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Lottery Fever in the Neighborhood: Who’s playing Mega Millions?

Update:

One lucky duck in Maryland has won over $731million!  The jackpot-winning Powerball ticket worth was sold at Coney Market, a convenience store in the Allegany County town of Lonaconing, MD. The market will receive a $100,000 bonus from the Maryland Lottery for selling the ticket to the fifth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history. Holy Moly!

There’s still a chance to win the big bucks

The Mega Millions jackpot is now at an estimated at $1billion. That’s cuckoo bananas money but why not buy a ticket, right? Someone’s gotta win, so why not us?  Powerball winning jackpot currently is estimated to be worth $20 million – chump change – we know! 

Here’s what you need to know to get in on the action.

When are the drawings?

Mega Millions drawings are Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. The next Mega Millions drawing is at 11 p.m. Friday, January 22nd. Ticket sales end at 10:45 p.m. in Massachusetts.

Powerball drawings are Wednesday and Friday at 11 p.m. The next Powerball drawing is at 11 p.m. Wednesday, January 20th. Ticket sales end at 9:50 p.m. in Massachusetts. 

How much does it cost and where can I buy a ticket?

Both Mega Millions and Powerball tickets cost $2 per play. Most liquor + convenience stores sell lottery tickets. 

What would be the first thing you would do if you won?    

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and Caught in Dot and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.