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$400M SC winner cashes in; will remain anonymous

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The winner of last week’s $400 million Powerball jackpot has claimed his prize, but the South Carolina man is asking to remain anonymous. South Carolina lottery officials said the winner, from […]

09/23/2013

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Trashed lottery ticket a $1M winner

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts couple has won $1 million on a scratch-off lottery ticket they dug out of the trash after inadvertently throwing it away. The state lottery commission says Joseph and […]

07/26/2013

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California fuels Powerball $550 million jackpot

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The numbers sum up the frenzy that has taken over the Golden State since it became the newest in the nation to join the madness over Powerball, which saw its jackpot […]

05/16/2013

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Powerball jackpot quickly jumps to $550 million

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Powerball jackpot jumped to $550 million on Thursday — the third largest lottery in history — as dreamers in all but the seven states where the game isn’t played […]

05/16/2013

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Powerball jackpot balloons to $360M in weeks

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After weeks of rolling without a winner, the Powerball jackpot has once again ballooned in time for its Wednesday drawing, an estimated $360 million jackpot considered the third largest Powerball […]

05/15/2013

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Van Nuys family cashes $1M lottery ticket on Christmas Eve

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A family has cashed in on a $1 million gift this Christmas after a California dad bought a winning lottery scratcher ticket.

12/26/2012

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Big winners share lessons, risks of Powerball win

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – Visions of lifelong riches are surely dancing in the heads of those rushing to buy lottery tickets for tonight’s $500 million Powerball jackpot. Past winners of mega-lottery drawings and financial planners […]

11/28/2012

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Millions chase record $425M Powerball jackpot

By Jeff McMurray, Associated Press It’s the gambler’s mantra: Somebody’s gotta win, so why not me? The first part is true; somebody will win the Powerball jackpot. Chuck Strutt, executive director of Multi-State Lottery Association, […]

11/26/2012

Woman who won $23M lottery forgot ticket in car

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) – A California woman who didn’t know she had a jackpot-winning $23 million lottery ticket in her car has come forward to claim her fortune. The Palmdale woman’s daughter recognized her from […]

11/02/2012

Man gets 'wrong' lottery ticket, wins $1M

(AP) — When a store clerk gave a Massachusetts man a different kind of scratch-off lottery ticket than he asked for, he didn’t make a big deal about the mistake; he said he just “rolled […]

08/17/2012

World record jackpot

The jackpot for Friday’s Mega-Millions drawing now stands at half-a-billion dollars and is expected to keep growing. Catherine Doyle Johnston is a spokesperson for California lottery, and she spoke with KFWB’s Maggie McKay and Michael […]

03/29/2012

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