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  • California desert town being sold for $5 million

    01/23/2016 6:32:28 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    KTNV ^ | Jan 21, 2016 | David Schuman
    The sale includes the 80 acres of land, all the buildings, and the fields of solar panels. Buyers are looking at the small desert community just across the state line for its environmental sustainability and its potential for development. ... Tony Castrignano with Sky Mesa Realty and Capital is the man tasked with selling the town. For $5 million, the buyer gets the country store, the RV campgrounds, the Nipton hotel and the solar panels that allow Nipton to operate at 50 percent off the grid. ... He said potential buyers have talked about building housing, selling solar power, growing...
  • A Powerball Reimbursement Go Fund Me Page Has Been Created

    01/16/2016 10:15:25 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 24 replies ^ | 1/14/2016 | Shenequa Golding
    A woman by the name of Cinnamon Nicole from Cordova, TN has raised a little more than $800 in seven hours via her Powerball Reimbursement Go Fund Me page. Nicole alleges to have spent all of her money on purchasing tickets with the assumption she would win the $1.6 billion jackpot, but soon realized the winning tickets were sold in Los Angeles, Florida and Tennessee suburbs. Despite the chances of anyone winning the jackpot being 1 in 292.2 million, Nicole still decided to go big, and unfortunately now can’t go home because she allegedly doesn’t have any money. Please help...
  • Biggest Powerball 'Loser' Begs Public for Money (trunc)

    01/15/2016 10:41:29 PM PST · by hoagy62 · 32 replies ^ | 1/15/16 | Bradley Ryder
    Most people know the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are close to impossible - some one in 292.2 million, to be exact. That said, a wise and prudent person would think the chances of anyone having pity on someone for losing their life savings - and helping them get back in the game - are nil. Apparently not, as one Tennessee woman, aka the "Biggest Powerball Loser," soon learned. Meet Cinnamon Nicole, everybody, the new GoFundMe visionary - despite her losing effort to go from rags to riches. According to an Uproxx report, the Cordova resident joined throngs of...
  • Warehouse Worker Takes Third of $1.6 Billion Powerball Pot

    01/15/2016 2:43:21 PM PST · by Cecily · 49 replies
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A small-town warehouse supervisor turned in one of three tickets splitting the world-record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot on Friday, and swiftly announced that he would take his money now, giving up hundreds of millions of dollars in the future. But John Robinson and his wife, Lisa, said they won't stop working and won't make any wild purchases. They'll pay off their mortgage and their daughter's student loans, but have no desire to move from their small, gray, one-story house into a luxurious compound somewhere.
  • Tennessee couple claims they have Powerball jackpot ticket

    01/15/2016 8:59:33 AM PST · by don-o · 27 replies
    MUNFORD, Tenn. = A Tennessee couple went on NBC’s “Today” show on Friday and claimed they have one of the three winning Powerball jackpot tickets.

    01/15/2016 4:48:30 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 48 replies
    So...I don't need to buy a Powerball ticket, because I already seem to have my fortune waiting for me.... Dearly Beloved Calvary greetings in the name of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ Amen! With a heart heavy laden I write this email to you. I am Mrs. Tumelo Tebogo, (Widow) from South Africa. I was brought up from a motherless babies home, was married to Mr. Masego Tebogo (A Rich Business Man). Before his sudden death in a fatal motor accident we were married for twenty years without a child. Besides, we were both true Christians before died and...
  • US Jewish philanthropist bought winning Powerball ticket for employee

    01/14/2016 3:56:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies ^ | 1/14/16 | staff
    One of the three winners of the record-breaking Powerball lottery jackpot in the United States became wealthy overnight thanks to the generosity of her boss, one of the American Jewish community’s leading philanthropists. Shlomo Rechnitz, a health care magnate who owns 80 assisted living facilities throughout California, purchased nearly 18,000 lottery tickets for all of his employees, one of which happened to contain the winning numbers. The unprecedented $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot will be divided among three winning tickets purchased in Tennessee, California and Florida. Each ticket is worth $528.8 million, lottery officials said in California, one of 44 states...
  • Powerball winning numbers announced, 1 winning ticket sold in Chino Hills, CA

