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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


    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

    Entertainment:
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    Business:
    A concern insolvencies will rise 14:06

    Entertainment:
    Kourtney Kardashian claims "no one" initially wanted to pick up 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' 13:52

    Health & Safety:
    Waitemata DHB's rejecting claims it discharged elderly patients in the middle of the night 13:46

    Motorsports:
    Scott Dixon's hailing a tremendous start to the Indycar season for his Chip Ganassi Racing team 13:26

    Entertainment:
    Adjoa Andoh thinks Rege-Jean Page will be a big miss on the set of 'Bridgerton' 13:22

    General:
    Weightlifter David Liti is refusing to get too carried away about his medal prospects at this year's Olympics 13:06

    Accident and Emergency:
    Fire crews continue to battle fires in hay bale fires in Winslow, near Ashburton 12:56

    Entertainment:
    Michael Jordan will induct Kobe Bryant into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 12:52

    Law and Order:
    Armed officers have been called to Christchurch's Yaldhurst Road - after police were called to a reported robbery about 10.25am 12:26


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