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• ### 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: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/05/19/3405191/590m-plus-powerball-1-winning.html#storylink=cpy
• ### 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 seconds—over five minutes—on 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 he’s going to pay the rent for everybody here on this block for at least a month or two months,” the friend said Saturday outside Quezada’s Apple Deli Grocery. “He’s such a good guy.” Word of Quezada’s magnanimous gesture left several of his neighbors stunned. “God bless him, and thank you,” crowed Richard Delgado, 45, after...
• ### Powerball winner can’t 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 can’t 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 NorthJersey.com. 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
ABC NEWS ^ | 12/29/12 | ALAN FARNHAM and ANTHONY CASTELLANO
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 night’s Powerball was \$325 million — the fourth-largest in the game’s 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 won’t 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 game’s 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 at...an 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...
• ### Powerball winner's daughter found dead in her home

07/06/2009 10:00:24 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 22 replies · 2,105+ views
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Ginger Whittaker Bragg, daughter of Powerball winner Jack Whittaker, was found dead in her Daniels home, authorities said. Chief Deputy D.E. Stafford of the Raleigh County Sheriff's Department said in a press release that deputies were called to Bragg's Lake Drive home in the Glade Springs Resort Sunday afternoon after receiving a report of a dead person in the home. Deputies said Bragg, 42, died inside her home. Stafford said the department does not suspect foul play but is investigating. Bragg's father won a \$314 million Powerball jackpot on Christmas Day 2002, then the largest amount ever...
• ### SD MAN IN FINANCIAL PERIL WINS \$232.1M POWERBALL

06/05/2009 1:55:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 83 replies · 2,597+ views
ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | June 5, 2009
PIERRE, S.D. -- A 23-year-old rancher whose family has fallen behind in their taxes and recently had a mobile home repossessed has claimed a \$232.1 million Powerball jackpot on Friday, one of the largest undivided jackpots in U.S. lottery history.
• ### Attorney Claims Powerball Jackpot for 82-year-old D.C. Winner

05/04/2009 8:22:08 PM PDT · by RDTF · 12 replies · 1,418+ views
WJLA DC ^ | May 4, 2009
WASHINGTON - The attorney for an 82-year-old southeast Washington man has claimed the \$144 million Powerball lottery jackpot for his client. David Wilmot, the attorney, said Monday he was accepting the money on behalf of Rockson LLC - a corporation created to protect the man's identity. The winning ticket in the April 8 drawing came from the Giant grocery store on Alabama Avenue in southeast D.C. The jackpot winner is a widower with 10 children and 47 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Wilmot says the man is taking the lump-sum payment of \$79.6 million. -snip-
• ### Money can change everything -- even your toilet-handle covers

05/09/2008 10:42:22 AM PDT · by Caleb1411 · 7 replies · 153+ views
Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | May 8, 2008 | JAMES LILEKS
No doubt you felt a surge of Gopher Pride when you learned that a Waseca couple hit the Powerball. The big lottery jackpots always seem to go to people in far-away Cooter County. Bufus! Put down the banjo and git out of the tree, your daddy done won us some Britney-size money!They end up blowing through \$150 million in a few years, which isn't surprising: You take an ordinary feller, give him unimaginable wealth, and he will justify building a catapult that throws Ferraris in the air so he can shoot them down with a shoulder-mounted missile launcher. Sure, he'll...
• ### Minnesota couple claims \$180 million Powerball jackpot

05/06/2008 8:26:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 147+ views
AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/6/08 | Elizabeth Dunbar - ap
ROSEVILLE, Minn. - Paul and Sue Rosenau say they already have everything they need, so their lives won't change that much after winning a \$180.1 million Powerball jackpot. "We realize that money is probably not as important as friendship and helping others. And that's what we hope to do with it," Paul Rosenau said at a news conference Tuesday when they accepted a ceremonial check. Rosenau, 54, is a heavy equipment operator and his wife, Sue, works at an agricultural research institute. The couple from Waseca will take the prize from last Saturday's drawing in a lump-sum of \$59.6 million...
• ### \$161M Up For Grabs In Powerball Jackpot

08/09/2007 12:37:51 PM PDT · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 32 replies · 436+ views
NBC 10 ^ | August 9, 2007 | Money
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Powerball prize goes to an estimated \$161 million Saturday. None of the tickets sold for Wednesday night's night drawing matched all six numbers drawn, which were: 9-16-21-30-52 and Powerball 9. The Power Play number was 2. Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the \$140.6 million jackpot. Click here to find out more! One ticket that matched the first five numbers but missed the Powerball was sold in Pennsylvania. That ticket holder will win \$200,000. Eight other similar tickets were also sold, two each were sold in North Carolina...
• ### Jackpot: Town Sells Winning Lotto Ticket Again

