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Source: Washington Post

Mega Millions jackpot explodes to record $1.6 billion after no winner in latest drawing

Today 05:09 GMT

“Mega Millions has already entered historic territory, but it’s truly astounding to think that now the jackpot has reached an all-time world record,” Gordon Medenica, lead director of the Mega Millions Group and director of Maryland Lottery and Gaming, said in a statement. “It’s hard to overstate how exciting this is — but now it’s really getting fun.”

The other significant change that helped fuel the jackpot growth was the increase in the Mega Millions ticket price, which doubled to $2.. ... Here’s how Mega Millions used to work: Players picked five numbers from 1 to 75 and a Mega number from 1 to 15.

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Source: Common Domain

Mega Millions jackpot hits $1 billion — here are the winning numbers

Today 05:09 GMT

The winning numbers for Friday night’s $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot drawing were 15, 23, 53, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 7.. The drawing took place at 11 p.m. Friday, after no one won on Tuesday.

In both cases, the jackpot is won by correctly picking the numbers on all five white balls drawn (69 choices in Powerball, 70 in Mega Millions) as well as the correct number on the sixth ball (26 red choices in Powerball, 25 gold choices in Mega Millions).

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Source: Fox News

Philadelphia Eagles fan who crashed into pole scores tickets to London game: report

Today 05:09 GMT

A Philadelphia Eagles fan who snagged attention earlier this year due to a viral video was reportedly gifted four tickets to the team’s upcoming game in London.

Swoop gave him and his family the tickets to see the Eagles when they square off against the Jacksonville Jaguars across the pond in England on Oct. 28, according to the outlet. The NFL digital short feature, which reportedly captures the surprise, “focused on him and his love of the Eagles,” Brenna Webb, spokeswoman for NFL Media, told The Associated Press.

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Source: CBS News

Mega Millions winning numbers: 15, 23, 53, 65, 70; Mega Ball 7

Saturday 15:25 GMT

The Mega Millions wining numbers for the $1 billion jackpot 15, 23, 53, 65 and 70 with a Mega Ball of 7. It's the second-biggest jackpot in history.

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. In most other states, tickets may be purchased up until 15 minutes prior to the drawing –10:45 p.m. ET.

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Source: ABC News

'It's madness,' store clerk says as Mega Millions jackpot soars to record $1 billion

Saturday 21:49 GMT

The Mega Millions jackpot jumped into “uncharted territory” Friday – a grand prize of $1 billion – sparking a buying frenzy across the country and wish lists of how people would spend the cash if they won.

"It's always a thrill to have both jackpots rolling, but there's an extra spark now with Mega Millions reaching a new record," Gordon Medenica, Mega Millions lead director and Maryland's lottery and gaming director said in a statement on Tuesday. "Everyone is talking about the jackpot and running out to buy tickets for tonight's drawing."

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Source: Fox News

Mega Millions jackpot jumps to $970M ahead of Friday’s drawing

Friday 11:48 GMT

One in 302.5 million — someone with an unparalleled gift for picking numbers — or an astonishing amount of good luck— very well could match all six Mega Millions numbers on Friday, and win a jackpot that currently stands at a mind-blowing $970 million.

Officials raised the estimated jackpot Thursday for the second time because of strong sales ahead of Friday night’s drawing for what would be the second-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.

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Source: Fox News

Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $1B: Winning odds, lucky numbers and everything else to know

Saturday 18:11 GMT

As the Mega Millions jackpot drawing increased to an eye-popping $1 billion on Friday, it seems more and more Americans are deciding they "have a feeling," too, an impulse sending lotto tickets flying off shelves nationwide in advance of the next drawing.

"Information on the number of winners is posted on Wednesday and Saturday mornings after Mega Millions lottery security has verified winning ticket sales," Mega Millions states on its website.

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Source: Common Domain

Swift Justice: New Appellate Judge Courts Trouble With Traffic Cops

Saturday 17:15 GMT

Even if not, his citations might help him on the appellate court, said Stephen Gillers, a New York University law professor: “Maybe he will bring a little bit of empathy to recidivists that come to the circuit.”

Mr. Nelson has received at least 28 traffic citations over the past two decades, and was found or pleaded guilty in about two-thirds of those cases, paying more than $1,300 in fines, court records show—a far higher rate than most Idahoans and nationwide.

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Source: Global News

Swoop cancels dozens of flights to U.S., leaving passengers scrambling

Saturday 11:46 GMT

The airline’s first flights to the States were supposed to start taking off this week, but were cancelled at the last minute as Swoop awaits “one final regulatory approval required to operate to the U.S.,” Swoop spokesperson Karen McIsaac told Global News.

While all of the airline’s U.S. flights this week are cancelled, the ones scheduled after Oct. 27 are still on the calendar – and Swoop is still selling tickets for them.

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Source: Common Domain

A Journey Across the U.S., From Stadium to Stadium

Saturday 09:55 GMT

It’s a lifelong dream for many sports fans: going to a game in every Major League Baseball or National Football League stadium across the country.

“I was right about naming the bus after a prayer,” Mr. Grametbauer says, “because it took a lot of divine intervention to get from stadium to stadium.” The two friends drove, instead of flying, to save on expenses and see the country, says Mr. Grametbauer, who purchased the vehicle with the trip in mind.

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Source: Washington Post

Mega Millions tweaked the odds to create monster jackpots. It worked.

Thursday 16:23 GMT

The lottery officials who run Mega Millions tweaked the rules and odds of the game last October to make jackpots pay out less frequently, spurring their monster growth.

The jackpot chasers typically emerge when they see the Mega Millions prize tick up and up and up, and they figure, “Hell, why not?” And if you have noticed a run of eye-popping jackpots from Mega Millions and the similarly designed Powerball recently, that’s by design, too.


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