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Source: CBS News

Mega Millions' largest jackpot ever up for grabs: $667 million

Today 02:27 GMT

The Mega Millions jackpot for Tuesday night's drawing has grown to the largest in the game's history, now at at whopping $667 million.

The largest jackpot in Mega Millions history was a $656 million prize that was shared by winners from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland in March 2012. The largest Powerball jackpot was $1.586 billion, which was shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016.

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Source: CBS News

Mega Millions winning numbers: 3, 45, 49, 61, 69, Mega Ball 9

Today 04:15 GMT

The Mega Millions jackpot for Tuesday night's drawing has grown to the largest in the game's history, a whopping $667 million.

The odds of winning a jackpot remain abysmal at 1 in 258.9 million for Mega Millions and 1 in 292.2 million for Powerball. The largest Powerball jackpot was $1.586 billion, which was shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016.

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Source: Common Domain

Democrats, Flush With Cash, Spare No Expense on Key Races

Today 13:36 GMT

The 39 Democrats in House and Senate races rated tossups by the nonpartisan Cook Political Report had a collective $89 million in available cash as of Sept. 30, compared with the Republican candidates’ $61 million, a Wall Street Journal review of Federal Election Commission reports filed Monday found.

In the tossup House races, the Republicans are often incumbents who are better known, requiring less cash to raise name recognition.

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Source: Common Domain

Tastemade Orders Up $35 Million Funding Round, Aims to Cash In on Data

Today 13:36 GMT

Tastemade, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based digital-video company that pairs bite-sized videos with audience data, has raised $35 million in its latest funding round, the company said.

Of late, Tastemade has begun pitching metrics-obsessed chief marketing officers on using audience data from the company’s more than 3 billion monthly video views to help inform their product choices, Mr. Fitzgibbon said.

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Source: The Guradian

Enormity of Yemen famine 'initially underestimated' by aid agencies

Today 02:26 GMT

The sheer magnitude of the famine facing Yemen was initially underestimated by the aid sector, leaving food security experts rushing to update projections made at the UN general assembly a fortnight ago, sources have told the Guardian.

“The crisis in Yemen is so huge and of such magnitude, we have to be frank about whether we can together deal with what is facing us,” said Lise Grande, the UN’s humanitarian coordinator for Yemen. “We are literally looking at hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions of people who may not survive.”

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Source: The Guradian

How criminals used Canada's casinos to launder millions

Tuesday 09:00 GMT

It was Eby’s first glimpse of what some in the global intelligence community had taken to calling the Vancouver model – a scheme in which some of the province’s casinos were unwittingly used to launder more than C$100m during the past decade.

These efforts have sent suspicious transactions at casinos plummeting 100-fold since 2015, according to government estimates. Still, the impacts of this cash flow – much of it linked to criminal organisations – are believed to have been felt across the province.


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