Person in Michigan wins Mega Millions’ $1 billion jackpot, 2nd-largest total ever

first_imgAlec051/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO and ROSA SANCHEZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) — One lucky person is taking home the Mega Millions jackpot cash.At around 1 a.m. ET Saturday, the list of lottery winners was announced. A person in Michigan won the jackpot, estimated at $1 billion or $739.6 million as a lump-sum, before taxes.The winning ticket was sold at a Kroger located in Novi, a northern suburb of Detroit — about a 30-minute drive from the city — the state lottery website confirmed. The winning numbers were 4-26-42-50-60 with a Mega Ball number of 24.The winner’s identity has not been revealed, but, per state lottery rules, they must come forward to claim their winnings.The winner will have two options to collect the record prize, the lottery said in a statement: “The first is an escalating annuity that offers an initial payment, then annual payments for 29 years. The player also may select a one-time cash payment of about $739 million. If a player selects the cash option, they will receive about $530 million after tax withholdings.”The Mega Millions jackpot increased to $1 billion for Friday night’s drawing.It is the second-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history and the third-largest in U.S. lottery history, Mega Millions lottery officials said. The $1.537 billion won by a person in South Carolina on Oct. 23, 2018 is still the world’s largest lotto prize ever awarded on a single ticket.This is the 18th Mega Millions jackpot won in Michigan, according to a lottery press release. The last winner in the state shared the prize with a Rhode Island winner on Oct. 13, 2017. Until Friday night’s win, the largest lottery prize ever won by a Michigan player was a $337 million Powerball jackpot. Donald Lawson, of Lapeer, won it on Aug. 15, 2012. On April 22, 2005, Port Huron couple Ralph and Mary Stebbins, won $208 million playing Mega Millions — it was the largest Mega Millions prize ever won in the state.Michigan is one of the original founding members of Mega Millions.“About 97 cents of every dollar spent on Lottery tickets is returned to the state in the form of contributions to the state School Aid Fund, prizes to players and commissions to vendors and retailers,” the state lottery said in a statement. “In the 2019 fiscal year, the Lottery provided more than $1 billion for Michigan’s public schools, its fifth record contribution in a row. Since it began in 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $23 billion to support public education in Michigan.”The Match 5 winners were two people in Florida, one in Maryland, one in Missouri, one in New Jersey, one in New York and two in Pennsylvania. Each will take home $1 million. Also, two people — one in North Carolina and one in Virginia — won the Match 5 + Megaplier. Each will take home $2 million.On Wednesday, a winning Powerball ticket worth $731.1 million was sold in Allegany County, Maryland. The ticket was the fourth-largest in Powerball history and the sixth-largest in U.S. lottery history. Lottery winners in Maryland have the right to remain anonymous.The previous jackpot, which was worth $120 million, was won by a person in Wisconsin on Sept. 15, 2020.Powerball’s jackpot is resetting to $20 million for Saturday’s drawing. The next drawing is on Tuesday, Jan. 26.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Interview: Wallace Mullinax And The Art Of The Artist-At-Large At Rooster Walk [Videos]