08/27/2007 5:29:21 PM PDT · by murdoog · 3 replies · 416+ views
ABC News ^ | Aug. 27, 2007
Gettin' lucky in... Indiana? For the second time in less than a decade, the small town of Richmond, Ind., has sold a winning multimillion dollar Powerball ticket. After crowds of hopefuls lined up from Connecticut to Wisconsin to purchase Powerball tickets for the \$314 million drawing, lottery officials announced over the weekend that the winning ticket had been sold in Richmond. "For something like that to happen twice in one town, definitely the people out here must be blessed," one man said. Nine years ago, a \$295 million winning ticket was sold at a Speedway gas station in the town....
• ### N.C. Clerk Wins \$200,000 By Mistake (Store Clerk Accidentally Prints Up 2 Powerball Tickets)

04/20/2007 2:19:14 PM PDT · by rawhide · 5 replies · 480+ views
www.cbs.com ^ | April 20, 2007
CONOVER, N.C. — A store clerk's slip-up at the cash register has paid off big time. Wadburn Allen on Tuesday accidentally rang up two duplicate Powerball tickets for a customer in this western North Carolina town. At the end of the day, after she was unable to sell the second ticket, Allen paid for it herself. The next day, Allen returned to the store and found the ticket matched all five numbers — earning her a \$200,000 jackpot. When Allen went to Raleigh to claim her prize, she met the customer who purchased the original ticket. The customer also will...
• ### Powerball Winner Says He's Cursed by His Jackpot (won \$315 million)

04/08/2007 10:34:54 PM PDT · by blackbeardsghost · 92 replies · 3,762+ views
ABC News ^ | 04-06-07 | MARTIN BASHIR and SARA HOLMBERG
Whittaker bought and decorated an elaborate home for Bragg and her mother that included a perfect recreation of the bottle from the 1960's TV sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie." He also gave Brandi about \$2,000 a week and bought her four new cars. Whittaker said while Bragg was only 17 years old at the time, she was very responsible with her money. "To a young kid cars mean a lot," Whittaker said. "She had four cars and I'm very proud that she had four cars."
• ### Powerball Winner Says He's Cursed

04/08/2007 6:25:41 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 68 replies · 1,756+ views
ABC News via AOL News ^ | April 7, 2007 | MARTIN BASHIR and SARA HOLMBERG
On Christmas morning in 2002, Jack Whittaker woke up to perhaps the biggest gift imaginable. Whittaker had won the Powerball lottery jackpot -- a whopping \$315 million. "I got sick at my stomach, and I just was [at] a loss for words and advice," Whittaker said. "You know, I was really searching for advice, and it's, like, Christmas Day." It was a made-for-TV Christmas story, and Whittaker's hardworking family became celebrities overnight. Whittaker's wife, Jewel, and their granddaughter Brandi Bragg would appear on no fewer than eight television shows. But as Whittaker celebrated his good fortune, he had no way...
• ### Powerball Winner: Thieves Cleaned Me Out

01/12/2007 10:17:19 AM PST · by indcons · 117 replies · 4,503+ views
NEW YORK POST ^ | Jan 12, 11:35 AM EST
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A man beset by problems since winning a record lottery jackpot says he can't pay a settlement to a casino worker because thieves cleaned out his bank accounts. Powerball winner Jack Whittaker gave that explanation in a note last fall to a lawyer for Kitti French, who accused him of assaulting her at the Tri-State Racetrack and Gaming Center, a slots-only casino near Charleston, according to a motion French's lawyer filed this week demanding payment of the confidential settlement. Whittaker won a nearly \$315 million on Christmas 2002, then the largest undivided lottery prize in U.S....
• ### ATTENTION: \$200,000 Powerball Ticket to Expire on December 28th

12/24/2006 9:56:03 AM PST · by Lokibob · 3 replies · 276+ views
powerball web site ^ | 24 dec 06 | powerball dot com
ATTENTION: \$200,000 Powerball Ticket to Expire on December 28th A Powerball ticket worth \$200,000 will expire soon unless someone comes forward to claim the prize. The ticket, sold in Spearfish, South Dakota, matched all five white balls, but not the red Powerball, in the July 1, 2006 drawing. Thursday, December 28, 2006 is the last day to claim the prize at any of the three South Dakota Lottery offices in Rapid City, Pierre or Sioux Falls. Lotto prizes in South Dakota must be claimed within 180 days of the drawing. If the prize goes unclaimed, state law requires the money...
• ### 100 Cheese Workers Win \$208M Lottery

