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UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 3:40 p.m.

$768M Wisconsin Powerball winner ‘pretty much felt lucky’

A 24-year-old Wisconsin man has stepped forward to claim a $768 million Powerball jackpot, the nation’s third-largest, saying he “pretty much felt lucky” the day he bought his tickets.


Unidentified person bought $1 million lottery ticket in Clarkston

A Clarkston Albertsons customer is in the happy predicament of figuring out what to do with $1 million.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 9:51 p.m.

Mega Millions players would spend $1.6B on bills, charity

With the Mega Millions lottery jackpot at a record $1.6 billion, people are snapping up tickets across the U.S.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 9:58 p.m.

Huge lottery prizes due to simple math, with a few surprises

For all the anticipation about whether someone will finally snag the gigantic Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots, the games come down to two things: simple math – and very long …


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.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

New Hampshire ticket sole winner in $559M Powerball jackpot

It’s been a billion-dollar lottery weekend after a lone Powerball ticket sold in New Hampshire matched all six numbers and will claim a $559.7 million jackpot, one day after another …


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.


UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017, 9:52 p.m.

Powerball ticket sold in Idaho worth $1 million, lottery officials say

The Idaho Lottery has confirmed that one winning ticket sold in the state matched all five of the first numbers from last night’s $109.4 million Powerball draw and is worth …


UPDATED: Sun., June 11, 2017, 12:34 p.m.

1 winning Powerball ticket sold in California worth $447M

A sole winning Powerball ticket worth $447.8 million and matching all six numbers was sold in southern California and will claim the 10th largest lottery prize in U.S. history, lottery …


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: 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, …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 12:56 p.m.

Indiana store sells winning $435 million Powerball ticket

Lottery officials say the sole winning ticket for an estimated $435 million Powerball jackpot was sold at an Indiana convenience store. The Hoosier Lottery says the ticket was sold at …


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 …


Powerball jackpot of nearly $421 million to be split by 20 Tennessee co-workers

Tennessee Lottery officials say 20 co-workers at a metal manufacturing plant will split a Powerball jackpot of nearly $421 million.


$403 million Powerball winning ticket sold in small Tennessee town

The winning ticket for Saturday’s $403 million Powerball game was sold in Lafayette, Tennessee, population about 5,000, and about 60 miles northeast of Nashville.


$487 million Powerball jackpot claimed by New Hampshire family

Lawyers for a New Hampshire family claimed a $487 million Powerball jackpot on their behalf Monday, saying the winners wished to remain anonymous but would do “great things” with their …


Winner of $487M Powerball set to claim prize, lottery officials say

The New Hampshire Lottery says the winner of the $487 million Powerball jackpot in July is set to claim the prize.


No Powerball winner as estimated jackpot hits $478 million

No one has matched the jackpot-winning numbers in Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing, and the prize has increased to an estimated $478 million.


Powerball jackpot $422 million after months without winner

The Powerball jackpot has soared to $422 million thanks to nearly three months without a winner of the big prize.


California couple claims prize in record Powerball jackpot

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A California couple has claimed a $528.8 million share of a record Powerball jackpot from January and pledged to give much of it to charity. Flanked by …