    01/13/2016 8:47:25 PM PST · by Callahan · 121 replies
    CBS8/AP ^ | 1/12/16 | AP
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Lottery officials have announced the numbers drawn for Wednesday night's record $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot. The California Lottery did announce there is Powerball jackpot winner in Chino Hills, California. There could be other winners in other states. Also, in Chula Vista a ticket was sold that matched 5 out of the 6 numbers.
  • What to Do with the Money If You Actually Win Tonight's Powerball Jackpot

    01/13/2016 9:27:00 AM PST · by NRx · 111 replies
    TwoCents ^ | 01-13-2016 | Kristin Wong
    You have a better chance of getting hit by lightning in a frog thunderstorm than you do winning the Powerball, but hey, it's always fun to play billionaire. If you were to win (and you won't), there are a few things you should to do to protect and optimize your winnings. Winning the Powerball Lottery Won't Solve Your Problems Winning the Powerball Lottery Won't Solve Your Problems Winning the Powerball Lottery Won't Solve Your Pro You're not going to win the current Powerball jackpot, so don't spend a bunch of money on tickets....undefined lifehacker.​com Make a Choice: Lump Sum...
  • Powerball's Biggest Winner: Government

    01/13/2016 4:33:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies ^ | January 13, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    Ka-ching! Wednesday's Powerball jackpot soared to $1.5 billion as get-rich-quick mania seized America this week. But you don't need to wait for the drawing to know who'll score the royal payoff. The biggest winner of the multistate numbers game is -- drumroll, please -- Uncle Sam. Powerball is a government-sponsored gambling racket in 44 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The feds automatically skim 25 percent off the top of a lump-sum cash award. Additional state withholding taxes vary depending on residency status. Mega-winners are taxed at the highest federal income tax bracket (nearly 40 percent);...
  • Workers 'won' $949M Powerball - for 20 minutes

    01/12/2016 4:23:46 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 12, 2015 | Frank Rosario and Danika Fears
    Workers at a New Jersey restaurant jumped for joy when they thought they’d hit the Powerball jackpot, scoring Saturday's $949 million prize. But the celebration at Grissini's Restaurant in Englewood Cliffs came to an abrupt end when employees realized they'd mistakenly compared Wednesday's winning numbers to their Saturday ticket. "It was like getting punched in the stomach," said Charles Poveromo, 55, who's worked as a bartender at the restaurant for 13 years. Poveromo said 42 employees pooled their money together and bought $210 worth of tickets.
  • Here's Mark Cuban's advice for whoever wins the $1.4 billion Powerball lottery

    01/12/2016 10:22:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01-12-2016 | Libby Kane
    The Powerball lottery has reached a record high of $1.4 billion. On Wednesday night, someone might win the jackpot and — even if they don't actually take home $1.4 billion — become incredibly rich in a matter of moments. Billionaire Mark Cuban has some idea of what that's like. Cuban recounted the moment he became a billionaire on an episode of James Altucher's podcast: "I was sitting in front of a computer, naked, hitting the refresh because we were close — waiting until my net worth hit that billion when the stock price got to a certain point, and then...
  • Here's Mark Cuban's advice for the winner of the $1.4 billion Powerball lottery

    01/12/2016 7:25:22 AM PST · by Rockitz · 87 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12 January 2016 | Business Insider via Yahoo
    The Powerball lottery has reached a record high of $1.4 billion. On Wednesday night, someone might win the jackpot and — even if they don't actually take home $1.4 billion — become incredibly rich in a matter of moments. Billionaire Mark Cuban has some idea of what that's like. Cuban recounted the moment he became a billionaire on an episode of James Altucher's podcast: "I was sitting in front of a computer, naked, hitting the refresh because we were close — waiting until my net worth hit that billion when the stock price got to a certain point, and then...
  • The One Time It’s Mathematically Advantageous to Play Powerball

