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$699.8 million Powerball winner from California steps forward to claim jackpot
The winner of the seventh-largest lottery prize in U.S. history now has a name Includes audio report By Kate Northrop The California Lottery announced on Thursday that the winner of the largest jackpot ever won in the state was finally claimed by a winning ticketholder from Morro Bay. Just a few months ago in October, the nearly $700 million Powerball jackpot had lottery players across the country on the edge of their seats. Now, there is finally a name to the winner of the fif
Dec 12, 2021, 3:27 pm - Lottery News

16 Missouri coworkers split $1 million Powerball lottery prize
Drilling company employees almost hit the jackpot By Kate Northrop A group of 16 coworkers from a drilling company in Missouri hit all five numbers in the Powerball drawing on Nov. 8, just one number shy of the $150 million jackpot. 16 employees at Pense Brothers Drilling Company in Fredericktown are sharing the luck and the wealth after winning a $1 million lottery prize in a Powerball drawing one month ago. At first, the group would play the lottery together every time the ja
Dec 10, 2021, 12:00 pm - Lottery News

$699.8 million Powerball lottery jackpot won by single ticket sold in California
By Todd Northrop One Powerball lottery ticket sold in California won the seventh-largest lottery prize in U.S. history on Monday night. The lucky numbers for the $699.8 million jackpot were 12, 22, 54, 66, and 69, with Powerball number 15. The Power Play multiplier was 2. The top prize was adjusted upwards from the initial estimate of $685 million after all proceeds were counted Monday night. The lump sum payout for the single winning ticket is a jaw-dropping $496 million. The winnin
Oct 5, 2021, 6:21 am - Lottery News

$620 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot rolls again
10th-largest lottery jackpot in US history By Todd Northrop This week lottery players across the United States will be pulling out all the stops to try and win Powerball, featuring one of the largest lottery jackpots in history, worth an estimated $620 million. If you feel like it's been a long time since Powerball last had a jackpot winner you'd be right. The 39 consecutive drawings since the last winner on June 5 is the longest stretch without a jackpot winner in the game's histo
Sep 30, 2021, 9:26 am - Lottery News

Maryland Lottery sells nation's first $10 million Powerball Double Play ticket
Lottery prepares to greet historic winner while thousands of players scooped up prizes last night By Kate Northrop Someone in Maryland just became the first Powerball player in the United States to win the multi-state game's $10 million Double Play top prize. Last night, a Maryland Lottery player made history when they bought a Powerball ticket with the new Double Play option for the drawing on Mon., Sept. 27 and won the very first $10 million top prize from the add-on feature's ex
Sep 28, 2021, 11:44 am - Lottery News

$545 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot rolls a record 37 times
14th-largest US lottery jackpot in history By Todd Northrop After a record 37th-consecutive drawing without a winner, the Powerball multi-state lottery game now features a jackpot that will provide multi-generational wealth to the lucky player who eventually wins it all. After nobody won Saturday's $528.8 million grand prize, the Powerball jackpot increased to a whopping $545 million for Monday's drawing the 14th-largest US lottery jackpot of all time. But since most winners choose t
Sep 26, 2021, 4:22 pm - Lottery News

Mega Millions and Powerball offer nearly $1 billion in combined lottery jackpots
Chance to win nearly half a billion dollars tonight By Kate Northrop Lottery players are eyeing up the two nearly identical multi-state jackpots that have reached almost a combined $1 billion this week. That means that someone could go to sleep tonight a half billion dollars richer. According to leading multi-state lottery website USA Mega , the Mega Millions jackpot sits at an estimated $432 million with a cash value of $312.8 million, while tonight's Powerball drawing offers
Sep 20, 2021, 2:38 pm - Lottery News

Massachusetts player claimed $500,000 Powerball prize one day before it expired
By Kate Northrop A $500,000 Powerball prize almost went by the wayside, but thankfully the rightful winner from Massachusetts stepped up to claim it just one day before it was due to expire. Leonard Thomas of South Dennis won $500,000 in a Powerball drawing that took place on Aug. 19, 2020, but he didn't even realize it. Luckily, he had the ticket tucked away in a safe spot, albeit for nearly a full year, after buying it at the Mobil gas station on Route 134 in South Dennis. I heard
Aug 19, 2021, 7:32 am - Lottery News

New Powerball feature coming to some states
By Kate Northrop The Powerball Product Group announced Monday that a new add-on feature will accompany the game in some states when it launches its third weekly drawing, starting Mon., Aug. 23. The feature is called Double Play, and it gives players in certain jurisdictions another chance to match their Powerball numbers in a second drawing with a top cash prize of $10 million, a press release says. America's jackpot game is picking up the pace to keep up with player demand going fr
Aug 5, 2021, 2:55 pm - Lottery News

Powerball ticket price to increase to $3 in Idaho
Every Powerball ticket sold in state will include Power Play option; begins in August By Kate Northrop The Idaho Lottery announced on Wednesday that it will be raising the Powerball ticket price to $3 per play beginning this August, by mandating that every ticket sold will include the Power Play multiplier option. Next month, Powerball fans in Idaho will have to shell out more cash to play the multi-state Powerball game, but there is a catch. Powerball is the most popular lottery g
Jul 26, 2021, 10:18 am - Lottery News