The higher the Mega Millions jackpot goes, the more people spend on lottery tickets. Americans have spent nearly $1.5 billion on a less than 1 percent chance to win the $640 million jackpot.
The $640 million jackpot, if taken as a $462 million lump sum and after federal tax withholding, works out to about $347 million.
Frank Haith became the second Missouri basketball coach chosen as The Associated Press' Coach of the Year. Haith took over the Missouri program this season after seven years at Miami.
Junior Lindsey Muller hit a two-out grand slam in the fifth inning to help the Tigers beat the Bears 6-1 on Friday at University Field.
Boone County Democrats assembled Thursday to determine a 27-member delegation that will progress to congressional district and state conventions in the coming months. Although turnout was low, those who attended displayed no less enthusiasm about the process.
In the Missourian's attempt to cover of candidates running for open seats on the City Council and School Board the reporting has been balanced and measured. The fairly exhaustive review of the people we’ll choose on Tuesday to lead the schools and the city assumes a baseline level of interest in the civic life of our community.
The Tigers tied the game at 6 in the top of the eighth, but let the game slip away in the bottom of the inning on a balk.
Hundreds of farmers are seeking damages in a class-action lawsuit after last May's breach of the levee protecting the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which conducted the breach with court approval, has filed to dismiss the lawsuit on grounds that the plaintiffs don't have a valid claim.
Have questions about participating in Tuesday's municipal election? Here are some answers.
She has proven she cares about making Columbia a better place for all its citizens, not just a wealthy few.
Barbara Hoppe cares for her constituents, listens to their concerns and actively engages in the issues.
Republicans Norman Lampton and John D. Sullivan join Democratic incumbent Cathy Richards and Democrat Connie Bell Hendren in the race for the Boone County office
Damage to the Ash Street apartment building estimated at $150,000.
Voters will select council representatives in Columbia's Second and Sixth wards on Tuesday. Each ward has different challenges and constituencies.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol has analysis of accidents involving deer between 2002 and 2010.
The Cougars beat Indiana-Southeast 7-3 in the first game and 6-0 in the second in nonconference play Friday in New Albany, Ind.
Costs under question include $670,000 for utility assistance, around $44 million in expenses for welfare programs and close to $190,000 in over-payments to supplement the unemployed.
Battery acid ruined some equipment, and clean-up may take most of the day.
James Terrell Miller, 16, faces charges of armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon and first-degree assault in connection with gunshots fired outside the restaurant on Feb. 20.