Stores that have sold jackpot-winning lottery tickets get flooded with buyers, and all sellers profit from sales commissions.
As the payout for Wednesday's drawing grows, America again starts dreaming big. If history is any guide, people in the Keystone State can dream a little bigger.
The multistate lottery has a bit of fun on its website. Of course, it's easy to be lighthearted when you're giving away $600 million.
Lotto fever builds as the jackpot hits $360 million, while Mega Millions climbs to $190 million.
The newly minted multimillionaire has offered to help out an entire block of his New Jersey neighborhood -- by covering their housing costs for the next month.
With no winner in Wednesday night's drawing, the prize tops $250 million for the third time in the past year.
One winner's death is investigated after cyanide poisoning is detected. Researchers say that a bigger jackpot can lead to bankruptcy.
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