Tonight's Mega Millions drawing set at history breaking $458 million

Tonight's Mega Millions drawing set at history breaking $458 million

"Coming so soon after a $456.7 million Powerball (r) jackpot win in Pennsylvania on March 17, enthusiasm is high among players", said Pennsylvania Lottery executive director Drew Svitko in a news release. A victor has not been crowned in nearly three months, since a 20-year-old Florida man took home $451 million on January 5.

The New Jersey ticket was one of two second-prize tickets purchased across the country - the the other was bought in IL. That's the fourth-largest sum in the game's history. In all lottery states, users can use the Lottery.com app to scan and track their physical tickets, and get notified when they've won. The Mega Ball drawn was 13. Tuesday night's drawing was for $458 million, with a cash option of $274 million.

Belfast rape trial: All four defendants acquitted on all charges
The 11-person jury, comprising of eight men and three women, delivered not guilty verdicts at Belfast Crown Court on Wednesday. The forewoman then announced a final not guilty verdict and Judge Smyth told Mr Olding he was also free to leave the dock.

Poll finds strong support for legalizing medical marijuana in Utah
Murphy's decision comes roughly a decade after the state implemented its medical marijuana program, enacted under Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine, but slowly implemented under Republican Chris Christie, who had a skeptical view of marijuana.

Uzbekistan ready to host talks between Afghan govt & Taliban
Tashkent's ties with the West were strained under Karimov who was often criticized over his government's human rights abuses. The Taliban also says that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces must withdraw before negotiations can begin.

Mega Millions tickets are sold in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

For the latest on Michigan Lottery, check out the official Michigan Lottery site, which also offers more information on instant tickets, raffles and other lottery games. Tickets cost $2 each.

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