first_imgIf you’re ever unfamiliar with those musicians playing in the Artist-at-Large spot on a lineup, it’s usually some of the most adaptive artists on the bill. The 11th annual Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival saw no decline in music this year, with sets of Galactic, Sam Bush, Shovels & Rope, The Marcus King Band, Billy Strings, Turkuaz, Ghost Light, and more at Martinsville, Virginia’s Pop’s Farm on May 23rd-26th. Charleston-based guitarist Wallace Mullinax has been a staple Rooster Walk Artist-At-Large the past two years, showcasing his diverse musicianship skills on stage with collaborative music sit-ins. Wallace has been a fixture in the Southeast for nearly a decade, building up credentials playing with The Marcus King Band, Yarn, Ed Toth, John Cowan, Jeff Sipe, Runaway Gin, and more.Now that festival season is in full swing, Live For Live Music contributor Zach Ubaldini caught up with Mullinax about the process, the art of sit-ins, and who he might want to sit in with past or present if he had chance.Zach Ubaldini: How was Rooster Walk?Wallace Mullinax: It’s pretty incredible, Johnny and Jessica being here, you get more Charleston musicians up there. I mean it just feels like more and more of a family thing and not just like I’m a Charleston guy in a Virginia festival.ZU: So how could you define the essence of Rooster Walk?WM: It’s kind of hard to separate it into things other than just a collective awesome vibe. It’s everything from the people that work, all the stage managers, and the guys with artists moving them around. I’ve only been there two years and all those guys remembered me by name like as soon as I pulled up, and I remembered most of them even though I didn’t spend much time with them in past years. You just kind of notice how happy they all are, they seem to all interact quickly but with no anxiety.ZU: How does the Artist-At-Large process work? From the beginning of the festival, how do you know who you’re going to sit in with?WM: Most of it, I set up myself. Johnny puts me on things. They have an Artist-At-Large set each day. It was two or three the first day, John Cowan and Ed Toth. The second day, it was Roosevelt Collier Band, then the third day it was like a “guitar-maggedon” with me and this 16-year-old named Isaac Hadden. It is more like when someone sets someone up in volleyball, you’re popping it around and when you see a spot, you go ahead and push this thing home because you definitely want it to sound great. We’re all on stage, if it doesn’t sound good, we sound bad too.ZU: How do you know Roosevelt Collier?
WM: He and I just have crossed paths a number of times over the years, I’ve played with them probably the past five or six years various times, probably once or twice a year. I always try to go up and see him, I just love his style so much. Everytime I play with him, his vibrato is just so musical. I love to play slide, I just don’t even want to play slide when I’m with him because it just sounds so good. And sometimes we will play together and that’s fun and unique but I feel like I’m just learning when I play with him.
ZU: It keeps you on your toes too, right?WM: I love it. It’s what I grew up doing really. I was always one of those dudes that people always asked me to sit in. Number one because I never want to step on somebody’s toes. It’s not in my best interest to get up there and be like “Look at me, here I am, forget about the band”. The guys that get to do it the most and you immediately think, “Wow that made that band sound better” and that’s what you’re looking for. And luckily if you do it right, you really shouldn’t have a lot of heavy lifting. It should be more about paying attention to what’s already there.ZU: Do you think being in a city like Charleston where it is so inclusive and integrative helps?WM: Yeah, I really started getting out there probably about 10 years ago. Once I got in the scene, it was very much come up for tune. You get really used to doing that.
ZU: You have this playing style where once you turn it on you can make your puzzle piece fit wherever it needs.WM: You know I always thought about it, you hear that and it’s probably a little cliche because it’s so often referenced, but the Bruce Lee quote, “Be water” to just be able to fill whatever you’re poured into. I really think that is how you become good at sitting in. You just pay attention and don’t push at all and just literally become what you’re getting poured into.Runaway Gin – A Tribute To Phish, Ft. Artist-At-Large Wallace Mullinax – “Ghost” – Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival 2019[Video: Jam World Trivia]ZU: That’s pretty awesome. So last year, you played with Jeff Sipe. What was your big moment this year? Did you have a bucket list moment?
WM: I always get a few of them on this one, because I get to play with so many people. I mean playing with John Cowan, Ed Toth, they have huge resumes, they both currently play in the Doobie Brothers. When you think about who John has played with, like Sam Bush, and Bela Fleck, it’s kind of scary the caliber of playing that he is used to hearing. It’s something you have to think about the whole time. You can’t be scared at all, to throw something in.ZU: Do you feel intimidated at all or you’re just wide open and ready to play?WM: I think for me it’s more of a recognition of being totally focused and initiative to this thing. Don’t let your eye off the ball for one second, because it can move that quickly. Don’t be scared to throw something out there, be very aware. Of course getting to play with Marcus is so awesome, I’ve been able to do that for the past two years. He’s the man, back in the day, we did tours together in 2015 or so when they were starting to break and he has always been so easy. We played a Marshall Tucker Band song, “Take the Highway”. You got two South Carolina guys playing a South Carolina band song. That’s fun.ZU: Did you have any off-the-wall, spontaneous sit-ins? What was the most spontaneous thing to happen at Rooster Walk?WM: Yeah, Kendall Street Company grabbed me for one. I just happened to hear them as I was walking across the big long stage. They saw me playing with Roosevelt that last Artist-at-Large day and the keyboardist, Andrew King was like, “Hey, what exactly do you do here? I’ve noticed that you just end up on stage with everybody” and I told him how they just kind of move me around and jump up and do all this stuff. And he asked if I wanted to come up onstage with them, and of course did, it’s exactly what I do here. So I went to set up for Trongone Band and then came back and jumped up, had an amp dropped off to me at VIP so I could do Kendall Street Company, sat in with them, ran off, got carted to Trongone, got in with them and then ran down to figure the Marcus sit in. That Saturday was fun. They are all pretty spontaneous, nobody with the exception of John Cowan and Ed Toth, talked about what we were doing beforehand.ZU: How was it playing with different gear?
WM: You know, it’s funny because I’ve played a bunch of rigs and have seen a bunch of people play rigs but the thing that has become apparent and cool and inspiring is seeing how much of somebody’s sound really is just by their touch. Their hands, especially on guitar, because everything directly translates. I’d love to see somebody do something like with a bunch of different guitar players where, nobody ever talks about this, but show me your touch. Where do you pick? Show me exactly how you decide what vibrato you want to use. Do you strike the string hard, do you strike it easy, do you even think about that? You see guys like, take Trey Anastasio for instance, you could put him on any guitar and he is going to sound like Trey. It’s that touch.The Marcus King Band, Ft. Wallace Mullinax – “Take The Highway” – Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival 2019[Video: Bry10s]
ZU: If you could choose one musician, one song or even a whole album to sit in with, who would it be, one past and one living?WM: It is really hard to argue being able to play with Tedeschi Trucks Band right now, being able to have a band that big, with that many players, that has this level of flexibility. As you add members to a band, the band stops operating like a speed boat and starts to operate like a big oil tanker. To get it to turn, you have to push it real hard, it doesn’t flip around quickly anymore. But they have been able to take this big thing and still keep it responsive. And I’d love to understand how that’s happening.ZU: Is that something that you would want one day is a big band like that?WM: Of course! I’d say the only reason not to have a band that has access to all those textures is that you want the flexibility. But if you can get both, why wouldn’t you have both. Their album Revelator was one of the big albums in the past 10 years that just blew me away.last_img read more

