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Mass. Lottery Players Excited for Chance at $1.6 Billion Jackpot



    Record Mega Millions Drawing

    Tickets are being sold as quickly as they can be printed for Mega Millions.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018)

    All across Massachusetts, people have been flocking to lottery retailers to purchase tickets for some of the largest jackpots in history.

    "I got a few," said Paul Sprague.

    With $1.6 billion at stake in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing, a world record has been set for lottery jackpots.

    Additionally, the Powerball jackpot for Wednesday's drawing is $620 million. That is the third largest Powerball jackpot in history.

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    Police released footage of a mother who said she accidentally left her 5-month-old in a car for half an hour in a Goodyear, Arizona, parking lot when she, her sister and other daughter went into the store. Officers are heard on camera saying it was about 99 degrees outside. 

    (Published Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019)

    "I'd definitely like to buy a house, buy a brand new car," said Mark Jordan. "And then I think the rest of it, I would invest."

    How about a vacation?

    "Anywhere but here," Sprague said. "Travel the world, you know. See you later, everybody."

    Sprague said he bought a few lottery tickets as he wore a good-luck four leaf clover T-shirt.

    Rita Efthiliadias of Brockton said she would donate the money to charity, and leave some for her family.

    "I would put $5,000 aside for my grandkids, and that's it," she said.

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    (Published Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019)

    Tickets for Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing can be bought until 10:45 p.m. at any Massachusetts Lottery retailer.

    Powerball tickets can be bought until 9:50 p.m. Wednesday.

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