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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 3 winning tickets in $1.6B Powerball drawing

    January 13, 2016 11:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana lottery officials say tickets sold in California, Tennessee and Florida won Wednesday's world record $1.6 billion Powerball drawing. The top prize for Saturday's drawing will be $40 million. There was one Match 5 ticket purchased in Franklinton and it's worth $1 million. There... 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 »
  • The winning numbers are...

    January 9, 2016 11:21 PM

    UNDATED - The winning numbers for the record $900 million Powerball jackpot are 32-16-19-57-34 and Powerball number 13. The Multi-State Lottery Association announced the numbers live on television and on its website Saturday. To win the jackpot, a ticket must have all six numbers correct. The first five can be... 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 »
  • Million-dollar winners in Louisiana after Powerball drawing

    January 7, 2016 12:51 PM

    NEW ROADS - Though nobody hit the $500 million Powerball jackpot Wednesday night, two people who bought tickets in the capital area won some big money. A ticket sold at a New Roads gas station won $1 million in the overnight drawing, according to Louisiana lottery officials. A second... 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 »
  • $1M unclaimed Powerball prize set to expire

    January 4, 2016 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A $1 million Powerball prize won on Aug. 5 has yet to be claimed. Louisiana Lottery officials reminded lottery players Monday that the winning ticket was purchased at Pointe-Aux-Chenes Supermarket on Highway 665 in Montegut. It's set to expire Feb. 1. The winning ticket matched... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • No winners in Louisiana Lotto

    April 19, 2015 2:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A ticket sold in Puerto Rico claimed the $50 million multi-state Powerball jackpot Saturday, while nobody won the $450,000 Louisiana Lotto drawing. Louisiana lottery officials say the winning numbers drawn in the Powerball were: 13, 22, 23, 29, 31 and Powerball 17. There was one ticket purchased... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • $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 »
  • '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 »
  • 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 »
  • No winners in 3 Louisiana lottery drawings

    July 4, 2013 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Lottery officials say there were no winners in the multistate Powerball, Louisiana Lotto or the Easy 5 drawings Wednesday. The Powerball jackpot goes to an estimated $70 million for Saturday night's drawing. Louisiana Lotto will have a top prize of $425,000 for Saturday. The Easy 5... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Majority of number combos picked for Powerball pot

    May 18, 2013 10:52 AM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Powerball is a game of numbers, and lottery officials say the majority of possible combinations have already been purchased ahead of Saturday night's near-historic $600 million drawing. The odds of winning the game's largest jackpot remain astronomically high: 1 in 175.2 million. But since about 80... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Time running out on unclaimed $10K Powerball ticket Play Video

    May 15, 2013 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lots of people are hoping to win big on tonight's $360 million Powerball jackpot, but someone in our area might already be a winner. A $10,000 ticket was bought last November at the Raceway store on Airline Highway in Baton Rouge, and time is running out... 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 »
  • $1 million lottery ticket claimed Play Video

    May 13, 2013 5:49 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A Mississippi woman claimed a Powerball ticket worth $1 million today which she purchased in St. Francisville. "The dream came true," said Samantha Netterville, who bought the winning Powerball ticket from the May 11 drawing. She matched all five numbers, but missed Powerball. "When... 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 »
  • No big winners in Lotto, Powerball drawings

    May 9, 2013 2:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Lottery Corp. reports that nobody won the major jackpots in the Louisiana Lotto and multi-state Powerball drawings Wednesday night. Louisiana Lotto players matching all six numbers drawn would have won or shared a $475,000 prize. The prize will rise to an estimated $500,000 for the next... 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 »
  • Powerball winner due in court over child support

    April 1, 2013 8:48 AM

    PATERSON, N.J.- The New Jersey man who just won a $338 million Powerball jackpot is now due in court. Pedro Quezada is scheduled to appear Monday afternoon in state Superior Court in Paterson. The 1:30 p.m. hearing stems from a child support warrant issued for the 44-year-old Passaic resident, who... 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 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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