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

    Nation

    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

    Nation

    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

    Nation

    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

    Nation

    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)

    Nation

    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]
  6. 5 things to know about the Powerball jackpot

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    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.  …

  7. Minn. man claims Powerball share

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    Minn. man claims Powerball share …

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

    Briefs

    Lottery seller gets a cool million bucks …

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

    Nation

    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. $50 million Powerball winner has yet to show

    Humaninterest

    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. …

  11. Powerball jackpot hits $360 million

    Nation

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

  12. Q&A: Powerball, Simpson judge

    Humaninterest

    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. Zephyrhills Powerball winner makes first donation to hometown high school

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    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.  …

  14. More Powerball players waiting for the big jackpots

    Nation

    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. Powerball jackpot is up to at least $300 million

    Events

    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. …

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

    Briefs

    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. …

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

    Humaninterest

    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. …

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

    Humaninterest

    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.
  19. Record Powerball jackpot inspires office pools

    Nation

    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.
  20. Fla. Powerball winners share with newest employee

    Humaninterest

    PLANTATION — A dozen real estate agents who won $1 million in the Powerball are paying it forward and sharing part of their earnings with a new employee who opted out of joining the South Florida agency's office pool.  …

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