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Georgia man finds $1M lottery ticket while cleaning his room
By Todd Northrop A Georgia man was tidying his room and came across a month-old lottery ticket that was gathering dust and turned out to be worth $1 million. Gregory Jarrett, 26, of the Atlanta suburb of Decatur, had matched five numbers in the Powerball drawing of Jan. 15, but had apparently forgotten about it. After he checked the numbers, I called for my mom, and I walked toward her, shaking, he said in a statement released by the Georgia Lottery. She verified it, and at that point w ...
Mar 2, 2014, 2:37 pm - Lottery News forum

How lottery tickets are helping states' budgets
The scores of losing players in this week's $425 million Powerball jackpot did more than take an extremely long shot at getting rich. Their ticket purchases also helped fund a small but increasingly important part of their states' budgets. Changes in the nationwide Powerball and Mega Millions games have led to some of the world's largest jackpots in the last two years, boosting player interest and sales. Fueled by the growth of those games and the steady expansion of other offerings, many sta ...
Feb 24, 2014, 7:08 am - Lottery News forum

$195 MILLION: Mega Millions keeps the good times rolling
By Todd Northrop What's a big jackpot lottery player to do when the Powerball jackpot has been won? These days, the answer is to play Mega Millions. Thanks to adjustments made to the Mega Millions game last year, the multi-state game's jackpots are once again growing quickly and typically growing quite large before being won. The new Mega Millions jackpot for the upcoming Tuesday drawing has now reached $195 million, just 2 months after exploding to a near-record $636 million. (See $ ...
Feb 22, 2014, 2:08 pm - Lottery News forum

California lottery ticket wins $425 million Powerball jackpot
Final jackpot total of $425.3 million is sixth-largest ever in USA By Todd Northrop One winning Powerball lottery ticket that hit a $425.3 million jackpot Wednesday night was sold in Milpitas, California, according to lottery officials. The ticket was purchased at Dixon Landing Chevron, located at 1551 California Circle. It successfully matched the numbers 1, 17, 35, 49, and 54, in addition to the Powerball number 34. The Power Play number was 3. The $425.3 million Powerball jackpot, ...
Feb 20, 2014, 12:45 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery hopefuls line up for chance to win $400M Powerball jackpot
Includes audio report Tonight's Powerball drawing carries an estimated $400 million jackpot, one of the largest in U.S. lottery history. It's rolled over 15 times since December and will be the fourth-biggest Powerball jackpot and sixth-highest lottery prize of all time. At A A Market in Hell's Kitchen, cashier Ali Muhammed is preparing for customers to line up. Everybody comes, said Muhammed. They play extra. Some people play for $100, $200. Changes in the ways big multistate l ...
Feb 19, 2014, 7:36 pm - Lottery News forum

Man wins $1M in Powerball after playing same numbers for 20 years
A dedicated lottery player has won a $1 million Powerball prize after playing the same numbers every week for two decades. Robert Winburn, 49, from Urbandale, Iowa, got his lucky numbers after assigning numbers to the letters of the alphabet and uses the corresponding numbers in his last name as his Powerball numbers. Previously he had only ever won $100 in one drawing. But his luck changed on Saturday night after he bought a ticket from a gas station. Winburn matched the first five num ...
Feb 19, 2014, 9:00 am - Lottery News forum

Three $1M lottery tickets sold in W.Va. in 1 week
West Virginia has another $1 million lottery winner. Lottery spokesman Randy Burnside tells The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register that a ticket sold in the Wheeling area won a $1 million prize in the Powerball drawing on Wednesday. It's the third $1 million lottery ticket sold in the state within a week. On Tuesday, retired truck driver Randy Brown of Man claimed a $1 million Mega Millions prize. He bought a ticket that matched five numbers from the Feb. 7 drawing. Another tic ...
Feb 17, 2014, 9:26 pm - Lottery News forum

$400 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot skyrockets
6th-largest US jackpot ever; 8th-largest cash value By Todd Northrop For only the 6th time in the history of United States lotteries, a lottery jackpot has grown to $400 million or more. The new high-water mark of $400 million for the current Powerball jackpot was achieved after no winning tickets were sold for Saturday night's $330.8 million grand prize. The lump-sum cash payout value of Wednesday's Powerball jackpot is $227.8 million. After-tax cash and annuity prize amounts are re ...
Feb 16, 2014, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum

$330 MILLION: Powerball jackpot quickly ramping up
Saturday jackpot enters top 25 By Todd Northrop Powerball is on a roll. For the 5th time in the past year, a Powerball jackpot run-up has crossed the threshold to the top 25 jackpots of all time. The new high-water mark of $330 million for the current Powerball jackpot was achieved after no winning tickets were sold for Wednesday night's $286.1 million grand prize. The lump-sum cash payout value of Saturday's Powerball jackpot is $189 million. After-tax cash and annuity prize amounts ...
Feb 13, 2014, 1:03 pm - Lottery News forum

$284 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot rolls again
By Todd Northrop There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $284 million for Wednesday's drawing. Saturday was the 13th consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner. The jackpot run started December 28 as a $40 million jackpot. The estimated cash value for the new jackpot is $162.7 million. After-tax cash and annuity prize amounts are reported state-by-state on the Jackpot Analy ...
Feb 9, 2014, 9:43 am - Lottery News forum