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  • 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 »
  • Lottery officials: Powerball winner is man in 30s

    December 7, 2012 4:44 PM

    PHOENIX - Lottery officials say the second winner in last week's $587.5 million Powerball drawing is a married man in his 30s from the wealthy Phoenix suburb of Fountain Hills. The man remained anonymous, and his prize was announced by officials who said he bought $10 worth of tickets. The... more »
  • Millions in other lotto prizes won in La.

    November 29, 2012 4:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - While nobody in Louisiana won the big Powerball jackpot last night, there were several other cash prizes handed out. The state lottery office said more than 171,000 Powerball players won more than $2.1 million in the drawing, including one ticket worth $1 million. Lottery spokesperson... more »
  • 1 of 2 jackpot tickets sold at KC-area Trex Mart

    November 29, 2012 10:23 AM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Missouri Lottery officials say one of the nation's two Powerball jackpot winning tickets was sold at a convenience store near Kansas City. A Missouri Lottery news release Thursday said it was sold at a Trex Mart in Dearborn, about 35 miles north of Kansas City. The... more »
  • Powerball jackpot swells to $550 million

    November 28, 2012 11:21 AM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The record Powerball jackpot just keeps rising. It now stands at $550 million after officials say brisk sales keep driving up the payout amount. The jackpot was boosted to $500 million on Tuesday and raised again Wednesday morning to $550 million. A winner taking the cash... more »
  • Record Powerball jackpot boosted to $500M

    November 27, 2012 12:55 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The record Powerball jackpot is now even bigger. Powerball officials say they've boosted the jackpot for Wednesday's drawing to $500 million from the previously posted $425 million. Huge ticket sales nationally are pushing the payout higher. A single winner choosing the cash payout will take home... more »
  • Record Powerball result of changes to boost sales

    November 27, 2012 11:00 AM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The historic $425 million Powerball jackpot was all part of a plan lottery officials put in place early this year to build jackpots faster, drive sales and generate more money for states that play the game. Their plan appears to be working. Powerball tickets doubled in... more »
  • Powerball jackpot builds to $325M for Saturday

    November 23, 2012 11:57 AM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The jackpot for Powerball's Saturday drawing has climbed to $325 million, the fourth-largest in the game's history. A single winner's cash payout would be nearly $213 million before taxes. Powerball organizers say this is the first run-up to a large jackpot that's fallen over a major... more »
  • Wednesday's $250 million Powerball numbers

    November 21, 2012 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The winning numbers for Wednesday night's $250 million Powerball jackpot have been picked. They are: 8 18 24 30 39. The sixth and Powerball number is 26. If you win, Uncle Sam takes around $83 million. The odds of winning are about one in 175... more »
  • Powerball ticket worth $337M sold in Michigan

    August 16, 2012 7:49 AM

    LAPEER, Mich. - A winning ticket in the $337 million Powerball drawing has been sold at a gas station in Michigan. The winning numbers in the Wednesday night drawing were 6, 27, 46, 51, 56 and Powerball 21. The Michigan Lottery says the ticket was sold in Lapeer,... more »
  • Dreaming big as Powerball jackpot hits $320 million Play Video

    August 15, 2012 5:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Anticipation is high as residents dream of winning big. Tonight's jackpot has risen to $320 million and the number will continue to grow as more people buy tickets. Many residents are visiting area gas stations to purchase their chance at winning. "You can't win if... more »
  • Quaker Oats workers from Iowa claim $241M Powerball pot

    June 20, 2012 12:32 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - A group of 20 workers at the Quaker Oats plant in Cedar Rapids have stepped forward as winners of a $241 million Powerball jackpot. Lottery spokeswoman Mary Neubauer says one of the workers bought the winning ticket for the group for the June 13 drawing and... more »
  • Lottery Winner Cheated Co-Workers

    March 14, 2012 7:45 PM

    A jury told a lottery winner in New Jersey he had to pay 5 co-workers $2 million apiece for stiffing them out of their share of the winnings. Americo Lopez worked at a construction company and began a lottery pool 5 years ago. He claimed his winnings were won on... more »
  • Powerball jackpot raised to $325M

    February 10, 2012 2:32 PM

    A lucky Powerball player could cash in on a jaw-dropping $325 million-dollar jackpot Saturday. The $202.9 million cash value of the jackpot ranks as the highest in Powerball history. Friday afternoon, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) announced an increase to Powerball's estimated jackpot size based on a surge in... more »
  • Powerball $310 million

