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  • Powerball jackpot closing in on another record

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A little more than a year after three tickets split a world-record lottery prize, the jackpot for Saturday’s Powerball drawing was nearing historic territory. Should …


  • Fla. woman found guilty of murder in lottery death

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A woman was convicted Monday of first-degree murder in the slaying of a lottery winner in central Florida and sentenced to mandatory life without parole by …


  • Ariz. Powerball jackpot winner’s name released

    PHOENIX (AP) — The second winner of the $587.5 million Powerball jackpot is a 37-year-old electronics industry professional who grew up in a modest home in Pennsylvania and moved to …


  • Man in Ariz. claims half of Powerball jackpot

    PHOENIX (AP) — Fallout from the looming fiscal cliff has drifted into the Powerball arena. A man who lottery officials announced Friday has claimed his half of the $587.5 million …


  • Lottery officials: Powerball winner is man in 30s

    PHOENIX (AP) — The second winner in last week’s $587.5 million Powerball drawing is a married man in his 30s from the wealthy Phoenix suburb of Fountain Hills, lottery officials …


  • Ariz. winners claim half of $588M Powerball prize

    PHOENIX (AP) — The other ticket holders in last week’s record $577.5 million Powerball jackpot have claimed their half of the prize but aren’t stepping into the spotlight just yet, …


  • Missouri lottery winners want to live normally

    DEARBORN, Mo. (AP) — To announce one of the biggest events of their lives together, Cindy and Mark Hill returned to the place where it all began — the high …


  • Missouri lottery winners want to live normally

    DEARBORN, Mo. (AP) — To announce one of the biggest events of their lives together, Cindy and Mark Hill returned to the place where it all began — the high …


  • Settlement reached over $1M Arkansas lotto ticket

    SEARCY, Ark. (AP) — A lawsuit over who owns a $1 million scratch-off Arkansas lottery ticket that a woman pulled from a convenience store trash can was settled out of …


  • Missouri couple wins $588 million Powerball prize

    DEARBORN, Mo. (AP) — Cindy Hill, a laid-off office manager who lives in a small town in Missouri, called her husband Thursday with urgent news that would change everything: “We …


  • Mo. mechanic, his wife named Powerball winners

    DEARBORN, Mo. (AP) — A 52-year-old Missouri mechanic and his wife claimed their share Friday of the record $588 million Powerball jackpot. Lottery officials sent a statement announcing that Mark …


  • Missouri mechanic, his wife named Powerball winner

    DEARBORN, Mo. (AP) — A 52-year-old Missouri mechanic and his wife claimed their share Friday of the record $588 million Powerball jackpot. Lottery officials sent a statement Friday announcing that …


  • Mo. Powerball winner verified; Ariz.’s a mystery

    FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. (AP) — Sometimes it’s better to dream, particularly when reality means you’re not an instant multimillionaire. Bob Kangas realized Wednesday night that one of two winning Powerball …


  • Mo. Powerball winner verified; Ariz.’s a mystery

    DEARBORN, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Lottery officials on Thursday verified one of two tickets that matched all six numbers to split a record $588 million Powerball jackpot, but that ticket …


  • Winning tickets sought in $588M Powerball jackpot

    DEARBORN, Mo. (AP) — The search is on for the country’s newest multimillionaires, the holders of two tickets that matched all six numbers to split a record $588 million Powerball …


  • 1 of 2 prize Powerball tickets sold near Phoenix

    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Lottery officials say one of the two winning Powerball tickets was sold at a convenience store in suburban Phoenix. The Arizona ticket was sold at a …


  • $588M Powerball jackpot tickets sold in Ariz., Mo.

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two lucky ticket holders — one in Arizona and another in Missouri — are waking up Thursday to new lives as multimillionaires after the largest …


  • 1 of 2 lottery jackpot tickets sold in Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of the two winning Powerball tickets for an estimated $587.5 million jackpot was sold in the Kansas City area. Missouri Lottery spokesman Gary Gonder …


  • 2 tickets strike gold in record Powerball jackpot

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The richest Powerball jackpot ever — and the second-largest top prize in U.S. lottery history — has been won. The question is: Who are the …


  • Powerball officials: 2 winners for record jackpot

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Powerball officials say the record jackpot has been won. Early Thursday morning officials confirmed that two winning tickets were sold: One in Arizona and one …


  • Powerball jackpot climbs to $550M on ticket sales

    CHICAGO (AP) — As Americans went on a ticket-buying spree, the Powerball jackpot rose to $550 million Wednesday, enticing many people who rarely, if ever, play the lottery to purchase …


  • Woman on trial in killing of Fla. lottery winner

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Abraham Shakespeare could barely read, wrote his name in block letters and had given away most of his $17 million in lottery winnings when he became …


  • Big winners share lessons, risks of Powerball win

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — So you just won the $550 million Powerball jackpot, the second highest in lottery history. Now what? Perhaps it’s time for a tropical vacation or a …


  • Millions chase record $500M Powerball jackpot

    CHICAGO (AP) — Eight months after a trio of ticket buyers split a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot to set a world lottery record, Powerball is offering up a prize …


  • Record Powerball result of changes to boost sales

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The historic Powerball jackpot boosted to $500 million on Tuesday was all part of a plan lottery officials put in place early this year to …


  • Millions chase record $425M Powerball jackpot

    CHICAGO (AP) — Eight months after a trio of ticket buyers split a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot to set a world lottery record, Powerball is offering up a prize …


  • Millions chase record $425M Powerball jackpot

    CHICAGO (AP) — Eight months after a trio of ticket buyers split a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot to set a world lottery record, Powerball is offering up a prize …


  • Some Sandy victims dream of $425M Powerball riches

    LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — Forget FEMA, insurance adjusters and construction cleanups. Some of the people hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy are hoping one thing this week answers their prayers: …


  • Powerball ticket problems on Ga. machines

    ATLANTA (AP) — As the Powerball jackpot soars, the Georgia Lottery is trying to repair some of its machines that are taking a long time to process tickets. The delays …


  • No Powerball winner; jackpot goes to record $425M

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lottery officials say nobody has won the Powerball jackpot and the top prize will now increase to about $425 million for the next drawing, the …