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  • Winning Powerball ticket sold in New Jersey

    May 8, 2016 2:54 PM

    TRENTON, N.J. - Lottery officials in New Jersey say the winning ticket that matched all six numbers in the Powerball drawing worth $429.6 million was sold in Mercer County. Officials said early Sunday the location will not be disclosed until certain security procedures are completed, and it's anticipated that the... more »
  • Powerball's pull puts weekend jackpot at $415 million

    May 6, 2016 12:07 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $415 million, making it the largest since a record-setting prize in January. Winning numbers for the game will be drawn Saturday night, and if no one has the lucky ticket, the prize will likely grow substantially by the next... more »
  • No big winners in Wednesday's lottery drawings

    March 31, 2016 6:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says nobody won the two major jackpots in the Louisiana Lotto and multistate Powerball drawings on Wednesday night. Louisiana Lotto players matching all six numbers drawn would have won or shared a $775,000 prize, which will rise to an estimated $825.000 for Saturday. Players... more »
  • Florida couple wins share of $1.6B Powerball

    February 17, 2016 3:21 PM

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A Florida couple has cashed in the second of three winning tickets from last month's $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot. Seventy-year-old Maureen Smith and 55-year-old David Kaltschmidt will take the lump sum payment of about $327.8 million. Kaltschmidt said at a news conference Wednesday that they... more »
  • No big winners in Wednesday's lottery drawings

    January 28, 2016 5:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says nobody won the two major jackpots in the Louisiana Lotto and multi-state Powerball drawings on Wednesday night. Louisiana Lotto players matching all six numbers drawn would have won or shared a $275,000 prize, which will rise to an estimated $300,000 for Saturday. Players... more »
  • Tennessee Powerball winners plan to keep working

    January 15, 2016 2:48 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Tennessee couple that won a share of the $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot says they plan to return to their jobs after winning the mammoth prize. John and Lisa Robinson said they plan to pay off the mortgage on their small house in Munford, Tennessee, pay off... more »
  • Should lottery winners' names be secret? States debate issue

    January 15, 2016 11:10 AM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Even a jackpot isn't enough to buy anonymity for many lottery winners, whose names are often made public by state law. But now it's becoming increasingly possible for big winners to hide their identity, and lottery executives are trying to strike a balance between ensuring... more »
  • Family-owned Tennessee store sold winning ticket

    January 14, 2016 3:30 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A family-owned grocery store in a small Tennessee town sold one of the three Powerball jackpot tickets. Rebecca Hargrove, president of the Tennessee Lottery Corp., presented a $25,000 check to Dana Naifeh, owner of Naifeh's grocery store in Munford. The lottery also gave Naifeh's a fake large... more »
  • Powerball jackpot remains at $1.5 billion Play Video

    January 13, 2016 12:21 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - A lottery official says the estimated Powerball jackpot remains at $1.5 billion, still the largest lottery jackpot in the world. Kelly Cripe of the Texas Lottery says 85.8 percent of possible number combinations have been selected ahead of the drawing scheduled for Wednesday evening. The odds... more »
  • Powerball jackpot increases again to $1.5B on strong sales

    January 12, 2016 2:17 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The world's largest lottery jackpot has grown to $1.5 billion because of continuing strong Powerball ticket sales. Lottery officials increased their estimate of the huge jackpot for the second day in a row Tuesday because of immense interest in the prize. The record-breaking Powerball jackpot could... more »
  • Powerball jackpot now at $1.4 billion

    January 11, 2016 11:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - While those 292 million to one odds haven’t changed, the biggest jackpot in Powerball history has gotten even bigger Monday as it has reached an estimated $1.4 billion. The prize is sure to grow as more people invest $2 a ticket for their shot at a... more »
  • A look at the record Powerball drawing

    January 9, 2016 11:32 AM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The largest U.S. lottery jackpot in history is at stake in Saturday night's Powerball drawing - $900 million. Sales have been robust since Wednesday's estimated $500 million drawing, with people in 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico all getting... more »
  • Powerball officials expect $400M in sales Saturday

    January 9, 2016 11:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Powerball lottery officials are expecting more than $400 million in ticket sales on Saturday alone thanks to the jackpot soaring to $900 million. Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery and president of the multistate Powerball Lottery, says officials tallied $352 million in ticket sales... more »
  • Powerball soars to $800 million as states see strong sales

    January 8, 2016 11:30 AM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The record Powerball jackpot just got bigger, climbing to $800 million as sales soared in the days leading up to the drawing. Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery, says officials with the Multi-State Lottery Association on Friday raised the... more »
  • Powerball jackpot now $700 million

    January 7, 2016 8:54 AM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - A lottery official says there is no jackpot winner in the drawing for a Powerball prize worth an estimated $500 million. Kelly Cripe, a spokeswoman for the Texas Lottery, says no one matched the numbers drawn Wednesday night. She says that means the estimated prize for... more »
  • Powerball frenzy boosts jackpot to $500 million Play Video

