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    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

    24 January 2021
    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

    Environment:
    A tsunami activity alert has now been issued for New Zealand following an earthquake near the Kermadec Islands 7:47

    Law and Order:
    Two men, a woman and a teenager have been arrested following the death of Jamaine Wharton at a 21st in the Bay of Plenty last weekend 7:47

    Law and Order:
    There'll be increased security at March 15 commemorations 7:36

    Entertainment:
    Priyanka Chopra thinks people within the South Asian community pick on her "for no reason" 7:31

    Business:
    My Food Bag is debuting on the New Zealand and Australian stock exchanges today 7:16

    International:
    Israel is cleaning up tonnes of tar from its beaches, but the origins of the spill are shrouded in mystery 7:07

    Law and Order:
    A man will appear in court today after allegedly threatening to attack mosques in Christchurch 7:06

    Entertainment:
    JB Gill "got a little bit nervous" when he found out he was to become a dad 7:01

    Entertainment:
    Eddie Murphy thinks he's "transcended" racism in the movie industry 6:31

    Entertainment:
    Robbie Williams "could have got certificates for sexual endeavours" as a teenager 6:01


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