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  1. Strong sales raise Powerball jackpot to $500 million


    DES MOINES, Iowa — Officials say the Powerball jackpot has risen to an estimated $500 million, which would make it the fifth largest lottery prize in U.S. history.  …

  2. Puerto Rico Powerball winner gets $50 million more


    The chances of winning with a Powerball ticket, which costs $2, are minuscule — just 1 in 175 million. But last week three Americans managed to beat the odds and become winners of the third-highest Powerball jackpot in history, at $564.1 million. The three winning Powerball tickets were sold in Texas, Puerto Rico and North Carolina. …

  3. North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas tickets win Powerball


    DES MOINES, Iowa — Tickets in North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Texas have matched all six numbers to win a Powerball jackpot that had been estimated at $500 million.  …

  4. Winning Powerball tickets sold in North Carolina, Texas and Puerto Rico (w/video)


    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Somebody who stopped by a Shell station in southern Puerto Rico was potentially $100 million richer on Thursday, winning a share of a $564.1 million Powerball jackpot — the first winner outside the continental United States.  …

    David Hanau, of Firth, Neb., poses with a sign as a lottery representative, unseen, takes his photo, at Russ's Market in Lincoln, Neb., where Powerball tickets were handed out for free as part of a promotion, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. [Associated Press]
  5. It's the best time to waste $2


    Financially literate people like to complain that buying lottery tickets is among the silliest decisions a person could make. And it is true that the odds of winning anything substantial, let alone the estimated $500 million that could be given away if there was a winning ticket in the Powerball lottery Wednesday, are very much stacked against you. …

  6. Single mom claims third of $564M prize


    Single mom claims third of $564M prize …

    SAN FRANCISCO Pleasant to the north, not so to the south The Transamerica Pyramid, at left, is framed by the Golden Gate Bridge at sunrise Monday in a view from the Marin Headlands in San Francisco. Weather conditions in the city were ideal for sightseeing and hiking, with sunny skies and the high around 65. In contrast with the pleasant conditions in Northern California, a winter storm swept through Southern California on Monday, the National Weather Service said. The cold, wet weather struck Los Angeles on Sunday, causing minor flooding on Interstate 5 and bringing sprinkles outside the Academy Awards.
  7. 5 things to know about the Powerball jackpot


    1 Historic jackpot: The estimated $400 million jackpot is the sixth-largest in U.S. lottery history. 2 Rolling, rolling, rolling: Each drawing without a winner rolls the jackpot over and makes it more lucrative. The current jackpot began its ascent at the end of 2013.  …

    The $400 million Powerball jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing tops the list of lottery payouts in this convenience store in the Minneapolis skyway system.
  8. Convenience store collects a cool million for selling winning Powerball ticket


    Lottery seller gets a cool million bucks …

  9. Video: Ticket sold in California wins $425M Powerball jackpot


    MILPITAS, Calif. — The lone winning ticket for the $425 million Powerball jackpot was sold at a convenience store in Northern California, but there was no immediate word on who may have won one of the largest lottery jackpots in U.S. history. …

  10. Minn. man claims Powerball share


    Minn. man claims Powerball share …

  11. $50 million Powerball winner has yet to show


    CARROLLWOOD — Back in May, a lucky someone bought a winning Powerball ticket at Carrollwood Market. The jackpot: $50 million. Either that someone doesn't know or is keeping a secret. The ticket holder has until midnight on Nov. 22, to collect the winnings. …

    A sign at Carrollwood Market alerts customers to the existence of a winning ticket.
  12. Q&A: Powerball, Simpson judge


    That's the ticket A while back, an elderly lady in Florida won $590.5 million in the Powerball jackpot. She bought the winning ticket after somebody let her cut in line. If they hadn't, they might have won the money. Did she give them a monetary reward? …

  13. Powerball jackpot hits $360 million


    DES MOINES, Iowa — Insurance agent Joe Williams is trying, like so many others, to get lucky with Powerball.  …

  14. Zephyrhills Powerball winner makes first donation to hometown high school


    The Zephyrhills woman who won a $590.5 million Powerball lottery prize in June made the first of two promised payments to renovate her Maine hometown's high school this week.  …

  15. Winning Powerball ticket, purchased at Tampa store, to expire Thursday


    TAMPA Time's running out on winning $16M ticket A $16 million dollar Powerball lottery ticket that was purchased at a Carrollwood convenience store six months ago is set to expire tonight. The person who bought the winning ticket has yet to come forward, according to lottery officials. …

  16. Days away from losing a fortune: Where is Carrollwood's Powerball winner?


    CALLER: Yes, hello. (Sniffle.) My grandpa Vincenzo just passed away. (Sob.) In his final moments, he told me he had been holding on to that unclaimed Powerball ticket for me, (weeping) but he didn't get a chance to tell me where he hid it. …

  17. More Powerball players waiting for the big jackpots


    DES MOINES, Iowa — The allure of capturing the estimated $448 million Powerball jackpot had players in a buying frenzy Wednesday, further confirming a trend that lottery officials say has become the big ticket norm: Fatigued Powerball players, increasingly blase about smaller payouts, often don't get into the game until the jackpot offers big bucks.  …

    A man holds up his Powerball ticket in a convenience store in Chicago on Wednesday. Wednesday’s jackpot, estimated at $448 million, drew a frenzy of buyers.
  18. Powerball jackpot is up to at least $300 million


    DES MOINES, Iowa — Lottery officials say the Powerball jackpot is expected to be at least $300 million, sending those hoping to strike it rich scrambling for the $2 lottery tickets. The drawing will be held at 11 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are sold up until 10 p.m. …

  19. Speculation rampant on mystery identity of Powerball winner in Zephyrhills


    ZEPHYRHILLS — The winner of the $590 million Powerball — the largest sum in the history of lotteries — is a young employee at the Publix where the winning ticket was sold. Or, it's a worker at the Walmart across Gall Boulevard. Or, it's the manager at the McDonald's inside the Walmart. …

    A vehicle passes Sunday in front of the Publix supermarket in Zephyrhills where the winning ticket for the $590.5 million Powerball jackpot, the highest in the history of lotteries, was sold recently.
  20. Record Powerball jackpot inspires office pools


    In workplaces across the nation, Americans are inviting their colleagues to chip in $2 for a Powerball ticket and a shared daydream.  …

    Sheila Sutton updates the Powerball jackpot sign Friday at Super C convenience store in Lincoln, Neb. It’s expected to get bigger.

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