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Powerball Jackpot Set at $300 Million for Saturday Drawing

Powerball Jackpot Set at $300 Million for Saturday Drawing

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The odds of picking the winning Powerball ticket might be one in 175.2 million, but that doesn’t stop jackpot junkies across the country from employing their own superstitious tactics in hopes of matching the six…

California Key to Massive Powerball Jackpot

California Key to Massive Powerball Jackpot

Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — As the countdown ticks on to Saturday night’s record Powerball drawing, the jackpot has swollen to over $600 million, largely due to California’s participation in the game, lottery officials said.I…

Powerball Jackpot Totals $320 Million

Powerball Jackpot Totals $320 Million

Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Just because your March Madness bracket is busted doesn’t mean you should stop pressing your luck.There’s still time to purchase a ticket for Saturday night’s Powerball lottery drawing and the chan…

Powerball Winning Numbers Announced for Record $579M Jackpot

Powerball Winning Numbers Announced for Record $579M Jackpot

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — 5-23-16-22-29-Powerball 6: Those are the winning numbers for a $579 million Powerball jackpot — the biggest in history.After a feverish day that saw hopeful players buying tickets at the rate of 131,000 every mi…

Powerball Fever Sweeps the Nation, Fuels $500 Million Jackpot

Powerball Fever Sweeps the Nation, Fuels $500 Million Jackpot

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty ImagesUPDATE: The Powerball jackpot is now up to $550 million.(NEW YORK) — The allure of the record $500 million Powerball jackpot has led to long lines across the nation at local mini-marts and gas stations, with Americans hoping …

Powerball Jackpot at Record $425M and Growing

Powerball Jackpot at Record $425M and Growing

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The jackpot for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing now stands at $425 million — the richest Powerball pot ever — and it’s likely to get even sweeter.”Back in January, we moved Powerball from being a $1 game to $2,” …

Illinois Chaplain Finds $1M Powerball Ticket in Desk

Illinois Chaplain Finds $1M Powerball Ticket in Desk

Illinois Lottery(NEW YORK) — A retired chaplain in Illinois found a $1 million winning lottery ticket when he was cleaning his desk, two months after the winning numbers were announced.Ron Yurcus of Glen Ellyn, Ill., said he doesn’t usually buy …

Massachusetts Man Dumped by Girlfriend Wins $30.5M Jackpot

Massachusetts Man Dumped by Girlfriend Wins $30.5M Jackpot

Tim Boyle/Bloomberg News(BOSTON) — A 22-year-old man from Hyannis, Mass., had been down in the dumps since his girlfriend dumped him, but winning a $30.5 million Mega Millions jackpot is certainly perking up his spirits. Sandeep Singh showed up at sta…

NY Brothers Wait Six Years to Claim $5 Million Dollar Jackpot

NY Brothers Wait Six Years to Claim $5 Million Dollar Jackpot

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(SYRACUSE, N.Y.) — Two brothers from Syracuse, N.Y., have finally admitted they won $5 million on a lottery scratch ticket — six years ago.
Andy Ashkar bought the ticket at his parents’ store, and when he found out he’d wo…

Iowa Couple Claims $202M Powerball Jackpot

Iowa Couple Claims $202M Powerball Jackpot

William Thomas Cain/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Mary and Brian Lohse of Bondurant, Iowa, walked into the Iowa Lottery headquarters on Thursday as a medical technician and attorney, respectively, and parents to three children.  They exited the headqu…

Winning Powerball Ticket Sold in Michigan

Winning Powerball Ticket Sold in Michigan

William Thomas Cain/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A ticket sold in Michigan matched all five numbers, including the Powerball, to win the jackpot estimated at $337 million, according to Powerball.com.Andi Brancato, a Michigan lottery spokesman, tells ABC N…

Powerball Numbers Drawn for $320 Million Jackpot

Powerball Numbers Drawn for $320 Million Jackpot

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Six ping pong balls propelled by air made at least one person an instant millionaire thanks to the $320 million Powerball jackpot.
At least one winning jackpot ticket for was sold by the Michigan Lottery, according to powerball.co…

Strategies for Winning the $305 Million Powerball Jackpot

Strategies for Winning the $305 Million Powerball Jackpot

William Thomas Cain/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $305 million.  The prize grew after no one matched all six numbers in the multi-state lottery drawing Saturday night.  The winning numbers were 4, 13, 39, 46 a…

Last Mega Millions Winners Are Illinois Couple

Last Mega Millions Winners Are Illinois Couple

Tim Boyle/Bloomberg News(RED BUD, Ill.) — The last of the Mega Millions lottery winners are Merle and Patricia Butler, a married couple from Red Bud, Ill., and they came forward on Wednesday to claim their share in the biggest jackpot in lottery histo…

Three Maryland Teachers Claim Mega Millions Ticket

Three Maryland Teachers Claim Mega Millions Ticket

Maryland Lottery(BALTIMORE) — The winners of the Maryland Lottery’s Mega Millions have finally come forward — and none of them are employed by McDonald’s.Stephen Martino, the director of the state’s lottery, said Tuesday morning tha…

Mega Millions Winning Tickets Sold in Maryland, Kansas and Illinois

Mega Millions Winning Tickets Sold in Maryland, Kansas and Illinois

Tim Boyle/Bloomberg News(NEW YORK) — Mega Millions Winning Tickets Sold in Maryland, Kansas, IllinoisThree lucky ticket holders in Maryland, Illinois and Kansas will share a $656 million prize, the largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.
Maryland Lot…

Should Mega Millions Winner Take Annuity or Lump Sum?

Should Mega Millions Winner Take Annuity or Lump Sum?

Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesUPDATE: The Mega Millions jackpot has soared to $640 million, according to lottery officials.  The cash value now stands at $462 million.(NEW YORK) — The odds of winning are slim, but whoever gets lucky during Friday…

Mega Millions Jackpot Jumps to $540 Million and Could Go Higher

Mega Millions Jackpot Jumps to $540 Million and Could Go Higher

Tim Boyle/Bloomberg NewsUPDATE: The Mega Millions jackpot has soared to $640 million, according to lottery officials.  The cash value now stands at $462 million.(NEW YORK) — Will there be a lucky winner in Friday night’s drawing of the biggest lo…

Mathematicians: Mega Millions Winning Strategies Not In Your Favor

Mathematicians: Mega Millions Winning Strategies Not In Your Favor

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Mega Millions jackpot, the biggest lottery award in the game’s history at an estimated $500 million, has millions of people dreaming, however ridiculous the odds may be.The odds of getting struck by lightni…

Mega Millions Jackpot Swells to Whopping $476 Million

Mega Millions Jackpot Swells to Whopping $476 Million

Tim Boyle/Bloomberg NewsUPDATE: The Mega Millions lottery jackpot has grown to an estimated $500 million ahead of Friday’s drawing at 11 p.m. ET.
(NEW YORK) — The winning numbers for the $356 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot, the third-largest pr…

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