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  • BR woman wins $1 million Powerball prize

    November 3, 2016 2:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – One Baton Rouge woman won the $1 million Powerball Prize from the Oct. 29 drawing. 38-year-old Tung Le matched five of six numbers to win $1,000,004 which she claimed Monday at Louisiana Lottery headquarters. Le received $700,002 after state and federal tax withholdings. The winning... more »
  • 1 ticket purchased in Breaux Bridge wins $120K Easy 5

    October 27, 2016 10:22 AM

    BREAUX BRIDGE - Louisiana lottery officials say one ticket won the $120,000 Easy 5 drawing Wednesday night. It was purchased in Breaux Bridge. There were no jackpot winners in the multistate Powerball jackpot or the Louisiana Lotto. Louisiana Lotto players matching all six numbers drawn would have won or shared... more »
  • Louisiana lottery has record sales year

    August 23, 2016 11:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Lottery Corporation ended its 2016 fiscal year with record sales. Lottery officials said in a news release Monday the year ended with $508.3 million in revenue. About $177.9 million from the lottery went back to the state during the budget year that ended June 30.... more »
  • $487 million Powerball ticket bought at New Hampshire small-town grocery

    July 31, 2016 3:18 PM

    DES MOINES - Folks in New Hampshire are eager to learn who among them holds the winning ticket to a $487 million Powerball jackpot. New Hampshire lottery officials tell television station WMUR someone bought the winning ticket at the local Hannaford supermarket in Raymond, a southern New Hampshire town of... 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 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 »
  • Man from Kentucky wins $1 million prize after buying Powerball ticket in Ama

    July 1, 2016 4:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A lucky man from Kentucky is Louisiana's latest Lottery millionaire after he claimed a $1 million Power ball prize from the June 25 drawing. David Henderson of Hawesville, Kentucky, bought his winning ticket at Phillips 66 right off the Mississippi River in Ama. Henderson works about aboard... 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 »
  • 2 Mega Millions prizes set to expire in May

    April 15, 2016 3:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A $25,000 Mega Millions lottery jackpot and a $5,000 Mega Millions prize expire next month if the holders of the winning tickets fail to come forward. No one has claimed the $25,000 prize won for the Nov. 3 drawing. A ticket matched four of the five numbers and... more »
  • Eastern New Orleans ticket wins $80000 Easy 5 jackpot

    April 3, 2016 9:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says an Easy 5 ticket sold in eastern New Orleans is worth $80,000. According to the lottery website, the ticket was sold at a Kwik Pik on Morrison Road. Nobody won two other big jackpots Saturday night. The website says Wednesday's estimated jackpots... more »
  • Unclaimed Mega Millions prize set to expire May 1

    April 2, 2016 2:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A $25,000 Louisiana Lottery Mega Millions prize won for the Nov. 3, 2015, drawing is close to expiring. Lottery officials say the winning ticket was purchased at PR Interstate Fuel on Highway 1090 in Pearl River and is set to expire at 5 p.m. on May 1.... 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 »
  • Deadline closing in to cash unclaimed $63M lottery prize

    February 4, 2016 4:55 AM

    LOS ANGELES- Only hours remain before a $63 million California Lottery prize slips through somebody's fingers. The winning SuperLotto Plus ticket must be delivered to a lottery office by 5 p.m. Thursday or the money will be forfeited to the state's schools. The ticket was sold on Aug. 8 at... more »
  • Montegut man claims $1M Powerball prize just in nick of time

    January 30, 2016 2:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With just a few days to spare, a 53-year-old Montegut man has stepped forward to claim a $1 million Powerball prize won on Aug. 5, 2015. The ticket was due to expire on Monday, Feb. 1. Laine Aucoin's ticket matched all five white-ball numbers, but missed the... more »
  • Louisiana man claims $1M runner-up Powerball prize

    January 22, 2016 2:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 60-year-old St. Tammany Parish man has claimed a $1 million runner up prize in the Powerball drawing held Jan. 13. Louisiana Lottery officials say Charles Schweitzer II, of the Talisheek community, held a ticket that matched all five white-ball numbers, but missed the red Powerball... more »
  • Nobody wins 3 big weekend lotteries; jackpots rise

