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$50 million Lotto Max jackpot goes unclaimed for yet another week

TORONTO - No one has the winning ticket for the $50-million jackpot in the Lotto Max draw. Twenty MaxMillions prizes of $1-million were available in Friday’s draw, and claims are being made for six of them. One winning MaxMillions ticket was sold in Halifax, another in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, one in British Columbia, and one in Manitoba. Two more MaxMillions prizes are being shared by four ticketholders in Ontario. The jackpot for next Friday's Lotto Max draw will remain at $50-million, but there will be 30 MaxMillions prizes up for grabs. ---

$50 million Lotto Max jackpot goes unclaimed for yet another week

TORONTO - No one has the winning ticket for the $50-million jackpot in the Lotto Max draw. Twenty MaxMillions prizes of $1-million were available in Friday’s draw, and claims are being made for six of them. One winning MaxMillions ticket was sold in Halifax, another in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, one in British Columbia, and one in Manitoba. Two more MaxMillions prizes are being shared by four ticketholders in Ontario. The jackpot for next Friday's Lotto Max draw will remain at $50-million, but there will be 30 MaxMillions prizes up for grabs. ---

Powerball, Mega Millions sales from big jackpots help boost state budgets - to a point

IOWA CITY, Iowa - The scores of losing players in this week's $425 million Powerball jackpot did more than take an extremely long shot at getting rich. Their ticket purchases also helped fund a small but increasingly important part of their states' budgets. Changes in the nationwide Powerball and Mega Millions games have led to some of the world's largest jackpots in the last two years, boosting sales.

Powerball, Mega Millions sales from big jackpots help boost state budgets - to a point

IOWA CITY, Iowa - The scores of losing players in this week's $425 million Powerball jackpot did more than take an extremely long shot at getting rich. Their ticket purchases also helped fund a small but increasingly important part of their states' budgets. Changes in the nationwide Powerball and Mega Millions games have led to some of the world's largest jackpots in the last two years, boosting sales.

No winning ticket sold for last night`s $50-million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO - The $50-million Lotto Max jackpot remains unclaimed. No winning tickets were sold for last night`s draw. Eight MaxMillions prizes of $1-million were also available, and the sole winning ticket was purchased in British Columbia. The jackpot for next Friday‘s draw will remain at $50-million, but there will be 20 MaxMillions prizes up for grabs. ---

Lottery officials wait for winner of $425 million Powerball to step up

By Laila Kearney MILPITAS, California (Reuters) - Lottery officials in California were waiting on Thursday to hear from the holder of the single winning ticket of a $425.3 million national Powerball prize, a day after announcing the sixth highest jackpot drawing in U.S. history. The winning ticket in the nationwide game was bought at a Chevron gas station next to a freeway ramp in the Northern California city of Milpitas, about 40 miles southeast of San Francisco. The retailer will receive a bonus of $1 million.

U.S. lottery winner scoops $425 million jackpot; 6th biggest ever

By Zachary Cook (Reuters) - A single ticket bought in the San Francisco bay area scooped the sixth highest lottery jackpot in U.S. history on Wednesday, winning roughly $425 million, lottery officials said. The ticket matched all six winning numbers in a nationwide game, California lottery officials said on Twitter. They were 1, 17, 35, 49, 54, and 34, according to organizer Powerball's website. There was no immediate word on the winner's identity.

Winning ticket in $400 million U.S. lottery sold in California

(Reuters) - A winning ticket matching all six numbers in a $400 million U.S. Powerball lottery was sold in Milpitas, California, lottery officials in the West Coast state said on Twitter on Wednesday. The prize is the sixth-largest in U.S. history, and the fourth-largest for Powerball, according to a spokesperson for the Multi-State Lottery Association, which runs the game. The winning numbers, drawn late on Wednesday, were 1, 17, 35, 49, 54, and 34, according to Powerball's website.

Snowbound? Bored? You can dream of the US Powerball $400 million jackpot

(Reuters) - You've got to play to win, which this week could entail climbing snowbanks and crossing icy roads for a chance to snag the U.S. Powerball jackpot of $400 million, one of the largest prizes in lottery history. The top prize swelled over the weekend after it was discovered on Sunday that there were no winning tickets sold for the Saturday drawing, which offered a $330 million prize.

Powerball lottery prize soars to $400 million

By Victoria Cavaliere NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Powerball jackpot rose to $400 million on Sunday, one of the largest prizes in the lottery's history. The jackpot soared by about $70 million after there were no winning tickets sold to claim a $330 million prize in a drawing on Saturday. The next drawing was scheduled for Wednesday, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association, which runs the Powerball game.
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