561 credit unions filed late call reports: NCUA

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by. Nicholas BallasyDespite the NCUA’s decision to enforce penalties against late call report filers, the agency said on Wednesday hundreds of credit unions have filed late for the fourth quarter of 2013.However, the number of credit unions filing late dropped more than two-thirds from the 1,744 late filers at the end of 2012.“A total of 561 federally insured credit unions filed their fourth-quarter Call Reports late or made corrections after the Jan. 24, 2014, deadline,” said NCUA Board Chairman Debbie Matz in a release. “This number is unnecessarily high and unacceptable.”According to the NCUA, an average of 1,048 credit unions did not file on time for the first three quarters of 2013.Matz sent a letter to credit unions in January announcing that the agency would impose civil money penalties on credit unions that file call reports late, starting with the first quarter of 2014.“Penalties would be assessed per day according to ranges set out in the Federal Credit Union Act, but NCUA would ‘consider mitigating factors,’ such as a credit union’s filing history, the gravity of the violation, and other circumstances, such as a natural disaster that prevented timely filing,” said an agency press release. continue reading »last_img read more

Salzburger Lokalbahn extension agreement signed

first_imgAUSTRIA: The federal government and the Land and city of Salzburg signed a letter of intent on March 25 to extend and upgrade the Salzburger Lokalbahn railway. The agreement was signed by federal Transport Ministger Norbert Hofer, Salzburg Land Governor Wilfried Haslauer, Land Transport Minister Stefan Schnöll and Mayor Harald Preuner. An extension of the north-south route is planned from the underground terminus at Salzburg Hbf south to Mirabellplatz. Further stages would see the route upgraded to enable higher frequencies and improve reliability. The Land and city hope to secure federal funding from 2020. It would be entitled to money assigned for urban transport projects that contribute to decarbonisation and cross city boundaries. ‘The extension of the Salzburger Lokalbahn is a milestone in the further development of public transport in the centre of Salzburg’, said Preuner. ‘The city and the Land are working together hand in hand with the surrounding areas for future-ready solutions.’last_img read more

GAME NOTES: Week 11

first_img PENSACOLA, Fla. –  The Argonauts are wrapping up the 2012 regular season with a six game road trip starting this Wednesday at West Alabama. UWF will then head to No. 22 Alabama-Huntsville on Saturday before wrapping things up on Sunday at North Alabama. The Argos are currently 29-19 overall and 13-9 in the Gulf South Conference while holding a No. 7 seed in the south region.2012 Softball Game Notes:- Week 11- Week 10- Week Nine- Week Eight- Week Seven- Week Six- Week Five- Week Four- Week Three- Week Two- Week OneREGIONAL RANKINGSThe University of West Florida softball team finds itself ranked No. 7 in the first round of the NCAA South Regional rankings, it was announced Wednesday. The Argonauts, now 29-19 and 13-9 in the Gulf South Conference, are on par to make their first NCAA Regional Tournament since the 2009-10 season with the top eight teams in the regional rankings making the cut.GSC RACE HEATING UPDown the home stretch of the 2012 regular season the GSC race is starting to shake up. No. 1 Valdosta State has clinched the top seed, followed by No. 22 Alabama Huntsville at 17-7, West Alabama at 13-9 and the Argos at 13-9 as well. North Alabama is the only team that can knock UWF out of the top four at 7-15.ON THE ROADWith just six regular season games left, the Argos will have their work cut out for them as all six contests will occur away from the UWF Softball Complex. West Florida is currently over .500 on the road at 7-6, but holding a much better home record of 18-8.TRIPLESWest Florida currently ranks second in the GSC in terms of triples so far this season with 13. Wednesday’s opponent West Alabama currently sits on top of the offensive category with 14, making the meeting between the Tigers and the Argos feature two of the highest slugging percentages in the league.LAST TIME VS. WEST ALABAMAThe Argos dropped both ends of a GSC opening doubleheader for both teams, losing game one, 2-0, and the second, 5-1. Kasie Buckley had two hits and an RBI in game two, driving in the only UWF run of the day in the process.LAST TIME VS. ALABAMA-HUNTSVILLEUWF split a pair of games with nationally ranked Alabama-Huntsville three weeks ago. The Argos earned the game one win, 5-4, before dropping the second, 11-1. Jordan Ratliff earned the win after allowing just six hits and striking out five Charger batters.LAST TIME VS. NORTH ALABAMALauren Correia brought the Argos a walk off win in game two with her single to right field, giving UWF the 3-2 win in extra innings. The Argos won decisevely in game one, 5-2.Print Friendly Version GAME NOTES: Week 11 Sharelast_img read more