    01/11/2016 8:39:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 108 replies
    Time Money ^ | 01/11/2016 | Ethan Wolff-Mann
    Wednesday's Powerball jackpot is on its way to an estimated $1.4 billion, after nobody matched all six numbers in Saturday night's drawing. The prize would be the biggest of all time, dwarfing the MegaMillions $656 million high-water mark of 2012. This is a big deal. Unless you're really, really smart and lucky -- see Joan Ginther, among others -- playing the lottery is a bad idea, financially speaking. Of course there's the fun, thrilling aspect of playing, which is not to be discounted, even by a belt-and-suspenders-type publication like MONEY. But there's actually a case to be made that in...
  • No Powerball Winner - Next Jackpot $1.3 Billion

    01/09/2016 10:56:06 PM PST · by zeestephen · 13 replies
    Jackpot - $1.3 billion. Cash Out - $806 million
  • No one won the $900 million Powerball -- now it's up to $1.3 billion [Unprecedented]

    01/10/2016 7:47:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/10/2016 | Caroline Moss, Tech Insider
    No ticket matched all six Powerball numbers following the drawing for a record jackpot of nearly $950 million, lottery officials said early Sunday, boosting the expected payout for the next drawing to a whopping $1.3 billion. The winning numbers -- disclosed live on television and online Saturday night -- were 16-19-32-34-57 and the Powerball number 13. All six numbers must be correct to win, although the first five can be in any order. The odds to win the largest lottery prize in US history were one in 292.2 million. Officials with the Multi-State Lottery Association, which runs the Powerball game,...

    01/09/2016 6:45:16 PM PST · by Baynative · 237 replies
    A devious mind ^ | 1/9/16 | Baynative
    Because I sincerely hope that someone frequenting the FRee Republic website wins the power ball drawing tonight, especially a monthly donor and because that winner will be an (almost) instant billionaire, I am offering some sound advice on how to handle the situation.
  • No Powerball Jackpot Winner, Pot to Grow to $1.3 Billion [01/09/16]

    01/09/2016 10:59:20 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 89 replies
    NBC4 LA ^ | 01/09/2016 | NBC4 LA
    There was no jackpot winner of Saturday's biggest-ever $900 million Powerball drawing, and the jackpot for Wednesday's drawing will grow to an estimated $1.3 billion, officials said, NBC News reported.
  • No Jackpot Winners in Record Powerball Drawing

    01/09/2016 10:16:52 PM PST · by parksstp · 56 replies
    Powerball Website ^ | 01-10-2015 | Powerball Website
    28 People matched the 5 White Balls, but nobody had PB 13 Combination. It'll be close to $1.3 BILLION on Wednesday.
  • The secret millionaires next door (Lottery)

    01/09/2016 6:22:40 PM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 32 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11-6-2011 | Ashley Rueff
    Chicago couple won $30 million in the state lottery and didn't tell anyone. Not even their kids. Somewhere in Chicago live a modest, middle-class couple with two teenage children and a $30 million secret. They recently won the Illinois Lottery, but have yet to tell friends, family or even their children. The couple plan to keep their jobs — he runs a small business — and raise their children with a strong work ethic by keeping secret their loaded bank account. "It's real unusual. Most people, they're ready to jump on it. They want to go on TV, they want...
  • Powerball jackpot climbs to record $900 million. How high will it go?

