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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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Long lines as Powerball comes to California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hopeful Californians with $2 to spare waited in long lines as Powerball lottery tickets went on sale for the first time. They weren’t concerned about the long odds: one in about 175 million.

04/09/2013

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Winning $338M Powerball jackpot ticket sold in NJ

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A single ticket sold in New Jersey matched all six numbers in Saturday night’s drawing for the $338.3 million Powerball jackpot, lottery officials said. It was the 13th drawing held in the days since a Virginia man won a $217 million jackpot Feb. 6.

03/24/2013

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No Powerball winner? Officials watch $320M jackpot

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Viola Mourton buys a Powerball ticket every day. But with a $320 million jackpot that could grow in the next few days, she’s upping her chances Thursday and buying several at her local convenience store.

03/21/2013

Mark and Cindy Hill accepting ceremonial check for winning Powerball lottery jackpot, Dearborn, Missouri in Nov. 2012 (AP Photo)

Should lottery winners’ names be kept secret?

PHOENIX (AP) — When two winning tickets for a record $588 million Powerball jackpot were claimed from the Nov. 28 drawing, the world focused on the winners. A debate has arisen: Should the winners’ names be secret?

01/04/2013

Ariz. Lottery says winner claims half of $588M

PHOENIX (AP) – The Arizona Lottery says the other winning ticket in last week’s $588 million Powerball jackpot has been claimed.

12/07/2012

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Powerball winner: ‘Is that the right numbers?’

A 52-year-old Missouri mechanic and his wife claimed their share Friday of the record $588 million Powerball jackpot. Mark and Cindy Hill held one of two winning tickets for the nation’s biggest Powerball jackpot.

11/30/2012

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Tiny Mo. town abuzz with $588M Powerball jackpot

DEARBORN, Mo. (AP) – There’s no word yet on who’s holding the winning tickets from last night’s Powerball drawing, but lottery officials have identified the stores where they were purchased.

11/29/2012

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Powerball jackpot boosted again to $550M

The record Powerball jackpot just keeps rising. It now stands at $550 million after officials say brisk sales keep driving up the payout amount.

11/28/2012

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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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Record Powerball jackpot boosted to $500M

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The record Powerball jackpot is now even bigger. Powerball officials say they’ve boosted the jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing to $500 million from the previously posted $425 million. Huge ticket sales […]

11/27/2012

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