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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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     26 Feb: Sir Michael Somare, first prime minister of Papua New Guinea, dies at age of 84
     26 Feb: The Auditor-General is looking into why private landlords were paid up-to three thousand dollars per week for shoddy emergency housing
     26 Feb: India unveils tougher rules for social media such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp
     25 Feb: Simon Bridges has had a battle of words with the Police Commissioner
     25 Feb: Questions are being raised as to whether Kelvin Davis needs to be stripped of his Corrections' portfolio
     25 Feb: A council's decision to introduce Maori wards can no longer be vetoed
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     Today's News

    Rugby:
    Highlanders co-captain Ash Dixon's been left disappointed following his 100th appearance for the franchise 7:37

    Golf:
    Lydia Ko's the clubhouse leader at the latest LPGA Tour event in Florida 7:27

    Entertainment:
    Heidi Klum thinks her daughter Leni’s modelling career is “amazing” 7:20

    Rugby:
    The All Blacks will play the opening game of the 2023 rugby World Cup against traditional tournament rivals France in Paris 7:17

    Entertainment:
    Liam Payne wanted to be an archaeologist when he was younger 6:50

    Entertainment:
    Ricki Lake was “naked in the Jacuzzi” when her fiancé proposed 6:20

    Law and Order:
    Man charged after alleged assault on volunteer at WA election early polling booth 4:37

    Environment:
    Efforts will begin today to rescue a fishing trawler stranded on a remote South Island beach 4:37

    Law and Order:
    An investigation's underway into a firearms incident in Northcote last night 4:37

    International:
    Urgent review of WA hotel quarantine begins after COVID-19 positive worker 4:37


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