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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.


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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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$189 Million Lottery Jackpot Ticket Sold in Maryland

Lottery officials say the $189 million Mega Millions jackpot ticket was sold in Maryland.


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5 Things to Know About the Powerball Jackpot

The latest Powerball jackpot is estimated at $400 million, and it’s considered the nation’s fifth-largest ever. Here are some things to keep in mind ahead of Wednesday night’s drawing.





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