Powerball

A clerk operates a lottery machine in the Mega Millions lottery. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

California’s $425M Powerball winner comes forward

MILPITAS, Calif. (AP) — The sole winner of February’s $425 million Powerball jackpot came forward to claim his prize Tuesday. California Lottery officials said B. Raymond Buxton, a Northern California retiree, claimed the prize at […]

04/01/2014

A lottery ticket dispenser at Dixon Landing Chevron in Milpitas, Calif., on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Sacramento-area store sells $60M Powerball ticket

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A lottery player in Sacramento County has hit the jackpot in Saturday night’s $60 million Powerball drawing. California Lottery spokesman Alex Traverso says the winning ticket — which successfully matched the […]

03/02/2014

A lottery ticket dispenser at Dixon Landing Chevron in Milpitas, Calif., on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Ticket sold in California wins $425M Powerball

MILPITAS, Calif. (AP) — The lone winning ticket for the $425 million Powerball jackpot was sold at a convenience store in Northern California, but there was no immediate word on who may have won one […]

02/20/2014

The $400 miliion Powerball jackpot tops the list of lottery payouts in this convenience store in the Minneapolis skyway system, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

5 things to know about the Powerball jackpot

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Wednesday’s Powerball drawing carries an estimated $400 million jackpot. If no one matches all the numbers, the prize potential will grow before the next drawing on Saturday. Here are five […]

02/19/2014

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Lottery winners urged to avoid big purchases

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jackpots like Wednesday’s anticipated $400 million-plus Powerball can grant a lot of wishes. But what if you were the only winner, and you had but one chance to blow all that […]

02/18/2014

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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

A woman buys lottery tickets at the One Stop store, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, in Newport, Ky. Friday's Mega Millions drawing has an estimated jackpot of $400 million. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Following revamp, Mega Millions hits $400M jackpot

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Outshined by Powerball’s massive jackpots since Powerball doubled the cost of a ticket last year, Mega Millions enacted its own, very different, changes in October aimed at inflating its jackpots […]

12/12/2013

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

A Powerball lottery ticket (AP Photo/LM Otero)

$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

The media work at the Murphy Express gas station Thursday morning, Sept. 19, 2013, in Lexington, S.C., after the announcement that the winning Powerball ticket was sold here.  (AP Photo/The State, Tim Dominick)

Holder of lucky Powerball ticket a mystery in SC

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — A semi-rural service station was abuzz with activity Thursday, with reporters and onlookers hoping to learn who held the winning $400 million ticket in the latest Powerball drawing. The ticket was […]

09/19/2013

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