March 21, 2011 |
It's a good trick, making $101 million look like chump change. But Wednesday's Powerball jackpot is dwarfed by Tuesday's top prize in Mega Millions - $244 million for the annuity, or $155.7 million cash. That's the kind of territory that really gets players excited - and put records within reach. On Dec. 31, the lottery hit $242 million. Then it exploded, winding up at $380 million four days later - the second biggest U.S. jackpot ever. Although no one hit all the numbers drawn Friday night, a dozen tickets, including one sold in Philadelphia and five in New Jersey, came close, winning $250,000 each for matching the first five numbers - 14, 33, 34, 54 and 56 - but not Mega Ball of 37. The Philadelphia ticket was sold at Bi Rite Deli, 3220 Red Lion Rd. in the Northeast.
March 21, 2012 |
Mega Millions' cash jackpot could give Powerball's new record a run for the money. Tuesday, the lump sum - before taxes - in Mega Millions will be an estimated $170 million. If a single person wins, it would be the fifth biggest payout in U.S. lottery history. Last month, Powerball soared to an unprecedented payout of $210 million for the cash, as the annuity reached $336.4 million, sixth place all-time. (See list of biggest cash jackpots: http://bit.ly/z4Lgmc .)
May 26, 2010 |
A New York ticket hit the Mega Millions jackpot last night, which had an annuity value of $64 million or $41.8 million cash. The annuity jackpot reboots to $12 million for Friday's drawing - a fraction of tonight's Powerball jackpot of $190 million, or $99 million cash. A North Carolina ticket also won $1 million in last night's Mega Millions drawing, by matching the first five numbers - 5, 14, 17, 19 and 24 - while having the Megaplier multiplier option, which came up 4, quadrupling the regular $250,000 prize.
May 20, 2016 |
A Mega Millions ticket sold in Delaware County is worth $1 million after the game's most recent drawing. The lucky ticket matched all five white balls drawn Tuesday (17, 24, 27, 48 and 75) but missed the Mega Ball of 6, falling just short of the $174 million jackpot. The ticket was sold at the Marcus Hook Newsstand, located at 9 E. 10th St. in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania Lottery officials said. The newsstand gets a $5,000 bonus for selling the prize-winning ticket. The winner has one year from the drawing date to claim the prize.
October 27, 2011 |
The multistate jackpots jumped again, with no one matching all of the numbers drawn in the latest Powerball and Mega Millions drawings. Winning $1 million, though, was a Mega Millions ticket with a multiplier in New Jersey, while $250,000 was won in both Jersey and Pennsylvania. Alas, they weren't from the Philadelphia area or South Jersey. The bigger - much bigger - jackpot up for grabs is the $173 million Powerball has on the line Wednesday night. No one hit all the numbers - 3, 8, 23, 30 and 58, with a Powerball of 13 - Saturday night, but winning $200,000 each were tickets sold in New York, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, North Carolina, Florida and Texas.
May 20, 2010 |
No jackpot winners this week. No million-dollar winners either. At least not in the two major multistate lotteries. Because of a big head start, Powerball keeps growing faster than Mega Millions. Tuesday night, the top Mega Millions prize rose from $42 million to $54 million for tomorrow night's drawing. Last night, Powerball rose from $145 million to $170 million - more than doubling the other jump. If no one hits Saturday night, expect Powerball to rise to about $200 million.
September 21, 2012 |
The New Yorker who hit Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot is bound to be ecstatic. Just one ticket, bought at Ky's Coffee Shop in Midtown Manhattan, matched all the numbers: 5, 9, 22, 36 and 49, with a Mega Ball of 36. But wouldn't it be only human to also think, "Dang, why couldn't I hit when the jackpot was GIGANTIC?" It was worth $15 million, the game's lowest in nearly 2-1/2 years. In late March, the jackpot was more than a half-billion dollars richer, setting a new U.S. record with a top annuity prize of $656 million.
March 1, 2012 |
No one hit the latest major lottery jackpots, but a Delaware ticket won $1 million, and a couple of Eastern Pennsylvania tickets scored $250,000 each. Those wins happened in the Mega Millions lottery on Tuesday night, as the jackpot rose to $108 million - $79 million cash - for Friday's drawing. All three tickets, and another sold in Tennessee, matched the first five numbers - 6, 15, 29, 39 and 51 - but not the Mega Ball of 36. The Delaware player automatically won $1 million for also having bought the Megaplier.