'The drama is nonstop': Powerball winner 'Wild' Willie wants his old life back

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“Wild” Willie Seeley of Manahawkin, New Jersey, has one piece of advice for the winner of last week’s $400 million Powerball pot in South Carolina: Run. “Just disappear,” he said, speaking from hard-won experience. “Get lost while you still can.”

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Mystery Powerball winner claims prize

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A South Carolina man, who is remaining anonymous, told lottery officials he danced around his kitchen and told his dog when he discovered he had the single winning ticket.

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Someone in South Carolina is $400 million richer: Single Powerball winning ticket sold

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Jackpot!

A single winning ticket was sold for the $400 million Powerball drawn Wednesday — one of the biggest prizes in the multi-state game ever, lottery officials announced early Thursday.

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16 ‘happy, happy, happy’ NJ Powerball winners share their stories

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Sixteen county employees won the lottery together, but one of them stole the show.

"It’s just happy, happy, happy," Willie Seeley crowed Tuesday and he and 15 co-workers at a New Jersey garage greeted the media with giant replica checks for $86 million — the amount they will split after hitting last week’s massive Powerball jackpot.

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Record Powerball winner offers $2 million to fix Maine high school’s roof

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The 84-year-old Florida resident who scored the largest undivided American lottery jackpot ever wants to donate $2 million to fix the roof of a Maine high school in her hometown.

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Good manners results in fortune for Florida powerball winner

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When Gloria C. MacKenzie went to a Florida supermarket near Tampa last month to buy a Powerball ticket, another person in line did something nice for the 84-year-old widow. 

"While in line at Publix, another lottery player was kind enough to let me go ahead of them in line to purchase the winning Quick Pick ticket," she said in a statement Wednesday. 

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Authorities name winner of $590 million Powerball jackpot

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We have a winner.

The holder of the only winning ticket in a record $590.5 million Powerball jackpot is Gloria C. Mackenzie, 84, Florida Lottery officials said at a news conference Wednesday afternoon.

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Winner of $590 million Powerball jackpot steps forward

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We have a winner.

The holder of the winning ticket in a record $590.5 million Powerball jackpot has come forward, with lottery officials planning a news conference Wednesday afternoon to reveal the winner’s identity.

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Winning ticket for huge Powerball jackpot sold in Florida

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Do you have the lucky ticket? A winner for the huge Powerball jackpot was sold at a supermarket in Zephyrhills, Fla., a Florida Lottery official confirmed to NBC News early Sunday.

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Powerball jackpot soars to $600 million

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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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No Powerball winner; jackpot climbs to $475 million

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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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Winner of $338 million Powerball jackpot owes $29,000 in child support

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Pedro Quezada claimed the fourth-largest Powerball jackpot in history on Tuesday – and now the Passaic County Probation Department wants a slice.

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Woman sits out office Powerball pool — and coworkers win

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It’s a lottery nightmare: You decide not to kick in for the office Powerball pool — and your coworkers strike it rich.

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'I felt pure joy': New Jersey Powerball winner confirmed

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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.

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