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Huge Sales Push Powerball Jackpot To $500 Million

Huge tickets sales nationwide boosted the top prize from $425 million to $500 million for Wednesday’s drawing.

11/27/2012

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Flood-Ravaged Staten Island Resident Hopes For Powerball Win

The Powerball jackpot for Saturday night’s drawing has soared to $325 million, and some Superstorm Sandy victims in Staten Island are hoping to turn their luck around.

11/24/2012

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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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