SLO lottery ticket gets 5 of 6 numbers in jackpot drawing


The buyer of the ticket beat the odds of one in 303 million to win the Mega Millions drawing for the largest jackpot in United States history.

The ticket was bought at a Hy-Vee gas outlet.

At the other end of the Valley, someone bought a Mega Millions ticket at a Chandler convenience store for Tuesday's enormous drawing and won $1 million.

A tiny store in SC, is now considered the luckiest spot in America after it sold the winning $1.6 billion Mega Millions lotto ticket. His store receives $50,000 for selling the winning ticket. SC is one of eight states where lottery winners can keep their anonymity.

CLIVE, Iowa- One Iowan is taking home a seven-digit prize from Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing. Most winners take the cash option, which would be $354.3 million.

Sales for Saturday's Powerball drawing were at about $336,000 by Thursday around noon, but that number is expected to grow significantly, with more than two days to go before the drawing, Teja said.

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"He'd be good for the business", he said.

The jackpot was just shy of the $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot prize shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016. There were approximately 370 million tickets sold across the game's 46 states and jurisdictions during the four-day period leading up to the drawing.

Although Tuesday's jackpot was huge, it's no fluke.

No one has won the Powerball jackpot since August 11, when a man from Staten Island, New York, won $245.6 million. The odds of winning are 1 in 292.2 million for Powerball. He won an umbrella already after spinning a wheel set up by lottery officials at KC Mart.

"Sell me another lucky one". Chase Hatcher said, trading smiles across the counter with Jee and Twinkle Patel.