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Mega Millions jackpot at least $257 million tonight

  The latest Mega Millions jackpot is up for grabs tonight, but it’s going to take a lot of luck to win this one. New lottery rules went into place last October, so the odds of winning the jackpot have been jacked up from 1 in 179 million to 1 in 259 million. Lottery officials need to change their promotional pitch from “imagine what a buck could do” to “imagine what a buck and a lot of luck could do.” This is the first time since... Read More →

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UPDATED: Powerball the big game everywhere today

UPDATED 11:18 a.m. : Bought my first Powerball ticket a short while ago. Now, I’m in the game. Let’s see what happens   Talking about lottery fever, Powerball has folks everywhere talking and buying $2 tickets. The jackpot for that game has skyrocketed to $600 million! That kind of money prompts wannabe millionaires to stand in long lines to buy lottery tickets in hopes of becoming the next big “making my dreams come true” winner. Chances of winning. One in 175 million. You have until 7 p.m. to buy... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- A lottery sign out front of Otto's Import Store and Delicatessen 2320 Clark Avenue Burbank May 15, 2013

Mega Millions jackpot jumps to $190 million!

I may have to break down and buy a Mega Millions lottery ticket. The jackpot could soon crack the $200 million barrier. No big winner in last night’s draw prompted more money to be pumped into the jackpot — which now stands at $190 million. Here are Tuesday’s lucky numbers: 6, 10, 12, 28, 32, and the Mega Ball 38. The next draw is Friday, May 17.  

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Mega Millions jackpot blows up to $114 million!

The Mega Millions jackpot is on a money roll again. The lucky numbers for yesterday’s lottery  draw: 14, 42, 49, 54 ,55, and the Mega ball 31. No one picked all of the winning numbers so the jackpot is now $114 million. Two players in California scored five of Friday’s numbers — one bought the ticket in SoCal at World Express 2002 Del Amo Boulevard in Long Beach. That ticket is worth $122, 730. The next chance to win this Mega... Read More →

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Mega Millions jackpot jumps to $61 million

A ton of money up for grabs in the Mega Millions lottery jackpot, which stands at $61 million today. The jackpot got pumped up with more dough after no one picked all of the winning numbers in last Friday’s draw. Those lucky digits: 6, 10, 24, 26, 42, and the Mega Ball 15. The next change o score this money haul is in tomorrow, October 16.

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Mega Millions jackpot grows to $120 million!

A ton of greenbacks in the Mega Millions lottery jackpot, which now stands at $120 million. That’s lottery fever territory. So get ready for long lines at the popular ticket buying outlets. No one won the jackpot in last Friday’s draw, but three tickets purchased in California had all the right digits expect the Mega Ball. One of those tickets was sold at Pinewood Petrol 7101 Foothill Boulevard out in Tujunga. Each ticket is worth $131, 799.  The winning numbers: 15, 32,... Read More →

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Mega Millions jackpot leaps the $100 million mark: Southland ticket holder gets big money surprise

The Mega Millions lottery jackpot has ballooned to more than $100 million! It now stands at $105 million. That’s a huge sack of dough and it’s up for grabs in tomorrow’s draw. The winning numbers from Tuesday’s draw: 16, 32, 39, 41, 53 and the Mega 16. No one bought a ticket will all of those numbers, but one player in California did get all but the Mega correct. That lucky ticket, worth $298, 808,  was purchased at Gage Liquors 6220... Read More →

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Mega Millions jackpot leaps to $73 million and unclaimed SoCal tickets worth six figures!

The Mega Millions lottery jackpot is packed with greenbacks! This jackpot has been growing for weeks now. Last Friday, no one got lucky and bought a ticket with all of the winning numbers. Those digits are: 25, 34, 45, 46, 49 and the Mega Ball 34. The next change to score this jackpot is tonight. The draw happens after ticket sales close at 7:45 p.m. By the way, there are a couple of unclaimed Mega Millions money prizes set to expire... Read More →

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Jean Youn: Olympic medals and serenity of mind

The London Olympiad, which draws the attention of people around the world, is about to end. Many athletes have won glorious medals, but a lot more athletes will go back to their countries with empty hands. There is one thing that will be equally given to those who won medals, those who didn’t, as well as to all the people who enjoyed the Olympic games. That is the time of tomorrow. Being asked the secret of winning, an archer who won... Read More →

