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Garden State Gets Nearly $41M From Record Mega Millions Jackpot

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.

04/05/2012

Tom Flake, Costco worker, bought $760 in Mega tickets for a 38-member office pool, at Linden Quick Mart in Lindenhurst (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Winning Numbers For $640 Million Mega Millions Jackpot Announced

The winning numbers are 2, 4, 23, 38, 46 and the Mega Ball is 23.

03/30/2012

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Did You Win The $363 Million Mega Millions Jackpot?

The winning numbers were 9, 19, 34, 44, 51 and the Mega Ball number was 24.

03/27/2012

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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

Brendan Riordan and Yolanda Vega - Yonkers, NY - Feb 10, 2012 (credit: Al Jones / 1010 WINS)

Lucky Irishman Brendan Riordan Wins New York Lottery

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!

02/10/2012

King Kullen - Middle Island, NY - Dec 28, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Winning Mega Millions Lottery Ticket Sold In Middle Island

The winning numbers are 23, 32, 33, 39, 43 and the mega-ball is 8.

12/28/2011

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Tuesday’s Mega Millions Jackpot Hits $206 Million

The jackpot has been building since Nov. 1. There were no winners during Friday’s drawing, bringing the total to a whopping $206 million.

12/27/2011

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Connecticut Steps Up Hunt For $254 Million Powerball Lottery Winner

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.

11/15/2011

From left: Mike Patel, Parul Patel, Pat Desai and Sam Patel. The family that sold the winning Powerball ticket at their store Maulik & Chandni Stationery in Lindenhurst, June 2, 2011 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

20 Long Island Costco Employees To Share $202 Million Powerball Winnings

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.

06/02/2011

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Mega Millions Ticket Worth $319M Sold In Albany

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.

03/26/2011

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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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