Friday, November 16, 2012
The next drawing is set for Saturday night.
The jackpot for Saturday's Powerball drawing has climbed to $214 million after Wednesday's drawing failed to produce a winner, lottery officials report. The multi-jurisdictional lottery is played in 42 states—including Maryland and Virginia—plus Washington, DC, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It was almost a year ago that a Maryland resident last won a Powerball jackpot. On Christmas Eve 2011, a Cecil County couple's winning ticket brought them a $128.8 million dollar prize. More recently, one of three winning tickets in March's $640 million Mega Millions drawing was sold at a 7-Eleven in Milford Mill. The largest Powerball jackpot ever—$365 million—came in February of 2006. The lone winning ticket was purchased by eight employees of a Congra…
Saturday, March 31, 2012
There were three jackpot winners nationwide.
UPDATE (8:25 a.m.)—Maryland State Lottery announced early Saturday a record-breaking Mega Millions jackpot ticket was sold at a Baltimore County retailer. The ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven store in the 8000 block of Liberty Road in Milford Mill, The Baltimore Sun reported. By 7 a.m., reporters and television news crews had descended on the store. The store owner declined comment. Three winning tickets have been sold across the nation, in Maryland, Illinois and Kansas, forcing a three-way split of the $640 million Mega Millions jackpot. Earlier, Maryland Lottery officials said they were awaiting information on whether the Maryland ticket was the sole winner. Carole Everett, director of communications for the Maryland Lottery, told …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions lottery is expected to be the largest ever.
Let's face it, a million dollars just ain't what it used to be. But half a billion? Now that's some serious scratch. But with a 1-in-176,000,000 chance of winning Friday's $500 million jackpot — said to be the largest in Mega Millions history, according to WJLA — the question is, are you feeling lucky? Well, are you? Tell us in our poll below — and while you're at it, tell us in the comments what you'd do with... all... that... money.