Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Tonight may be the night one lucky person wins one of the largest jackpots in the history of the Mega Millions lottery.The lottery game’s jackpot grew to a whopping $512 million after Friday’s drawing yielded no winners of the top prize. One lucky ticket holder might be the recipient of that windfall today, when the drawing takes place at 11 pm ET.The grand prize is the fifth largest ever for the game and the eleventh largest in U.S. history, a Mega Millions official told ABC News.But if you do win the jackpot and want your prize money in cash immediately, that amount won’t necessarily all be yours. You’ll be taking home a far smaller but still impressive sum of $303.4 million – before taxes.To take home the entire $512 million, you’ll have to be a little more patient, and choose the annuity payments option – one immediate payment, and then annual graduated payments for 29 years, the official said.Earlier this year, two other Mega Millions winners made history – with one winning a prize of $451 million in January and another winning $533 million in April.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA new visionary voice in the field of particle physics is only in his mid-30s, but is distinguished as one of the leading thinkers. One of his theories — that there are at least 11 dimensions — will finally be tested this summer using a new $10 billion particle accelerator in Switzerland. “We’re essentially guaranteed that there’s going to be something surprising,” said Nima Arkani-Hamed, who was lured away from his Harvard professorship to Princeton where Einstein practiced until his death. “If the results confirm any of Arkani-Hamed’s predictions, they would be the first extension of our notions of space-time since Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity,” reports CNN in their fascinating report of May 9 . AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
Steinhaus leads team past Oklahoma StateKevin Steinhaus earned a major in his first action of the season. Ichigo Takikawa, Daily File PhotoMinnesota’s Kevin Steinhaus tries to take down Michigan State’s John Rizqallah on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at the Sports Pavilion. Nate GotliebDecember 9, 2013Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintGophers redshirt senior Kevin Steinhaus won a major decision in his return to the lineup as No. 2 Minnesota beat No. 5 Oklahoma State 16-15 on Sunday in Stillwater, Okla.The Gophers and Cowboys both won five matches, but Steinhaus recorded the bonus point that ultimately decided the dual.“That was a big win for us,” head assistant coach Brandon Eggum said of Steinhaus’ match, “especially going out there and getting the major decision.”The Gophers trailed 15-6 with three matches remaining when Steinhaus (184 pounds) earned four team points with a 14-5 major decision. He recorded six takedowns in the match and physically dominated Oklahoma State redshirt freshman Jordan Rodgers.“It was exciting to get back with the team,” he said.Steinhaus tore his left ACL playing soccer in June and had surgery in July. He said he initially expected rehab to take six months but said it went better than expected.The coaches decided last week that Steinhaus would travel to Stillwater, Eggum said, and his teammates appeared excited to have him back.“Just having him around gets everyone else up and excited to wrestle,” redshirt senior heavyweight Tony Nelson said. Minnesota still trailed 15-10 after Steinhaus’ win, but redshirt junior Scott Schiller (197) and Nelson followed with wins by decision.Schiller’s opponent scored an early takedown, but Schiller tied the match in the second period and ensured the victory with a near fall in the third.Nelson won a 2-0 bout to close the dual.The win was Minnesota’s second straight against the Cowboys. The Gophers beat Oklahoma State 28-9 last season in the National Dual finals at Williams Arena.“We’ve got a great rivalry with Oklahoma State,” Steinhaus said.The Cowboys won the first two matches Sunday, but Minnesota tied the score with wins by redshirt juniors Chris and Nick Dardanes at 141 and 149, respectively.Oklahoma State then won three straight matches and took a 15-6 lead before Minnesota scored the final 10 points of the match.“Nobody was really ecstatic that we won,” Steinhaus said. “We know we can do a lot better.”
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FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Joint Board of Fisheries and Game meeting has rescheduled for January 14, 2015 to develop a list of qualified persons for the governor to consider for the Alaska Department of Fish & Game commissioner. That meeting will begin in Juneau at 8:30 am on January 14, 2015. Previously meetings had been scheduled in Anchorage and Juneau for December 29 but due to a low number of applicants, Glenn Haight with the department said that it made more sense to just have one meeting. The meeting has also added a live internet audio stream which can be found at the Joint Board website along with additional information about the meeting. Among the candidates is local drifter Roland Maw who was appointed to Gov. Bill Walker’s transition team subcommittee to represent fisheries in November. Haight: “And so each of the boards have provided committee members, three of them, and they will be meeting to review the candidates they’ve received.” Public comments are being accepted by fax and email until 5:00 pm Friday, January 8, 2015. He is up against Sam Cotten who was named interim Fish and Game commissioner on the same day Walker took the oath of office.
LONDON, (Reuters) – A tournament that appeared predictable and at the mercy of the rain god in its first half got a fresh lease of life in the second and Sunday’s heart-stopping finale was the proverbial icing on the cake at this year’s World Cup. A wet World Cup seemed on the cards after a record four matches were either abandoned or called off with the governing International Cricket Council (ICC) drawing flak for no reserve day provision for the group games.“We put men on the moon, so why can’t we have a reserve day, when actually this tournament is a long tournament?” asked an amused Steve Rhodes, who has since been sacked as Bangladesh coach.The knockout stage was also played under rain threat. New Zealand’s semi-final match against India spilled over to reserve day and morning drizzle delayed the start of Sunday’s final by 15 minutes.Sri Lanka did a massive favour to the organisers by shocking eventual champions England in the group stage to throw open the race to the semi-finals just when it was getting predictable.Eoin Morgan’s men thumped India and New Zealand to revive their campaign which culminated with their maiden 50-overs World Cup title. South Africa crashed out early but stunned Australia on their way out to upset semi-final matchups.The turgid nature of the pitches used in the tournament drew criticism even though many felt it provided the much needed balance between ball and bat.New Zealand especially showed how to defend small totals with their disciplined bowling complemented by sharp fielding. “Sorry, but pitches have been garbage this tournament,” former England player Mark Butcher said.Butcher was only articulating the feeling of many who expected high-scoring games, including batsmen who playfully talked about breaching the 500-mark.In the end, England’s 397-6 against Afghanistan in Manchester proved the tournament’s highest total. Eoin Morgan batted like a man possessed in that match, belting 17 of his side’s 25 sixes in a breathtaking display of batting pyrotechnics.Among fellow batsmen, Rohit Sharma smashed a record five centuries in a World Cup before the law of average caught up with the India opener in the semi-finals.West Indies’ Carlos Brathwaite’s stunning century nearly snatched a victory against New Zealand while Shakib Al Hasan lit up the tournament with his all-round brilliance.Sri Lankan Lasith Malinga conjured a bowling masterclass to stun England in his final World Cup, while West Indies’ Chris Gayle and Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik failed to make any impact. India’s Mohammed Shami and New Zealand’s Trent Boult registered hat-tricks though they would find little solace in it after their teams’ failure to lift the cup.All’s well that ends well and the organisers could not have imagined a better culmination of six weeks of largely mediocre cricket.The match began with Chris Woakes starting with a wide and ended with Martin Guptill being run out at the end of a nerve-wracking Super Over as England clinched the World Cup on boundary countback. In between, umpteen dramas unfolded with Ben Stokes, whose batting heroics earned him player-of-the-match award, featuring in quite a few of them.The final was broadcast free-to-air, while the group stage and the semi-finals shattered audience records.“We are absolutely delighted that the World Cup 2019 has become one of the most watched sporting events in the world across TV and digital platforms,” ICC chief executive Manu Sawhney said in a statement ahead of the final. “These quite extraordinary numbers demonstrate how viewership habits are changing and the smart way cricket has adapted to deliver what fans today expect.”