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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]
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    Lottery results Cash 3 and Play 4 Thurs., Sept. 3, midday: 440 8444 Thurs., Sept. 2, evening: 645 3920 Fantasy 5 Thurs., Sept. 3: Not available Wed., Sept. 2: 5-13-20-21-22 Correct Winners Payout 5 of 5 1 $225,841.51 4 of 5 332 $109.50 3 of 5 10,432 $9.50 Florida Powerball Wed., Sept. 2: 17-22-30-46-56 …

  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 ticket.
  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. 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.  …

  15. 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 sign in Chicago shows the Powerball estimated jackpot. It was only a few months ago that the largest-ever jackpot — $590 million — was won by an 84-year-old widow in Pasco County.
  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. 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.  …

  18. 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. …

  19. 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. …

  20. 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.

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