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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…

Winning Powerball Ticket Worth $590 Million Sold in Florida

Winning Powerball Ticket Worth $590 Million Sold in Florida

Scott Olson/Getty Images(ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla.) — A single ticket matching all the numbers in Saturday’s $590.5 million Powerball drawing was sold at a Zephyrhills, Fla., grocery store, according to lottery officials.
The winning numbers in Saturday’s dra…

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…

$1M Powerball Winners Share the Wealth with Coworker

$1M Powerball Winners Share the Wealth with Coworker

Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images(PLANTATION, Fla.) — When Jennifer Maldonado went to work on Sunday at Keller Williams Partner Realty in Plantation, Fla., she was greeted with hooting and hollering.That’s because on Saturday night, her …

NJ Gas Station Manager Says He Sold Winning Powerball Ticket

NJ Gas Station Manager Says He Sold Winning Powerball Ticket

Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images(BORDENTOWN, N.J.) — The single Powerball ticket sold in New Jersey that matched all six numbers in Saturday night’s $338.3 million jackpot drawing was sold at a popular truck stop close to the New Jersey Turnp…

Winning $338 Million Powerball Jackpot Ticket Sold in New Jersey

Winning $338 Million Powerball Jackpot Ticket Sold in New Jersey

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Image(NEW YORK) — A single Powerball ticket sold in New Jersey matched all six numbers in Saturday night’s drawing, meaning some lucky Jersey resident has won the sixth largest jackpot in history.
No real details about the pe…

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…

Defense Worker Buys $217 Million Winning Lotto Ticket

Defense Worker Buys $217 Million Winning Lotto Ticket

Courtesy of Virginia Lottery(FREDERICKSBURG, Va.) — A Virginia husband and wife won the $217 million Powerball jackpot, the second-largest lotto prize ever won in the state.Dave and Nancy Honeywell of Fredericksburg, Va., both work for the Defense Dep…

Costco Co-Workers Split $50M Powerball Win

Costco Co-Workers Split $50M Powerball Win

William Thomas Cain/Getty Images(WALTHAM, Mass.) — The Massachusetts Lottery confirmed two Costco co-workers are the winners of a $50 million Powerball prize.According to lottery officials, 52-year-old Rosa DeLeon and 54-year-old Reginald LeBlanc, who…

Missouri Powerball Jackpot Winner to Come Forward

Missouri Powerball Jackpot Winner to Come Forward

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — One of the two winners of the record $587.5 million Powerball jackpot will be announced at a news conference on Friday, according to Missouri Lottery officials.The Missouri ticket was sold at the only gas station…

Powerball Comes to California

Powerball Comes to California

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Less than 24 hours after the winning Powerball lottery numbers were announced, California’s five-member lottery commission voted unanimously on Thursday to bring the Powerball jackpot to the state…

Winning Tickets for Powerball Jackpot Sold in Arizona, Missouri

Winning Tickets for Powerball Jackpot Sold in Arizona, Missouri

William Thomas Cain/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Winning tickets for the record Powerball jackpot worth more than $587 million were purchased in Arizona and Missouri.Missouri Lottery official Susan Goedde confirmed to ABC News Thursday morning that one of…

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 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,” …

Powerball Jackpot at $325M, Fourth Largest Ever

Powerball Jackpot at $325M, Fourth Largest Ever

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The Powerball jackpot has reached $325 million, the fourth largest in the lottery’s history. The drawing will be Saturday, Nov. 24.If one person’s ticket matches all five numbers along with the Powerball nu…

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 …

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…

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