Lotteries

FILE - In this July 1, 2016, file photo, Mega Millions lottery tickets rest on a counter at a Pilot travel center near Burlington, N.C. The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has climbed to over $450 million, just hours before the drawing, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
January 12, 2018 - 10:38 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A 20-year-old Florida man has claimed the $451 million Mega Millions jackpot, choosing to get $282 million at once instead of more in annual installments. A Florida Lottery news release said Friday that 20-year-old Shane Missler, of Port Richey, had claimed the jackpot from...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2016, file photo, Mega Millions lottery tickets rest on a counter at a Pilot travel center near Burlington, N.C. The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has climbed to over $450 million, just hours before the drawing, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
January 12, 2018 - 3:44 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A 20-year-old Florida man claimed the $451 million Mega Millions jackpot on Friday, choosing to get $282 million at once instead of more in annual installments. A Florida Lottery news release said Friday that 20-year-old Shane Missler, of Port Richey, had claimed the...
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A customer departs Reeds Ferry Market convenience store, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Merrimack, N.H. A lone Powerball ticket sold at the convenience store matched all six numbers and will claim a $570 million jackpot, one day after another single ticket sold in Florida nabbed a $450 million Mega Millions grand prize. Reeds Ferry Market is to receive a $75,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
January 08, 2018 - 12:10 pm
MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — No one has come forward yet to claim the lone Powerball ticket sold in New Hampshire that matched all six numbers for a $559.7 million jackpot, lottery officials said Monday. The winning Powerball numbers drawn Saturday night were 12-29-30-33-61 and Powerball 26. New...
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Cashiers Kathy Robinson, left, and Ethel Kroska, right, both of Merrimack, N.H., sell a lottery ticket Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, to Diane Ackley, hand only below, at Reeds Ferry Market convenience store, in Merrimack. A lone Powerball ticket sold at Reeds Ferry Market matched all six numbers and will claim a $570 million jackpot, one day after another single ticket sold in Florida nabbed a $450 million Mega Millions grand prize. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
January 07, 2018 - 5:53 pm
MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — It's been a billion-dollar lottery weekend after a lone Powerball ticket sold in New Hampshire matched all six numbers and will claim a $559.7 million jackpot, one day after another single ticket sold in Florida nabbed a $450 million Mega Millions grand prize. Since Reeds...
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Pope Francis baptizes a baby at the Vatican, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. Pope Francis on Sunday baptized 34 cooing and crying babies in the splendor of the Sistine Chapel, and encouraged their parents to make sure the "language of love" is spoken at home. With Michelangelo's famed frescoes on the ceiling overhead, the parents, some with other young children in tow, brought 18 girls and 16 boys forward to Francis in the annual ceremony. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
January 07, 2018 - 2:00 pm
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FILE - In this July 1, 2016, file photo, Mega Millions lottery tickets rest on a counter at a Pilot travel center near Burlington, N.C. The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has climbed to over $450 million, just hours before the drawing, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
January 07, 2018 - 8:32 am
MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the large lottery jackpots (all times local): 8:25 a.m. The owner of the New Hampshire convenience store that sold the winning ticket for the $570 million Powerball lottery jackpot says he is very excited and overwhelmed by the win. Sam Safa says many of Reeds...
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January 07, 2018 - 8:13 am
A $570 million jackpot in Saturday night's Powerball lottery drawing will be claimed by a single ticket sold in New Hampshire, making it the seventh-largest prize in the nation. A winning ticket was sold in Florida in Friday night's Mega Millions drawing, worth an estimated $450 million. Here is a...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2016, file photo, Mega Millions lottery tickets rest on a counter at a Pilot travel center near Burlington, N.C. The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has climbed to over $450 million, just hours before the drawing, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
January 06, 2018 - 11:29 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The winning ticket in the latest Mega Millions drawing was sold in Florida. One ticket matched all six numbers in Friday night's drawing and will claim a $450 million grand prize. The Florida Lottery says the winning ticket was bought at a 7-Eleven convenience store in Port...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2016, file photo, Mega Millions lottery tickets rest on a counter at a Pilot travel center near Burlington, N.C. The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has climbed to over $450 million, just hours before the drawing, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
January 05, 2018 - 8:33 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has climbed to $450 million, just hours before the drawing. The top prize was raised ahead of the drawing Friday night. Lottery officials also increased the jackpot of Powerball, the other national lottery game, to $570 million...
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January 04, 2018 - 3:02 pm
STUTTGART, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas woman filed a lawsuit alleging her co-worker ran off with her half of a $300,000 lottery prize and asking a judge to freeze part of the winnings until the dispute is settled. Leslie Underwood filed the lawsuit Tuesday against Mandy Vanhouten, saying the women were...
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