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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

    Law and Order:
    Police are after more information after a string of robberies across Central Hastings and Flaxmere 12:27

    Law and Order:
    The SPCA is investigating after a Waikanae pet survived being shot in the head 11:57

    Law and Order:
    A waking nightmare -- for two West Coast families 11:37

    Business:
    Christchurch's Mayor says a council based rebrand is about supporting local 11:07

    Cycling:
    Cyclist George Bennett's been inadvertently caught up in an accident that took former winner Richie Porte out on stage one of the Paris-Nice classic 10:57

    Rugby:
    Alice Robinson has continued her late season surge, finishing second in the giant slalom at the latest World Cup in Slovakia 10:47

    Law and Order:
    A woman has died at Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facility overnight 10:06

    International:
    Pacific women breaking stereotypes and cultural norms through surfing 9:46

    Soccer:
    Oliver Sail has entrenched himself as the Wellington Phoenix's number one, number one 9:26

    Skiing:
    Skier Alice Robinson has scorched to her first World Cup giant slalom podium result of the season in Slovakia 8:06


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