    01/09/2016 11:56:15 AM PST · by NRx · 128 replies
    LA Times ^ | 01-09-2016 | Matt Stevens
    The largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history has gotten even bigger, as officials announced Saturday morning that the Powerball payout has risen to a staggering $900 million. Yet, even with brisk ticket sales, just 75% of all possible six-digit combinations have been selected, officials said. On Friday alone, California players purchased about $38 million in tickets, said state lottery spokesman Alex Traverso. Saturday's sales are expected to be on par -- or higher. In California, about 80 cents of every $2 ticket sold goes toward education. Nationwide, more than $1 billion in Powerball tickets have been sold so far, lottery...
  • $188M Powerball winner has risked fortune bailing out ex-con boyfriend

    01/07/2016 11:37:57 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 7 2016
    A North Carolina single mom who won a $188 million Powerball jackpot last year pledged to spend it on her kids and church, but so far the biggest beneficiary seems to be "Hot Sauce," her alleged drug dealer boyfriend. Marie Holmes is a single mom of four, including a child with cerebral palsy; however, she has risked nearly a quarter of the $88 million she took home bailing her boyfriend Lamarr “Hot Sauce” McDow out of jail on drug, weapon and street racing charges. Holmes, 27, hit the jackpot in February and, since then, has bailed McDow, 31, out of...
  • The next big Powerball jackpot is $675 MILLION

    01/06/2016 11:05:58 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 42 replies
    CA Lottery ^ | 1/6/15
  • Powerball Lottery Jackpot Reaches $500m

    01/06/2016 1:36:24 PM PST · by NRx · 128 replies
    Sky News ^ | 01-06-2016 | Sky News
    The estimated jackpot for the next draw of the US Powerball Lottery has reached $500m (£342m). No one has won the lottery's top prize since 4 November, meaning someone could lay claim to the sixth largest jackpot in North America on Wednesday night. Soaring ticket sales have boosted the jackpot, which could climb even higher if the winning numbers remain elusive.
  • Lottery exec removed from post amid jackpot-fixing scandal

    12/23/2015 7:36:35 PM PST · by iowamark · 57 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/23/2015
    A prominent lottery official who has run the Powerball game since its inception was quietly removed from his 28-year post leading the Multi-State Lottery Association after a jackpot-fixing scandal inside his organization got bigger, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. Charles Strutt, executive director of the association since its 1987 founding, was stripped of his duties in October by the group's board, which includes directors of lotteries in 37 states and U.S. territories. The move came days after prosecutors said their investigation of jackpot-fixing by the association's former security director, Eddie Tipton, had expanded nationwide.The association, which...

    08/10/2015 1:46:00 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    Madam Menoire ^ | 8/10/2015 | Veronica Wells
    You may remember back in February, we were all excited to learn that Marie Holmes, the 26-year-old, single mother of four, had won the Powerball lottery. Holmes, of North Carolina, decided that she was going to accept her $188 million winnings in one lump sum, meaning she was awarded $127 million. After taxes, she received $88 million. And while Holmes announced that she had plans to pay her tithes and set up college funds for her children, shes ended up doing something entirely different with her riches. Shortly after she won the money, Holmes posted $3 million bond for her...
  • The $500 Million Powerball Jackpot And Why It's Not Worth Buying A Ticket

    02/11/2015 2:49:21 PM PST · by blam · 187 replies
    BI ^ | 2-11-2015 | Andy Kiersz
    Andy Kiersz February 11, 2015 The Powerball lottery drawing for Wednesday evening has an estimated jackpot prize of $500 million. While that's a huge amount of money, buying a ticket is still probably a losing proposition. Consider the expected value When trying to evaluate the outcome of a risky, probabilistic event like the lottery, one of the first things to look at is "expected value". The expected value of a randomly decided process is found by taking all of the possible outcomes of the process, multiplying each outcome by its probability, and adding all of these numbers up. This gives...
  • California Lottery official: Sole winner of $425M February Powerball jackpot comes forward

    04/01/2014 3:27:45 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 1 , 2014
    MILPITAS, Calif. California Lottery officials say the sole winner of February's $425 million Powerball jackpot has come forward to claim the prize.
  • NJ man, ex-girlfriend in court over Powerball win

