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Record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot won by 3 tickets
Winning Powerball lottery tickets sold in California, Florida, and Tennessee Final jackpot total of $1.5864 billion will be split 3 ways How would you react if you won? By Todd Northrop The largest lottery jackpot the world has ever seen has been won Wednesday night by three tickets sold in California, Florida, and Tennessee. Since the initial jackpot estimate was set to $1.3 billion early Sunday morning, the Powerball lottery jackpot was raised two more times before the Wednesday ...
Jan 14, 2016, 2:51 am - Lottery News forum

POWERBALL CREATES WORLD'S FIRST BILLION-DOLLAR JACKPOT
Initial estimate is $1.3 billion, but will undoubtedly go higher By Todd Northrop Is it even possible to imagine what it would be like to win more than $1 billion? Millions of people around the nation will get the chance this Wednesday night, when Powerball is set to offer the largest lottery jackpot prize ever awarded in history. The country came to a standstill Saturday night, as the Powerball lottery drew five numbers plus one Powerball number. Those numbers were 16, 19, 32, 34, a ...
Jan 10, 2016, 1:32 am - Lottery News forum

$800 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot approaches billion-dollar range
Cash value is a half-billion dollars By Todd Northrop This is the lottery jackpot every lottery player has been waiting for! Reaching into uncharted stratospheric heights, the Saturday Powerball jackpot is by far the largest lottery jackpot the world has ever seen, and is now also the largest lump-sum cash jackpot in world history. Just a day after the jackpot was raised to $700 million, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) has once again raised the official Powerball jackpot e ...
Jan 8, 2016, 11:32 am - Lottery News forum

$700 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot raised just hours after initial estimate
By Todd Northrop Well, that was quick. Less than 12 hours after the initial estimate for Saturday's Powerball jackpot was set early this morning, the already record-breaking grand prize has now increased to an estimated $700 million. The jackpot's estimated cash value has also been increased to $428.4 million. Saturday's jackpot will be the largest jackpot of any U.S. lottery game on record. This is truly exciting and uncharted territory, said Gary Grief, executive director of the T ...
Jan 7, 2016, 12:01 pm - Lottery News forum

$500 MILLION: Powerball jackpot explodes in ticket-buying frenzy
Become a half-billionaire! By Todd Northrop For the second time in the last 24 hours, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) has raised the official Powerball lottery jackpot estimate for Wednesday's drawing when sales for the mega jackpot have vastly outstripped projections. The all-important lump-sum cash value of the jackpot has been raised to a staggering $306 million. The newly-increased annuity and cash value jackpot amounts both remain the 6th-largest ever recorded in Unit ...
Jan 6, 2016, 12:11 pm - Lottery News forum

$450 MILLION: Powerball sales bonanza sparks early jackpot increase
6th-biggest lottery jackpot in US history By Todd Northrop Due to larger than expected sales volume, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) has raised the official Powerball lottery jackpot estimate for Wednesday's drawing to $450 million. The all-important lump-sum cash value of the jackpot has been raised to $275.4 million. The newly-increased annuity and cash value jackpot amounts are both the 6th-largest ever recorded in United States lottery history. The top-25 annuity and c ...
Jan 5, 2016, 12:01 pm - Lottery News forum

Deal struck, Illinois Lottery winners to be paid
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and House Democrats on Wednesday struck a rare agreement, compromising on a plan to release more than $3.1 billion to pay Illinois Lottery winners and help cities and towns operate 911 centers, plow roads and train firefighters. Normally, municipalities receive a share of gas tax, 911 surcharge and gambling revenue to help prop up day-to-day operations, but those dollars have been on hold due to the state budget impasse. Legislation passed 107-1 by the House would ...
Dec 3, 2015, 10:42 am - Lottery News forum

Illinois Lottery sales lowest in two years
Our winners will be paid, Illinois Lottery Superintendent B.R. Lane said. After nearly three months of withholding payments due to the state budget impasse, the Illinois Lottery said it's not if winners will get their cash -- but when. The Illinois Lottery saw a significant drop in ticket sales from September to October, which coincides with the state budget stalemate. Because they're not sure when they'll be paid, our players are buying fewer tickets. It's really that simple, Lane said. ...
Nov 12, 2015, 11:33 am - Lottery News forum

Democrats hold up lottery payouts after Illinois Gov. compromises
After Illinois' Republican Governor Bruce Rauner froze the funds that pay out Illinois Lottery earnings last month, the governor made a compromise this week to get the funds flowing again. Now, however, the governor's office says it's the Democrats who are holding up the payouts. House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie (D-25th) filed a motion to reconsider on House Bill 4305 after the House passed it yesterday with a 115-1 vote. The bill would free up tax money that has already been collec ...
Nov 11, 2015, 6:45 pm - Lottery News forum

Winners suing Illinois Lottery try to rope in other states
Multi-state lottery groups pushed back on Monday against a move by lottery winners in Illinois to drag dozens of states into a lawsuit against the Illinois Lottery's suspension of payments. Illinois has halted payments on winnings of $600 or more due to the state's ongoing budget impasse. A class action originally filed in September in U.S. District Court in Chicago seeking to force the Illinois Lottery to pay winners was amended last week to add as defendants lottery agencies in 43 states ...
Nov 9, 2015, 10:14 pm - Lottery News forum

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