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   DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Two winning tickets will split the estimated $400 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot.
   Lottery officials said early Wednesday a ticket purchased in Maryland and another in Florida match all six numbers drawn in Tuesday night's drawing.
   The winning numbers are: 11, 19, 24, 33 and 51 with a Mega Ball of 7.
   Information about the winners and the specific locations where the lucky tickets were purchased wasn't immediately available.
   The jackpot is the sixth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history, with a lump-sum option of $224 million.
   Mega Millions changed its rules in October to help increase jackpots by lowering the odds of winning the top prize.
   Mega Millions is played in 43 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An estimated $400 million is up for grabs in the latest Mega Millions jackpot.
 
Tuesday night's potential jackpot would be the sixth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.
 
If a single player matches all six numbers, the winner would have the option of taking a $224 million lump-sum prize.
 
Mega Millions changed its rules in October to help increase jackpots by lowering the odds of winning the top prize.
 
If no one hits on all six numbers, the jackpot rolls over to Friday's drawing and a grand prize that would start marching toward $500 million.
 
Mega Millions is played in 43 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
 
Published in Local News
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 02:34

Two winning Mega Millions tickets sold

 

   There are just two winning tickets in Tuesday night's $636 million Mega Millions jackpot drawing and neither of them was sold in the St. Louis area.  The winning tickets were purchased in San Jose, California and in Georgia.     
   The winning numbers for December 17 drawing are:  8-14-17-20-39 with a MegaBall of 7.
   There appear to be no new millionaires locally.  Lottery officials report 11 tickets sold in Missouri matched four white balls and the Megaball.  Two of those players had added the Megaplier, so those tickets are worth $20,000.  
   The jackpot resets to 15-million dollars for the Friday night drawing.
 
 
Published in Local News

The Mega Millions jackpot has jumped to $636 million dollars.

 

The cash option for the jackpot is around $341 million. The near record-setting jackpot was helped in large part due to a change in the way Mega Millions is played.  

 

Players now choose five numbers from 1-75 and one number from 1-15. That change raised the odds from 1 in 176 million to the current odds of 1 in 259 million.

 

Those long odds are not slowing down ticket sales. Officials say it is still possible that tonight's jackpot could be raised again.

Published in Local News
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 03:07

Powerball nears another record jackpot

   The Powerball jackpot for tonight's drawing is again in record territory.  Missouri Lottery officials have announced the top prize has increased to $360 million, the third-largest jackpot in the game's history.  The cash option is now worth an estimated $229.2 million before taxes.  Players have until 8:59 p.m. CDT to purchase tickets.  

   Lottery officials say it's okay to dream, as long as players are responsible.  They say even with a big prize like this one, it only takes one $2 ticket to win.   

   The Mega Millions jackpot for tonight’s drawing is also high -- an estimated $170 million.  It costs just $1 for a chance at that prize. 

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A mother-daughter lottery playing duo win big in Missouri's Mega Millions drawing. 44-year-old Tina Wrzesinski of Overland and her 62-year-old mother Odessa Chanley of East Prairie have claimed a $250,000 prize.

The women say they play Mega Millions, Powerball and Lotto every week, and this time, it was Mega Millions that finally paid off for the licensed practical nurse and retired convenience store manager.  The two plan to pay off their bills and mortgage. 

 
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