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Mega Millions Jackpot Is Now The 7th Largest In U.S. Lottery History

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 07.06.2016 | Business

(Reuters) - The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery drawing rose to $508 million, the seventh largest in U.S. lottery history, after nobody won the ...

Don't Worry, Jackpot Players - More Big Jackpots Are on the Way!

Ronald L. Wasserstein | Posted 01.14.2016 | Science
Ronald L. Wasserstein

Disappointed about missing out on the $1.6B jackpot Wednesday night? If you bought a ticket, of course you are! Chances are good, however, that you won't have to wait terribly long for another opportunity.

If Winning the Powerball Jackpot Were a Matter of Time...

Ronald L. Wasserstein | Posted 01.12.2016 | Science
Ronald L. Wasserstein

For those still trying to get their minds around the probability of winning the Powerball jackpot, here's another example. Suppose the 292,201,338 combinations in the game were seconds. That's the equivalent of over 81,000 hours, more than 3300 days, or just over 9 years.

Before You Win the Mega Millions, Read This

LearnVest | Posted 05.30.2012 | Money

It's incredible to think what might happen if you win, but really ... what happens? How do you make sure that money, once won, doesn't evaporate into a cloud of taxes and Ferraris?

How Would You Spend $500 Million?

Posted 03.29.2012 | Money

You have a better chance of getting struck by lightning than winning the half-billion Mega Millions jackpot on Friday. A much better chance, as ABC Ne...