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$550 MILLION: Red hot Powerball jackpot rolls again
By Todd Northrop This week Powerball is the hot ticket, featuring a jackpot payout of more than a half-billion dollars. The new high-water mark of $550 million for the current Powerball annuity jackpot estimate was achieved after no winning tickets were sold for Saturday night's $492.1 million grand prize. The new jackpot stands as the 11th-largest ever recorded in United States lottery history. (See top 25 annuity and cash values below.) The lump-sum cash payout value of Wednesday's Po
Mar 17, 2019, 9:01 am - Lottery News

$495 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot climbs, awaits its first winner of 2019
By Todd Northrop Two and a half months into 2019, we still don't have a Powerball jackpot winner. But it's not for a lack of trying: The multi-state lottery game now features a jackpot worth a half-billion dollars. The last person to win the game was David Johnson, a Brooklyn, New York truck driver, who claimed a $298.3 million jackpot from the Dec. 26, 2018 drawing. After that drawing, the Powerball jackpot reset to $40 million and continued to rollover for 22 consecutive drawings,
Mar 14, 2019, 8:35 am - Lottery News

Brooklyn truck driver quits job, comes forward as $298M Powerball winner
A truck driver from Brooklyn has come forward as the winner of the second-largest Powerball jackpot in New York Lottery history. David Johnson, 56, won the Dec. 26 drawing for the $298.3 million jackpot and has already quit his job to start enjoying an early retirement. He opted to take a single lump sum payment of $180,227,550 which equals $114,091,248 after taxes. Johnson received his winnings on Friday at Resorts World Casino in Queens. Johnson worked across the street from Arnold's
Jan 25, 2019, 9:08 pm - Lottery News

Woman's winning lottery ticket rescued from trash by brother
A Montana woman said a $50,000 winning lottery ticket she intended to throw away was rescued by her brother. Virginia Busko-Gewald told Montana Lottery officials she was inspired by her brother's lottery-playing hobby to pick up a lottery ticket at the Great Falls Albertsons. Even though her brother plays regularly, she didn't even know what game to play, so she bought the first game the clerk recommended: Powerball. I don't take it serious, Busko-Gewald said. It's just fun! After th
Dec 19, 2018, 11:25 am - Lottery News

Iowa lottery winner donates $500K to veterans' group
Includes video report A Powerball winner in Iowa this week donated $500,000 of her prize to a group supporting disabled veterans. Lerynne West, who was part of a group sharing an-almost $700 million jackpot, announced the donation on the Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday. West said she was donating the money to the Travis Mills Foundation, a group based in Hallowell, Maine, and that three of her brothers served in the military and that her father was a Vietnam War veteran. It's very im
Nov 16, 2018, 9:32 am - Lottery News

New York man claims other half of $687.8 million Powerball lottery jackpot
Largest lottery jackpot winner in New York state history Includes video report A New York man has claimed half of a $687.8 million Powerball lottery jackpot, becoming the largest lottery winner in New York state history. Robert Bailey has been playing the same six lottery numbers for 25 years and plans to keep on doing it even though his digits finally hit for a $343.8 million Powerball win, the largest in New York Lottery history. Bailey, 67, was introduced by lottery officials Wedn
Nov 15, 2018, 1:13 pm - Lottery News

N.C. man wins $1M after playing the same numbers for 5 years
By Todd Northrop A North Carolina man finally struck it big in the multi-state Powerball lottery after playing the same numbers for five years. Benjamin Sinclair of Winston-Salem claimed his prize Thursday afternoon at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. I've been playing the same numbers for five years, Sinclair said. They're very special to me. Sinclair's good luck began when he stopped at the Sheetz on Fairlawn Drive in Winston-Salem and bought a $2 ticket for the drawing on Oct. 2
Nov 13, 2018, 8:46 am - Lottery News

Kentucky Lottery reports highest monthly sales in state history
The near-world record Mega Millions jackpot run in tandem with a Powerball jackpot run that rose to more than $680 million led to the most successful sales month in the nearly 30-year history of the Kentucky Lottery. Overall sales for the month were $115.5 million, which is $33.2 million (or 40.3%) more than budgeted. This shatters the previous record sales month from January 2016, when a world-record Powerball jackpot of $1.6 billion led to sales of $105.1 million. This in turn led to $34
Nov 12, 2018, 9:13 am - Lottery News

Iowa single mom claims half of $687.8 million Powerball lottery jackpot
Winner established foundation to use money to help others Includes video report One of two winners of the $687.8 million Powerball jackpot was revealed Monday as a woman from Redfield, Iowa who happened to buy a ticket as she was picking up a slice of pizza and coffee at a local store. Lerynne West, 51, came forward as the winner during a news conference with the Iowa Lottery. West, a mother of three daughters and grandmother of six children, said she is going to take the lump sum op
Nov 6, 2018, 10:01 am - Lottery News

Winners in Iowa, New York to share $687.8 million Powerball lottery jackpot
By Todd Northrop Two winning tickets sold in Iowa and New York will split the third-largest Powerball jackpot in the game's history. The winning numbers for the $687.8 million prize were 8, 12, 13, 19, and 27, with Powerball number 4. The Power Play was 3. The lump-sum cash payout option is $396.2 million. The winning ticket in New York was sold at the West Harlem Deli at 2040 5th Ave in West Harlem, Manhattan. Iowa's jackpot-winning ticket was purchased at Casey's at 425 Second St.
Oct 28, 2018, 9:22 am - Lottery News