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.
A winning Mega Millions ticket worth $99 million remains unclaimed more than a month after the drawing.
A Mega Millions ticket sold in Farmville has matched all six numbers in the latest drawing and will split the estimated $190 million jackpot with the holder of another winning ticket bought in New Jersey.