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Temperature rising and so is the Mega Millions jackpot

The temperature is rising in Burbank — right along with the Mega Millions lottery jackpot. The high today in the Media City — somewhere between the mid-80s to low 90s. Meanwhile that growing Mega Millions jackpot rose to $75 million today. No one picked all of the winning numbers in last night’s draw. Here are those lucky digits: 3, 16, 23, 35, 36, and the Mega 20. The next draw is Friday, June 29, after the allotted time for ticket purchases... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Chevron station Olive Avenue and Glenoaks boulevard where $755, 147 Mega Millions lottery ticket was sold in Burbank May 27, 2012

Burbank Mega Millions winner steps forward

The lucky Mega Millions winner who bought his ticket at the Chevron Station at Olive Avenue and Glenoaks Boulevard, has claimed his winnings. Lottery officials say Keung Man cashed in his ticket worth $755, 147 earlier this week. Man’s ticket had all the right numbers, except the Mega Ball in Double-M last Friday’s draw. Feeling lucky? The next Mega Millions draw is tomorrow, June first 7:45 p.m. The jackpot stands at $12 million.

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Someone bought a big money lottery ticket in Burbank!

Some lucky Mega Millions lottery ticket holder is probably having a slamming jamming “I’m rolling in the dough” Memorial Day weekend, after matching all but the Mega Ball in yesterday’s draw. No one won the $24 million jackpot by picking all six of the winning numbers: 9, 15, 21, 40, 54 and the Mega Ball 11. The Double-M ticket matching five of those money numbers was purchased at Raymond’s Chevron gas station 100 South Glenoaks Boulevard in Burbank. That ticket is worth... Read More →

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Mega Millions jackpot cracks the $100 million mark again

Another big money Mega Millions lottery draw coming up. Today that moolah stash is up to $102 million. The jackpot grew by several million last Friday, when no one selected the correct numbers in that draw. Those winning numbers: 2, 5, 45, 46, 47, and the Mega number 37. Two California players got all but the Mega correct. Each one of those tickets is worth a$312, 766. The next draw is tomorrow, Tuesday at 7 :45 p.m. Meanwhile,California lottery officials are... Read More →

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Several lottery winners share $640 million jackpot

Several lucky and now very rich lottery winners are probably doing a happy dance today. They are going to share in the record breaking Mega Millions jackpot of $640 million. There are reportedly winners in Kansas, Illinois, and Maryland. Each jackpot ticket is worth around $213 million before taxes. Here in the Golden State, 29 ticket holders got five of the winning numbers correct. A ticket with those hot digits is worth $227, 955. In the Southland, there are winners in... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Last minute Mega Millions ticket buyers waited in a line at the 7-11 at 2055 Glenoaks Boulevard in Glendale March 30, 2012

Mega millions record jackpot produces long lines at some locations

The 7-Eleven at 2055 West Glenoaks Boulevard ,on the border between Burbank and Glendale, was flooded with lottery ticket buyers today. In fact, the staff set up two lines — one strictly for lottery ticket purchases. As the clock ticked down to draw time at 7:54 p.m, Mega Million ticket sales were restricted to only quick picks here. I asked a staffer if the store had ever sold a lottery winner. Not a jackpot ticket, but one for $300,000 a while back I was told. Here are the winning  numbers... Read More →

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Wow! Mega Millions jackpot $640 million

Time is running out to get in on that historic Mega Millions lottery draw.You have only a few hours to buy tickets for a shot at a jackpot that has soared to $640 million! The jackpot is now the largest ever in the world.Yeah, that kind of money is hard to imagine. Even a chunk of that jackpot would provide a nice lifestyle and secure future for most folks. I bought a Mega Millions ticket at the Burbank Deli & Market... Read More →

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Mega Millions jackpot a whopping $356 million

  The Mega Millions lottery jackpot is overflowing with money! Millions of dollars. That jackpot escalated to $356 million last Friday, after no one picked all of the lucky numbers. Here are those winning digits: 6, 17, 19, 20, 21, and the Mega ball 20. Seven California players matched five of the winning numbers and each ticket is worth $259, 268. The Mega Millions jackpot is now the third largest ever! The number one record holder occurred back in March of... Read More →

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