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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 Head: ‘I’m Not Much of a Gambler’

Powerball Head: ‘I’m Not Much of a Gambler’

William Thomas Cain/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — On Wednesday, one lucky Powerball player could go from rags to riches.  Meanwhile, the man who heads the lottery is thinking about what comes next.Chuck Strutt, executive director of the Multi-State Lo…

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,” …

New York Brothers Charged in $5M Lottery Scam

New York Brothers Charged in $5M Lottery Scam

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Two brothers have been charged with attempted grand larceny and conspiracy after they waited six years to claim a $5 million lottery scratch-off ticket that they allegedly scammed from a customer at their famil…

Winner of California Lottery Comes Forward After Five Months to Claim $23 Million

Winner of California Lottery Comes Forward After Five Months to Claim $23 Million

Adam Gault/Thinkstock(PALMDALE, Calif.) — The lucky winner of California’s SuperLotto Plus Jackpot has finally come forward to claim her $23 million, just 25 days short of forfeiting the prize.“We had our winner come forward and claim the …

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…

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…

Mystery Winner of $52 Million Lotto Comes Forward

Mystery Winner of $52 Million Lotto Comes Forward

California Lottery released this image, taken from video, of the person they believed to be the winner of a $52 million MegaMillions jackpot. (California Lottery)(FREMONT, Calif.) — The hunt for a mysterious lottery winner whose photo was released in …

Lottery Strategy: Odds of Winning the Same in Large Cities, Small Towns

Lottery Strategy: Odds of Winning the Same in Large Cities, Small Towns

Tim Boyle/Bloomberg News(NEW YORK) — If you’ve ever thought that where you bought a lottery ticket would make a difference in whether you’d win or lose, it’s time to rethink your lottery strategy. No matter where you play the lottery, the odds of winn…

Massachusetts Man Wins $1 Million by Accident

Massachusetts Man Wins $1 Million by Accident

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — A Taunton, Mass., man had luck on his side last week when a scratch-off lottery ticket game he didn’t really want paid off big-time, according to bostonherald.com. 
Richard Brown, 60, made his usual tr…

Lucky Irish Family Could Be Double Lottery Winners

Lucky Irish Family Could Be Double Lottery Winners

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(LETTERKENNY, Ireland) — The luck of the Irish could be shining down on one family after two winning lottery tickets were sold in shops less than one mile apart.The town of Letterkenny in County Donegal, Ireland, is abuzz with myst…

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…

Massachusetts Lottery Critics Say Game Cheated Public

Massachusetts Lottery Critics Say Game Cheated Public

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — Outraged lottery players and others in Massachusetts say lottery officials committed a “significant breach of trust” by allowing a now-defunct state lottery game to continue, even though they knew large syndi…

Iowa Quaker Oats Workers Get $241 Million Powerball Jackpot

Iowa Quaker Oats Workers Get $241 Million Powerball Jackpot

William Thomas Cain/Getty Images(DES MOINES, Iowa) — Twenty happy workers stepped off a chartered bus in Des Moines Wednesday to claim their $241 million Powerball jackpot. The new millionaires, who call themselves the “Shipping 20 Trust,” work togeth…

High School Senior Wins $1,000 a Week for Life Lottery

High School Senior Wins $1,000 a Week for Life Lottery

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Just days before his graduation, a very lucky high school senior got the surprise of a lifetime. He won a lottery prize that will give him $1,000 a week for the rest of his life. At just 18 years old, Robert Sa…

Mega Millions Jackpot Brings Another Lawsuit from Disgruntled Baker

Mega Millions Jackpot Brings Another Lawsuit from Disgruntled Baker

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Another man in Chicago claims he is one of now five bakers owed dough — their fair share of $118 million in winnings from the Illinois State Lottery. They say they were part of a betting pool at the Pita Pan Ol…

Arizona Man Hits Lotto Luck, Times Six

Arizona Man Hits Lotto Luck, Times Six

Photodisc/Thinkstock(PHOENIX) — It’s not much of a mystery to figure out the lucky number that one Arizona man now claims for the rest of his life: 6.That’s the number of Powerball tickets purchased by the Glendale man that made him a mill…

Arizona Man Hits Lotto Luck, Times Six

Arizona Man Hits Lotto Luck, Times Six

Photodisc/Thinkstock(PHOENIX) — It’s not much of a mystery to figure out the lucky number that one Arizona man now claims for the rest of his life: 6.That’s the number of Powerball tickets purchased by the Glendale man that made him a mill…

Philly Transit Workers Split $172 Million Lotto Win

Philly Transit Workers Split $172 Million Lotto Win

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — Trains and subways might zip along a little faster in Philadelphia this week after a group of 48 transit workers hit a $172 million Powerball lottery jackpot.The workers, who will get about $3 million apiece, are c…

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