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?
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.
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.
Sales are brisk for Mega Millions tickets across the country as people dream of winning a $400 million jackpot.
The mystery behind who won a $99 million Mega Millions drawing in May is over.
A Maryland man has come forward to claim the $189 million Mega Millions jackpot he won last week.
Lottery officials say the $189 million Mega Millions jackpot ticket was sold in Maryland.