Lotteries

A customer, who did not want to be identified, displays the $200.00 worth of Mega Millions tickets he bought at Downtown Plaza convenience store in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
October 25, 2018 - 4:28 am
SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Like the location of Jimmy Hoffa's body, the secret formula for Coca-Cola and the possibility of aliens in outer space, the identity of the winner of the second-biggest lottery in American history may remain hidden forever — because of where the person bought the ticket...
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October 24, 2018 - 10:31 pm
STRATFORD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man walking to buy a lottery ticket for this week's massive Mega Millions jackpot fell and broke his hip, but the trip to the hospital turned into his lucky break. WCAU-TV reports 87-year-old Earl Livingston was invited to join the hospital staff's lottery pool,...
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In this Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 photo, drivers on the Broken Arrow Expressway pass a sign with the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpot numbers as they drive toward downtown Tulsa, Okla., Monday, October 22, 2018. (John Clanton/Tulsa World via AP)
October 24, 2018 - 10:26 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — No one has won the big Powerball prize, so the estimated jackpot now grows to $750 million — the fourth-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. The next drawing will be Saturday. On Wednesday night, when it was at $620 million, the Powerball jackpot looked sort of puny...
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A customer, who did not want to be identified, displays the $200.00 worth of Mega Millions tickets he bought at Downtown Plaza convenience store in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
October 24, 2018 - 10:11 pm
SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Like the location of Jimmy Hoffa's body, the secret formula for Coca-Cola and whether there are aliens in outer space, the identity of the winner of the second-biggest lottery in American history may remain hidden forever — because of where the person bought the ticket...
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A customer, who did not want to be identified, displays the $200.00 worth of Mega Millions tickets he bought at Downtown Plaza convenience store in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
October 24, 2018 - 12:11 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Call it the world's largest lottery prize that wasn't. The Mega Millions jackpot that had been announced as the biggest ever at $1.6 billion ended up being the second-biggest at $1.537 billion. It's a difference that likely means little to the lucky person who bought the...
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A customer, who did not want to be identified, displays the $200.00 worth of Mega Millions tickets he bought at Downtown Plaza convenience store in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
October 24, 2018 - 8:56 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A flimsy little piece of paper that crossed the counter of a convenience store on a country road in South Carolina is now worth $1.537 billion, so lottery officials could hardly be blamed Wednesday if their excitement seemed colored by anxiety. They said a single ticket sold...
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People line up to buy lottery tickets outside of a liquor story Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Hawthorne, Calif. Lottery players will have a chance at winning an estimated $1.6 billion jackpot in Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 24, 2018 - 1:11 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The winning numbers have been drawn for the record $1.6 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot, but it isn't immediately clear if there's a winner . The numbers drawn in Tuesday night's drawing are 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 5. The estimated jackpot is the largest...
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A customer buys a Mega Millions lottery ticket at a local grocery store, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa. Lottery players will have a chance at winning an estimated $1.6 billion jackpot in Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
October 23, 2018 - 6:14 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A group of New Jersey construction workers noticed that the sixth member of their lottery pool had abruptly left work. Turns out, he had a lottery ticket worth $38.5 million and claimed he bought the winning ticket separately with his own money. With the record Mega Millions...
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Daysi Lorenzo, center, sells lottery tickets, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, at La Preferida Superdiscount store in Hialeah, Fla. Lottery players will have a chance at winning an estimated $1.6 billion jackpot in Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing and an estimated $620 million in Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
October 23, 2018 - 12:13 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For all the anticipation about whether someone will finally snag the gigantic Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots, the games come down to two things: simple math — and very long odds. But there are some quirks and surprises about the math equations that likely will soon...
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Annette Gray, left, from Valley Stream, N.Y., buys lottery tickets Friday Oct. 19, 2018, in New York. The estimated jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions drawing has soared to $1 billion. Gray said it's about "a dollar and a dream, but I spent ten today". (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
October 22, 2018 - 5:08 am
CHICAGO (AP) — With the Mega Millions lottery jackpot at a record $1.6 billion, people are snapping up tickets across the U.S. The Powerball jackpot also has climbed. It's up to an estimated $620 million for Wednesday's drawing. That would make it the fifth-largest jackpot in U.S. history. But much...
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