May 16, 2012 A group of workers at a Chicago bakery recently won $118 million. But two employees say they should be getting a share. It's another example of why it's important to write things down beforehand.
April 18, 2012 "I turned to my wife, who was right there with me, and (I said) 'We won,'" Merle Butler told reporters today. "She kind of looked at me funny, and I said, 'No, we won.' She started giggling. And she giggled for about four hours I think."
April 16, 2012 Three winning tickets were sold for the record $656 million jackpot. They've now all been turned in. We'll learn who the Illinois winner is on Wednesday, officials say.
April 10, 2012 Three Maryland public school teachers step forward to claim their share of the huge Mega Millions jackpot. They're anonymous and go by the moniker 'The Three Amigos'.
April 9, 2012 The second of three winning tickets in last month's $656 million record-breaking Mega Millions lottery has been turned in. Earlier, the winning ticket sold in Kansas was claimed. No one has come forward in Illinois yet.
April 6, 2012 Self-proclaimed Mega Millions lottery winner announces that she's lost the ticket, after refusing for days to produce evidence she really won.
April 5, 2012 While one woman in Maryland has told reporters she bought a winning ticket, she's provided no proof. And lottery officials say no one's come forward. The winners in Kansas and Illinois haven't been heard from yet either.
April 2, 2012 Three winning tickets for the record $656 million drawing were sold, in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland. But no one's come forward to claim the prizes. If you could claim the prize but remain anonymous, would you?
March 30, 2012 Winning tickets were sold in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland. How many will be splitting the record $640 million jackpot?
March 30, 2012 For residents of eight states not part of the Mega Millions lottery, getting a ticket takes a bit more effort. But it hasn't stopped many, who are driving miles or enlisting an out-of-state accomplice.
March 28, 2012 Demand is expected to be high for tickets before Friday's drawing. The odds are very long, but might you be tempted to get in on the action?
April 1, 2011 He's happy for his friends. Should they share some of their good fortune with co-workers who opted not to play this time?
March 31, 2011 The seven New York State government workers who hit it big last week when they won a $319 million Mega Millions jackpot may be rich because of someone else's bad manners.
March 30, 2011 The deli owner who sold the group the winning Mega Millions ticket says that one person who usually got into the pool decided he wasn't feeling lucky that day.