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No trick Mega Millions lottery jackpot nearing $300 million

No trick, the Mega Millions lottery jackpot is nearing $300 million.  No one ticket had all of the winning numbers in last night’s draw. Those big money digits: 3, 50, 57, 58, 60 and the Mega Ball 11. The jackpot rolled over to $284 million. Lottery fever could push that money pot beyond the $300 million milestone by the time of the next draw this Friday — Halloween. Yeah, someone could score a major treat on that spooky holiday with some lucky Mega Millions numbers.

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Mega Millions jackpot skyrockets to $252 million

The Mega Millions jackpot is huge! It  skyrocketed to $252 million after no ticket held all of the winning numbers in last Friday’s draw. Those lucky digits: 2, 14, 21, 28, 55 and the Mega Ball 3. The jackpot is the 16th largest ever for the Mega Millions lottery game. The jackpot has been on a roll since August 22, when a  Riverside County man won $180 million! Will another Southlander win a fortune in next Tuesday’s draw? Stay tuned.

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Mega millions jackpot balloons to $200 million

Mega Millions jackpot has ballooned to $200 million after no ticket had all of the winning numbers in last night’s draw. This is the first time since last February, the Mega Millions lottery jackpot has reached that money milestone. The last time the jackpot was hit happened back August, when it stood at $180 million. A Riverside man won that motherload. The lucky Friday digits: 21, 31, 43, 56, 60 and the Mega 12. One California ticket has all of those numbers except the... Read More →

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Will another Southlander win the $180 million Mega Millions jackpot?

The Mega Millions jackpot has hit $180 million and appears to be headed for the $200 million mark. No lottery ticket had all of last night’s winning numbers: 11, 37, 46, 64, 68, and the Mega 15. However, someone who bought a ticket at the North Hollywood 7-Eleven, 7568 Lankershim Boulevard, came pretty close to scoring a jackpot win. The North Hollywood ticket has all of the winning numbers, except the Mega Ball. It’s worth $255,171. Four other tickets, two in New York and one in Missouri and Washington matched... Read More →

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Photo courtesy Mega Millions -- Retired Riverside County man, Rick Knudsen and his wife, Lorie, claimed a $180 million lottery jackpot September 2, 2014

$180 million lottery jackpot winner claims his prize

Riverside County retiree Rick Knudsen knows the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are long so “…I don’t play unless I feel lucky, and the jackpot is high. I felt lucky,” is  how he described that gut feeling last month. Knudsen bought five Mega Millions quick picks at a 7-Eleven in Calimesa for the August 22 draw. One of those lottery tickets hit the big one, a jackpot for $180 million! The lucky numbers: 5, 31, 34, 41, 74 and the Mega Ball 3. Knudsen and his wife, Lorie,... Read More →

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$180 million lottery jackpot won in CA still unclaimed

The winner of that $180 million Mega Millions jackpot has yet to step forward. The jackpot is from last Friday’s, August 22, draw. The lucky ticket was bought at a 7-11, 301 County Line Road in Calimesa in Riverside County. The retailer is due $900,000, one half-of-one percent of the jackpot amount, for selling the winning ticket. So why has the winner or winners not shown up at a local lottery office to collect their prize? California Lottery‘ Mike Bond told me today this... Read More →

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Lucky Mega Millions ticket sold in California wins $180 million jackpot!

   Someone who bought  a Mega Millions ticket in California for last Friday’s draw is very rich today. That ticket is worth $180 million or $107.1 million if the winner opted for the cash option. The ticket was purchased  at a 7-Eleven store in Calimesa in Riverside County. Those winning numbers: 5, 31, 34, 41, 74 and the Mega Ball 3. This is the second time this year a ticket purchased in the Golden State has won the Mega Millions big money pot. Back on April 4, Leopoldo Choi  bought... Read More →

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Mega Millions jackpot skyrockets to $180 million

   The Mega Millions lottery jackpot has skyrocketed to at least $180 million. Last night the jackpot rolled over again after no one purchased a ticket with all of the winning numbers. Those big bucks digits are 22, 39, 56, 67, 71, and the Mega Ball 15. The jackpot starts with 15 millions, then grows by a minimum of 5 million per draw, until someone buys a ticket with all six of the lucky numbers. The odds of winning the big haul is one in 258,890,850, according to the... Read More →

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Mega Millions jackpot jumps to $100 million

  The Mega Millions lottery has jumped into the very serious money category. No one ticket held all of the winning numbers in last night’s draw. Those numbers are 13, 29, 34, 37, 72, and the Mega 6. A lucky California ticket has all of those digits, except the Mega. It was bought in Visalia, a town up north in the San Joaquin Valley, and is worth $1,154,385. That could really spark up your weekend. So the jackpot got pumped up to $100 million!  A lot of... Read More →

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Mega Millions ticket worth $30 million sold in Century City

Someone holding a  winning Mega Millions lottery ticket bought in Century City for last night’s draw, is very, very rich today. That ticket is the big one — the winner of the $30 million jackpot. It was purchased at the Century City 76 gas station 10389 Santa Monica Boulevard. Friday’s lucky numbers: 1, 10, 15, 41, 54, and the Mega Ball 9. The Mega Millions jackpot is now reset at $15 million for next Tuesday’s draw.

