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    A lottery jackpot of more than a billion US dollars has been struck...after growing steadily since September last year

    A lottery jackpot of more than a billion US dollars has been struck...after growing steadily since September last year


    The Mega Millions payout...assuming it's claimed...is the third largest ever.

    The winning ticket was purchased at a supermarket in Detroit, and beat odds of one im more than 300 million.

    The winner will take the full jackpot if they accept is an annuity, paid in 30 annual instalments.

    Most winners go for a cash lump sum...which in this case would be 557 million after taxes.

    © 2021 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


     Other Business News
     09 Mar: Our three major mobile operators are committing to making the industry more transparent
     09 Mar: Inland Revenue is playing catch up, with businesses that aren't paying their tax
     09 Mar: More than 420 port workers have been given the first doses of their Covid-19 vaccinations in the lower half of the South Island
     08 Mar: The country's largest homeware store is up for mortgagee sale, with investors millions of dollars out of pocket
     08 Mar: Christchurch's Mayor says a council based rebrand is about supporting local
     08 Mar: Auckland authorities are being urged to address congestion issues, while traffic levels remain lower than normal
     07 Mar: Antivirus software entrepreneur John McAfee's been charged with fraud and money laundering
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     Today's News

    Auckland:
    A fire at a scrap metal yard in Auckland's Papakura is under control 13:07

    Entertainment:
    Nicolas Cage has reportedly tied the knot with Riko Shibata 13:00

    Entertainment:
    Lisa Marie Presley has asked a judge to dec lare her legally single, as she claims her estranged husband Michael Lockwood won’t sign their divorce papers 12:30

    International:
    In a year without tourism, Bali went back to 'the old ways of living' 12:07

    Rugby:
    Nathan Fa'avae's Avaya team continues to increase its lead on the seventh of 12 stages in the Godzone Adventure Race around the Rotorua region 12:07

    Entertainment:
    Louise Redknapp says she lost touch with many of her friends after her split from her ex-husband Jamie Redknapp 12:00

    Politics:
    An Auckland man who threatened to kill Newstalk ZB host Mike Hosking has been discharged without conviction 11:57

    Law and Order:
    A Christchurch man accused of stabbing one person and robbing another -- has appeared in court 11:47

    International:
    Harry and Meghan's journey from fairy tale royal wedding to the Oprah interview 11:47

    Entertainment:
    Jesse Tyler Ferguson is “unaffected” by his son’s vomit 11:30


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