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Man buys Slim Jims for his dog, lottery ticket, wins $10M

A New York man will be living large thanks to his decision to buy some Slim Jims for his dog.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Spontaneous office pool wins $543 million lottery jackpot

A group of California co-workers who decided to play the lottery on a whim won last month’s $543 million Mega Millions jackpot, the largest prize ever on a single state …


BBB Tip of the Week: Sweepstakes, lottery schemes target seniors

A new report by Better Business Bureau says sweepstakes, lottery and prize schemes are devastating victims financially and emotionally with ever-evolving methods.


Kansas man doesn’t regret giving up $1 million ticket

A Kansas man who returned a $1 million lottery ticket to a customer who left it on a store counter says he has no regrets about giving up the prize …


UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Mega Millions winner is New Jersey food production manager

The winner of a $533 million lottery jackpot wasn’t sure he could believe his eyes. So, when his mother called to say someone in his new home state had won …


Winning ticket for $521 million Mega Millions jackpot sold in New Jersey

A winning ticket for a giant lottery jackpot estimated at $521 million has been sold in New Jersey.


Powerball says a $457 million winning ticket was sold in Pennsylvania

If you bought some Powerball tickets in a St. Patrick’s Day haze on Saturday, check your pockets.


Despite law changes, lottery winners will face big tax bills

Federal tax law changes would seem to promise that those who beat the odds and win a jackpot could keep more of their winnings from the government. But even as …


Oregon man wins $2 million on Powerball ticket purchased in Bend

An Oregon man has won a $2 million prize playing Powerball after choosing the option to multiply his winnings.


$758.7 million Powerball winner gets extra police protection

Police are providing extra patrols around the home of a Massachusetts woman who won the $758.7 million Powerball prize.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 2:07 p.m.

Massachusetts hospital worker claims record lottery jackpot

A 53-year-old Massachusetts hospital worker stepped forward Thursday to claim the biggest undivided lottery jackpot in U.S. history – a $758.7 million Powerball prize – after breaking the news to …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 10:17 p.m.

Lucky numbers for $700M Powerball jackpot drawn

Lottery players across the U.S. scooped up $2 Powerball tickets in hopes of beating the odds and winning a massive $700 million jackpot in Wednesday night’s drawing. The lucky numbers …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 1:07 p.m.

$700 million Powerball prize has players dreaming big

Lottery players across the U.S. are scooping up $2 Powerball tickets in hopes of beating the odds and winning a massive $700 million jackpot as Wednesday night’s drawing nears.


Powerball jackpot surges to $700 million

On Wednesday night, people all over the country will be clutching their Powerball tickets, eagerly waiting to see if they’ve beaten the odds and won the estimated $700 million Powerball …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 3:11 p.m.

No Powerball winner; jackpot swells to $650 million

Powerball officials say there was no grand prize winner in the latest drawing, meaning one of the nation’s largest lottery jackpots will continue growing.


For 1st time, both national lottery games top $300 million

For the first time, U.S. lottery players will have a choice of games offering jackpots topping $300 million.


California winner of $447 million Powerball comes forward

Lottery officials say the holder of the sole winning Powerball ticket worth $447.8 million has come forward.


Man accused of being lottery scam kingpin to plead guilty

A Jamaican man accused of masterminding a lottery scam that victimized dozens of Americans out of millions of dollars has agreed to plead guilty to a conspiracy charge in federal …


Former Zag Zach Collins could hit the lottery in NBA Draft

Thursday night, Zach Collins will walk across the stage at the Barclays Center, likely as a lottery pick and pending multi-millionaire, and shake NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s hand, capping a …


Powerball prize now 10th largest after months without winner

After more than two months without a winner, the Powerball jackpot has grown to $435 million.


UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 9:34 p.m.

Spokane businessman tied to lottery winnings theft wants out of wire fraud guilty plea

Scott Brett, 56, has been appointed a new attorney and will argue in Richland later this month that his deal for more than three years in federal prison should be …


Solar eclipse inspires new scratch ticket for Idaho Lottery

The Idaho Lottery is the latest group to cater to the growing popularity of this summer’s total solar eclipse on Aug. 21.


Report: Former Oregon Lottery boss harassed subordinates

An investigative report has found that the former deputy director of the Oregon Lottery harassed subordinates, tried to have his boss fired and repeatedly attempted to mislead investigators looking into …


Spokane County lottery winner

Ge Vue, of Spokane, won $100,000.


UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017, 8:53 p.m.

Indiana winner of $435M Powerball jackpot stays anonymous

An Indiana man who won last month’s $435.3 million Powerball jackpot has chosen to remain anonymous, collecting the 10th largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history through a limited liability corporation, …


New York couple wins $10 million on lottery scratch-off ticket

Lottery officials say a New York couple has won $10 million on a scratch-off ticket, the single largest cash prize for scratch-off games in the state lottery’s history.


Numbers drawn for $435 million Powerball jackpot; winning ticket sold in Indiana

The winning Powerball numbers have been drawn for the jackpot that’s climbed above $400 million for the first time in nearly three months.


Powerball jackpot tops $400 million for 1st time in months

The Powerball jackpot has climbed above $400 million for the first time in nearly three months. The top prize for Wednesday night’s drawing will be an estimated $403 million if …


BRIEF: $1 million Mega Millions prize is still unclaimed

Some lucky soul picked up a million-dollar lottery ticket December in Vancouver, and hasn’t claimed it or doesn’t know they have it.


Lottery-winner secrecy bill headed to Idaho House floor

Lottery winners in Idaho would be allowed to hide their identities under legislation headed to the House floor.