Powerball

Bob Knowles buys a Powerball ticket, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, in Des Moines, Iowa. The giant Powerball jackpots keep coming, with the latest $400 million prize ranking among the largest ever. But soon, lottery players could see even more huge jackpots as organizers of the Mega Millions lottery move ahead with plans to revamp the game and attract more players. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

6 facts about the Powerball jackpot

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The latest Powerball jackpot is estimated at $400 million, and it’s considered the nation’s fifth-largest ever. Here are some things to keep in mind ahead of Wednesday night’s drawing. 1. […]

09/17/2013

In this Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 photo provided by the New Jersey Lottery, the 16 unidentified workers from an Ocean County garage in a New Jersey shore community hit hard by Superstorm Sandy pose with a winner's check from the $448 million Powerball drawing, on Wednesday, Aug. 7. The group had one of three winning tickets in the lottery. (AP Photo/New Jersey Lottery, Sam Fromkin)

NJ Sandy victims introduced as Powerball winners

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Six people afflicted by Superstorm Sandy, as well as the daughter of a legislator who wrote the law creating the New Jersey Lottery, are among the 16 county garage workers […]

08/13/2013

(AP Photo/Phil Sears)

The largest lottery winners in US history

Powerball fever culminated in three winning tickets for a $448 million jackpot. Explore this interactive about the largest lottery winners in U.S. history.

08/09/2013

Paul White, of Ham Lake, Minn. accompanied by his girlfriend  Kim VanRees, right, lets out a holler during a news conference after he was announced as one of the winners of the $448.4 million Powerball Jackpot, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Minn. dad claims third of $448M Powerball jackpot

ROSEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man claimed his third of a $448 million Powerball jackpot on Thursday, wasting no time before revealing his good fortune to the world and saying he had “been waiting […]

08/08/2013

(AP Photo/Phil Sears)

Winning tickets for $448M Powerball in NJ, Minn.

LITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J. (AP) — At least three people in two states will split the $448.4 million Powerball jackpot, after two winning tickets were sold in New Jersey and one was sold in Minnesota, […]

08/08/2013

Frankie Thevenot, 3, plays with an iPad in his bedroom at his home in Metairie, La.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. DEADLY AL-QAIDA PLOT UNCOVERED, YEMEN SAYS The terror group planned to fire missiles at foreign embassies, according […]

08/08/2013

A man checks his Powerball tickets after purchasing them at a convenience store in Chicago, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)

More Powerball players seeking big jackpots only

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The allure of capturing the estimated $425 million Powerball jackpot had players in a buying frenzy Wednesday, further confirming a trend that lottery officials say has become the big ticket […]

08/07/2013

(AP Photo/Phil Sears)

Powerball jackpot at $400M after no weekend winner

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — No one hit the Powerball jackpot on Saturday, so the money will roll over: A cool $400 million for the next drawing. While hefty, the prize for Wednesday’s drawing is […]

08/04/2013

Powerball winner Gloria Mackenzie, leaves the lottery office escorted by her son Scott Mackenzie (r), Tallahassee, Florida. (AP Photo)

Fla. woman, 84, claims $590M Powerball jackpot

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — An 84-year-old Florida woman who bought her Powerball ticket after another customer let her get ahead in line came forward Wednesday to claim the biggest undivided lottery jackpot in history: $590 […]

06/05/2013

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$590 million Powerball jackpot claimed in Fla.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Lottery says the winner of the $590 million Powerball jackpot has claimed the prize. Lottery officials say they’ll hold an afternoon press conference on Wednesday, though the winner will […]

06/05/2013

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