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Tonight Mega Millions Jackpot is an enormous $221 Million (US Dollars)

Just think you could start 2015 off with a life changing event. The Mega Million’s lottery jackpot for tonight (Friday, 9th January 2015) is currently $221,000,000 (if you opt for the cash prize instead of the annuity it is still a generous  $144 million).

If you win, you would have made more money this year than what Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga did last year, COMBINED.

  • Katy took home $40 Million
  • Miley earned $36 million
  • Lady Gaga racked in $33 million

Remember that without a ticket into the draw you cannot win, so get your tickets here. Tickets available to people outside of the USA as well.

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Bakersfield Man Claims $51 Million MEGA Millions Jackpot

The California Lottery today held a news conference to unveil the lucky Lottery player who won Tuesday night’s $51 million MEGA Millions jackpot.

Ronnie Orender, a Bakersfield man and soon-to-be-retired truck driver, came into the Lottery’s Central Valley District Office with his family to claim his winnings. “I just can’t believe this, I beat a million to 1 odds,” Orender said.  After being told the odds were actually 176 million to 1, he said, “Yeah, and I got the 1.”

It was actually Orender’s mother, Etta Urquhart, who took his $2 and bought two MEGA Millions tickets at Stuarts Oak Street Mobil in Bakersfield. When she checked his tickets the following day, she was immediately taken aback. “I thought I was going to have a heart attack,” she said of the moment when she noticed that the ticket had matched all six numbers – 1, 16, 29, 36, 50, and Mega number 16.

Ordender said he plans to use his newfound wealth to take care of his parents and other family as well. When asked specifically what they planned to do with their money, Orender’s step-father Bob quipped “we’re going to spend it.”

Orender, who opted to take the lump sum cash payment of $32.3 million, did state his intent to buy a new house in Bakersfield, take care of family members, and possibly donate money to good causes.

“It’s hard for us to believe, but we’re just going to do everything we can to enjoy it as much as possible,” Orender said.

Orender wasn’t the only big winner on Tuesday night. The retailer that sold the winning ticket – Stuarts Oak Street Mobil – will receive a bonus of $255,000 for selling the big winner.


One matching ticketed in last night $51 million Mega Millions draw

California Lottery officials broke news that a player from California had matched all six numbers in last night’s (4 May 2011) MEGA Millions draw. The lucky player has not yet come forward holds the only MEGA Millions winning ticket which is worth a huge $51 million.

The ticket matched the winning combination of 1, 16, 29, 36, 50, and Mega number 16. Purchased from Stuarts Oak Street Mobil, which is located at 2 Oak Street in Bakersfield. The retailer who sold the jackpot-winning ticket will receive a bonus of $255,000. Jackpot winners have 365 days from the date of the draw to claim the jackpot prize.

Gold? Jewels? NY lottery winner just wants burge

NEW YORK (AP) — Would you like a few million dollars worth of fries with that?

New Yorker Jimmy Groves says his first inclination after collecting his $168 million lottery prize was to “buy a hamburger.”

There was no mention of pricey kobe (KOH’-bee) beef, either.

Groves, who calls himself “a regular guy,” bought his winning ticket at a Bronx grocery store.

The Madison Square Garden laborer said Tuesday he’ll also set aside money for his son’s and grandchild’s education. And, who knows? He may even buy a house.

[Via Newsday]