    January 17, 2016 8:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Lottery Corp. says nobody won big weekend lotteries, so Wednesday's jackpots are going up. The lottery corporation says Wednesday's jackpots are estimated at $60,000 for Easy 5, $425,000 for Lotto and $50 million for the Powerball. Its winnings summary says $1,381 was the biggest prize... 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 »
  • Despite lotto frenzy, adoption seems unlikely in Mississippi

    January 12, 2016 5:08 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - In 1992, 53 percent of Mississippi voters chose to overturn the state's constitutional ban on lotteries. But the state appears no closer today to getting a lottery than it was then, even as residents stream across the borders of the Magnolia State to buy lottery tickets elsewhere.... 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 »
  • Zachary woman claims $1M Powerball prize

    January 9, 2016 1:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Lottery says a 42-year-old woman from Zachary won a $1 million Powerball prize this week. Tonya Vessel claimed her prize on Thursday. For the Jan. 6 drawing, lottery officials say her ticket matched all five white-ball numbers but missed the red Powerball number. The... 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 »
  • Mystery Powerball winner bought ticket in New Roads Play Video

    January 7, 2016 6:24 PM

    NEW ROADS - No one won last night's Powerball jackpot, but someone in New Roads and New Iberia won $1 million. People eager to win the jackpot, which is now at $700 million, are heading to the convenience store in New Roads, hoping the luck is still there. ... more »
  • Clock will be ticking for winner of unusual lottery auction

    January 7, 2016 3:26 PM

    PORTAGE, Mich. - An unusual auction in Michigan will turn the top bidder into an instant lottery winner. A bankruptcy trustee is auctioning a lottery prize that pays $1,000 a month, before taxes. But there's a hitch: The money is paid only for as long as a 73-year-old man... 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 »
  • Did you win? Check Wednesday's Powerball numbers here Play Video

    January 6, 2016 11:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People showed up at convenience stores across the city and region Wednesday, hoping to get a lucky ticket to the night's Powerball drawing. Just before 10 p.m., the numbers were drawn. The numbers are: 47-2-63-62-11 and the Powerball is 17. The jackpot is about $500... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • No big winners after Saturday night lottery drawing

    September 13, 2015 2:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - 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 $2.6 million prize, which will rise to an estimated $2.67 million... more »
  • Luck runs out: Man loses $92K in winning lottery tickets

    June 17, 2015 1:41 PM

    TAMPA - The same lucky lottery numbers, 7-1-5, that won a Florida man tens of thousands of dollars over the years banked him another $92,000 payout last month. And then his luck ran out: the 184 winning tickets, each worth $500, were nowhere to be found. Walid Aboroomi searched high... more »
  • No winners in 3 top Louisiana lottery games

    May 21, 2015 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Lottery officials say there were no winners Wednesday in the multistate Powerball jackpot, the Louisiana Lotto or the Easy 5 drawings. The Powerball jackpot goes to an estimated $138 million for Saturday night's drawing. Louisiana Lotto will have a top prize of $725,000 for Saturday night.... 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 »
  • Saturday's Lottery Results

    March 22, 2015 6:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Lottery Corp. says a ticket bought in Tennessee won the Powerball's $50 million jackpot. The lottery corporation says nobody won Saturday's jackpots for Lotto or Easy 5. It says the Powerball jackpot falls to an estimated $40 million on Wednesday. Estimated jackpots for the... more »
  • Companies suggest privatizing lottery to fix budget issues

    March 18, 2015 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Treasurer John Kennedy warned lawmakers this week, the state might have to resort to selling the lottery as it looks to fill a $1.6 billion budget hole in the upcoming budget. Sources contend the lottery could be sold for fast cash but the governor's office... 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 »
  • Puerto Rico Shell station sold a winner

    February 12, 2015 12:20 PM

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Somebody who stopped by a Shell station in Puerto Rico has won a share of a $564.1 million Powerball jackpot - the first winner outside the continental United States. The other winners are in North Carolina and Texas. The Puerto Rico winner hasn't yet come... more »
  • Check your Powerball tickets!

