11:30 LRN Newscast July 28

11:30 KFNV

The MegaMillions Multistate Lottery Jackpot is approaching $1 billion dollars, that’s a billion with a “B.” The $910 million prize is one of the largest in U.S. lottery history. Dustin Annison with the Louisiana Lottery says tonight’s jackpot has a cash value of $464.2 million.

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To be eligible for tonight’s drawing you must purchase your ticket by 9 PM.

News that the proposed new I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge will require a toll hasn’t set well with many including Lake Charles Representative Phillip Tarver. The Republican says funding for the bridge can be prioritized to avoid the use of tolls…

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Tarver says they’ll ask the Senate and House Transportation Committee not to approve the plan.

The National Retail Federation expects consumers will spend $94 billion on back-to-college shopping this year. That’s an increase of 20 billion from last year. Katherine Cullen with the N-R-F says big-ticket items are responsible for the huge increase in spending…

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Twelve Louisiana sports legends will be inducted on Saturday into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in Natchitoches. Two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Eli Manning and former LSU Coach Paul Mainieri headline the class. Hall of Fame Foundation President Ronnie Rantz says Mainieri has a connection to one of the other inductees…

Cut 13 (14) “…1976.”