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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 nobody pick the correct six numbers, the prize money will roll over to next week's drawing and almost certainly eclipse the $656 million doled out to winners in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland in the Mega Millions game in March 2012.

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 a judge who called her "cold, calculating and cruel." Dorice "Dee Dee" Moore showed no emotion as a jury foreman read the verdict. Judge Emmett Battles sentenced her to an additional minimum mandatory 25 years for using a gun in the commission of a felony.

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 an affluent Phoenix suburb last year before striking it rich in the lotto. The winner is Matthew Good of Fountain Hills, who chose to remain anonymous after claiming the prize last week. Lottery winners in Arizona are a matter of public record, and The Associated Press filed a public records request to learn his name.

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 Powerball jackpot, decided to collect the winnings now and not next year because of the financial uncertainty posed by the nation's ongoing financial impasse.

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 said Friday. The man remained anonymous, and his prize was announced by officials who said he bought $10 worth of tickets and kept the winning slip in the visor of his car before coming forward.

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, the Arizona Lottery said Friday. The winning family opted to take the cash option of $192 million. They declined to take part in a news conference scheduled for Friday afternoon in Phoenix, the lottery said.

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 school where they became sweethearts in the 1970s. Surrounded by family and friends, the two were introduced Friday as winners in this week's huge Powerball lottery — an extraordinary stroke of luck that gives them half of the $588 million jackpot.

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 school where they became sweethearts in the 1970s. Surrounded by family and friends, the two were introduced Friday as winners in this week's huge Powerball lottery — an extraordinary stroke of luck that gives them half of the $588 million jackpot.

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 court, a defense attorney said Friday. Jury selection was set to begin Friday in White County for a trial to decide who should keep the winnings from the "Diamond Dazzler" ticket that Sharon Duncan bought in July 2011 at a convenience store in Beebe, about 35 miles northeast of Little Rock. Duncan said she threw away the ticket after a scanner said it wasn't a winner, and Sharon Jones pulled the ticket from the trash and claimed the jackpot.

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 won the lottery." "What?" he asked.

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 and Cindy Hill, of Dearborn, held one of two winning tickets for the nation's biggest Powerball jackpot.

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 Mark and Cindy Hill, of Dearborn, held one of two winning tickets for the nation's biggest Powerball jackpot.

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 jackpot tickets — a record $587.5 million — had been bought in Arizona, but he didn't check his numbers.

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 holder — and another in Arizona — remained a mystery, even as neighbors and co-workers lamented their losses and gossiped about who may have won. The tickets were sold at a convenience store in suburban Phoenix and a gas station in Dearborn, Mo., just off Interstate 29, the highway linking Kansas City to the Canadian border.

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 jackpot. Lottery officials said Thursday that the winning tickets matching all six numbers were sold at a convenience store in suburban Phoenix and a gas station just off an interstate highway in a small northwestern Missouri town. Neither ticket holder had come forward.

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 4 Sons Food Store in Fountain Hills.

$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 Powerball jackpot drawing ever. Powerball officials said two tickets matched all six numbers to win the record $587.5 million jackpot. The numbers drawn for Wednesday night, for the second-highest jackpot in U.S. lottery history, are 5, 16, 22, 23, 29. The Powerball is 6.

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 says the winner has not yet come forward Thursday to claim the record prize, but there is no rush. The winner has 180 days to do so.

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 lucky winners waking up to new lives as multimillionaires? Powerball officials said early Thursday morning that two tickets sold in Arizona and Missouri matched all six numbers to win the record $587.5 million jackpot.