    January 6, 2016 12:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lines at convenience stores throughout the state are sure to be a bit longer than usual as the already impressive Powerball grand prize has now climbed to $500 million. After a consecutive 17th draw without a winner, the jackpot jumped again early Wednesday, boosting the previously... more »
  • Powerball jackpot expected to pass $400 million

    January 3, 2016 11:56 AM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The next Powerball winner will have a chance to claim one of the game's 10 biggest prizes this week when the jackpot grows to roughly $400 million. Lottery officials say no one claimed Saturday's $334 million prize, although someone from Pennsylvania won $2 million and three... more »
  • Avondale woman wins $475K Louisiana Lotto

    November 23, 2015 1:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 63-year-old Avondale woman is the lucky holder of the sole winning ticket in the Nov. 14 $475,000 Louisiana Lotto jackpot. Cecilia M. Randel purchased the ticket at RaceTrac #645 on Highway 90 in Avondale, just a few blocks from her home. The store received a one-time... more »
  • 1 ticket wins Louisiana Lotto jackpot Saturday

    November 16, 2015 6:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana Lottery officials say one ticket won the $475,000 jackpot in Saturday's Louisiana Lotto drawing. It was purchased in Avondale. Lotto will have a top prize of $250,000 for Wednesday There were no jackpot winners sold in Louisiana for the multistate Powerball jackpot. Powerball players matching all five... more »
  • Michigan factory supervisor wins $310.5M Powerball ticket

    October 6, 2015 11:23 AM

    LANSING, Mich. - A 50-year-old supervisor at a Michigan fiberglass factory is the winner of a $310.5 million Powerball jackpot. Julie Leach of Three Rivers says she was having a "bad night" at her third-shift job when she took a lunch break. She checked the numbers while waiting in... more »
  • No big winners in Wednesday's Lotto, Powerball drawings

    September 24, 2015 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says nobody won the two major jackpots in the Louisiana Lotto and multistate Powerball drawings on Wednesday night. Louisiana Lotto players matching all six numbers drawn would have won or shared a $2.825 million prize, which will rise to an estimated $2.9... more »
  • Powerball, Lotto, Easy 5 jackpots all rising for Wednesday

    May 3, 2015 12:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Lottery Corp. says nobody won the top prizes in three big weekend drawings. That means jackpots are going up for Powerball, Lotto and Easy 5. Wednesday's estimated jackpots are $80 million for the Powerball, $575,000 for Lotto and $220,000 for Easy 5. The lottery corporation... more »
  • La. lottery results, 80 million jackpot winner

    April 12, 2015 1:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says a ticket sold in Florida won the $80 million multistate Powerball jackpot on Saturday night. The Powerball jackpot is $40 million for Wednesday's drawing. There were no winners of the Louisiana Lotto or Easy 5 games. Louisiana Lotto players matching all... more »
  • Jackpot expected to rise for Powerball and Lotto

    April 5, 2015 3:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Lottery Corp. says nobody won the jackpots in three big weekend lotteries. That means Wednesday's estimated jackpots rise to $70 million for the Powerball, $375,000 for Lotto and $70,000 for Easy 5. The lottery corporation says the biggest prize won Saturday in Louisiana was $30,000,... more »
  • No winners in Saturday's Powerball

    March 29, 2015 1:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lottery officials say no one won Saturday's $40 million Powerball drawing. The top price for Wednesday's drawing goes up to $50 million. One Easy 5 ticket sold in Vivian won the $90,000 jackpot for Saturday's drawing. Wednesday's Easy 5 jackpot will be worth $50,000. There were no... more »
  • Lottery Results

    March 15, 2015 1:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Lottery Corp. says a ticket sold in New York has won the $137 million Powerball jackpot. The lottery corporation said Sunday that the biggest prize won in Louisiana for Saturday night's drawings was $1,944 for Lotto tickets matching five of six numbers. It says 19... more »
  • No winners in Powerball or Lotto drawings

    March 8, 2015 3:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says nobody won the two major jackpots in the Louisiana Lotto and multistate Powerball drawings on Saturday night. Louisiana Lotto players matching all six numbers drawn would have won or shared a $1.150 million prize, which will rise to an estimated $1.2 million... more »
  • No big winners for Powerball or Louisiana Lotto

    March 1, 2015 4:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There were no big winners in the multi-state Powerball or Louisiana Lotto drawings held Saturday. Louisiana Lottery officials say none of the tickets purchased for the Powerball game matched all six numbers drawn which were: 11-17-25-28-46, Powerball: 12, Power Play: 2. The $80 million jackpot rises to... more »
  • Powerball jackpot winner in North Carolina: Single mom of 4

