Texan just claimed biggest prize ever paid to a single player in state's lottery
A lucky Texan just won the biggest prize ever awarded to a single player in the state's lottery.
A resident in Leander, a city in the Austin metro area, claimed the $227 million jackpot prize for the Mega Millions drawing in late September, according to a lottery news release. The winner is remaining anonymous.
After taxes, the winner will take home just over $157 million.
While two other jackpots in Texas have been larger, this was the biggest prize won by a single player in the state, ...
Oct 29, 2019, 8:08 am - Lottery News forum