Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Winner of $400M jackpot keeps name a secret

Winner of $400M keeps name a secret

The winner of a $400 million Powerball jackpot cashed in his ticket Monday in South Carolina, but he told lottery officials that he wants to remain anonymous. The lottery released a few details about Wednesday's winner, who lives in Columbia. He stopped to get gas at a Murphy Express station and his wife told him to buy some hot dog buns. The store didn't sell buns, but after seeing the $400 million prize advertised, he bought $20 in lottery tickets instead. It was his second time playing the lottery, he told officials. South Carolina is one of six Powerball states that allow winners to refuse to let their identities be released.

First blacks join German parliament

A chemist and an actor — both with family roots in Senegal — have become Germany's first black federal lawmakers, according to election results released Monday. They were among 34 lawmakers with immigrant backgrounds to win seats in Sunday's parliamentary election, up from 21 in the previous term, said the Migration Media Service, which provides facts and figures on immigration in Germany. Karamba Diaby, 51, is a Senegalese-born chemist. Charles Huber, 56, is an actor born in Munich to a Senegalese father and a German mother. More than 500,000 people of recent African origin are believed to be living in Germany.

Associated Press

Winner of $400M jackpot keeps name a secret 09/23/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 12:02am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

Copyright: For copyright information, please check with the distributor of this item, Associated Press.

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Wins record in reach for Phil Hayford after nearly four decades of coaching


    ST. PETERSBURG — Phil Hayford always wanted to be a football coach.

    Keswick Christian football coach Phil Hayford in the huddle during practice at the school in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2017. Hayford is one win shy of tying the Pinellas County record for overall wins. Hayford, 70, has an overall record of 194-143, which includes 33 years at Shorecrest and two at Keswick.
  2. Police: Woman shoots, kills teen who tried to carjack her in Clearwater


    CLEARWATER — A woman shot and killed an 18-year-old who tried to carjack her Monday night, police said.

  3. Rick and Tom podcast: Big sigh of relief for the Bucs


    The Bucs got good news on Jameis Winston's throwing shoulder as x-rays were negative and he is listed as day-to-day with a chance to play this weekend in Buffalo. In their latest podcast, Rick Stroud and Tom …

    Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston (3) throws incomplete under pressure during Sunday's loss to the Cardinals. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]
  4. Drug czar nominee Marino withdraws name amid report he weakened DEA


    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says the Pennsylvania congressman he chose to be the nation's drug czar is withdrawing from consideration for the job.

    U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., left, sponsored the law that weakened the DEA's enforcement abilities. Seen with Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., in 2015, Marino is nominated to be the nation's drug czar. [Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg]
  5. Photo of the Day for October 17, 2017 - Urban possums

    Human Interest

    Today's Photo of the Day comes from Roger Kimble of Tampa, FL.