Sunday, 21 January, 2018

Almost $1 billion up for grabs in Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots

Lottery fever is back Ireland Lottery fever is back Ireland
Scott Davis | 06 January, 2018, 02:51

The jackpot starts at $40 million and grows a minimum of $10 million between rolls and with proceeds from ticket sales.

Those unclaimed prizes range from $31 million for a ticket purchased in Queens, New York in August of 2006, to $77 million for a winning ticket purchased in Georgia in June 2011.

The Arkansas Powerball is up to $570 million and counting.

You could probably buy a small island, but then you'd have to build an airstrip and buy a plane to get in and out, so that would eat up so much of your winnings that you'd probably have to sell the island because you couldn't afford the real-estate taxes.

He said he only bought one ticket for each drawing. If there's no victor for Saturday's drawing, the next estimated jackpot for Powerball will be $725 million. "It's a insane time when the jackpots get this high", she said.

You probably can't, but unfortunately, you probably also won't get the chance to, especially if you're shooting for the moon and hoping to win both the Powerball and the Mega Millions.

There have even been five jackpot winners who have failed to claim their prizes in the last 16 years, according to the lottery data that's available.




"90 percent of it I would give away".

"This is my first time playing either one, so I'm having fun", Halliburton said.

That means more money for programs that benefit Arizona.

"I can take care of my family", added Wright. "'I won?! No! I didn't!' Of course there would be a jubilation".

Koppy said it varies how often the jackpot is hit.

The fourth largest Mega Millions jackpot in history is up for grabs Friday night, January 5 as players will try to win $450 million. And nearly no one wins either.

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