    11/10/2013 5:47:21 AM PST · by rustyboots · 32 replies
    A New Jersey man who won a $338 million Powerball jackpot, among the largest lottery winnings, is embroiled in a court fight with his former girlfriend over the money. Pedro Quezada of Passaic was the sole winner of the Powerball drawing last spring, worth about $152 million after taxes. His lawyer argues that Inez Sanchez has no claim to the money because the couple were never married.
  • Leno: IRS Can't Determine Powerball Winner's Taxes Until They Know If She's A Rep Or Dem

    06/06/2013 10:36:48 AM PDT · by DFG · 30 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 06/06/13 | Staff
    JAY LENO: Well, folks, the mystery is over. The winner has been revealed. After a month of waiting, it turns out an 84-year-old woman in Florida has won the $590 million Powerball lottery. $590 million, 84 years old. I bet her kids regret putting grandma in the nursing home now. Huh? Yeah, no. 'We love you grandma! we were just coming to see you next weekend. We didn't know!' It's already gone to her head. She already had big rims put on her Rascal scooter, you know. She's got the -- she's going all out. Now, as for how much...
  • Florida Powerball Winner, 84, Claims $590-Million Prize

    06/05/2013 12:34:44 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    ABC ^ | 06-05-2013 | Staff
    Gloria C. Mackenzie held the most lucrative winning lottery ticket in American history.
  • Powerball winner: $590 million ticket bought in Florida

    05/19/2013 10:04:22 AM PDT · by 4Runner · 60 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | May 19, 2013 | Barbara Rodriguez
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials said Sunday. The single winner was sold at a supermarket in Zephyrhills, Fla., according to Florida Lottery executive Cindy O'Connell. She told The Associated Press by telephone that more details would be released later. Read more here:
  • Lottery officials confirm lone winning record Powerball ticket (590 Million Dollars !)

    05/19/2013 6:31:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | 05/19/2013
    <p>It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials said Sunday.</p> <p>The single winner was sold at a supermarket in Zephyrhills, Fla., according to Florida Lottery executive Cindy O'Connell. She told The Associated Press by telephone that more details would be released later.</p>
  • MoveOn.ABC: Good Morning America Spends 325 Seconds On PowerBall, Zero On IRS Scandal

    05/18/2013 5:27:15 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Bianna Golodryga opened today's Good Morning America by announcing that it was "a very busy Saturday morning." So busy, in fact, that GMA couldn't spare one second in its first half-hour for the IRS scandal. That despite yesterday's stonewalling testimony by the outgoing IRS Commissioner in which he had the colossal chutzpah to deny there had been any political motive in the targeting of conservative organizations. So what kept GMA so busy? By far the longest segment was devoted to . . . the Powerball lottery. GMA spent 325 secondsover five minuteson the Powerball lottery. One report from stores where...
  • The rent's on me, Powerball winner Pedro Quezada tells his Passaic, N.J., neighbors

    03/31/2013 12:19:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 47 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | march 31, 2013 | Kerry Wills, Larry Mcshane And Rich Schapiro
    Powerball winner Pedro Quezada is hosting a rent party for his entire block. A close friend of the newly minted megamillionaire said Quezada promised to temporarily cover the housing costs for residents in the Passaic, N.J., neighborhood that housed his bodega. He said hes going to pay the rent for everybody here on this block for at least a month or two months, the friend said Saturday outside Quezadas Apple Deli Grocery. Hes such a good guy. Word of Quezadas magnanimous gesture left several of his neighbors stunned. God bless him, and thank you, crowed Richard Delgado, 45, after...
  • Powerball winner cant collect all his money until he pays off $29,000 in child support (title edit)

    03/28/2013 3:34:37 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    Pedro Quezada, a New Jersey bodega owner who struck it rich by winning Powerball, celebrates his lottery victory during a press conference on Tuesday. But the Passaic County Sheriff says Quezada cant claim his bounty, $338 million, until he pays off $29,000 in outstanding child support.
  • N.J. Powerball winner comes forward to claim $338M jackpot

