Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot worth nearly $1.3 billion

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According the Associated Press via KARE 11: Friday’s Mega Millions draw will see a $1.28 billion prize.

The drawing will take place in Atlanta, Georgia at 11 p.m. Eastern Time (10 p.m. Central/8. p.m. Pacific). It was announced that the jackpot would increase from $1.1 billion up to $1.28billion, and there is a cash option of $747.2m.

WCCO Reports: “Health officials from Minnesota report that there have been 33 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the state.

“Most cases in the state have been reported in the Twin Cities,” Ruth Lynfield, State Epidemiologist, said. All confirmed cases in the state are reported by adult men aged between 18 and 55 with a median of 37.

A related story is “Minnesota’s largest STD/HIV clinic claims monkeypox vaccines have been given over 200 patients who have reported a known exposure,” according to Bring Me the News. Allison Thrash, spokesperson for Hennepin County Public Health, said that there weren’t enough vaccines available to prevent the disease.

George Floyd’s family is unhappy about the light sentences that officers were given in connection with Floyd’s murder. MPR reports that three former Minneapolis police officers were brought before a federal judge to be sentenced by him for violating George Floyd’s civil rights. Each man was given a penalty well below the amount sought by prosecutors and under federal guidelines.

“Tou Thao who kept back concerned bystanders while Derek Chauvin knelt down on Floyd’s neck, received 3 1/2 years. J. Alexander Kueng got three for tying Floyd’s back. Thomas Lane also got three. He held Floyd’s hands and twice asked about rolling the Black man on his back.

Bring Me the News also has a Minnesota company ” Pillbox Bat Company” in Winona. It was founded in the 1990s by Zak Fellman, Dan Watson, and others. Their company is now officially licensed to produce Major League Baseball memorabilia, for all 30 teams.

“The company produces specialty baseball bats that are not typically used for the actual game.”

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