lottery

$1.35B Mega Millions prize drawing set for Friday night

The Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Mega Millions players will have another chance to end months of losing and finally win a jackpot that has grown to $1.35 billion. Plenty of people have won smaller prizes in the…

New Mega Millions jackpot of $1.35B is game's 2nd highest

The Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Mega Millions prize has grown again to an estimated $1.35 billion after there was no winner of the lottery’s latest giant jackpot. The numbers drawn late Tuesday night were: 7, 13,…

Mega Millions swells to $1.1B after 3-month losing trend

The Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - After nearly three months of lottery losing, will someone finally break the trend and win a $1.1 billion Mega Millions jackpot? Regardless of how long it takes, the odds of winning the…

$1.1B Mega Millions prize also can be winner for retailers

The Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An estimated $1.1 billion Mega Millions jackpot drawing has people lined up at convenience stores across the country to buy tickets. Theirs are longshot hopes of winning a massive prize, but the…

Drawing nears for $685 million Mega Millions prize

(AP) - The Mega Millions jackpot increased to $685 million ahead of Friday night’s drawing, giving lottery players a chance to ring in the New Year with an even larger bonus in their bank account. There have been 21 straight…

Mega Millions jackpot grows larger

(Associated Press) A giant Mega Millions jackpot grew larger Wednesday to an estimated $640 million after another drawing without a winner. No one won the lottery game's top prize Tuesday night, making it 21 straight drawings without anyone matching all…

Powerball ticket sold in California snags record $2.04B win

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) - Someone who bought a Powerball ticket in Southern California has won a record $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot. The winning numbers drawn Tuesday morning at the Florida Lottery draw studio in Tallahassee were: white…

Powerball announces delay to record-breaking $1.9B drawing

The Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Multi-State Lottery Association says that the Powerball drawing was delayed and it’s likely that the results won’t be known until later Tuesday. The record-breaking $1.9 billion Powerball drawing scheduled for Monday…

Q&A: A look at $1.9B Powerball jackpot, how it grew so large

The Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The estimated $1.9 billion Powerball jackpot is nearly $400 million larger than the previous record jackpot and will keep growing until someone finally wins the prize. The jackpot started at $20 million…

Powerball jackpot up to $1.6 billion, new lottery record

The Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Strong sales boosted a Powerball jackpot to an estimated $1.6 billion, making it the largest lottery prize in history. A drawing will be held Saturday night for the Powerball prize, which hasn’t…

Could Powerball jackpot top $1.58 billion record?

The Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The fourth-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history could soar to the largest ever if no one wins the top prize in Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing. The jackpot climbed to $1.2 billion after…

Winning $494M lottery ticket sold in city battered by Ian

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A winning lottery ticket worth a share of a $494 million Mega Millions jackpot was purchased in a southwest Florida city hammered by Hurricane Ian late last month. Florida lottery officials on Monday said one of…

Mississippi collects more than $95M from lottery in 9 months

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Scratch-off cards and other games of chance have put more than $95 million into the Mississippi budget since July. The Mississippi Lottery Corporation says Friday that it has transferred $11.5 million from lottery proceeds into the…

Alabama House committee advances lottery bill

MONTGOMERY (AP) - An Alabama legislative committee has advanced a lottery proposal as proponents try to get the issue before voters for the first time since 1999. Thursday, the House Tourism and Economic Development Committee approved the proposed constitutional amendment…