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  1. Powerball rises to $435 million for Saturday

    Nation

    No ticket matched all of the winning numbers in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing, pushing the jackpot up to an estimated $435 million for Saturday.The winning numbers in Wednesday's drawing were: 5-21-57-66-69, Powerball: 13, Power Play: 3

  2. Powerball jackpot rises to $375 million, largest in nation

    Personalfinance

    If you are holding out on buying Powerball tickets, you may want to reconsider. The jackpot is now at $375 million, making it the largest jackpot in the nation. The jackpot was $337 million for Saturday's drawing, but after no one picked the lucky numbers, the jackpot rose $38 million. …

    The jackpot is now at $375 million, making it the largest jackpot in the nation. [Associated Press file photo]
  3. Single winning Powerball ticket sold, worth $447 million

    Nation

    MENIFEE, Calif. — A sole winning Powerball ticket worth $447.8 million and matching all six numbers was sold in Southern California and will claim the 10th largest lottery prize in U.S. history, lottery officials said Sunday.  …

    Chris Raff of Lincoln, Neb., hands a Powerball ticket to a customer in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 10, 2017. The Powerball lottery jackpot has grown to an estimated $435 million, after more than two months without a winner. [ASSOCIATED PRESS]
  4. Feeling lucky? Tonight's Powerball drawing swells to $302 million, highest in nation

    Personalfinance

    Powerball players in Florida will have a chance to win the largest jackpot in the country on Wednesday night. The drawing, at 10:59 p.m., has swelled to an estimated $302 million. …

    The Powerball jackpot has rolled 16 times since April and grown to an estimated $302 million. The next drawing will take place on Wednesday, May 31, at 10:59 p.m.  [JAMES BORCHUCK  |   Times]
  5. Let's try again: Powerball jackpot soars to $337 million ahead of Saturday's drawing

    Personalfinance

    With no one winning the $302 million Powerball jackpot after Wednesday night's drawing, the game's massive prize has swelled to $337 million. …

    The Powerball jackpot has rolled 17 times since April and grown to an estimated $337 million. The next drawing will take place on Saturday, June 3, at 10:59 p.m.  [JAMES BORCHUCK  |   Times]
  6. Powerball jackpot climbs to $415 million

    Nation

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The winning Powerball numbers are 5-25-26-44-66, the Powerball number is 9 and the grand prize amount was increased to $429.6 million, a lottery spokeswoman said on Saturday. The numbers were drawn Saturday night for a jackpot that is the largest since a record $1.6 billion payout in January. The spokeswoman, Kelly Cripe, said it may be several hours before officials know if one or more winning tickets were sold. Here are some things to keep in mind about the drawing and future jackpots.  …

    In this Jan. 13 photo, a clerk hands over a Powerball ticket for cash at Tower City Lottery Stop in Cleveland. Powerball estimates that its jackpot for May 4 is $348 million. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
  7. Powerball $478 million jackpot is nation's 8th largest

    Nation

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Powerball players had a shot at the nation's eighth-largest lottery jackpot Saturday night, but they should have kept in mind that their dreams of riches likely would not become a reality.  …

  8. The real powerball brokers: sports owners

    Sports

    Guilty. I admit it. I was among the millions who plunged money into the Powerball as the prize engorged Wednesday night to an obscene $1.5 billion. I'm not a lottery player and normally laugh to myself at the silly dreamers in line to place their hopeless sucker bets. Now I was one of them, with nothing but greed to blame. …

    You couldn’t even buy out Stephen Ross.
  9. Carlton: The endless possibilities in not winning the Powerball

    Humaninterest

    Listen, I wouldn't bother plunking down that $2 for a Powerball ticket tomorrow if I were you. Because to tell you the truth, I'm planning on winning it. …

    Commuters drive past a sign at a Mobil Mart in Methuen, Mass., showing the Powerball jackpot for today’s drawing. [Associated Press] 
  10. Winning Powerball ticket worth $429 million sold in New Jersey

    Nation

    TRENTON, N.J. — Someone is holding onto the sole winning Powerball ticket that was sold in New Jersey and is worth $429.6 million, lottery officials said Sunday.  …

