The largest jackpot in Powerball’s history, has rolled over 16 times without a winner.
Huge tickets sales nationwide boosted the top prize from $425 million to $500 million for Wednesday’s drawing.
Earlier in the day, dreamers hoping to become a multi-millionaire hit stores across the Tri-State Area, playing and thinking of what they’d do with the money if they win.
Like all lottery revenues, the money from Mega Millions goes into the state budget to pay for education and higher education programs, human services and veterans’ assistance.
The winning numbers are 2, 4, 23, 38, 46 and the Mega Ball is 23.
The winning numbers were 9, 19, 34, 44, 51 and the Mega Ball number was 24.
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.
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.
28-year-old Brendan Riordan, a native son of Cavan (yes, Cavan, Ireland), had been playing the New York Lottery with the money he was saving having given up cigarettes – and he’s won big!
The winning numbers are 23, 32, 33, 39, 43 and the mega-ball is 8.
The jackpot has been building since Nov. 1. There were no winners during Friday’s drawing, bringing the total to a whopping $206 million.
Lottery officials have launched a statewide billboard campaign calling on folks to check their tickets.They’re also using lottery display screens to urge players to check their tickets and the winner to come forward.
The Powerball lottery had just one winning ticket in Wednesday night’s drawing, worth $202 million, and 20 employees of the Costco in Melville will share in the lucrative prize.
A lottery official says a winning ticket for the Mega Millions lottery jackpot worth $319 million has been sold at a variety store in Albany, N.Y.
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.