• Donald Trump Feb 1, 2018

    Illinois Lottery Official Quits After Using Trump-Like Slur

    The Illinois Lottery Control Board chairman has resigned after tweeting a vulgarity to describe East St. Louis that got President Donald Trump into hot water earlier this month.

  • spokesman Jul 6, 2016

    No Mega Millions Winner Tuesday; Jackpot Increases to $508M

    No jackpot-winning ticket was sold in the latest Mega Millions drawing, increasing the prize to an estimated $508 million, a lottery official said. Virginia Lottery spokesman John Hagerty told The Associated Press there was no jackpot winner for Tuesday night’s $454 million prize. The pot will increase by about $54 million for the next drawing on Friday, he said. With...

  • Texas Jan 14, 2016

    Record $1.5 Billion Powerball Draws at Least 3 Winning Tickets

    The numbers drawn for Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot, set at almost $1.6 billion, were 8, 27, 34, 4, 19 and Powerball: 10. The verified Twitter account for the California Lottery soon said that a winning ticket was sold in Chino Hills, in Southern California, east of Los Angeles. A California lottery official said winning Powerball tickets were also sold in Tennessee...

  • Texas Jan 14, 2016

    Powerball Has at Least Three Lucky Winners

    Powerball officials say there are at least three winners in three different states splitting the 1.5 billion dollar prize.

  • Texas Jan 11, 2016

    Powerball Jackpot Climbs to Estimated $800M

    The estimated prize for Saturday night’s Powerball drawing soared again on Friday morning, hitting $800 million, the largest jackpot of any lottery game in U.S. history. “The excitement is growing tremendously statewide and across the nation for this historic jackpot on Saturday night,” Florida Lottery Secretary Tom Delacenserie said in a press release. “This POWERBALL jackpot is not only a...

  • Texas Jan 10, 2016

    Record Powerball Jackpot Irresistible for Many Americans

    Lottery players, take heart. Officials say it’s increasingly likely that someone will win the $900 million Powerball jackpot. People across the country dreamed about what they’d do with the largest lottery prize in U.S. history — vacationing in warm climates, sharing with family members — and could still be thinking big in the coming days. If no one matches all...

  • Texas Jan 7, 2016

    Powerball Jackpot Soars to Estimated $700M

    The estimated prize for this weekend’s Powerball climbed to $700 million from $675 million Thursday, the largest jackpot of any lottery game in U.S. history. No one matched the numbers drawn for Wednesday night’s estimated $500 million jackpot. The previous record for a lottery was a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot won in March 2012. Powerball is played in 44...

  • Texas Jan 7, 2016

    Lottery Official: No Winner in $500M Powerball Jackpot

    A lottery official says there is no jackpot winner in the drawing for a Powerball prize worth an estimated $500 million....
    Kelly Cripe, a spokeswoman for the Texas Lottery, says no one matched the numbers drawn Wednesday night. She says that means the estimated prize for Saturday’s drawing is $675 million, the largest jackpot of any lottery game in U.S....

  • Michigan Oct 6, 2015

    ‘Still in Disbelief': Mich. Factory Supervisor Wins $310.5M Powerball Ticket

    A 50-year-old supervisor at a Michigan fiberglass factory is the winner of a $310.5 million Powerball jackpot. Julie Leach of Three Rivers said she was having a “bad night” at her third-shift job when she took a lunch break. She checked the numbers while waiting in a McDonald’s drive-thru. “It’s crazy, unreal,” Leach said during a press conference on Tuesday....

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