Lottery

Mega Millions Jackpot Swells to $415M, Third Largest in Game’s History

The Mega Millions jackpot swelled again overnight, surpassing $400 million, after there were no winners in Tuesday’s drawing. The top prize now stands at a jaw-dropping $415 million, or $286 million in cash, making it the third largest jackpot in the game’s history, according to lottery officials. The numbers drawn on Tuesday for a $390 million jackpot, the game’s sixth-largest…

Lottery Winner Thinking Retirement and Second Career at Walmart

COLUMBIA, SC (PRESS RELEASE) – Thanks to a quarter-of-a-million dollar lottery win, a Piedmont woman says she can retire within a year and do what she’s always wanted—be a greeter at Walmart. “I don’t know why, but all my life I’ve wanted to work at Walmart,” she said. “I think it would be fun to try.” She’ll get that opportunity…

8 People to Claim $429.6 Million Jackpot Won in New Jersey

Eight people will claim their share of last weekend’s $429.6 million Powerball jackpot, which was won with a $6 investment, the New Jersey Lottery said Friday. The trip to claiming the jackpot began last week at a 7-Eleven in Trenton when someone bought two $2 tickets, one each for drawings held last Wednesday and Saturday, and spent an extra $1…

Local Woman Wins Big With Scratch Off Lottery Ticket

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) — A Columbia woman is a quarter-of-a-million dollars richer. According to officials with the South Carolina Lottery, the woman stopped at the Xpress Zone 2 on Bush River Road and bought a Carolina Green lottery ticket on her way to work. The winner says she’s buying a home and paying off her student loans with the scratch off ticket…

States where you can’t play Powerball

Purchased Powerball lottery tickets are shown, Jan. 12, 2016, in Miami. Alan Diaz/AP Photo (ABC News) — With tonight’s Powerball drawing set at a staggering $1.5 billion, jackpot junkies eagerly await the announcement for the winning numbers to see whether they beat the odds. Forty-four states across the country participate in the multi-state lottery, with Wyoming being the most recent addition…

Powerball jackpot expected to grow to $400 million Wednesday

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The next Powerball winner will have a chance to claim one of the game’s 10 biggest prizes this week when the jackpot grows to roughly $400 million. Lottery officials say no one claimed Saturday’s $334 million prize, although someone from Pennsylvania won $2 million and three players from California, Connecticut and South Carolina won $1…