Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Scott McFetridge Associated Press October 18, 2018 DES MOINES, Iowa — Despite the terrible odds — one in 302.5 million for those keeping score at home — someone will eventually match all six numbers and win the Mega Millions jackpot, now at $900 million. It could happen as soon as Friday night, when the next drawing is held, leaving most of us disappointed but some lucky winner beset by a host of questions.Here are some answers for someone holding that prized lottery ticket.I’VE WON. NOW WHAT? Advertisement Lottery officials recommend winners take a deep breath, put their winning ticket in a safe spot and consult with a reputable financial planner before popping over to the lottery headquarters. Their first decision is whether to take the cash option, which would now be $513 million, or an annuity, with one initial payment and annual … [Read more...] about What happens if you win the Mega Millions’ $900 million jackpot?
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No ticket matched all numbers in the Mega Millions drawing Friday night, meaning the jackpot is now $654 million (cash option $372.6 million), just short of setting a new record.While the jackpot stands at the fourth largest potential jackpot in U.S history, jackpot for the next Powerball will be $345 million for the drawing this Wednesday.Mega Millions Lottery forms are pictured at Ted's State Line Mobil in Methuen, Mass., July 24, 2018.The last time anyone won the jackpot was July 24, when a group from California claimed a $543 million prize.More than two months ago Powerball hit for the last time when New Yorker Nandlall Mangal was the sole victor of $245.6 million, lottery officials said. "With a little luck, we may still break that record by Tuesday".The drawing is scheduled to happen at 10 p.m. Tuesday. Google drops out of $10bn Pentagon cloud projectThe chance of matching all six numbers is one in 302 million.The Mega Millions record prize of $656 million goes back to March 30, … [Read more...] about Lotteries offer $1B in jackpots as Mega Millions nears record
A winning ticket to the 11th-largest USA lottery prize ever was sold at a liquor store in San Jose, California.It looks like someone has just joined the Half Billionaires Club after buying a Mega Millions ticket in California with Tuesday's winning jackpot numbers. The lucky numbers were 01-02-04-19-29. The Mega Ball number was 20 and the Megaplier, 3.It is the fifth-largest prize in the game's history, which sparked a wave of social media daydreaming about what people would do if they won. If taken in a lump sum, before taxes, a single victor would receive about $308 million.That person isn't the only one walking away with some cash though, other tickets did win smaller amounts in Tuesday night's drawing.In addition to the jackpot, there were six $1 million winners, including two in New Jersey.The odds of winning the jackpot with a $2 ticket were 1-in-302,575,350. And if you live in DE or NY, you're likely spending about $400 a year, or $33 per month (see map below).The Powerball … [Read more...] about Check your tickets: Mega Millions jackpot winning numbers are in
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Sean Smyth Globe Staff July 25, 2018 One winning ticket had all the correct numbers in Tuesday’s $522 million Mega Millions drawing, according to lottery officials.The winning numbers were 1, 2, 4, 19, 29, and a Mega Ball of 20.California Lottery officials said the winning ticket was sold at a San Jose liquor store.UPDATE: Only one #MegaMillions ticket matched all 6 numbers to win $522 MILLION!! And that ticket was sold in #SanJose at Ernie's Liquors. #CALottery— California Lottery (@calottery) July 25, 2018 Advertisement Eight tickets nationwide matched all numbers except the Mega Ball, including one in Massachusetts. Get Ground Game in your inbox: Daily updates and analysis on national politics from James Pindell. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here Those ticket holders all will receive at least $1 million. Two of … [Read more...] about Winning ticket for $522 million Mega Millions jackpot sold in California
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