    February 23, 2015 11:55 AM

    RALEIGH, NC - A single mother of four from North Carolina is one of three winners in a huge Powerball jackpot drawn earlier this month. At a news conference Monday, 26-year-old Marie Holmes said the best thing about the lucky ticket in the $564 million jackpot is that she'll be... more »
  • People buying Powerball tickets by the droves Play Video

    February 11, 2015 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The big Powerball jackpot reached $500 million Wednesday, bringing people out in droves to buy tickets before the drawing. People all over the city have been swarming gas stations and stores to purchase their combination of numbers, hoping to win the big prize. "I've never... more »
  • Louisiana Lottery jackpot on the rise

    February 8, 2015 11:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Lottery Corp. says someone bought a $1 million Powerball ticket in Hammond. It matches five numbers without the Powerball. The corporation says two Louisiana tickets match the Powerball and four other numbers. One is worth $10,000; the other is a Power Play worth $50,000. Five... more »
  • Saved by a one-armed bandit

    September 25, 2014 7:49 PM

    BERLIN, GERMANY- A man playing a slot machine in a casino was literally saved from going to jail by hitting the jackpot. Police say two of their officers were checking an arcade in the city of Bochum and discovered a man playing slots faced an arrest warrant for resisting arrest... more »
  • Metairie man claims $1 million Powerball prize

    September 11, 2014 2:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Lottery Corp. says a Metairie man has claimed a $1 million prize from the Aug. 20 multistate Powerball drawing. Fifty-four-year-old Gerardo Solis claimed the prize Monday morning. His ticket matched all five white-ball numbers but missed the red Powerball number. He received $700,000 after federal... more »
  • Jackpots unclaimed in top Saturday lotteries in La

    April 20, 2014 10:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Lottery Corp. says nobody won the jackpots for three big weekend lotteries sold in Louisiana. That means Wednesday's estimated jackpots rise to $60,000 for Easy 5, $275,000 for Lotto and $150 million for the Powerball. The lottery corporation says the most valuable ticket sold in... more »
  • And the numbers are...

    December 17, 2013 10:12 PM

    DES MOINES - Winning numbers in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing are: 8, 14, 17, 20, 39; Mega Ball: 7. Matching all the numbers means winning a $636 million jackpot. Tuesday night's drawing was for the second-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. History. Media outlets in California reported late Tuesday... more »
  • Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $586 million

    December 16, 2013 3:12 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa- The Mega Millions jackpot has been boosted to $586 million. The hike pushes the prize for Tuesday's drawing closer to the $656 million U.S. record set last year. Should nobody win this week, officials say the jackpot could surpass $1 billion for the Christmas Eve drawing.... more »
  • Mega Millions jackpot grows to $550 million

    December 14, 2013 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The excitement continues to build as no single ticket matched all five numbers plus the Mega Ball in Friday night's Mega Millions drawing. As a result, the current estimated jackpot for the Tuesday, Dec. 17 draw is $550 million. At that level, it will be the... more »
  • Here are the numbers for Friday's $425m Mega Millions drawing

    December 13, 2013 10:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People around the area are checking their tickets, after the numbers were drawn Friday night for the $425 million Mega Millions game. The winning numbers were 19, 24, 26, 27, 70 and Mega Ball was 12. Heavy sales pushed the jackpot from $400 million to $425... more »
  • $400M Powerball ticket sold in South Carolina

    September 19, 2013 10:37 AM

    LEXINGTON, S.C. - Somebody in South Carolina is sitting on a life-changing set of numbers. A state lottery spokesperson confirmed Thursday a single Powerball ticket sold in Lexington hit the $400 million jackpot. The spokesperson said the ticket holder had not come forward as of Thursday morning. The... more »
  • Check Powerball numbers here!

    September 18, 2013 10:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Check your tickets to see if you have the winning numbers in another Powerball record. Wednesday, the winning numbers were for a $400 million drawing. The winning numbers pulled were: 07-10-22-32-35, Powerball: 19. Other drawings included: Easy 5 01-05-06-20-25 Lotto 01-08-11-28-30-37 Pick 3 5-7-7... more »
  • No winner in jackpot draws

    August 18, 2013 11:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Nobody won the jackpots in Louisiana's big-money weekend lotteries. The Louisiana Lottery Corp. says Wednesday's estimated jackpots rise to $180,000 for Easy 5, $875,000 for Lotto and $70 million for the Powerball. The largest prize won in Louisiana was $10,000 for one Powerball ticket matching the Powerball... more »
  • 'Ocean's 16' workers in NJ claim Powerball share

    August 12, 2013 1:38 PM

    LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. - The 16 public employees from New Jersey who had one of the three winning tickets in last week's $448 million Powerball jackpot have come forward to claim their prize. The Ocean County employees are calling themselves "Ocean's 16," a play on the "Ocean's Eleven" series of movies.... more »
  • Minn. man claims share of $448M Powerball jackpot

