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  • $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot still unclaimed

    12/27/2018 4:17:55 PM PST · by NRx · 66 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12-27-2018 | Yoni Blumberg
    In late October, Mega Millions announced that someone had won its $1.5 billion jackpot. But two months have passed and still, no one has come forward to claim the enormous prize, Josh Whiteside, director of marketing at the South Carolina Education Lottery, tells CNBC Make It. "Everyone's talking about it," said Jee Patel, the manager of the KC Mart in Simpsonville, South Carolina, where the winning ticket was purchased. "It's a mystery." The winner, who beat the odds of 1 in 302 million, gets 180 days, or until April 21, to collect before the ticket expires. If the prize goes...
  • Record Mega Millions Jackpot Won in South Carolina

    10/24/2018 4:16:47 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 49 replies
    Mega Millions ^ | 10-24-18
    The Mega Millions jackpot was finally won on Tuesday night, and a single lucky ticket holder in South Carolina can claim a tremendous lottery jackpot – $1.537 billion ($878 million cash). The winning numbers for October 23 are the white balls the white balls 5, 28, 62, 65 and 70, plus the gold Mega Ball 5.......
  • $1.6B-Mega Millions ticket sold in South Carolina, largest win ever.

    10/24/2018 3:09:53 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-24-2018 | Stephen Sorace
    A winner has been announced for the $1.6 billion Mega Millions lottery, the largest jackpot in the history of the game. Lottery officials said the winning ticket was sold in South Carolina. The winning numbers are 5, 28, 62, 65 and 70, with a Mega Ball number 5, according to the official Mega Millions website. The chance of matching all six numbers and winning the top prize is 1 in 302.5 million.
  • Mega Millions. winning numbers

    10/23/2018 10:55:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct. 23, 2018 | Alex Horton
    Lottery officials on Tuesday drew the Mega Millions numbers in the historic jackpot of $1.6 billion — the biggest lottery in U.S. history. The numbers were: 5-28-62-65-70, with a Mega Ball number of 5. Officials have yet to say if there were any winners.
  • Congratulations! Mega Millions 1.6 Billion Dollar winner (SOUTH CAROLINA)

    10/23/2018 10:45:57 PM PDT · by snarkytart · 43 replies
    Fox Carolina ^ | 10/24/2018 | Savannah Sondov
    FOX Carolina)- The South Carolina Education Lottery website is reporting a winning MegaMillions ticket in the state. According to their website, one MegaMillions jackpot-winning ticket was purchased in South Carolina for the drawing on Oct. 23. The jackpot is up to an estimated $1.6 billion. The winning numbers are: 05-28-62-65-70, Mega Ball: 5, Megaplier: 3. We have reached out to SC Education Lottery officials for confirmation of the jackpot winner. Mega Millions tickets are sold in 44 states across the U.S. This is a developing story. Stay with FOX Carolina for the latest.
  • Here’s what to do if you win the $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot

    10/23/2018 3:53:15 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 98 replies
    MSN 'News' ^ | October 23, 2018 | Jordi Lippe-McGraw
    *SNIP* While these big paydays have spawned numerous rags-to-riches stories over the years, they have also spelled disaster for some. Not only do most winners have to deal with people coming out of the woodwork looking for a handout, but there's also bankruptcy, murder, robbery, drug abuse and legal troubles in many cases. In fact, according to the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, nearly one-third of all lottery winners go bankrupt. *SNIP* If you're lucky enough to score the winning combo, you could be taking home an estimated lump-sum payout of $904.4 million. While these big paydays have spawned...
  • Mega Millions director says this is the first thing the winner should do

    10/23/2018 11:49:00 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 218 replies ^ | October 22, 2018 | Lia Eustachewich
    The head of the Mega Millions on Monday revealed the very first thing the potential winner of the game’s historic $1.6 billion jackpot should do: Sign the ticket and keep a low profile. The simple yet sage advice came from Gordon Medenica, the game’s lead director and director of the Maryland lottery. “Sign the ticket! Because keep in mind that little slip of paper is a billion-dollar bill — imagine that,” he said on NBC’s “Today.” “So you want to secure it and also be calm. Don’t be running to the ‘Today’ show the next day.” Medenica also advised, “Get some good...
  • How To Invest Your $1.6 Billion Mega Millions Winnings