    February 11, 2015 10:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People across the capital region checked tickets Wednesday night as the numbers for the third-largest Powerball jackpot were announced. The numbers pulled were: 11-13-25-39-54 and the Powerball was 19. The jackpot was more than half-a-billion dollars. Fourteen million tickets were sold in Louisiana. "I... more »
  • No big winners in Saturday's lottery drawing

    January 1, 2015 10:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says nobody won the jackpots in Easy 5, the Louisiana Lotto and multistate Powerball drawings on Wednesday night. Louisiana Lotto players matching all six numbers drawn would have won or shared a $400,000 prize, which will rise to an estimated $425,000 for Saturday.... more »
  • No jackpot winners in Louisiana Lottery drawings

    September 1, 2014 10:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Lottery Corp. says nobody won jackpots in three big weekend lotteries. That means estimated jackpots for Wednesday's drawings rise to $80,000 for Easy 5, $1.15 million for Lotto and $100 million for the Powerball. The lottery corporation says the biggest prize for any ticket sold in... more »
  • Debt recovery office able to seize casino winnings

    June 25, 2014 3:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A state debt collection office created by lawmakers last year now has the authority to seize casino and lottery winnings to pay off delinquent debts people owe to state agencies. But first the state Office of Debt Recovery and the casinos have to devise a computer database... more »
  • 1 ticket wins Easy 5, 1 runner-up Powerball prize

    May 22, 2014 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A $1 million Powerball ticket was sold in Louisiana and someone purchased an Easy 5 ticket that won the $50,000 drawing Wednesday night, Louisiana Lottery officials said Thursday. The lottery said the Powerball ticket, which matched the first five numbers but not the Powerball, was sold in... 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 »
  • New Orleans man claims 6-month-old Powerball prize

    March 17, 2014 4:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A $40,000 Powerball prize has been claimed, less than two weeks before its March 20 redemption deadline. The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says a 41-year-old New Orleans man Monday redeemed the ticket for the Sept. 21 drawing. His name was not released. Lottery officials say the winner's friend... more »
  • Numbers for the $425 million jackpot

    February 19, 2014 10:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A $425 million jackpot is up for grabs. People filled stores to buy Powerball tickets Wednesday, ahead of the sixth-largest drawing. The winning numbers drawn Wednesday evening are: 17, 49, 54, 35, 1, and Powerball 34. The odds of winning are one in 175 million.... more »
  • 69yo BR man wins $1M as Powerball runner-up

    February 9, 2014 2:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A 69-year-old Baton Rouge man is Louisiana's latest millionaire. The Louisiana Lottery Corp. says Alex Bookter, a golf course manager for BREC, which operates public park and recreation facilities and programs in East Baton Rouge Parish, picked up his prize from lottery officials last week. Officials... more »
  • No Louisiana-based drawings on Christmas Day

    December 25, 2013 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Residents hoping to get lucky playing a Christmas Day lottery will only have the Powerball drawing. Louisiana Lottery Corp. offices are closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Their policy is to not hold drawings on Christmas or Easter. The... more »
  • Ga. woman has 1 of 2 winning lottery tickets

    December 18, 2013 3:20 PM

    ATLANTA- Lottery officials say a Georgia woman has one of the two winning tickets to the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot, the second-largest in U.S. history. Lottery officials identified her as Ira Curry, of Stone Mountain, which is east of Atlanta. Officials say she bought one ticket and chose the... more »
  • Missing lotto tickets found all over Baton Rouge street Play Video

    September 24, 2013 9:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two men almost struck it rich Tuesday morning when they found thousands of dollars worth of scratch off lottery tickets scattered in the road. Mike Haviland and his coworker were driving on Industriplex Blvd. when they noticed stacks of unscratched $10 tickets everywhere. "There's that... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Woman claims $1M Powerball prize

    July 12, 2013 9:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State lottery officials say Bobby Reaux of New Orleans claimed a $1 million Powerball prize from the July 6 drawing on behalf of BCT, a self-named group of co-workers from Macy's at Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie. Reaux purchased the Quick Pick ticket that matched all five... more »
  • Albany man claims $1 Million Powerball prize

    July 9, 2013 10:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State lottery officials say a 50-year-old Albany man has claimed his $1 million Powerball prize from the June 29 drawing. Eric Bankston's Quick Pick ticket matched all five white-ball numbers but missed the Powerball number. Bankston received $700,000 after federal and state taxes were withheld. He purchased... more »
  • Penn. ticket wins Powerball, no big winners in La.

