Fortune cookie gives Florida player a lucky break
Lottery player wins big after using numbers from a popular paper slip
By Kate Northrop
A fortune cookie lived up to its name after a Florida resident won a $500,000 Powerball prize in the North Carolina Lottery after using the numbers written on the back of the paper slip.
Ernesto Sorzano got to enjoy a nice meal consisting of his favorite take-out of shrimp and fried rice and an impressive $500,000 windfall to boot, thanks to the numbers printed on the little paper slip inside his fort ...
Mar 1, 2021, 2:14 pm - Lottery News forum
The Power Play multiplier returns to Powerball
By Todd Northrop
Starting with the Wednesday, Jan. 22, Powerball draw, players of the popular multi-state lottery game will have the chance to multiply non-jackpot winning prizes up to five times with the return of the random Powerball Power Play multiplier.
Two years ago Powerball's Power Play feature was changed from a random multiplier to a set of fixed prize increases for winners of non-jackpot prizes who purchased the Power Play option for an extra $1 per play.
(See Powerball multi ...
Jan 19, 2014, 11:14 am - Lottery News forum
Powerball Power Play variable multiplier to return in January
The Powerball Power Play variable prize multiplier will return starting with the Jan. 22, 2014, drawing, the Pennsylvania Lottery said today.
Under new game rules, a separate drawing will be performed to select the Power Play number a 2, 3, 4 or 5 for all prizes except the jackpot and the Match 5 prize. The Match 5 prize is $2 million if the Power Play option is purchased.
The return of the Power Play variable multiplier is expected to be popular with our Powerball players, said Lottery E ...
Oct 23, 2013, 7:21 pm - Lottery News forum
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