$348 MILLION: April misses bring May riches
Powerball making another run at the record?
By Todd Northrop
This week Powerball will be the hot ticket, featuring a jackpot that will tempt a lot of people to take a chance at unimaginable wealth.
The new high-water mark of $348 million for the current Powerball jackpot was achieved after no winning tickets were sold for Saturday night's $314 million grand prize.
The lump-sum cash payout value of Wednesday's Powerball jackpot is $226.1 million the 12th-largest ever recorded in Unite ...
May 1, 2016, 9:35 am - Lottery News forum
$314 million jackpot puts Powerball back in spotlight
By Todd Northrop
Big lottery jackpot hunters will have a jumbo-sized target this weekend, as the multi-state Powerball jackpot has crossed the $300 million mark.
In fact, the lump-sum cash value of Saturday's $314 million Powerball jackpot is the 17th-largest of all time: $202.9 million. The complete top-25 list of United States lottery jackpot cash values can be found at the end of this article.
Saturday's Powerball jackpot is the biggest US lottery jackpot since the world went bonkers ...
Apr 28, 2016, 10:14 am - Lottery News forum
Boyfriend of NC's $188M Powerball winner gets prison for heroin trafficking
At least she won't have to bail him out again anytime soon
By Todd Northrop
The boyfriend of North Carolina's biggest Powerball winner will spend time in prison and pay a hefty fine as part of a plea agreement in a drug case.
Lamarr McDow, the 32-year-old boyfriend of $188 million Powerball winner Marie Holmes, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to traffic heroin in a Brunswick County, North Carolina, court Wednesday.
McDow, who also goes by the name Hot Sauce , was sentenced ...
Apr 8, 2016, 10:04 am - Lottery News forum
$1M winning lottery ticket sold in Wisconsin goes unclaimed
The Powerball ticket could be at the bottom of a garbage can. Or wedged into a glove compartment. Perhaps it went through the laundry, never to be seen again.
Regardless, the unknown holder of the ticket lost a lot of money. The ticket, purchased in Eau Claire in September, was worth a cool $1 million, but since it wasn't redeemed by the March deadline, the money goes toward property tax relief.
The winner did not come forward, said Stephanie Marquis, communications director for the Wisco ...
Apr 4, 2016, 8:03 pm - Lottery News forum
Pennsylvania judge and friends win $291M Powerball jackpot
Bought ticket while vacationing in Florida
After a long ride back from his annual Florida vacation, Senior District Judge James Stocklas had enjoyed the sun and fun, but was anxious to get back home to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
After parking his RV in the driveway, Stocklas caught a few hours sleep and awoke Friday morning with plans to visit his favorite Bethlehem diner. While at breakfast, he pulled out his cellphone to see if anyone had won massive Powerball lottery.
His jaw dropped w ...
Mar 6, 2016, 8:50 am - Lottery News forum
Michigan man had $1 million lottery ticket in his wallet for months
Speculation swirled around Alma, Michigan, in mid-December when state lottery officials announced a $1 million winning Powerball ticket had been sold at the Speedway station on North Alger Road.
But no one came forward with the winning ticket until now.
A Kent County man walked around with the $1 million ticket in his wallet for two months before realizing he was a big winner, Lottery officials said in a press release.
Daniel Chase, of Alto, won $1 million when his Powerball ticket matc ...
Mar 1, 2016, 8:43 am - Lottery News forum
Florida couple claims share of historic $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot
Includes video report
By Todd Northrop
A married couple from Melbourne Beach, Florida, have claimed their one-third share of the world's biggest lottery jackpot of all time.
Although the prize money was claimed under a trust, the winners identified themselves in a press conference Wednesday afternoon as David Kaltschmidt, 55, and Maureen Smith, 70.
The winners, originally from Long Island, New York, have been residents of Melbourne Beach since 1991. They have no immediate plans to mo ...
Feb 17, 2016, 3:05 pm - Lottery News forum
N.C. Powerball winner target of $10M lawsuit by local pastor
Marie Holmes, North Carolina's $188 million Powerball lottery winner, is back in the news again.
This time Holmes is not spending millions of dollars on bailing her boyfriend, Lamarr Hot Sauce McDow, out-of-jail for the fourth time, but a pastor is allegedly suing her for $10 million for reneging on a verbal contract.
The 27-year-old mother of two took home a $127 million lump sum payment following her lottery win in February, 2015. (See N.C. Powerball lottery winner claims share of jackpo ...
Feb 15, 2016, 9:01 am - Lottery News forum
Tennessee Powerball lottery winners sued by inmate
Maybe all those TV appearances weren't such a great idea
As the Powerball jackpot topped $1 billion, the frenzy grew. It was fun to dream, even if you knew you stood little chance. But often, a winner faces suits by friends, co-workers, even family. Sadly, it has now happened to the winning Robinson family of Munford, Tennessee. Jonathan Lee Riches, also known as Jihadi Schitz, has sued the Multistate Lottery Commission, Powerball and the Robinson family. The suit attempts to halt the payout ...
Feb 3, 2016, 8:28 am - Lottery News forum
Cab driver's friend steals his $50,000 winning Powerball ticket
A Bronx, New York, cab driver with big money woes swiped his buddy's winning $50,000 Powerball ticket then tried to pass it off as his own, authorities said Tuesday.
Segura Rubelin's pal Victor Castillo didn't win the $1.5 billion jackpot that sent the nation into a fever pitch two weeks ago.
But the fortunate friend knew he had won enough money to tide him over for a while until he said the man who was like a brother to him snatched the ticket out of his hand.
And if that wasn't enough ...
Jan 27, 2016, 12:26 pm - Lottery News forum