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An unemployed man in New Jersey won $273 million in the lottery, but almost lost his winning ticket

A mystery person returned the winning ticket to the store clerk. Now Mike Weirsky wants to buy a pickup truck and take his family on vacation.

Scientists say winning the lottery does make people feel better about life — even though decades of evidence suggests otherwise

Lottery winners in Sweden are more satisfied with life than people who lost the lottery — even two decades later — according to scientific research.
Millions of people wanted to know how to buy Bitcoin in 2018.

10 burning questions Americans asked Google in 2018

Google measured this year's most trending topics that started with the words "How to," reflecting all the things Americans needed help with this year.
Lottery drawings like Powerball are explicitly designed so that drawings are independent of each other.

A New York man won a $343 million Powerball jackpot after playing the same numbers for 25 years — here’s why that strategy won’t act...

A Manhattan man won an October Powerball jackpot after playing the same numbers every week for 25 years.
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Nobody has claimed the $1.5 billion Mega Millions lottery prize — but there’s a deadline

The winner can get the $1.5 billion in installments over 29 years or claim $878 million in a one-off lump sum, but there is a deadline.
The Mega Millions jackpot is offering its biggest prize ever: $970 million.

A $1.53 billion Mega Millions ticket was sold in South Carolina. Here are the first 3 things the winner should do.

A $1.53 billion Mega Millions ticket was sold in South Carolina. Here are the first 3 things the winner should do.

A single ticket holder in South Carolina won the $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot, close to the all-time record

The winning Mega Millions ticket was sold in South Carolina, the lottery said on Wednesday. It is close to the all-time record of $1.586 billion for a US lottery jackpot.
A man buys tickets for Tuesday's Mega Millions lottery drawing after the jackpot exceeded $1.6 billion in New York City.

A winning ticket for the $1.6 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot has been sold in South Carolina

A ticket sold in South Carolina matched all six numbers in the record-setting $1.6 billion lottery. It is not yet clear if any other winning tickets have been sold.

The $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot was just drawn — here are the winning numbers

The odds of picking these six Mega Millions numbers were one in 302.5 million.

The Mega Millions jackpot is $1.6 billion. We did the math to see if you should buy a ticket.

The Mega Millions lottery jackpot is at a record-high $1.6 billion after no one won last Friday's drawing. But buying a ticket is still probably not a sound investment. Here's the math.