Powerball lottery spreads the wealth in Wednesday's drawing
Birthdays and playing the spread likely behind higher-than-anticipated winners
By Todd Northrop
What a night for Powerball players around the United States!
In Wednesday evening's Powerball multi-state lottery drawing, 34 players hit the match-5 $200,000 prize level, including nine winners who also purchased Power Play and will walk away with $1 million, and one player won the entire jackpot of $95.3 million.
The cash value of the jackpot is $49.8 million.
One lucky ticket sold in ...
Dec 2, 2010, 8:30 pm - Lottery News forum
Powerball lottery 10x promotion starts today
Starting today, May 1, lottery players across the United States purchasing Powerball tickets with the Power Play option will have a chance to increase their winnings by ten times.
Between now and May 29, the Multi-State Lottery Organization (MUSL) will replace one of the 5x multipliers with a 10x when drawing the Power Play number. The Power Play multiplier determines how many times non-jackpot prizes are multiplied for players who purchase the option.
Power Play costs an extra $1 per tick ...
May 1, 2010, 10:34 am - Lottery News forum
Iowa steelworkers group claims $1 million Powerball lottery prize
A group of 10 co-workers from a Des Moines tire-manufacturing plant stepped forward Monday to claim a $1 million Powerball prize they'd won with a ticket purchased a local convenience store.
The co-workers who all produce agricultural tires at the Des Moines Firestone plant are calling themselves The Local 310 Ten because they're all members of Local 310 of the United Steelworkers Union. They've pooled their money to buy Powerball tickets together for about five years and made for a happy bun ...
Oct 13, 2009, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum
Wisconsin lottery winner will support family with winnings
A Marshfield, Wisconsin, man is a million dollars richer, at least before taxes, after winning the Powerball lottery.
Rafael Ruiz Jr., 28, is also Wisconsin's first Power Play winner.
They called me at work. I couldn't believe it. I didn't wanna leave right away cuz I thought she was playing a joke on me, Ruiz said.
He matched all five Powerball numbers, which typically means winning $200,000. But since he chose the Power Play option, his winnings multiplied by five.
Coming to Baltu ...
Jun 5, 2009, 10:09 am - Lottery News forum
Players can get credit for Iowa lottery error
The Iowa Lottery says it will pay qualified players after an operator error on its computer system vendor interrupted its Big Beepin' Deal promotion.
Officials say any player who made a qualifying purchase on Sunday, Monday and part of Tuesday can receive a $20 bonus by mailing the ticket to the lottery.
Officials say the error prevented the promotion from running for a time.
The Big Beepin' Deal began May 3. For every 20th purchase statewide of a $10 Powerball with a Power Play option, ...
May 27, 2009, 10:53 am - Lottery News forum
'Team effort' leads to winning lottery ticket
Adam and Mandy Clark discovered they had an unplanned $350,000 tax bill on April 15, and they're thrilled.
That's because they get to keep the other $650,000 from the $1 million winning lottery ticket they purchased on Tax Day at the Ole's Country Store in East Missoula. The couple validated their ticket in Helena on Friday morning.
We're excited to get our first home and put some money aside for our daughter's college, and some for retirement, Adam said on the phone from the Montana Lott ...
Apr 26, 2009, 12:14 pm - Lottery News forum
Powerball, Mega Millions explore agreement
Lottery behemoths Powerball and Mega Millions are discussing a possible arrangement to sell tickets for both games in the 42 states where they now operate alone.
The talks, however, do not appear aimed at combining the two lotteries into one super game.
Powerball is played in 30 states, including Pennsylvania and Delaware; Mega Millions is offered in New Jersey and 11 other states.
We are aware of the discussions between Powerball and Mega Millions, but at this point those discussions ...
Mar 14, 2009, 9:11 am - Lottery News forum
Powerball lottery to have larger jackpot, but harder to win
The Powerball lottery game will be going through some changes beginning in January, including having a larger starting jackpot that is more difficult to win.
Starting on Jan. 4, Florida will join the 30 United States lotteries that now offer Powerball, adding a population of 18.8 million to those who have the chance to play the game.
The starting jackpot will jump from $15 million to $20 million, the world's largest starting jackpot for a lotto-style game. In addition, the average jackpot ...
Dec 29, 2008, 11:21 am - Lottery News forum
Indiana prosecutor wins $50,000 lottery prize
Wells County Prosecutor Michael Lautzenheiser of Bluffton won $50,000 in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing, the Hoosier Lottery said Thursday.
A second $50,000 ticket sold in Fort Wayne had not been redeemed, the lottery said in a statement.
Lautzenheiser bought his winning ticket at Pak A Sak, 904 S. Main St. in Bluffton, according to the lottery's statement. He said he has been playing the lottery for six months.
With three children in college and a fourth going soon, I figured it w ...
Dec 5, 2008, 2:56 pm - Lottery News forum
Winning Powerball lottery ticket worth $200M sold in N.M.
Largest Powerball prize ever in New Mexico
Lottery offers advice to winner
The New Mexico Lottery announced Saturday that it sold the winning ticket for the $200 million Powerball jackpot prize drawn earlier that evening.
It was the only winning ticket nationwide.
The massive jackpot is the largest Powerball prize ever won in New Mexico.
The winning numbers were 13, 24, 29, 40, 52 and the red Powerball number was 29. The Power Play number was 4.
The numbers were drawn Saturday ...
Sep 28, 2008, 7:32 pm - Lottery News forum