    February 9, 2012 10:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS -  No winners in last night's 250 million dollar Powerball lottery. The winning numbers were: 17-28-38-39-51 and the Powerball number was 33. Five players in 5 states came awfully close by matching give of the six winning numbers. Those tickets were sold in Georgia, North... more »
  • Lotto, Easy 5 jackpots hit

    July 17, 2011 11:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A Louisiana Lotto ticket sold in Houma matched all six numbers to win Saturday night's $425,000 jackpot. Officials also say an Easy 5 ticket sold in Ville Platte matched all the numbers to capture the top prize of $183,336. No one hit the multistate Powerball jackpot,... more »
  • No jackpot winners Saturday night

    June 26, 2011 11:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The top prizes in three major lottery games went untouched Saturday night. Powerball will have an estimated $76 million jackpot for Wednesday night's drawing, while Louisiana Lotto's top prize will be an estimated $300,000. Easy 5's jackpot grows to an estimated $60,000. There were three Powerball... more »
  • Nobody wins big lottery jackpots

    January 30, 2011 10:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Lottery Corp. says nobody won the top prizes in the $25 million multistate Powerball game, the $675,000 Louisiana Lotto or the $60,000 Easy 5 drawings. That means Wednesday's jackpots will be worth an estimated $35 million for Powerball, $725,000 for Louisiana Lotto and $70,000 for... more »
  • No big La. winners in Powerball, Lotto or Easy 5

    November 28, 2010 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says none of the tickets sold for the multistate Powerball, Louisiana Lotto or Easy 5 games matched all numbers necessary to win the big prizes. In Saturday's Powerball drawing, players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the... more »
  • 46-year-old claims winning Lotto ticket

    November 23, 2010 11:44 AM

    WALKER- Chet Bourg bought the winning $250,000 Lotto ticket at a town convenience store on Walker Road South. Bourg, 46, received $175,000 after state and federal taxes were withheld. Murphy USA gets a one-time selling bonus of $2500- one percent of the jackpot. The winning numbers for the Nov. 20... more »
  • Powerball jackpot winners claiming prize

    August 26, 2010 8:05 AM

    An attorney is coming forward on behalf of an 11-member family partnership to claim the $85.7 million Powerball prize. The winning ticket was sold at the Circle K at 9110 Airline Hwy. in Baton Rouge. The annuity prize amount is valued at an estimated $85.7 million, which would be paid... more »
  • New Orleans man claims nearly $1M La. lottery jackpot

    August 25, 2010 2:38 PM

    A 72-year-old New Orleans man has claimed the $990,648 Louisiana Lotto jackpot from Saturday's drawing. Louisiana Lottery officials said Wednesday that Donald Meilleur had the sole, winning ticket for the prize. On Monday, he received $693,453 after state and federal taxes were withheld. The winning numbers for the Aug. 21... more »
  • Jackpot Powerball ticket sold in Baton Rouge

    August 1, 2010 1:39 PM

    News 2 has confirmed that a winning Powerball ticket was sold in Baton Rouge. The exact location of where the sale was made has not been released. The total value for the ticket is 85.7 million dollars. The winning numbers from last night's drawing are: 1,... more »
  • Judge: elderly sister doesn't have to share lottery prize

    May 12, 2010 1:31 PM

    A judge says an elderly Connecticut woman doesn't have to share her half of a $500,000 lottery windfall with the sister who sued her over it. Eighty-seven-year-old Rose Bakaysa and her 84-year-old sister, Theresa Sokaitis, have been fighting over the money in court since 2005. That was shortly... more »
  • Powerball winner comes forward in Missouri

    April 23, 2010 11:31 AM

    A Missouri man who won the $258 million Powerball jackpot and plans to use some of the money to pay bills, replace his two missing front teeth and take his children to Disney World said he hasn't decided yet if he'll quit his job at the convenience store where he... more »
  • OMV workers hit lotto jackpot

    March 9, 2010 12:07 PM

    Eight co-workers from the Office of Motor Vehicles in Baton Rouge hit the jackpot. They won more than $600,000 by playing the lottery. Tiffany Allen of Brusly says she and other members of the group started contributing $2 to their lottery fund twice a week in September. Last Wednesday, they... more »
  • $260 Million Powerball Winner Claims Prize

    August 25, 2009 3:10 PM

    A retired South Carolina state employee who spent two bucks on the lottery last week is the winner of a $260 million Powerball jackpot. Solomon Jackson Jr. of Columbia refused Tuesday to say much about himself or his plans, including whether he will take his winnings annually over three decades... more »

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