No big Powerball winner; jackpot now up to $750 million
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.
AP Explains: Why the world’s biggest lottery jackpot wasn’t
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Call it the world's largest lottery prize that wasn't.
South Carolina adds 2nd billionaire with huge jackpot ticket
SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The number of billionaires in South Carolina may have doubled overnight — at least before taxes — after a lottery ticket sold in the state won the $1.537 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot.
The ticket, sold at the KC Mart in Simpsonville, matched all six numbers drawn Tuesday night, defying the 1 in 302.5 million odds to win the near-record prize.
SC convenience store sold $1.537 billion ticket
Numbers drawn for record $1.6B Mega Millions jackpot
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.
Lottery office pools increase odds and possibly headaches
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.
Attorney: Stay mum, sign ticket if you win jackpot
Mega Millions, Powerball prizes come down to math, long odds
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 vault someone into stratospheric wealth after the jackpots grew for months without a winner.
Mega Millions jackpot hits $1.6B, thanks to worsening odds
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — If it seems like lottery jackpots are getting larger and larger, it's because they are getting larger and larger.
Tuesday night's Mega Millions estimated grand prize has hit a staggering $1.6 billion, continuing a trend of giant jackpots. It will be the largest lottery prize in U.S. history when someone finally hits it and will join five other top 10 drawings in the last three years.
What happens if you win Mega Millions’ $1.6B jackpot?
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Despite the terrible odds — one in 302.5 million for those keeping score at home — someone will eventually match all six numbers and win the Mega Millions jackpot, which now stands at an estimated $1.6 billion. It could happen as soon as Tuesday night, when the next drawing is held.
Mega Millions players would spend $1.6B on bills, charity
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 of the focus has been on Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing and what would be the largest jackpot prize in U.S. history.
The top 10 largest US Jackpots
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.
A look at the 10 largest U.S. jackpots that have been won and the states where the winning tickets were sold:
1. $1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016 (three tickets, from California, Florida, Tennessee)
Biggest lottery jackpot ever in US up for grabs
Growing lottery jackpots to tempt players this week
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Powerball jackpot will top $620 million this week because no one won Saturday's drawing, but that may seem relatively small compared to the $1.6 billion Mega Millions drawing expected on Tuesday.
Both lottery jackpots will approach new heights this week. The Mega Millions jackpot will likely set a new record, and the Powerball jackpot will be the third largest ever for that game on Wednesday.
Mega Millions ticket sold in New Hampshire worth $1 million
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Someone who bought a Mega Millions ticket in New Hampshire came closer than most to winning the $1 billion prize, matching five of the six numbers in Friday's drawing with a ticket now worth $1 million.
Sales are brisk as Mega Millions jackpot hits $1.6 billion
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Mega Millions lottery may see a streak of jackpot rollovers end as it heads toward a record $1.6 billion drawing on Tuesday.
As more tickets sell, chances grow that at least one buyer will pick all six winning numbers. That would stop the streak of 25 rollovers, most recently on Friday night.