Wednesday, November 28, 2012
With a $550 million prize on the line, residents around White Lake and Highland are eyeing their tickets.
A half billion dollars could be yours in the latest Powerball drawing. In fact, so many people were trying to access the Powerball lottery website that the server was slow to respond and appeared down at times shortly after the 11 p.m. drawing. The $550 million winning Powerball numbers have been selected and people across White Lake, Highland and Michigan are checking their tickets. The winning Powerball numbers for the Nov. 28, 2012 drawing are 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and a Powerball number of 6. For more on Powerball, visit Powerball.com
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Powerball lottery players are testing their luck on an enormous jackpot for the Nov. 28 drawing.
It certainly could be the most wonderful time of the year for one or multiple lottery players. Since no one won Saturday's drawing, the Powerball jackpot has grown to a whopping $500 million prize. The next drawing is taking place at night Nov. 28. Powerball is played in 42 states, including Michigan, along with Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands. Find out your odds of striking big in the game. What would you do with the lottery earnings if you won? Tell us in the comments' section below.
Friday, March 30, 2012
You're more likely to get pregnant from a fling than win the lottery. Where does Michigan fall on the "suckers index"? Take the Patch poll.
Friday, March 30, 2012
The Mega Millions jackpot has leaped to more than half a billion dollars. It's estimated at $640 million for Friday night's drawing — $462 million if a sole winner takes the cash payout. The lottery is a suckers bet. Always has been. But the dream of winning the lottery and leaving behind the daily grind is hard to shake. More than $50 billion was spent on lottery tickets in 2010, and prizes totaled $32.8 billion, according to a Bloomberg ranking of state lotteries. Michigan adults spend an average $312.91 per year on the lottery - the seventh most in the country. (In Massachussetts, it's a whopping $860 per year.) Where does Michigan fall on Bloomberg's Suckers Index? "The Sucker Score is calculated by subtracting the total dollar amount …
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Are you more inclined to play with a prize like that?
Need $363 million? Who doesn't, right? Well, Tuesday could be the day. The Mega Millions lottery prize has been increased to $363 million, one of the highest jackpots ever. The next drawing will be 11 p.m. Tuesday, so you can still vie for a piece. This is the third-largest prize in the multi-state lottery's history, behind a $390-million jackpot in 2007 and $380-million jackpot in 2011, according to megamillions.com. Earlier this week, Michigan made national news because five tickets, matching five of the six Mega Millions numbers, were sold at the same Meijer store in Northville. Those prizes were $250,000 each, according the Michigan Lottery. “There are a lot of things that can sometimes seem like they’re impossible to happen. But we …