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If you have two bucks and a dream, Powerball has a game for you.
The jackpot of the multi-state lottery game has surged to $600 million ahead of Saturday’s drawing — the second-largest pot in U.S. lottery history.
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Nope, you didn’t win.
There was no Powerball winner in Wednesday night’s drawing for the $360 million jackpot, the third-largest prize ever, Sue Dooley, an official with the Multi-State Lottery association said.
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Pedro Quezada, a 44-year-old father of five, has 338 million reasons to smile.
The New Jersey convenience store owner beamed as state lottery officials declared him the winner of the fourth-largest jackpot in Powerball history at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon and presented him with a monster yellow check.
A six-year-old girl from Dearborn, Mo., may get the pony she has dreamed of having, thanks to the record Powerball jackpot that her family just won.
The Hill family of Dearborn, Mo., who won half of the record Powerball jackpot worth $587.5 million, appeared at a press conference on Friday, with six-year-old Jayden clutching a stuffed horse as her parents were handed an oversized check made out for their half of the pot: $293,750,000.
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A Powerball winner has 180 days to pick up their prize, but a Highland, Ind., man didn’t bother to waste a single day after winning $1 million in Wednesday’s Powerball.
Larry Chandler, 34, was one of the first people through the door at the Indianapolis lottery headquarters Thursday morning after discovering he was one of the big winners in the $587.5 million drawing.
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Lottery mania in the largest prize in Powerball history culminated early Thursday morning when lottery officials confirmed there were two winning tickets in the $579.9 million jackpot: one sold in Arizona, the other in Missouri.
The frenzy now surrounds the identities of the lucky winners.
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Even though you know the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot aren’t good, you probably bought a ticket (or a few dozen of them) anyway.
But just how bad are the odds of any single ticket winning the big prize? 1 in 175,223,510, to be precise — less than the odds of someone becoming president of the United States or being born with an extra finger or toe.
Someone could win $550 million in Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing, the largest in the game’s history.
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What would you do if you won the $500 million Powerball jackpot?
The web is filled with fantasy stories about what kind of private jet, or private island, or yacht, or diamond tiara, you could buy if you win.
But going on a shopping binge would only turn any of these dreamers into the latest in a long line of ruined lottery winners. They would do better to follow the advice of experts who make a living advising the rich on how to preserve and manage their fortunes.
No one won a huge Powerball prize on Saturday night, and lottery officials said the jackpot would jump to a record $425 million for the next drawing — and possibly higher.
The winning numbers for a $325 million Powerball jackpot were picked Saturday night — but it wasn’t immediately clear if there was a winner.
The winning numbers were 22-32-37-44-50 with Powerball 34, according to the Powerball lottery’s website.
Black Friday shoppers in many cities briefly detoured into lottery retailers, drawn off task by the prospects of winning a $325 million Powerball jackpot on Saturday night — the fourth-largest in the game’s history.
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The estimated jackpot for Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing has grown to $320 million, and players across the country hope to get lucky.
Sales were surging beyond expectations for the fourth-largest Powerball prize, which comes with a cash option of $213.3 million, said lottery operator Multi-State Lottery Association, comprised of lotteries in 32 states and the District of Columbia.