'Mega Millions' lottery nears record high in US
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Twelve states in the U.S. participate in the lottery and the odds of at least one person winning the jackpot are one in 175,711,536. It costs just one dollar to purchase a ticket and if you win, you can receive the winnings in sums of 36,000 for every million won, each year, or receive it all in one lump sum.
On Tuesday, the jackpot was only at $250 million and reports say that the jackpot could rise even higher than $325 million just before the drawing on Friday.
The lottery results will be broadcast on live television at 8:00 p.m. (pacific time), 11:00 p.m. (eastern time).
- "Two winners confirmed in US 'Mega Millions' jackpot" — Wikinews, March 7, 2007
- Linda Goldston. "$325 million jackpot is 4th-largest, but odds slim" — , August 30, 2007
- Brad Wong. "Mega Millions jackpot hits $325 million" — , August 29, 2007