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Mega Millions jackpot soars to $636 million

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Mega Millions jackpot soared to an estimated $636 million on Tuesday, making it the second largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. The top prize had been estimated at $586 […]

12/17/2013

Police: NY deli owners stole $1M lottery ticket

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) – A Long Island deli owner and his son were charged Saturday with scamming a customer out of a $1 million lottery ticket. Nassau County police say a 34-year-old man who doesn’t […]

11/23/2013

The Carrollwood Market in suburban Tampa Florida that sold the winning $16 million  Powerball ticket May 25, 2013. (AP Photo/AP Television)

$16 million lottery ticket unclaimed in Florida

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Hitting a $16 million Powerball jackpot is a dream for most people. But losing a fortune by letting those lottery winnings expire is a nightmare — and that’s what will happen […]

11/20/2013

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Michigan man wins million-dollar lottery — again

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — This guy has all the luck. Officials say Joseph Palmarchuk won a $1.35 million lottery jackpot Wednesday in Michigan’s Classic Lotto 47 game. In the past few years, Palmarchuk has also […]

11/08/2013

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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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