    10/22/2018 10:32:35 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 107 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/22/18 | Garth Friesen
    One in 300 million. The odds aren’t great, but your chances of winning the massive Mega Millions lottery are as good as the next person. The current jackpot is estimated to be more than $1.6 billion. That is 1,600 million for those who are used to seeing smaller prizes. According to the USA Mega lottery website, the lucky winner will take home approximately $687 million after taxes if he or she opts for the cash option -- life-changing wealth by any standard. It's fun just dreaming how would you spend or invest the money if you won. The opportunities would...
  • Mega Millions Up to $1.6 BILLION! Next drawing Tuesday.

    10/20/2018 3:13:40 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 107 replies
    Mega NMillions ^ | 10-20-18
    The biggest ever!
  • Mega Millions jackpot is now $970 million inching closer to $1 billion [cash= $513M]

    10/18/2018 2:24:53 PM PDT · by NRx · 96 replies
    NBC ^ | 10-18-2018 | AP
    <p>DES MOINES, Iowa — The Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to $970 million, inching ever-closer to the $1 billion mark.</p> <p>Officials raised the estimated jackpot Thursday for the second time due to strong sales ahead of Friday night's drawing.</p> <p>The prize is the second-largest jackpot in U.S. history, behind only a $1.6 billion Powerball prize won in 2016.</p>
  • Mega Millions jumps to $868 million, second-largest jackpot in US history [$494 M cash]

    10/17/2018 8:37:47 AM PDT · by NRx · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-17-2018 | Amy Lieu
    No winning lottery tickets were sold for Tuesday's draw, Mega Millions officials said. The numbers for Tuesday night's estimated $667 million grand prize were 3, 45, 49, 61, 69 and Mega Ball 9. In 2016, there was a $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot, according to Reuters. The last winner for the top Mega Millions prize was on July 24, when a group of California office workers won the $543 million jackpot. It costs $2 to play the game and the odds of winning aren't in your favor. The chance of matching all six numbers and taking home the grand prize is...
  • Odds of winning $1 billion Mega Millions and Powerball: 1 in 88 quadrillion

    10/16/2018 10:04:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 85 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | October 16, 2018 | By AIMEE PICCHI
    Some lucky lottery players will walk away with huge winnings as the combined Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots now approach almost $1 billion. But let's get real: Chances are, it's not going to be you. The odds of winning the combined $999 million jackpots stands at 1 in 88 quadrillion -- that's 88 thousand trillion, or the numeral 1 followed by 15 zeros, according to the Allstate Data Science Team. The previous odds, when the jackpots were smaller, stood at roughly 1 in 75 quadrillion. To be sure, lottery players will have slightly better odds of winning either one of...
  • A Lottery We Can All Get Behind

    08/30/2018 7:59:37 AM PDT · by fightu4it · 16 replies
    US Marshalls Service code | 8-30-2018 | fightu4it
    It has come to my attention that "anyone over the age of 18 who is not a party to the case" can serve a federal subpoena. Now I am certain that the US Marshalls Service is very busy nowadays and could use a hand, and some extra funding. Here is the plan: With the blessing of the Marshalls Service some well meaning Americans will offer a lottery at $20.00 a ticket, no limits, with the proceeds going to the Marshalls Service. The winner of the lottery would get to serve Hillary Clinton her subpoena. (must be 18 to enter)
  • Aunt sues nephew over $1.2M Chase the Ace winnings in Cape Breton

