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  •   Home > News > Living & Travel

    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


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     Today's News

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    Entertainment:
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    Entertainment:
    Cameron Douglas has been freed from supervised release more than a year early 19:31

    Entertainment:
    Prince Harry wants Damian Lewis to play him on 'The Crown' 19:01

    Health & Safety:
    Wait times at Covid-19 testing centres in south Auckland stretched for over an hour today 18:57

    International:
    Golden Globes 2021: Celebrities take to Instagram to post red carpet fashion from afar 18:37

    International:
    After coronavirus chaos, Manaus was thought to be the first city to reach herd immunity. Then a second wave hit 18:37

    Business:
    Rocket Lab is on the verge of listing on the US technology based NASDAQ index, in a deal that values the New Zealand-US startup at 5.7 billion dollars 18:37

    Entertainment:
    Kate Winslet says lockdown has left her with a "massive a***" 18:31

    Rugby League:
    NRL side the Sydney Roosters have recruited a former French magician as a secret weapon 18:07


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