08/07/2006 1:09:31 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 97 replies · 3,172+ views
SeeBS/AP ^ | 8/7/2006 | Staff
(CBS/AP) About 100 cheese-factory workers in the Wisconsin town of Saint Cloud have been celebrating — because they say they're \$208 million richer. Wisconsin state lottery officials say no one has officially stepped forward to claim Saturday's Powerball jackpot. But a large contingent of employees from Sargento Cheese say they have the winning ticket locked in a safe. Eric Heimermann is one member of the celebrating group. He told the Fond du Lac Reporter that the mostly second shift workers had chipped in \$1 apiece to a pool to purchase lottery tickets. Heimermann, 24, of St. Cloud, spoke with the...
• ### Powerball comes to N.C. today

05/30/2006 9:35:32 AM PDT · by murdoog · 19 replies · 397+ views
Charlotte Observer ^ | May 30,2006 | STEVE LYTTLE
North Carolina's lottery ticket buyers have a bigger prize to aim that, starting today -- a \$38 million jackpot. The Tar Heel State began selling tickets this morning for the Powerball lottery drawing, which takes place every Wednesday and Saturday night and involves lotteries from 29 states, including South Carolina. The Powerball jackpot grows if nobody has a winning ticket. North Carolina began selling scratch-off lottery tickets in March, but today was the first day for Powerball ticket sales.
• ### \$853,492 Powerball Tickets to Expire!

04/06/2006 3:36:47 AM PDT · by Lokibob · 8 replies · 485+ views
Power Ball ^ | 4/6/06 | power ball web site
\$853,492 Powerball Tickets to Expire! Two Powerball tickets worth an incredible \$853,492 each will expire soon if the winners do not step forward. One ticket was purchased on October 19, 2005 at Hebron BP, 2144 Kilgore Place, Hebron, Kentucky. The other missing ticket was purchased in Littleton, Colorado. Both tickets were purchased for the October 19, 2005 Powerball drawing worth \$340 million. The winners of the missing tickets matched the first five white ball numbers to win Powerball’s second tier prize of \$200,000. The tickets also shared in the Match 5 Bonus prize pool, winning an additional \$653,492...
• ### Meat Workers Share \$365 Million Jackpot

02/22/2006 12:04:46 PM PST · by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American · 56 replies · 1,598+ views
Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2006 | AP
LINCOLN, Neb. - Eight workers at a Nebraska meat processing plant claimed the record \$365 million Powerball jackpot Wednesday, giving each about \$15.5 million after taxes. The seven men and one woman all work at a ConAgra ham processing plant near the U-Stop convenience store where they bought the winning ticket last week for Saturday’s lottery. They ended up with the biggest jackpot in U.S. lottery history.
• ### Powerball to reveal who won \$365 million

02/22/2006 7:26:09 AM PST · by murdoog · 75 replies · 1,956+ views
CNN ^ | Feb 22,2006
LINCOLN, Nebraska (AP) -- The winner -- or winners -- of the biggest jackpot on record for any lottery in the United States won't be a secret much longer. Nebraska Lottery officials planned to reveal who won the \$365 million Powerball jackpot at a news conference Wednesday. The winning numbers drawn Saturday were 15, 17, 43, 44 and 48, with a Powerball number of 29, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association of Des Moines, Iowa, which runs the game for the participating states. The only ticket matching the winning numbers was sold at a a U-Stop convenience store in Lincoln,...
• ### Record \$365 Million Powerball Jackpot Won in Nebraska

02/19/2006 4:12:59 AM PST · by dakine · 72 replies · 1,831+ views
POWERBALL, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The record breaking \$365 Million Powerball jackpot was won on a single ticket sold in Nebraska. The winner will now have to decide between the 29-year, 30-payment annuity, and the cash option worth \$177.3 million. The winner will have 60 days after their ticket is validated to make that decision. ADVERTISEMENT The numbers drawn Saturday night were 15 - 17 - 43 - 44 - 48 and the Powerball was 29. The Power Play multiplier was 4. The Match 5 BONUS feature kicked in for this drawing, allowing an additional \$19.6 million in cash to...
• ### Powerball Winner Found Days After Death

11/26/2005 10:24:25 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 37 replies · 2,153+ views
AP ^ | 11/26/05
NEWPORT, Ky. (AP) -- A woman who won a \$65.4 million Powerball jackpot with her husband five years ago was found dead at her home overlooking the Ohio River, where she had apparently been for days before anyone found her, police said. Virginia Metcalf Merida's son discovered her body Wednesday. Police were awaiting autopsy and toxicology results before announcing a cause of death. When the woman and her husband, Mack Wayne Metcalf, won the jackpot, they told lottery officials they were going their separate ways to fulfill their dreams. Merida planned to quit her job making corrugated boxes and buy...
• ### Oregon Foursome Claims \$340M In Lottery