    03/25/2013 4:06:47 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    The mystery winner of a $338 million Powerball jackpot has come forward, according to a report on Pedro Quezada, a 44-year-old father of five who owns a bodega on 8th Street in Passaic, showed up at the liquor store where the ticket was sold to claim his prize this afternoon, the report said.
  • Missouri Powerball winners live modestly, give back to hometown

    02/24/2013 8:19:16 AM PST · by lowbridge · 40 replies
    yahoo ^ | february 24, 2013 | Kevin Murphy
    Three months after winning half of the biggest Powerball lottery jackpot in U.S. history, Mark Hill still meets friends for morning coffee at a local convenience store. And that Camaro sports car Hill considered buying with his winnings? He got a pick-up truck instead. While some lottery winners fritter away their fortunes or meet tragic ends, not much has outwardly changed for Mark and Cindy Hill since they won half of a $587 million Powerball jackpot in November. They netted $136.5 million in a lump-sum payment after taxes. "They are very conservative people," said Walt Stubbs, a friend and former...
  • How the $500 million Powerball lottery is a tax on the poor

    11/29/2012 8:11:47 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 51 replies
    The Week ^ | November 28, 2012 | Ryu Spaeth
    [Households that earn at most $13,000 a year spend 9 percent of their money on lottery tickets. ] With the Powerball lottery jackpot reaching a record $500 million, people from around the country are flocking to local convenience stores to try their luck. The majority of those standing in line for tickets and joining office pools are likely not habitual lottery devotees, but rather casual players who decided to get in on the fun once the media reported the unprecedented size of the pot. However, the everyday lottery business is a much grimmer affair, relying overwhelmingly on "poverty, habit, and...
  • Powerball: Winning Tickets for Jackpot Sold in Arizona and Missouri

    11/29/2012 3:25:13 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 23 replies
    Winning tickets for the record Powerball jackpot worth more than $587 million were purchased in Arizona and Missouri. Missouri Lottery official Susan Goedde confirmed to ABC News this morning that one of the winning tickets was purchased in the state, but they would not be announcing a town until later this morning. Arizona lottery officials said they had no information on that state's winner or winners but would announce where it was sold during a news conference later in the day. The winning numbers for the jackpot were 5, 23, 16, 22 and 29. The Powerball was 6. The jackpot...
  • No Powerball winner sends jackpot to record $425 million

    11/26/2012 8:15:29 AM PST · by jakerobins · 57 replies
    <p>CNN) No one hit the jackpot in the latest Powerball drawing, pushing the next prize of $425 million into the history books.</p> <p>The prize for Saturday nights Powerball was $325 million the fourth-largest in the games history.</p> <p>For the 15th consecutive time, no winners matched the numbers, which were 22, 32, 37, 44, 50 and Powerball 34.</p>
  • NJ Man claims $77 million lottery ticket is not the ticket he bought for a pool of five co-workers

    03/07/2012 2:13:38 PM PST · by SMGFan · 75 replies
    upi ^ | March 7, 2012
    ELIZABETH, N.J., March 7 (UPI) -- A New Jersey man claims his winning $77 million lottery ticket was purchased independently, and is not the ticket he bought for a pool of five co-workers. In a civil lawsuit that began Tuesday in Elizabeth, N.J., plaintiffs are accusing Americo Lopes of fraud, and demand that he share his winnings with them. Lopes was the organizer of a lottery pool at the construction company where he worked, and made regular purchases of betting tickets. On Nov. 10, 2009 he held a winning Mega Millions ticket, but did not inform his co-workers, instead telling...
  • Obama wont buy Mega Millions ticket, White House says

    03/30/2012 6:38:20 AM PDT · by varyouga · 63 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/29/2012 | Olivier Knox
    President Barack Obama won't be joining the throngs of Americans lining up to buy a Mega Millions ticket, the White House said Thursday as the multi-state lottery's jackpot hit a record estimated $540 million jackpot ($389.8 million if you take the cash option). But "I'm going to run out and buy one," press secretary Jay Carney lightheartedly told reporters as he wrapped up his daily briefing. Earlier, at a deli a few blocks from the White House, customers lined up six deep to trade their greenbacks for the salmon-pink tickets, some of which bear the mention "D.C. Lottery Commemorative Ticket"...
  • Mega Millions jackpot soars to $476 million for March 30; no top-prize winners

