San Antonio-area resident wins $1 million scratch-off ticket
SAN ANTONIO – One Pleasanton resident just became $1 million richer. The person, who has elected to remain anonymous, won the prize from the $1,000,000 Extreme Cash scratch ticket game. Texas Lottery officials said the ticket was purchased at the Z S Super Stop located at 4460 E. State Highway 97 in Pleasanton. It was the third of four top prizes worth $1 million in this scratch-off game, meaning there is one more chance to win big in the $1,000,000 Extreme Cash game. $1,000,000 Extreme Cash scratch off from the Texas Lottery.
San Antonio resident wins $5.5 million Lotto Texas jackpot
SAN ANTONIO – It was a great start to 2021 for one San Antonio resident who won the $5.5 million Lotto Texas jackpot on Jan. 20. The person, who has elected to remain anonymous, chose the cash value option and will receive $4,397,867.63 before taxes. The ticket was purchased at Allsups #102247, located at 907 N. Austin St., in Comanche. The winning Quick Pick ticket matched all six of the numbers drawn (6-14-30-45-49-50). The next Lotto Texas drawing will be held Saturday and the jackpot is even bigger.
These San Antonio-area stores were the luckiest for Texas Lottery payouts in 2020
SAN ANTONIO – The chance to win the $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot has passed, but lottery fans have recently struck gold at several San Antonio-area stores. The data analyzed and visualized by KSAT below includes stores in Bexar, Comal, Kendall, Bandera, Medina, Atascosa, Wilson and Guadalupe counties that sold winning Texas Lottery tickets worth $600 or more last year. Records showed that three $5 million scratch-off tickets were sold in the last eight months. In June 2020 alone, NYS Food Mart at 4927 Rigsby Ave. and Roadster #18 at 8630 W. U.S. Highway 90 each sold scratch-off tickets worth that amount. It appears the NYS Food Mart is among the luckier stores in San Antonio, too: the store sold 17 winning scratch-off tickets total last year.
$1B Mega Millions prize a result of long odds, slow sales
It’s only the third time a lottery jackpot has grown so large, but much has changed since the last time such a big prize was up for grabs in 2018. After a peak in October 2018, Medenica said sales of the big lottery games dropped about 50%, prompting talk among lottery officials about jackpot fatigue. Sales of Mega Millions and Powerball continued to decline after the virus hit along with other lottery games, but while scratch tickets and other instant games rebounded strongly later in the year, national game sales remained moribund. By design, Mega Millions and Powerball are relatively generous in awarding small dollar prizes and lottery officials boast there is a roughly one in 24 chance of winning something. It’s hard to fathom how unlikely it is to beat odds of one in 292.2 million for Powerball or one in 302.5 million for Mega Millions.
Hard-luck Maryland town gets a $731.1 million Powerball win
Just who will collect the Powerball prize may never be known: Maryland is one of the states that allow winners to remain anonymous. The Powerball jackpot came only a day after nobody won the $970 million Mega Millions prize, the third-largest prize in U.S. history. The biggest prize was a $1.58 billion Powerball jackpot won by three people in 2016. Most winners opt for cash prizes, which for Mega Millions would be $716.3 million and $546.8 million for Wednesday's Powerball. After the Powerball win, the new jackpot has a $15 million cash value.
Mega Millions jackpot now $865M; Powerball up to $730M
The Mega Millions top prize climbed to an estimated $865 million, the biggest jackpot in more than two years. The winning number’s in Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing were: 10-19-26-28-50 and a Mega Ball of 16. No one has won the Mega Millions jackpot since Sept. 15, allowing the prize to grow larger and larger over four months. Winners almost always opt for cash prizes, which for Mega Millions would be $638.8 million and $546 million for Powerball. Mega Millions and Powerball are both played in 45 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Powerball jackpot grows to $730M; Mega Millions to be $850M
Blank forms for the Powerball lottery sit in a bin at a local grocery store, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Des Moines, Iowa. No one beat the odds in Friday's Mega Millions drawing, so that jackpot grew to an estimated $850 million. It's been nearly two years since a lottery jackpot has grown so large. The estimated cash prize for the next Mega Millions jackpot is $628.2 million. Mega Millions and Powerball are both played in 45 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
No winner of Mega Millions $750M; Powerball drawing Saturday
DES MOINES, Iowa – One of the largest jackpots in U.S. history will grow even larger since there was no winner for Friday’s drawing of the Mega Millions’ $750 million top prize. Mega Millions estimated its next top prize would be $850 million, which would be the third-largest of all time. Lottery players still have a chance to win big with Saturday's drawing for a $640 million Powerball top prize, the eighth-largest jackpot. The estimated cash prize for the next Mega Millions jackpot is $628.2 million. Mega Millions and Powerball are both played in 45 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Texans spending thousands of dollars a minute on Mega Millions ahead of Friday’s massive jackpot drawing
SAN ANTONIO – Texans are hoping to hit it big in Friday night’s Mega Millions lottery drawing which has a current estimated jackpot of $750 million. The Mega Millions lottery drawing currently has an estimated cash option of $550.6 million. The largest recorded Mega Millions jackpot went to a single winner in South Carolina in October 2018. Mega Millions tickets are $2 per play with an option to add the “megaplier” for an additional $1 per play. Drawings for the Mega Millions lottery are at 10 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Mega Millions $625M jackpot largest in nearly 2 years
The Mega Millions $625 million jackpot is the largest lottery prize in nearly two years. The winning numbers in Tuesday night’s drawing of the Mega Millions game were: 12-14-26-28-33, Mega Ball: 09. Nearly all jackpot winners actually take the cash option, which would be an estimated $458.8 million for Mega Millions and $411.4 million for Powerball. They're even steeper for Mega Millions, at one in 302.5 million. Mega Millions and Powerball are both played in 45 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Want to make money? Don’t play the lottery
U.S Census data shows that lottery sales in 2016, the most recent year with complete data, totaled more than $80 billion. In 2016, Census data shows Texans spent about $4.8 billion on lottery tickets. Instead, economists say it is better to invest the money you spend on lottery tickets. If you like to play the lottery for fun, financial experts have some tips. Second, make sure you have a budget to play the lottery and that you aren’t spending money needed for necessities, like housing, food or bills.
San Antonio resident claims $3 million prize in Texas Lottery scratch ticket game
SAN ANTONIO – It’s a happy New Year indeed for one San Antonio resident who claimed a top prizewinning ticket worth $3 million dollars in the Texas Lottery scratch ticket game $750 Million Winner’s Circle. The winning ticket was sold at Papa Zipps in the 2100 block of S. Hackberry Street. The winner has chosen to remain anonymous. It’s the seventh of 12 top prizes in the game. Read more on KSAT:
2 millionaires in 2 days: $1 million Texas lottery scratch ticket sold in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – Just one day after officials announced that a San Antonio resident won $5 million in a Texas lottery scratch game, they announced that an Atascosa resident won $1 million in another scratch lottery game. Texas lottery officials said the winner elected to remain anonymous after collecting the first of four top prizes in the $1,000,000 Extreme Cash game that sells for $20 a ticket. There are also six more chances to win $100,000 in the lottery scratch game. The winning ticket was sold at Circle K #2741014, located at 2950 S.W. Military Drive in San Antonio, and was claimed on Dec. 2.
$1.6 billion Powerball jackpot to be split among 3 winners
Lottery officials announced winning tickets were sold in California, Tennessee and Florida. The winning numbers were 4, 8, 19, 27, 34 and Powerball 10. Mireya Villarreal reports from inside a 7-Eleven in Chino Hills, California, that sold one of the winning tickets.cbsnews.com