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  • 83-year-old Gonzales grandmother wins the jackpot

    February 9, 2018 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE – An 83-year-old grandmother won a Louisiana Lottery jackpot of $525,000, the state lottery office revealed Friday. Josephine Prendergast of Gonzales had the sole winning ticket for the January 20 th Lotto jackpot. “I was reading the numbers and checking them each off thinking ‘that’s not... more »
  • How a man from Baton Rouge turned his duck hunt into a $2 million jackpot

    January 24, 2018 6:56 PM

    NATCHEZ – A man from Baton Rouge won a $2 million jackpot in a last-minute bet at a Mississippi casino recently, the Natchez newspaper reported Wednesday. Terry Hill won while playing a progressive slot machine at the Magnolia Bluffs Casino Tuesday. Hill won after playing $34. “I don't... more »
  • Three Powerball tickets sold in Louisiana worth tens of thousands of dollars

    January 4, 2018 7:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Three Powerball tickets sold in southeast Louisiana are worth tens of thousands of dollars. WWL-TV reports two tickets that were sold in New Orleans and Harahan matched four out of five numbers plus the Powerball to win $50,000 each. The third ticket was sold in Kentwood and... more »
  • Powerball prize now 10th largest after months without winner

    June 8, 2017 4:11 PM

    DES MOINES - After more than two months without a winner, the Powerball jackpot has grown to $435 million. The jackpot for Saturday night's drawing would tie for the nation's 10th largest lottery prize. No one has matched all the balls drawn in the Powerball game since April 1, when... more »
  • Winning numbers drawn for $435 million Powerball jackpot

    February 23, 2017 7:49 AM

    DES MOINES - Lottery officials say the sole winning ticket for an estimated $435 million Powerball jackpot was sold at an Indiana convenience store. The Hoosier Lottery says the ticket was sold at a Super-Test Mini Mart convenience store in Lafayette, about 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis. Nancy McKinney is... more »
  • Estimated Powerball jackpot grows to $403M on Thanksgiving

    November 24, 2016 12:05 PM

    DES MOINES - The Powerball jackpot is on the upswing again, growing to more than $400 million on the Thanksgiving holiday. The jackpot was an estimated $403 million Thursday after no winning numbers were selected in a Wednesday night drawing. The next drawing is scheduled Saturday night, and the jackpot... more »
  • Casino: Woman shown $43M jackpot actually won $2.25

    November 3, 2016 11:39 AM

    NEW YORK - A New York City casino says its hands are tied after a malfunctioning penny slot machine displayed a nearly $43 million jackpot to a woman who actually won $2.25. Katrina Bookman was playing the machine at Resorts World Casino in August when it displayed the big money... more »
  • Powerball $478 million jackpot is nation's 8th largest

    July 30, 2016 3:12 PM

    DES MOINES - Powerball players have a shot at the nation's eighth-largest lottery jackpot, but they should keep in mind that their dreams of riches likely won't become a reality. The odds of a winning ticket in Saturday night's drawing for a $478 million prize are incredibly small: one in... more »
  • Powerball's estimated jackpot hits $478 million

    July 28, 2016 1:14 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - No one has matched the jackpot-winning numbers in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing, and the prize has increased to an estimated $478 million. The next drawing will be Saturday. Nearly three months have passed without a winner of the big prize. The chance of winning Powerball is... more »
  • Powerball jackpot $422 million after months without winner

    July 26, 2016 2:20 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The Powerball jackpot has soared to $422 million thanks to nearly three months without a winner of the big prize. If anyone matches the five balls and red Powerball in Wednesday night's drawing, it will be the game's first jackpot winner since May 7. ... more »
  • Mega Millions jackpot hits $540 million for Friday drawing

    July 7, 2016 1:57 PM

    DES MOINES - The Mega Millions jackpot has increased to $540 million, as brisk ticket sales fuel the estimated jackpot for Friday's drawing. Paula Otto, executive director of the Virginia Lottery and lead director for Mega Millions, says sales leading up to Friday's drawing have exceeded expectations resulting in the... more »
  • Mega Millions jackpot edges up to $454M; drawing Tuesday

    July 5, 2016 12:33 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The estimated Mega Millions jackpot has risen to $454 million, making it potentially the 7th largest lottery jackpot in the U.S. The prize increased slightly Tuesday from $449 million previously. The jackpot will be the largest since a $429.6 million Powerball prize won by a... more »
  • Mega Millions jackpot reaches $333 million

    June 21, 2016 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Mega Millions lottery game has reached an estimated jackpot of $333 million for the Tuesday night drawing, making it one of the largest jackpots in the history of the multi-state game. The jackpot starts at $15 million and grows from there until a lucky winner... more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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