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Idaho gets 3rd $1 million Powerball winner in 3 weeks

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Lottery officials say a ticket sold in Bonneville County in southeastern Idaho has won $1 million in Wednesday's Powerball drawing. It is the third time in five drawings that a ticket sold in Idaho has won $1 million.

Idaho Lottery Director Jeff Anderson says the winning ticket matched the first five numbers, but not the Powerball. On July 10, Audrey and David Eckert of Boise won $1 million while a Salt Lake City-area man, Mike Middlemiss, and his son, Chris, won a $1 million prize in the July 13 drawing.

I've never purchased a lottery ticket in my life. Perhaps, I should start.
How often do you buy Powerball tickets?

AZ Powerball winner’s name released

Arizona Lottery Director of Budget, Products and Communications Karen Bach, left, and Arizona Lottery Executive Director Jeff Hatch-Miller stand next to an enlargement of the winning $587.5 Million Powerball ticket, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 during a news conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.

PHOENIX — The second winner of the $587.5 million Powerball jackpot was identified today as Matthew Good, a married man in his 30s who moved to an affluent Phoenix suburb last year from Pennsylvania.

Good had decided to remain anonymous, but lottery winners in Arizona are a matter of public record. The Associated Press filed a public records request to learn his name.

Good took the one-time payout of $192 million from the Nov. 28 drawing, telling lottery officials the looming fiscal cliff was the reason he claimed the winnings now and not in the next calendar year. He had 180 days to claim the jackpot.

Lottery officials wouldn’t say what Good does for a living but described him as a professional who has no immediate plans to quit his job. Read more.

If you'd won the Powerball jackpot would you have taken your winnings in a one-time payout?

81YO RI Woman Wins $336M Jackpot

Louise White, right, 81 from Newport, R.I., is presented a check for $336 million by Gerald Aubin, left, director of the state's lottery, and Gov. Lincoln Chafee, center, at Rhode Island Lottery headquarters in Cranston, R.I., Tuesday. White won last month's $336.4 million Powerball jackpot, sleeping with the winning ticket in her Bible until coming forward to claim the sixth-largest U.S. prize on Tuesday, a family representative said. Story here. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Question: Do you play Powerball regularly?

Powerball Tickets Increasing To $2

Joe Butler: “A friend shared this news on Facebook and at first I thought it was a bad online rumor but I verified that it’s going to be twice as painful to lose at Powerball now – the ticket price doubles to $2 on Jan. 15. There’s not much else you can get for a buck (or two), and it’s nice to have that quick 'what if moment' – plus your odds of playing really do rise if you actually play. Idaho Lottery announcement here.

Question: Will you mind paying twice as much for your Powerball tickets?

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