    June 24, 2013 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lottery officials say the winning ticket in Saturday's $131.5 million Powerball drawing was sold in Pennsylvania and there were no big winners in Louisiana. The next Powerball drawing on Wednesday has an estimated jackpot of $40 million. There were no big winners in the Louisiana Lotto or... 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 »
  • La. Lottery awaits word from Powerball winner

    May 29, 2013 10:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana Lottery officials in Baton Rouge are awaiting word from whoever bought one of the winning tickets from Saturday's $50 million multi-state Powerball drawing. A ticket sold at a gas station on Franklin Avenue in New Orleans was one of three winning tickets. The ticket-holders will each... more »
  • Office pool shares $1 million lottery prize Play Video

    May 24, 2013 3:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two dozen members of a local realtor's office who put together a lottery pool claimed their $1 million Powerball prize today. The group received $700,000 to split after state and federal taxes were withheld. They said each member of the pool would receive more then $29,000... more »
  • $1 million ticket sold in Baton Rouge Play Video

    May 20, 2013 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One Powerball player winner is holding on to a $1 million ticket sold in Baton Rouge from this weekend's drawing. Louisiana Lottery officials said the million-dollar ticket was sold at Matherne's Supermarket on Bluebonnet and matched all five white numbers while missing the Powerball. "We're... 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 »
  • Big MegaMillion, Powerball jackpots boosting sales

    May 17, 2013 10:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - While Powerball fever is again driving people to buy lottery tickets before Saturday's drawing, another jackpot is being drawn tonight. The MegaMillions jackpot increased to $190 million recently, paying out $140 million if the winner chooses the cash option. That's dwarfed by Powerball's $550 million... more »
  • Numbers drawn for $360M Powerball jackpot Play Video

    May 15, 2013 10:11 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The winning numbers have been drawn for the $360 million Powerball jackpot. The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night: 2, 11, 26, 34, 41 and a Powerball of 32. The jackpot is considered the third largest in Powerball history and the seventh largest overall. 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 »
  • $1M Powerball ticket sold in La.

    May 13, 2013 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Lottery Corp. reports that nobody won the top jackpots in the multistate Powerball and Louisiana Lotto drawings on Saturday night but one Powerball ticket sold in St. Francisville matched 5 numbers to take a $1 million prize. Louisiana Lotto players matching all six numbers drawn... more »
  • Convent man claims $100,000 lotto prize

    May 2, 2013 3:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A first-time lottery player claimed his winnings from a $100,000 scratch-off ticket in Baton Rouge today. Lottery officials said Mark Anderson, 51, of Convent bought the $5 Queen of Hearts ticket in Gonzales after a suggestion from his friend Stephen Smith. Anderson said Smith also gave... more »
  • Woman almost threw away $10,000 lotto ticket

    April 8, 2013 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A St. Helena Parish woman said she almost threw away her Powerball ticket for the March 23 drawing. Then she dug it back out of the trash to check the numbers, and discovered she'd won big. Joyce Womack, 41, of Greensburg claimed her $10,000 prize at... more »
  • La. bans use of welfare money on tobacco, liquor

    March 1, 2013 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's social services department has banned the spending of welfare money on cigarettes, alcohol and lottery tickets. The new regulations were issued Friday by the Department of Children and Family Services. They also include restrictions that prohibit the use of a welfare electronic benefit card at liquor... more »
  • Poisoned lotto winner's body to be exhumed today

    January 18, 2013 2:22 AM

    CHICAGO - Authorities plan to exhume the body of a Chicago businessman Friday in hopes of learning exactly how he ingested a lethal dose of cyanide. Urooj Khan died in July as he was about to collect $425,000 in lottery winnings. His death was initially ruled a result of... more »
  • No big winners in Wed. Lotto, Powerball drawings

    January 17, 2013 10:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Lottery Corp. reports that nobody won the major jackpots in the Louisiana Lotto and multistate Powerball drawings Wednesday night. Louisiana Lotto players matching all six numbers drawn would have won or shared a $575,000 prize. The prize will rise to an estimated $600,000 for the... 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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