11/08/2005 6:58:34 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 473+ views
The Guardian (UK) ^ | 11-9-2005 | Brad Cain
Oregon Foursome Claims \$340M in Lottery Wednesday November 9, 2005 2:46 AM By BRAD CAIN Associated Press Writer SALEM, Ore. (AP) - A family that parlayed \$40 worth of tickets into the second-biggest jackpot in U.S. lottery history came forward Tuesday to claim their \$340 million prize. ``I'm still in disbelief that we won the big one,'' said Frances Chaney, 68, who went in on the Powerball ticket with her 72-year-old husband Bob, their daughter and daughter's husband. The Powerball numbers were drawn on Oct. 19, but the four waited to claim their winnings at Oregon Lottery headquarters until they...
• ### Powerball coming to Oklahoma!

10/28/2005 8:50:12 PM PDT · by phoenix0468 · 5 replies · 623+ views
Thoughts and Meanderings Blog ^ | 10/28/05 | phoenix0468
I have just learned that Oklahoma, which recently started a lottery, will be joining Powerball in January 2006. Am I excited? Well yes and no. I am excited at the prospect of having the chance of winning millions in Powerball, but I am not so excited that my sense of reality is skewed. Nevertheless, the chance does exist. So to prepare I Googled the term "lottery winner financial advisor" and got the site http://www.note.com/note/pp/jackpot.html. Very common sense information on how to prepare for winning a major lottery prize, and stay grounded in the fact that your chances of winning are...
• ### Ticket In Oregon Wins \$340 million Powerball Jackpot

10/20/2005 5:14:15 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 10 replies · 810+ views
WFRV.COM ^ | 10-20-2005 | WFRV.COM
Someone won last night's \$340 million Powerball jackpot. After 20 straight drawings, the winning ticket was sold in Oregon. It was the largest jackpot in the game's history and the second biggest jackpot in U-S history. The winning numbers are 7 - 21 - 43 - 44 - 49 and the Powerball is 29. The odds of hitting the jackpot were one in 146-million. By the way, all the people who played the numbers from the T-V show "Lost", lost.
• ### CHECK YOUR POWERBALL TICKET: 7-21-43-44-49 POWERBALL: 29

10/19/2005 8:48:57 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 91 replies · 1,011+ views
FREE REPUBLIC | 10-19-2005 | EEE
DID ANYONE WIN?
• ### Powerball lottery next wed is for \$340 million. What would you do with \$340 million.

10/15/2005 11:27:51 PM PDT · by Lokibob · 72 replies · 1,064+ views
vanity ^ | 10/16/2005 | self
The powerball lottery next Wednesday will be for \$340 million. Thats more than 1/4 of a billion (with a B). The cash option is 164.4 million, which means that the winner, AFTER TAXES, clears approximately \$100 million. Now my question is: what would you do with \$100 million?
• ### \$93.4M Winner Comes Forward! (powerball lottery goes to an AF Sgt.)

08/25/2005 4:33:15 AM PDT · by Lokibob · 5 replies · 390+ views
powerball lottery ^ | August 10, 2005 | powerball lottery
\$93.4M Winner Comes Forward! (powerball lottery goes to an AF Sgt.)   John San Cartier August 10, 2005New Mexico Albuquerque, NM – A master sergeant assigned to the 58th Training Squadron at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque has claimed a \$93.4 million Powerball jackpot. John San Cartier correctly matched all six numbers drawn on August 10. It was the New Mexico Lottery's third Powerball jackpot, the second-largest prize in the state, and the largest claimed by an individual. The winning numbers were 13-31-36-38-49 and the Powerball was 2. San Cartier chose the \$52.2 million lump-sum option. After federal withholding taxes...
• ### Ferrari's Fire-Breathing Stallion

07/08/2005 5:13:34 PM PDT · by voletti · 59 replies · 1,459+ views
Business Week ^ | 8 july 2005 | Thane Peterson
Apart from superb handling and snazzy styling, the low-slung F430 goes from zero to 60 in under four seconds. The wait comes if you want to buy The Ferrari F430 is definitely a guy thing. It's a ground-hugging, immensely powerful rear-engine two-seater heavily influenced by Formula 1 racing, which Ferrari has dominated over the last five years. Ferrari figures 98% of the buyers are men -- and not just any men, either. The typical Ferrari buyer earns more than \$1 million annually, which is not surprising as the car sells for \$180,785. Most owners have at least one other Ferrari...

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