The cost of a ticket was $1 and every time the game restarted, the jackpot was reset to $15 million.
A Mega Millions tickets costs $2.
Two Utahns won $1 million each playing Powerball at KJ's in 2017. "Everything is by chance these days so, you gotta be in it to win it", says Lynn.
Tickets for each drawing can be purchased up until one hour before drawing.
It's back. The Powerball and Mega Millions numbers have begun to soar, just a year after the Powerball topped $1 billion.
"My point of view is if I win the jackpot, I would spend that money here in Mason City", Akbar said.
Winning the lottery is a life-changing event that most of us will never get to experience but with this week's open forum, we invite you to dream a little.
"I got five tickets for each one", said Tom Pinter.
"90 percent of it I would give away". No one has hit the Mega Millions jackpot since October 13, 2017, while Powerball has not had a jackpot victor since October 25.
Lunchtime at the Riverside Travel Center here sees a lot of in-and-out traffic, and today most of the vehicles in the parking lot had MS license plates.
"I can take care of my family", added Wright.
"One goes way up, and somebody wins it, and it starts over, and then the other jackpot goes up", he said. "'I won?! No! I didn't!' Of course there would be a jubilation". We don't always hit the jackpot, but we did once in Arkansas.
It's a billion-dollar weekend for lottery players as $450 million will be up for grabs in Friday's Mega Millions drawing, and Saturday's Powerball jackpot is worth another $570 million.
If no one gets the winning numbers, it will roll over and could reach $720 million.
'Jeopardy!' on hold while Alex Trebek recovers from brain surgery
Jan 05, 2018 - 14:44
Production on the daily show has been put on hiatus to allow the 77-year-old Canadian to recuperate. However, none of these health problems have dissuaded Trebek from hosting the quiz show .
LG HU80KA 4K Projector Stands Upright
Jan 05, 2018 - 14:42
In fact, LG claims the ease with which the HU80KA projector can be used and installed happens to be the biggest USP of the device. According to LG, the new UHD projector , called the HU80KA is approximately half the size of a now available 4K projector.
North Korea Accidentally Hit Its Own City In Missile Test, Report Says
Jan 05, 2018 - 14:12
The Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile was launched eastward from Pyongsong in North Korea's South Pyongan Province. It failed to reach heights of 70km before it caused a large explosion, and it is not known if there was any loss of life.
At least 12 injured after fire breaks out at Bronx building
Jan 03, 2018 - 02:13
Over 20 fire extinguishing vehicles and more than 100 firefighters are trying to extinguish the blaze. On the frigid morning, firefighters were battling not only the flames but the cold as well.
Beatrix von Storch called Muslim men 'barbaric and gang-raping'.
Jan 03, 2018 - 02:11
Having started off her career as a banker, von Storch went on to become a lawyer before entering politics. Von Storch was among its first victims. "Why does an official police site tweet in Arabic", she wrote.
Spotify faces $1.6 billion lawsuit from music publisher alleging copyright infringement
Jan 03, 2018 - 02:08
Copyright Act by failing to send "notice of intention" to reproduce their music online. It's not the first legal hurdle Spotify has faced.
Mitt Romney likely to run for Orrin Hatch's Senate seat, source says
Jan 03, 2018 - 02:05
Romney intends to make his intentions known in a matter of weeks, according to an adviser who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney thanked Hatch for his service in a statement posted to his Facebook page.
Amb. Nikki Haley Speaks Out on International Incidents
Jan 03, 2018 - 02:04
The people are crying out for freedom. "The global community has a role to play on this", Haley urged. At least 21 people have died as a result of the protests.
Jon Gruden will replace Jack Del Rio as Raiders head coach
Jan 03, 2018 - 02:03
The Raiders must comply with the "Rooney Rule" and interview at least one minority candidate during the hiring process. If the rumors are accurate, it will be up to Gruden to recapture the magic which led to a 12-4 record previous year .
Top Hollywood women join forces to fight sexual misconduct
Jan 03, 2018 - 02:01
One of Time's Up major aspects is a legal defense fund for which the organization is now soliciting donations via a GoFundMe. And a request that women walking the red carpet at the Golden Globes speak out and raise awareness by wearing black.
A flight from New Zealand made it — Travel story
Jan 03, 2018 - 02:01
But it was thanks to a 10-minute delay that this feat of technical time-travel was made possible, reveals Mashable. Initially, the Auckland flight was scheduled to land in Honolulu five minutes before the time changed.
Nike advertise Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho's name on Barcelona shirts
Jan 02, 2018 - 12:46
The marketing strap was: " Where magic happens " with Nike adding: " Coutinho is ready to impress at Camp Nou ". But whatever the reason, it's high time Liverpool reported Barcelona over their antics over Coutinho.
Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 1/1/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Jan 02, 2018 - 12:29
Milwaukee came to the ACC fresh off a feat the Raptors couldn't achieve - beating the Oklahoma City Thunder on the road. DeMar DeRozan scored a franchise-record 52 points as the Raptors clipped the Bucks 131-127 in overtime in Toronto.
Two Suspects Charged With Quadruple Homicide
Jan 02, 2018 - 12:21
Two people have been arrested in the "horrific" murder of two women and a pair of children in their home in upstate NY . Law enforcement was investigating the deaths as homicides. "They have suffered an unspeakable loss", Abelove said.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date May Have Leaked
Jan 02, 2018 - 12:20
The first trailer for the game was released all the way back in October 2016, at the time promising a release in "Fall 2017". The protagonist of the sequel, contrary to expectations of fans, young will not be Marston, but a completely new character.