    03/28/2012 1:21:30 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 59 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | March 28, 2012 | By Len Melisurgo
    Turns out no one in any state matched all six numbers that were drawn in Tuesday night's massive Mega Millions drawing, so the jackpot will be growing even more massive to a record-breaking $476 million, according to the New Jersey Lottery, the Pennsylvania Lottery and the official Mega Millions lottery website.
  • Powerball hikes jackpot to $325M; record cash tops $200M

    02/10/2012 12:40:41 PM PST · by jakerobins · 26 replies
    Powerball was enormous, but now it's more so. Spurred by heavy sales - at $2 a ticket - the jackpot was raised this afternoon to $325 million. And the drawing's not till Saturday night. The advertised prize, payable in 30 annual installments, is the third biggest in the history of the game. The cash payout, already a Powerball record, is now $202.9 million. If this jackpot doesn't get hit, expect to see history: the first annuity to reach $400 million
  • Pricey picks: Powerball lottery tickets will double in price to $2 beginning in January

    01/15/2012 6:11:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Pricey picks: Powerball lottery tickets will double in price to $2 beginning in JanuaryBy Associated Press, Published: January 1 DES MOINES, Iowa Powerball lottery organizers are betting that bigger jackpots will entice more people to play, but gamblers are going to have to dig deeper into their wallets to try their luck. Tickets for the multistate game are doubling in price to $2 beginning Jan 15. While the odds of winning one of the games giant jackpots also are improving, those in charge of the lottery are gambling that people are willing to pay more for the hope of...
  • Burnsville couple joked lottery was safer than stock market -- then won $229M

    08/13/2011 8:57:28 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 40 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-13-11 | Tad Vezner
    of winning the Minnesota State Lottery would be a safer bet. The Burnsville couple, who Friday claimed a $228.9 million Powerball prize, the largest lottery payout in Minnesota history, weren't struggling but were wondering just days before whether they'd ever be able to retire. "On Monday, we met with our financial adviser, and things didn't look real promising," Kathleen Morris said during a Friday news conference at state lottery headquarters in Roseville. "That night I told Tom, the only way we're going to retire is if we win the lottery." Declining to give their ages, the couple said only that...
  • Winning PowerBall ticket purchased adult book store?

    11/07/2010 9:04:03 PM PST · by RckyRaCoCo · 10 replies
    Gives a whole new meaning to the word Powerball.
  • 14 autoworkers from Mich., Ohio win Powerball

    06/29/2010 9:56:17 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 14 replies
    hostednews ^ | JOHN SEEWER
    TOLEDO, Ohio A group of Michigan autoworkers won a share of a Powerball jackpot, and one of them has already splurged on a piece of Detroit muscle a new Corvette. It also turns out the group picked the right guy to buy the lucky ticket, an Ohio man who had won a lottery jackpot before.....
  • Store clerk is winner of $258.5M Powerball lottery jackpot (CAPTION?)

    04/23/2010 5:12:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 76 replies · 2,214+ views
    Lottery Post ^ | 4/23/10
    Store clerk is winner of $258.5M Powerball lottery jackpotApr. 23, 2010, 7:56 a.m. The winning ticket for the biggest jackpot in Missouri history was sold at a convenience store in Marshall, and a store official said Thursday that the winner is a clerk who works at the store. Lottery officials announced Thursday that a Powerball ticket purchased at the city's Break Time convenience store hit all six numbers in Wednesday night's drawing. The $258.5 million jackpot is the biggest ever won in Missouri, and the 10th-biggest Powerball jackpot ever. Although the Lottery is waiting to verify the ticket before announcing...