    August 8, 2013 2:44 PM

    ROSEVILLE, Minn. - A project engineer from a northwest Minneapolis suburb has come forward to claim one-third of a $448 million Powerball jackpot. Paul White, of Ham Lake, was introduced Thursday afternoon at a news conference at the Minnesota State Lottery's headquarters. The other two winning tickets were sold in... more »
  • Jackpot grew to $448 million ahead of drawing

    August 7, 2013 10:06 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa- By the time the winning numbers were drawn, the jackpot for the Powerball had grown to an estimated $448 million. The numbers drawn Wednesday night were: 05, 25, 30, 58, 59 and Powerball 32. A recent game change increased the frequency of huge jackpots, and... more »
  • Powerball jackpot increased to $425 million, third largest in history

    August 6, 2013 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Powerball jackpot for the August 7 drawing has climbed to $425 million, the third largest Powerball jackpot of all time. The cash value is now $244.7 million. The Powerball jackpot was last hit on June 22 and Wednesday's drawing is the 13th in the current... more »
  • Powerball jackpot at $400M after no weekend winner

    August 4, 2013 10:34 AM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - No one hit the Powerball jackpot on Saturday, so the money will roll over: A cool $400 million for the next drawing. While hefty, the prize for Wednesday's drawing is still well below the record $590.5 million jackpot won in May by an 84-year-old Florida woman.... more »
  • Powerball jackpot reaches $300M for Saturday

    August 3, 2013 6:19 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Lottery officials say Powerball jackpot is expected to be at least $300 million, sending those hoping to strike it rich scrambling for the $2 lottery tickets. The drawing will be held at 11 p.m. EDT Saturday. The jackpot is still well below the record of $590.5... more »
  • Powerball jackpot Increased to $300 million

    August 2, 2013 12:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Saturday's Powerball jackpot has climbed to $300 million, with a cash value of $172.7 million. The Multi-State Lottery Association that operates the game on behalf of 45 participating lotteries, including the Louisiana Lottery, made the announcement Friday based on a nationwide surge in sales. Before the increase,... more »
  • Winner of $590M Powerball jackpot identified

    June 5, 2013 2:16 PM

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The 84-year-old woman who is now the biggest single lottery winner in U.S. history says she bought her ticket after another customer let her move ahead in the line at a supermarket in her home town of Zephyrhills, Fla. Gloria Mackenzie collected a lump-sum payment of about... more »
  • Florida city wonders who won the lottery jackpot

    June 2, 2013 12:16 PM

    ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. - It's been two weeks since residents of Zephyrhills, Fla., learned that a $590 million Powerball ticket was sold inside their city limits. No one expected the winner to come forward immediately. After all, they reasoned, the person might need a few days to absorb the shock, or... more »
  • $1 million Powerball ticket sold in La.

    May 20, 2013 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - While no tickets sold in Louisiana matched the biggest Powerball jackpot in history this weekend, one ticket sold in Baton Rouge is worth a $1 million prize. Louisiana Lottery officials said the million-dollar ticket was sold at Matherne's Supermarket on Bluebonnet, and matched all five white... more »
  • Powerball hits record $600M jackpot Play Video

    May 17, 2013 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lottery spokespeople in Louisiana said the quickly-growing Powerball jackpot has hit a new record high. The Louisiana Lottery said the jackpot for the May 18 drawing is now $600 million, the highest Powerball jackpot on record. It would pay out $376.9 million for the cash option.... more »
  • Powerball jackpot increases to $550 million

    May 16, 2013 2:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Powerball jackpot for the May 18 drawing is now up to $550 million, making it the second largest Powerball jackpot of all time. The cash value is now $350.1 million. The jackpot was last hit on March 30. The largest Powerball jackpot ever won is $587.5... more »
  • Powerball jackpot rises with surge in sales

    May 15, 2013 7:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday's drawing has climbed to $360 million, the third largest jackpot of all time. Before the increase, the advertised jackpot was $350 million. The cash value of the May 15 jackpot is now $229.2 million. The jackpot was last hit March... more »
  • Powerball drawing allows Donaldsonville residents to cash in Play Video

    January 23, 2013 5:16 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - When your store has been around for almost 70 years, you'll see a lot people buy lottery tickets. Such is the case for Michel Bellina, owner of Bellina's Grocery in Donaldsonville. "They said, 'I'm the next winner.' They joke about it a lot, and that's what... more »
  • No big lottery winners in Louisiana

    January 3, 2013 10:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Lottery officials say nobody won the major jackpots in Wednesday night's drawings. Wednesday's multistate Powerball jackpot was $50 million. It goes to an estimated $60 million for Saturday's drawing. The Louisiana Lotto top jackpot was $475,000. It rises to an estimated $500,000 on Saturday. An $80,000... more »

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