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Winner of record $590.5 million Powerball lottery jackpot announced
Includes video report By Todd Northrop At a press conference today, the Florida Lottery announced that the $590.5 million jackpot from the Powerball drawing held on May 18 was claimed by Gloria C. MacKenzie, 84, of Zephyrhills, Florida. MacKenzie chose to receive her winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment in the amount of $370,896,780.84. She did not speak to a crowd of reporters outside lottery headquarters, leaving quickly in a silver Ford Focus with her son, Scott Mackenzie, and ...
Jun 5, 2013, 4:13 pm - Lottery News forum

Man claims half of record $63.4 million Canada Lotto 6/49 jackpot
There were 4 winning tickets 2 of which were his Harry Black won an incredible $31.7 million in the lottery, but the way he accomplished it is even more amazing. The Surrey, British Columbia, man who won half of a record-breaking Canada Lotto 6/49 jackpot has come forward more than a month after the draw with not just one, but two winning tickets. The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) said that each of the four winning tickets in its $63.4 million Lotto 6/49 draw on April 13 w ...
May 31, 2013, 8:32 am - Lottery News forum

Record Powerball jackpot won by 1 ticket
Single winning Powerball lottery ticket sold in Florida Final jackpot total of $590.5 million is largest prize won by a single ticket How would you react if you won? Updated 8:33 am with winning location and other details Updated May 20 at 3:47 pm with the jackpot's cash value By Todd Northrop The largest Powerball lottery jackpot in game history has been won Saturday night by a single ticket sold in the state of Florida. The record $590.5 million Powerball jackpot, which is ...
May 19, 2013, 1:18 am - Lottery News forum

N.C. farmer wins record lottery jackpot
It's also his second time winning a Cash 5 jackpot A farmer from Zebulon, North Carolina, won more than $1.1 million in the Carolina Cash 5 jackpot on Sunday the largest amount ever won by a single ticket in that game. It was the second time that Homer Buffaloe has hit the Cash 5 jackpot. In November 2010, he claimed half a jackpot worth $408,066. This time, Buffaloe received a check for $778,479 after state and federal taxes were withheld. The odds of matching all five numbers and w ...
Mar 5, 2013, 6:31 pm - Lottery News forum

Record $587.5 million Powerball jackpot won by 2 tickets
Winning Powerball lottery tickets sold in Arizona, Missouri Final jackpot total of $587.5 million will be split 2 ways How would you react if you won? By Todd Northrop The largest Powerball lottery jackpot the world has ever seen has been won Wednesday night by two tickets sold in Arizona and Missouri. The stage was set for the massive prize early Sunday morning, when lottery officials set the new Powerball lottery jackpot at an estimated $425 million. Over the next few days, extr ...
Nov 29, 2012, 1:27 am - Lottery News forum

Powerball selling 100,000 tickets per minute
Half-billion dollar jackpot generating unprecedented sales MUSL also expects to award $70 million in non-jackpot cash prizes Wednesday By Todd Northrop Player enthusiasm nationwide for Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot, the largest in Powerball history, has resulted in record sales leading to an increase today in the estimated jackpot amount to $500 million currently the largest in the world, and the second largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history. Besides the jackpot, Powerball is ...
Nov 27, 2012, 7:03 pm - Lottery News forum

$500 MILLION: Powerball jackpot increased to a half-billion dollars
By Todd Northrop Only once before has the United States or the world witnessed a lottery-buying frenzy like we are seeing this week. That was in March, when the multi-state Mega Millions game was busy setting a record for the largest jackpot in world history. This time it's Powerball's turn to make people stop what they're doing and line up for lottery tickets. Powerball tickets are being bought at such a rapid pace that the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), which operates the ...
Nov 27, 2012, 1:05 pm - Lottery News forum

$425 MILLION: Largest Powerball lottery jackpot in history
2nd largest jackpot the world has ever seen By Todd Northrop Let the frenzy begin. For only the 2nd time in the history of United States lotteries or in the history of lotteries around the world a lottery jackpot run-up has exceeded $400 million. It's a prize level never seen by the Powerball multi-state game, and only once seen by the rival Mega Millions game. And millions upon millions of people around the country will be lining up for their chance to claim the historic jackpot Wed ...
Nov 25, 2012, 12:55 am - Lottery News forum

Retired Illinois couple share $656M lottery jackpot
By Todd Northrop Updated 6:24 pm: Prize payout information A retired computer systems designer and his wife, a computer programmer, have claimed the final share of the March 30 $656 million Mega Millions lottery drawing. Merle, 65, and Pat Butler, 62, claimed the jackpot at the Red Bud Village Hall in the small southern Illinois town of Red Bud. The winning ticket was sold at a nearby Motomart in the town of 6,000 people. Their share of the record-setting $656 million jackpot was $21 ...
Apr 18, 2012, 11:57 am - Lottery News forum

Maryland Mega Millions winners claim prize anonymously
Three public school employees nab share of record jackpot Includes video report By Todd Northrop The Maryland Mega Millions lottery winners are three Maryland public school employees, who split the world's biggest lottery jackpot with two other winners from Kansas and Illinois. The trio claimed their share of the jackpot Monday at Maryland Lottery headquarters. Maryland laws allow lottery winners to remain anonymous when collecting their prize, and the winners chose that option in ...
Apr 10, 2012, 8:34 am - Lottery News forum