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$1 Million Lottery Ticket Sold in Montgomery County

A $1 million lottery ticket was sold in Montgomery County, lottery officials say.


A sign advertising the $636 Million Mega Millions lottery jackpot hangs in a convenience store window on December 17, 2013. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Winning Mega Millions Tickets Purchased in California, Georgia

The numbers for the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot were drawn Tuesday night. Now, the country waits to see if there’s a winner of the second largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.


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Mega Millions Jackpot Soars to $636 Million

The Mega Millions jackpot soared to an estimated $636 million on Tuesday, making it the second largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.


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Why People Think They Can Win The Lottery

What drives people to play the lottery, and what makes them think their $1 investment— among the many, many millions — will bring staggering wealth?


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Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs to $586 Million

The Mega Millions jackpot soared to $586 million on Monday amid a frenzy of ticket purchases, a jump that pushed the prize closer to the $656 million U.S. record set last year.


Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches Record High Of $540 Million

Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs as Nobody Wins $425M

One of the largest jackpots in U.S. lottery history climbed even higher Saturday after no ticket matched all six numbers to win the $425 million top Mega Millions prize.


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Sales Brisk for Friday’s $425M Mega Millions Game

Sales are brisk for Mega Millions tickets across the country as people dream of winning a $400 million jackpot.


The scores of losing players in last week's $425 million Powerball jackpot did more than take an extremely long shot at getting rich. Their ticket purchases also helped fund a small but increasingly important part of their states' budgets. (Credit: THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

Md. Woman Wins $1,000 a Week in Va. Lottery Game

A Maryland woman will receive $1,000 a week for the rest of her life after winning the Virginia Lottery’s Win for Life game.


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$99M Mega Millions Ticket Claimed in Virginia

The mystery behind who won a $99 million Mega Millions drawing in May is over.


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D.C. Lottery to Stop Paying Players Due to Shutdown

The D.C. Lottery’s slogan is “Lots of people win.” But until the federal shutdown is over, nobody wins.





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