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• ### Powerball: Single ticket sold in New Hampshire wins \$570 million jackpot

01/07/2018 6:09:32 AM PST · by simpson96 · 49 replies
CBS News ^ | 1/7/2018 | Peter Martinez
A day after a winner took home the \$450 million Mega Millions prize, another single ticket was sold for the even more lucrative Powerball jackpot. One ticket sold in New Hampshire matched all six numbers to win the \$570 million jackpot, according to Powerball's website. The cash value of the jackpot would be at least \$300 million if taken as a lump sum. A Powerball winner may choose to receive the jackpot in 30 annual payments or a one-time payment in cash. The winning numbers were 12, 29, 30, 33, 61 and Powerball 26. The winning ticket was sold at...
• ### We Did The Math To See If It's Worth Buying A Powerball(\$384) Or Mega Millions(\$306) Lottery Ticket

12/28/2017 3:09:15 PM PST · by blam · 85 replies
Business Insider ^ | 12-28-2017 | Andy Kiersz
The Powerball jackpot for Saturday's drawing is up to \$384 million as of 11:00 a.m. ET Thursday. At the same time, the Mega Millions jackpot for Friday's drawing is up to \$306 million. Those are pretty huge chunks of money. However, taking a closer look at the underlying math of the lottery shows that it's probably a bad idea to buy a ticket. 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...
• ### Powerball jackpot winner charged in repeated sex assaults on child

09/20/2017 1:38:14 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 34 replies
nj.com ^ | September 20, 2017 | Anthony G. Attrino
A township man who won \$338 million in one of the largest Powerball jackpots in New Jersey history has been charged with sexually assaulting a child over a three-year period, prosecutors said Wednesday. Pedro Quezada, 49, is charged with two counts of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, two counts of second-degree sexual assault and one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, according to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes. The female victim was sexually assaulted between the ages of 11 and 14 when Quezada lived in Passaic, Valdes said in a statement. Quezada won \$338 million in 2013, telling reporters of his daily...
• ### Meet the \$759 million Powerball winner

08/24/2017 11:20:31 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 202 replies
http://nypost.com ^ | 08/24/017 | Natalie Musumeci
A Massachusetts woman revealed herself Thursday as the \$758.7 million Powerball jackpot winner — and said the first thing she did was call it a career. “I called them and told them I will not be coming back,” Mavis Wanczyk, 53, who has worked at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Mass., for the past 32 years, said at a press conference Thursday. Wanczyk, a mother of two children, a 31-year-old daughter and a 26-year-old son, said that “the first thing I want to do is sit back and relax.” “I’m going to go hide in my bed,” she said.
• ### \$758M Powerball jackpot: 1 winning ticket sold

08/24/2017 2:53:51 AM PDT · by xp38 · 75 replies
CBS ^ | August 24 2017 | CBS
Lottery officials say one winning ticket was sold, in Massachusetts, for the staggering \$758.7 million Powerball jackpot.
• ### Payouts Over \$25,000 “Will Experience A Delay” As Powerball Pulls Out Of Illinois Today

06/28/2017 9:56:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
NewzSentinel ^ | 06/28/2017
As if Illinois didnâ€™t have enough to worry about between an imminent downgrade to junk (as soon as July 1), soaring debt costs, insolvent pension funds, and roads that may soon resemble the lunar surface, today in the latest insult to a relentless series of injuries, the lottery itself, including the popular Powerball and Mega Millions, is set to dump Illinois because the state literally canâ€™t afford to payout winners.As we pointed out a few weeks ago, Illinois Lottery spokesman Jason Schaumburg confirmed that the association has had discussions since 2015 about dropping Illinois, but this is the first time...
• ### Powerball ticket sales end tonight, Mega Millions Friday, due to state budget crisis (IL)

06/28/2017 7:41:14 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 60 replies
WGN9 ^ | JUNE 28, 2017 | SEAN LEWIS AND COURTNEY GOUSMAN
The Illinois Lottery announced Powerball and Mega Millions tickets won't be sold in the state after this week due to the state budget crisis. Powerball sales end tonight while Mega Millions will follow on Friday. *snip* While the Illinois lottery will continue to hold drawings, anyone who wins more than \$25,000 dollars will have their prize payments delayed.
• ### Illinois is the Obamacare of U.S. States

06/18/2017 6:02:36 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 5 replies
DB Daily Update ^ | 6.18.2017 | David Blackmon
If you like your lotto, you can keep your lotto!: The company that runs the multi-state MegaMillions and Powerball lotteries announced that it was pulling out of the state of Illinois. Why? Because the state is teetering on the precipice of having to declare bankruptcy after a century of almost uninterrupted rule by a corrupt Democrat machine, and can no longer be relied upon to actually pay lotto winners. Can it really be any coincidence at all that the home state of Barack Obama has now become the Obamacare of U.S. States, rapidly collapsing as service providers refuse to participate?...
• ### Powerball, Mega Millions to drop Illinois due to state’s budget crisis

06/16/2017 8:56:41 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 41 replies
Chicago Suntimes ^ | 6/15/2017 | Tina Sfondeles and Stefano Esposito
The popular Powerball lottery and Mega Millions games will drop Illinois at the end of June without a budget agreement, Illinois Lottery officials said Thursday. Concern over the state’s fiscal condition prompted the Multi-State Lottery Association to drop Powerball in Illinois, according to internal Illinois Lottery communications obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times. Mega Millions also plans to drop the state unless a budget agreement comes together, state officials confirmed. Without a budget in place, the state isn’t authorized to make payments to Mega Millions or the association. Those decisions were reached at national lottery meetings held this week, Illinois Lottery...
• ### Powerball, Mega Millions to leave Illinois if no budget passed: report

06/15/2017 10:59:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
CLTV ^ | 06/15/2017
CHICAGO — A published report says the multi-state lottery association overseeing Powerball and Mega Millions games will dump Illinois by the end of June if the state doesn’t end its budget impasse. Illinois Lottery spokesman Jason Schaumburg tells The Chicago Sun-Times it’s another example of why Illinois needs a budget. The newspaper also cites internal lottery communications showing concern about Illinois’ finances. The budget stalemate could enter a third year if lawmakers don’t reach agreement by July 1. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats controlling the Legislature have been deadlocked since 2015. The Sun-Times says Illinois reported \$99 million in...
• ### Winning Powerball ticket sold in Lafayette, Hoosier Lottery confirms

02/23/2017 7:32:38 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
Associated Press ^ | Feb. 23, 2017
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The winning Powerball numbers have been drawn for the jackpot that’s climbed above \$400 million for the first time in nearly three months. The numbers are 10-13-28-52-61 and Powerball 2. The game’s website says one winning ticket was sold in Indiana. The Hoosier Lottery confirmed Thursday morning that the ticket was sold in Lafayette.
• ### 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
Yahoo.com ^ | 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 canâ€™t go home because she allegedly doesnâ€™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
Inquisitr.com ^ | 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. â€” 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 NBCâ€™s â€śTodayâ€ť show on Friday and claimed they have one of the three winning Powerball jackpot tickets.
• ### ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

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
jpost.com ^ | 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 communityâ€™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
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