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  1. Plumber wants to keep working after $136 million Powerball jackpot


    NEW YORK — A Staten Island plumber who has won a $136 million Powerball jackpot said Thursday he wants to keep working — but also plans to "relax a little more." Anthony Perosi, 56, left his March 14 ticket pinned to the wall behind a basement pipe for six weeks.  …

    Anthony Perosi, right, holding a copy of the winning power ball ticket and his son Anthony Perosi III smile Thursday at New York's Lottery headquarters. The father and son shared the $136 million Powerball prize. [Associated Press]
  2. 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.  …

  3. 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. …

  4. 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.  …

  5. 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.  …

    A lottery representative hands out free Powerball tickets at Russ's Market in Lincoln, Neb., as part of a promotion, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. The Powerball jackpot  climbed to an estimated $500 million, which would make it the fifth largest lottery prize in U.S. history. [Associated Press]
  6. Florida lottery exploring ticket sales online and alongside bank machines


    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Lottery is considering selling lottery tickets online or alongside ATMs to combat relatively flat sales of some of the more well-known games.  …

  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.  …

  8. Minn. man claims Powerball share


    Minn. man claims Powerball share …

  9. Convenience store collects a cool million for selling winning Powerball ticket


    Lottery seller gets a cool million bucks …

  10. 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. …

  11. Powerball jackpot hits $360 million


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

  12. $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 Powerball ticket. The holder of the ticket has until midnight Nov. 22 to collect the prize.
  13. 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? …

  14. 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.
  15. 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.  …

  16. 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. …

  17. 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. …

  18. 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. …

  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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