    Someone is holding onto the sole winning Powerball ticket that was sold in New Jersey and is worth $429.6 million, lottery officials said Sunday. Only one ticket matched all six numbers in Saturday night's drawing, said Powerball spokeswoman Kelly Cripe. The winning Powerball numbers were 5-25-26-44-66 and the Powerball number was 9.  [Associated Press]
  11. Powerball dropped revamp that gave better odds

    Nation

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — The group that runs the Powerball lottery game approved, then abandoned, changes that would have given ticket buyers more bang for their two bucks than the redesign recently implemented, the Associated Press has learned.  …

    Steve Poulin sells Powerball tickets at the Sunnybrook Tavern and Liquor Store in Fort Washington, Md. Powerball managers approved and then dropped a revamp of the game.
  12. $1 million Powerball tickets sold in Zephyrhills and Seminole

    Nation

    Two Powerball players who bought their tickets in Zephyrhills and Seminole are $1 million winners this morning. According to the Florida Lottery, $1 million tickets were purchased at the Publix at 7880 113th St. in Seminole and a Radiant gas station at 6512 Gall Blvd. in Zephyrhills. …

  13. By the numbers: Florida Powerball stats and fun facts

    Personalfinance

    The last time Tampa Bay got caught up in Powerball fever was two years ago when Gloria MacKenzie, an 84-year-old Zephyrhills grandmother, won the $590 million jackpot, the largest Powerball sum in history at the time. It took several days for MacKenzie to claim her prize.  …

    A Powerball sign above Interstate 275 in Tampa isn’t equipped to show a jackpot value more than $999 million. On Monday, the estimated jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing was at $1.4 billion. [SKIP O’ROURKE | Times]
  14. Powerball for rookies: how to play, and the benefit of winning in Florida

    Personalfinance

    The Powerball jackpot has swelled to an estimated $1.3 billion, which means you have a few more days to plot all the ways you could blow your winnings. Granted, the chances you'll actually win big are about 1 in 292.2 million. But hey, who's counting? …

    A machine at the Causeway Mobil in Brandon shows a nonwinning Powerball ticket. The next drawing, for $1.3 billion, is Wednesday.
  15. Things to know about the giant Powerball jackpot

    Nation

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The odds aren't great, but Powerball players across the country will have a shot Saturday night at a record-breaking $700 million jackpot.  …

    Vilas Patel sells a Powerball ticket to Pravin Bhatt, right, at Leprechaun News in Rutherford, N.J. on Wednesday. [Associated Press]
  16. Powerball's big jackpot crashes Florida Lottery website

    Stateroundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Dreams of becoming rich overnight crashed the Florida Lottery website late Wednesday and into Thursday morning. With a $500 million jackpot on the line in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing, the website was overwhelmed, according to department spokeswoman Shelly Gerteisen. …

  17. With no winner, Powerball jackpot to hit $675 million

    Nation

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A lottery official says there is no jackpot winner in the drawing for a Powerball prize worth an estimated $500 million.  …

  18. 8 people to claim $429.6 million Powerball jackpot won in New Jersey

    Nation

    LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. — Eight people will claim their share of last weekend's $429.6 million Powerball jackpot, which was won with a $6 investment, the New Jersey Lottery said Friday.  …

    Eight people will claim their share of last weekend's $429.6 million Powerball jackpot, which was won with a $6 investment, the New Jersey Lottery said Friday. [Associated Press]
  19. Florida winners of $1.6B Powerball come forward

    Nation

    FORT LAUDERDALE — Since January, people in Melbourne Beach have wondered who played the winning Powerball numbers at the local Publix, getting a third of the biggest lottery jackpot in history. They don't have to wonder anymore. …

    Florida Lottery Secretary Tom Delacenserie, left, presents Maureen Smith and David Kaltschmidt with their one-third share of the Jan. 13, world record Powerball jackpot Wednesday in Tallahassee. John and Lisa Robertson of Munford, Tenn., cashed in their ticket last month, also taking the lump sum. The winners in California have not publicly come forward yet. [AP photo]
  20. Florida briefs: Man, 19, lucks into winning Powerball numbers

    Briefs

    LAKE MARY First-time lottery player, 19, wins $2M Powerball Lottery officials say a 19-year-old Central Florida man and first-time lottery player used the numbers off someone else's unpurchased Powerball ticket to win $2 million.  …

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