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Mega Millions odds to get longer

May 15, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Bigger jackpots will increase sales, thinking goes
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Belle Fourche woman claims $40,000 lottery prize

November 14, 2012 in The Daily Republic

BELLE FOURCHE (AP) A Belle Fourche woman has claimed a $40,000 lottery prize.
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SD Lottery warns of Mega Millions scam

August 2, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The South Dakota Lottery is warning the public to be on guard against a scam in which individuals are being asked to pay money to collect a lotto prize.
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Kansas Mega Millions Winner Will Stay Anonymous

April 6, 2012 in WDAZ

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Kansas Lottery officials say the winner of a share of a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot wants to remain anonymous.
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Kansas, Illimois, Maryland tickets share Mega Millions jackpot

March 31, 2012 in The Daily Republic

CHICAGO (AP) Lottery ticket-holders in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland each selected the winning numbers for the world record-breaking $640 million Mega Millions jackpot, lottery officials said early Saturday. Continue Reading

SD’s Mega Millions retailers left sign-less

March 31, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE How much was that record-smashing Mega Millions top prize Friday? You wouldn’t know from the signs the South Dakota Lottery uses at retail outlets to display lotto jackpots. Continue Reading

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Official: Winning Mega Millions Ticket Sold in Maryland

March 30, 2012 in WDAZ

CHICAGO (AP) Maryland lottery officials announced early Saturday their state sold what could become the world’s largest lottery payout of all-time, but it wasn’t immediately clear if that ticket holder would get sole possession of the $640 million jackpot or have to split it with other winners.
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Americans Bet Nearly $1.5B to Win Record Jackpot

March 30, 2012 in WDAZ

CHICAGO (AP) Across the country, Americans plunked down an estimated $1.5 billion on the longest of long shots: an infinitesimally small chance to win what could end up being the single biggest lottery payout the world has ever seen.
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Mega-mania sweeps nation as Mega Millions jackpot increases to $640 million

March 30, 2012 in The Daily Republic

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Lottery ticket lines swelled Friday as the record Mega Millions jackpot grew to $640 million, thanks to players who cast aside concerns about long odds and opened their wallets for a chance at becoming an overnight millionaire. Continue Reading

Mega-long odds for winning record jackpot

March 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A world-record $540 million Mega Millions jackpot has lottery players lining up for tickets early Friday and many wondering if there’s any way to guarantee becoming an overnight multimillionaire. The answer: Not unless you already are one and own a magic wand. Continue Reading