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Maryland’s Mega Millions winner comes forward

WASHINGTON — Lottery officials in the eastern US state of Maryland said Monday that a winner had come forward to claim his or her share of the record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot. Maryland lottery director Stephen Martino was to hold a press conference in Baltimore on Tuesday “to provide…

Kansas finds its Mega Millions winner

The world-record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot has found a winner in Kansas, but two-thirds of the winnings have yet to be claimed a full week after the lottery was drawn. Kansas lottery chief Dennis Wilson said his state’s winner turned up at his offices in Topeka shortly before noon Friday with a lawyer…

Man struck by lightning after buying Mega Millions ticket

A man in Wichita, Kansas provided full evidence this past weekend of the old saying “It’s easier to be struck by lightning than winning the lottery.” Bill Isles, a storm spotter for the National Weather Service, brought his tickets for the Mega Millions jackpot Thursday before being hit by lightning…

Trio share record $640 million U.S. lottery jackpot

A record $640 million US lottery jackpot will be shared by three ticket-holders who clinched the prize after frenzied sales sent the massive windfall soaring ever higher, organizers said Saturday. Millions of Americans had queued up hoping to suddenly become very, very rich despite having only a one-in-176-million chance of winning but…

Record $640M lottery prize reported to have winner in MD

The record $640 million lottery prize that sent the United States into a gambling frenzy reportedly had at least one winner early Saturday as local media said the winning ticket had been sold in the state of Maryland. The winning numbers — 2, 4, 23, 38, 46 with Mega Ball…

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