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Man wins mega millions jackpot to tune of $273m after stranger returns lost lottery ticket

Man wins mega millions jackpot to tune of $  273m after stranger returns lost lottery ticketAn unemployed New Jersey man won a $ 273m (£210m) Mega Millions lottery jackpot last week after a stranger found and returned the winning ticket he had left behind on a shop counter. The man, Michael J Weirsky, told reporters on Thursday he lost two tickets immediately after he bought them at a QuickChek in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, on the day before the lottery draw. Mr Weirsky had spent hours searching for the tickets when he got to his home in Alpha, New Jersey, near the Pennsylvania border.



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South Carolina lottery winner claims $1.5 billion Mega Millions prize: What we know

South Carolina lottery winner claims $  1.5 billion Mega Millions prize: What we knowIt's not the largest lottery win in U.S., but it's the largest win by a single person.



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Now is time to cash in that $1.5B Mega Millions lottery ticket; mystery surrounds winner

Now is time to cash in that $  1.5B Mega Millions lottery ticket; mystery surrounds winnerThe winning ticket for the Mega Millions drawing Oct. 23 was sold in Simpsonville, South Carolina. The winner has until April 20 to claim the money.



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Mega Millions drawing could deliver biggest Christmas lottery gift ever

Mega Millions drawing could deliver biggest Christmas lottery gift everAmericans who included Mega Million tickets on their holiday shopping lists have a shot at winning more than $ 300 million in Tuesday’s drawing, the largest Christmas Day jackpot in the history of the multi-state lottery. The grand prize has grown to $ 321 million after a nine-week spell without a winner. Combined with a $ 294 million Powerball jackpot up for grabs on Wednesday, the holiday week could deliver prizes worth more than $ 600 million.



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A Lucky Louisiana Couple Found a $1.8 Million Lottery Ticket While Cleaning for Thanksgiving

A Lucky Louisiana Couple Found a $  1.8 Million Lottery Ticket While Cleaning for ThanksgivingThe five-month-old ticket was worth a $ 1.8 million grand prize



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Louisiana Couple Finds $1.8 Million Lottery Ticket While Cleaning Their Home For The Holidays

Louisiana Couple Finds $  1.8 Million Lottery Ticket While Cleaning Their Home For The HolidaysOne Mandeville, LA, couple now has 1.8 million reasons to be thankful during this holiday season. For Tina and Harold Ehrenberg, Thanksgiving and Christmas just got a little better and they have quite a bit to look forward to for the new year. According to ABC News, the couple had only planned to clean the home for the holidays, but their plans took an interesting, positive turn when they came across Louisiana Lotto lottery ticket they’d purchased months prior.



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Woman Wins $700,000 Lottery on Her Birthday

Woman Wins $  700,000 Lottery on Her BirthdayShe received the ticket as a gift.



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$688 million Powerball jackpot is 4th-largest lottery win

$  688 million Powerball jackpot is 4th-largest lottery winTwo winning tickets were sold in Saturday night's Powerball drawing to win a $ 688 million jackpot, which marks the fourth-largest lottery grand prize ever in U.S. history.



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U.S. Powerball lottery leaps to $750 million after massive Mega Millions jackpot

U.S. Powerball lottery leaps to $  750 million after massive Mega Millions jackpotThe Powerball numbers 3, 21, 45, 53, 56 and a Powerball of 22 were drawn on Wednesday night. Powerball’s historic jackpot comes after the U.S. Mega Millions lottery reached a jackpot of $ 1.537 billion, just short of a world record. Only one ticket matched all six numbers in the Mega Million drawing on Tuesday night.



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Winning lottery ticket sold in South Carolina for $1.5 billion jackpot

Winning lottery ticket sold in South Carolina for $  1.5 billion jackpotThe ticket was sold in Simpsonville, South Carolina, at a KC Mart convenience store, the city’s Mayor Janice Curtis said in a telephone interview on Wednesday. The town of 22,000, about 14 miles from Greenville, was abuzz as people clamored to learn more about the winner, but in South Carolina, the person who hit the jackpot can opt to remain anonymous. The buyer of the ticket beat the odds of 1 in 303 million to win the Mega Millions drawing for one of the largest jackpots in U.S. history.



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