    08/17/2018 7:24:53 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 7 replies
    CBC News ^ | 7/27/2018 | Staff
    A woman from Guysborough, N.S., has made good on her vow to take her nephew to court to pursue her claim to all the winnings of a Chase the Ace contest in Cape Breton. Barbara Reddick paid for the ticket but asked her nephew, Tyrone MacInnis of Glace Bay, to buy it for her. She admits she asked him to put his name on the ticket for good luck, but said the two never had an agreement to split the $1.2-million jackpot. "She gave her nephew $100 to go buy some tickets. He did. He bought her tickets, he bought...
  • Powerball winner demanding anonymity will get her $559M prize

    02/16/2018 3:21:54 AM PST · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    NYPost ^ | February 16, 2018
    A woman who won a $559.7 million Powerball jackpot will get her money as a legal fight over releasing her identity plays out in court. In a court filing on Thursday, the New Hampshire Lottery Commission approved the payment to a trust the woman set up. The winning ticket will be placed in a secure location until a court decides whether it’s subject to the state’s Right to Know Law.
  • Should Lottery Winners Be Allowed To Remain Anonymous?

    02/06/2018 12:22:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/06/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Just imagine this situation for a moment. You’ve checked your lottery tickets and discovered that you’ve won almost half a billion dollars. You’ve signed the ticket and are ready to go. What in the world would stop you at this point? That’s the issue facing one anonymous woman in New Hampshire right now. She’s got the valid winning ticket but wants the ability to receive her prize anonymously and not have her name announced for all to hear. (Washington Post) The winning numbers triple-checked and the lottery ticket signed, the New Hampshire woman knew her life was about to...
  • Auditor general finds no fault with Pa. Lottery, but unusual wins remain unexplained

    02/04/2018 9:42:39 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 31 replies
    Pennsylvania Real-Time News ^ | 2/3/2018 | Daniel Simmons-Ritchie
    Pennsylvania's Auditor General says that he has full confidence in the integrity of the Pennsylvania Lottery following a review in response to a PennLive investigation in 2017 that found some Pennsylvanians have claimed lottery tickets with seemingly improbable frequency. In an interview Monday, Eugene DePasquale said he met with lottery officials and was given a thorough tour of its operations and an explanation of its security procedures. DePasquale added that the lottery told him it had investigated the most frequent claimants PennLive identified and found no wrongdoing. "I have a high degree of confidence from the beginning of the system...
  • Man Lives Under Bridge for 10 Years to Crack Lottery Code

    01/23/2018 10:50:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | Wednesday, 24 Jan 2018
    For ten years, a Chinese man has been living in solitude in hopes that he will be able figure out the formula behind winning lottery numbers. The 49-year-old man, identified as Wang Chengzhou, has made a home under a road bridge in Chongqing where he spends his time researching the mathematical formula behind the lottery's winning digits, reported local media. To make ends meet, Wang has worked part-time in jobs at the post office or as a cleaner, according to media reports. The man had worked at a construction site in Xian, Shaanxi province, but suffered a thigh fracture. After...
  • Too old for DACA, man who spent 30 years of his life in U.S. is deported (media sob story)

    01/16/2018 6:33:09 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 96 replies ^ | 1/16/18 | Niraj Warikoo
    DETROIT — His arms wrapped around his wife and two teenage children, Jorge Garcia's eyes welled up Monday as he looked into their eyes one last time near the entrance to the airport security gate. His wife, Cindy Garcia, cried out while his daughter, Soleil, 15, sobbed into Garcia's shoulder as they hugged, with two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents keeping a close eye on them. After 30 years of living in the United States, Jorge Garcia, a 39-year-old landscaper from Lincoln Park, Mich., was deported on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to Mexico, a move his supporters...
  • Ducey unveils $10.1 billion state budget

    01/16/2018 6:57:28 AM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey unveiled at $10.1 billion spending plan for next budget year built on projections of more consumer spending, Arizonans buying more lottery tickets and hiring back many of the auditors who ensure that people are paying the state what they owe, auditors the governor previously laid off. As Ducey promised earlier in the week, most of the new spending is earmarked for K-12 education. That specifically includes restoring $100 million to the special account that schools can use for things like textbooks, computers and buses. The cuts to that fund started before Ducey became governor. But...