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.
The clock is ticking for the winner of a $250,000 Virginia lottery ticket to claim the prize. The winner has until March 11 to come forward or the prize money will go to the state Literary Fund, which is used to help fund schools.