The Virginia Lottery said Monday it earned a record $538.6 million in the most recent fiscal year on the strength of sales of instant scratch-off tickets, a new branding effort and a huge Mega Millions jackpot drawing in December.
Maryland Lottery officials say the second winner of a $414 million Mega Millions jackpot has come forward.
A central Florida man and woman have come forward to claim their half of a Mega Millions jackpot of $414 million, but a second winning ticket purchased in Maryland still has not been claimed.
A woman whose family owns a market and deli in Herndon, Va., unknowingly sold herself a Mega Millions ticket worth $3 million and, as a result, won a $10,000 bonus for the store.
If you purchased a Mega Millions lottery ticket in Maryland, check your numbers — you may be splitting a $414 million jackpot.
The Virginia Lottery says a Mega Millions ticket worth $3 million was sold in Herndon.
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.
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.
The Mega Millions jackpot soared to an estimated $636 million on Tuesday, making it the second largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.
What drives people to play the lottery, and what makes them think their $1 investment— among the many, many millions — will bring staggering wealth?