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Mega Millions Jackpot Jumps to $540 Million

The countdown is on for a shot to win the biggest jackpot in lottery history.

03/29/2012

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Mega Millions Jackpot Grows To $356 Million

The next Mega Millions drawing is on Tuesday and would be the fifth biggest jackpot in U.S. history.

03/24/2012

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Mega Millions Jackpot Grows To $290 Million

The jackpot is the eighth largest since the Mega Millions drawing began in 2005.

03/23/2012

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Americo Lopes Ordered To Pay 5 Co-Workers $4M Of $38.5M Lottery Jackpot

A jury in New Jersey on Wednesday found a man had cheated five co-workers out of their share of a $38.5 million lottery jackpot.

03/14/2012

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Whose Money Is It? Fight Over Lottery Jackpot Goes To Court In NJ

Six co-workers pooled their resources on a Mega-Millions lottery ticket, when one of them claimed a huge jackpot, the others got mad and lawyered up.

03/07/2012

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Saturday’s Powerball Jackpot Tops $325 Million

Tonight’s jackpot is the largest prize since the multi-state lottery raised the cost of a ticket to $2.

02/11/2012

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Atlantic City Gambler $1M Richer After Poker Bet

The woman, whose name was not disclosed, won the amount early Sunday as part of the “Three Card Poker 6 Card” bonus jackpot while playing at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City.

12/18/2011

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Numbers Announced For Mega Millions Jackpot Of $312 Million

Mega Millions fever is getting even hotter across the Tri-State Area as the jackpot swells to the sixth-highest in the drawing’s history.

03/25/2011

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Winning Mega Millions Tickets Sold Outside Tri-State

Lottery officials confirmed that two winning tickets were sold, one each in Idaho and Washington State.

01/05/2011

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Are You The Lucky Winner Of The $355 Million Jackpot?

Lottery players in the tri-state area got the chance to vie for the seventh-largest lottery prize in U.S. history on Tuesday, a $355 million Mega Millions jackpot — or about $208 million if taken as a lump sum.

01/04/2011

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Mega Millions Jackpot Hits $355 Million. What Would You Do If You Won?

By Billie Rama, Managing Editor CBSNewYork.com NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)–Lottery players in states that play Mega Millions — including New York and New Jersey – are getting the chance to vie for the seventh-largest lottery prize in […]

01/04/2011

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Mega Millions Jackpot Now At Staggering $330 Million

If you play the Mega Millions lottery, it’s time to pull out that lucky rabbit’s foot and wish upon a shooting star because the third largest jackpot ever since New York joined the game will be drawn on Tuesday.

01/03/2011

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Mega Millions Could Make For A Happy New Year

Heading into Friday night’s drawing, the Mega Millions jackpot is up to $242 million — and it’s generating a ticket-buying frenzy at area lottery outlets.

12/31/2010

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Brooklyn Mom Picks Up Mega-Millions Jackpot Check

Rikers Island corrections worker Garina Fearon said she plans on using the money to help family members in Jamaica and send her two daughters to private school.

10/05/2010

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