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Lottery signs at Burbank Deli and Market 1414 West Alameda Avenue Burbank May 16, 2013

Mega Millions lucky ticket sold in Burbank

No one won the $15 million jackpot in last Friday’s Mega Millions lottery draw, but a ticket purchased in Burbank did score a six-figure payday! That ticket had five of the winning numbers: 2, 3, 9, 50, and 73, but not the Mega Ball 12. That ticket is still a big winner. It’s worth $344, 779! The lucky ticket was bought at the Burbank Deli and Market  at 1414 West Alameda Avenue. So far, the ticket holder has not stepped forward — but the owner of the Burbank... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Mediacityg -- Tom Huber owner of Otto's European Import & Deli 2320 West Clark Avenue Burbank 91506 March 19, 2014

No jackpot winner, but Burbank store still lucky

  The $400 million Mega Millions jackpot is history. Two lottery ticket players in last night’s draw will split the money pot. For the first time, Florida has a Mega Millions jackpot winner, and the other player bought the winning ticket in Maryland. The hot numbers: 11, 19, 24, 33, 51, and the Mega Ball 7. California was not completely shut out of the big money. A ticket purchased up north in San Bruno has all of the winning numbers except the Mega. That ticket is worth $1.96 million! No... Read More →

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Mega Millions jackpot jets to $400 million!

  The Mega Millions jackpot just keeps growing and growing! No ticket had all six of last night’s winning numbers: 7, 20, 40, 54,69, and the Mega 12. So the jackpot rolled over again and now stands at $400 million — the third largest Mega Millions money pot ever. The last time someone hit this jackpot was on January 3, for $61 million. So there are winners, even though, game officials have made it tougher for players to hit the big one. Last October, the odds of winning... Read More →

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Mega Millions jackpot jumps to $353 million!

  The Mega Millions jackpot money bag is stuffed with even more millions today, after no one selected all of the winning numbers in last night’s draw. The lucky numbers from Tuesday’s game: 9, 14, 56, 57, 69, and the Mega Ball 10.   The jackpot has jumped to $353 million!  That’s the fifth largest Mega Millions jackpot in history. This lottery game has been on a roll since January 3 — without a jackpot winner. The next chance to score it all, Friday,... Read More →

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Mega Millions jackpot swells to $309 million!

The Mega Millions lottery jackpot is in record-breaking territory. No one matched all six of the winning numbers in last night’s draw so that fat money pot got even fatter! It now stands at $309 million, the ninth largest Mega Millions jackpot in history. Friday’s winning numbers: 11, 13, 51, 57, 69, and the Mega Ball 1. The Mega Millions jackpot has been growing since January 3. The question now is how high will it go before someone wins this  humongous jackpot? The next draw is Tuesday, March... Read More →

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Mega Millions jackpot surges to $240 million!

The toughest money game in around right now is the Mega Millions. Once again, no one picked the six winning numbers in last night’s draw. Those lucky digits: 3, 31, 50, 58, 59, and the Mega Ball 6. The jackpot rolled over to $240 million! The seventh highest money pot for that game in five years. The jackpot has been growing since January 3 when it was hit for $61 million. The next draw is Tuesday, March 4.

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Mega Millions jackpot leaps to $216 million!

Money, money, money! The Mega Millions jackpot is growing again. More than 2.2  million tickets were bought for last night’s draw — but none was a jackpot winner, according to lottery officials. Tuesday’s numbers: 12, 18, 25, 35, 66, and the Mega Ball 15. The jackpot rolled over to $216 million! When the money pot hits that level, lottery fever spreads and the lines for Mega Million tickets get longer.  The next draw is Friday, February 28.

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Mega Millions jackpot skyrockets to $172 million!

The Mega Millions jackpot has blown up to $172 million! No one selected all of the lucky winners in last night’s draw — so more millions got added to the money pot. Tuesday’s winning numbers: 23, 29, 31, 37, 70, and the Mega Ball 14. The jackpot has reached the lottery fever zone — so the ticket buying is expected to kick into high gear. That could pump even more moolah into the jackpot. The next chance to score the Mega Millions big one is Friday, February 21.  

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Winning Mega Millions tickets sold in California!

Yeah, they say you have a better chance of being struck by lightning than winning the lottery jackpot. Well, lightning struck at least twice in yesterday’s huge $648 million Mega Millions game. One winning ticket was sold in Georgia — the other in California. Finally we get some of that lottery moolah. The lucky Cali ticket was bought at Jenny’s Gift Shop 1818 Tully Road in San Jose. That ticket is worth around $318 million. The winner has not step forward, but the owner of Thuy Nguyen met... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Otto's Import Store & Delicatessen 2320 W Clark Ave, Burbank December 17, 2013

Luckiest store in Burbank

Tom Huber thinks his Burbank store is the luckiest in town and with good reason. Seven years ago, a winning lottery ticket for $1.2 million was purchased at Otto’s Import Store & Delicatessen, 2320 West Clark Avenue. Also, players have bought lottery tickets, including scratchers, at this little European import shop, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. People buy a lot of tickets when the jackpot gets huge, but Huber says his shop is a destination for players who focus on the scratcher tickets as well. Some buy one or... Read More →

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Mega Millions jackpot blows up to $636 million!

  Lottery fever is sweeping the country! In a matter of days, the Mega Millions jackpot exploded from $550 to $636 million — and that money pot is still growing! It is now nearing the all time Mega Millions record of $656 million —  won by a group of players on March 30, 2012. As part of the new rules that took effect last October, the game now has a new second prize feature of at least $1 million. To win this prize, you have to... Read More →

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