A Mega Millions lottery ticket purchased off Dumfries Road in Prince William County, Virginia, is worth $1 million, according to Virginia Lottery officials.
A growing number of states are moving to allow the winners of big lottery jackpots to stay anonymous as privacy concerns are increasingly trumping lottery groups’ wishes to publicize winners to boost sales and show that the games are fair.
The Daily Progress in Charlottesville reported Thursday that lottery sales totaled more than $221 million for the month. That total includes more than $117 million in sales of scratch-off tickets.
A single ticket sold in Wisconsin matched all six numbers in the Wednesday night Powerball drawing to win the third-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history. Due to strong ticket sales, the jackpot climbed to an estimated $768.4 million at the time of the drawing with a cash option of $477 million.
Nearly everyone in this small South Carolina town has a theory for the city’s billion-dollar mystery: Who won the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot announced last October? Whoever won the second largest lottery in U.S. history has until 5 p.m. on April 19 to claim the jackpot.
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A California man who tried to scam his way into hitting the jackpot has been arrested instead.
This will be the fifth time the jackpot has been drawn on the first day of a new year and has so far only been won once on that day, in 2008.
As 2018 comes to a close, there have been five Mega Millions jackpots won this year. In October, a ticket was sold in South Carolina, worth a record prize of $1.537 billion, the biggest in Mega Millions history. That ticket holder, however, has not come forward to claim the celebrated prize.
The nurses, who all work in the neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU) at Mercy Children’s Hospital St. Louis in Missouri, split their $7,200 post-taxes earnings between a nurse who recently lost her teenage son to suicide and a neonatologist whose husband is battling cancer.
Powerball officials say tickets purchased in Iowa and New York match all six numbers in Saturday night’s drawing. The jackpot is the fourth-largest in U.S. history.
No one has won the Powerball jackpot since Aug. 11, when a man from Staten Island, New York, won $245.6 million.
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They may not have won the record-breaking $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot, but some people in the D.C. area can dry their tears with a much bigger bank account.
After nobody won Saturday’s Powerball top prize, the potential jackpot has swelled to an even more monstrous amount.
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