Saturday, 20 July, 2019

Mega Millions, Powerball jackpot swells to $723 million

Mega Millions ticket sold in Elizabethtown matches $1M prize $1 million Mega Millions winner sold in Elizabethtown
Russell Knight | 20 October, 2018, 04:12

No one has won the Mega Millions jackpot since it hit $534 million in July.

After no one won the Mega Millions jackpot after the drawing on Friday, the jackpot is expected to reach $470 million for the next drawing on Tuesday.

Yesterday (October 6) evening was declared fallen in the drawing room, which can make some lucky person's next millionaire. A single Jackpot prize victor will have the option to receive their winnings in 30 annual installments or as a one-time, lump-sum cash payment of $265 million.

The odds of winning both jackpots are 1 in 75 quadrillion - that's 15 zeros - according to data scientists at Allstate.

Facebook hires Nick Clegg as head of communications
Members of the European Union parliament have called for an audit of Facebook, and careful scrutiny based on competition laws. Schrage announced his departure from Facebook in June.

US Jerusalem consulate merger draws Palestinian anger
Pro-Israel advocates hailed the decision, saying it confirmed the U.S. recognised the whole of Jerusalem as part of Israel. The status of Jerusalem goes to the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

NOAA predicts a warmer, wetter California winter due to weak El Niño
Broadly speaking, "El Nino" refers to a climate effect caused by warming sea surface temperatures in parts of the Pacific Ocean. As for that other big winter factor - snow - Halpert says the weather service has no prediction for Maine.

The winning numbers were 27, 28, 32, 41 and 69.

The chance of winning the Powerball jackpot is 292.2 million to one.

The average American spends about $200 a year on lottery tickets, though residents of some states spend far more. The Powerball jackpot for Saturday's drawing is up to $253 million.

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