Idaho ends Powerball in state, fearing foreign participation
Idaho Lottery Director Jeff Anderson addresses the House State Affairs Committee at the Statehouse in Boise, Idaho on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. The panel killed legislation that would have allowed the Powerball game with multi-million dollar jackpots to continue in the state. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler)BOISE, Idaho – Idaho lawmakers fearing foreign participation in the Powerball lottery killed legislation on Wednesday that would have allowed the game with huge jackpots to continue in the state after a run of more than 30 years. The move came after Idaho Lottery officials sought a change in state law because Powerball is expanding to include Australia in 2021 and Britain in 2022. Some Idaho lawmakers said they feared that the odds of an Idaho resident winning would be reduced with more players.
Jacksonville resident wins $1 million off Powerball ticket
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One lucky lottery player in Jacksonville won $1 million from the Saturday, Jan. 23 Powerball drawing. The winning ticket was sold at the 7-Eleven located at 902 Margaret Street in Jacksonville. The winning tickets matched all five of the white ball numbers but did not match the Powerball number. The other winning ticket’s were sold in Melbourne, Marianna, Clermont, Cutler Bay and North Port. Florida Powerball winners have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize.
$1B Mega Millions prize a result of long odds, slow sales
A patron, who did not want to give his name, uses the lottery ticket vending kiosk at a Smoker Friendly store to purchase tickets for the Mega Millions lottery drawing, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Cranberry Township, Pa. The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has grown to $1 billion ahead of Friday night's drawing after more than four months without a winner. It’s only the third time a lottery jackpot has grown so large, but much has changed since the last time such a big prize was up for grabs in 2018. After a peak in October 2018, Medenica said sales of the big lottery games dropped about 50%, prompting talk among lottery officials about jackpot fatigue. It’s hard to fathom how unlikely it is to beat odds of one in 292.2 million for Powerball or one in 302.5 million for Mega Millions.
Hard-luck Maryland town gets a $731.1 million Powerball win
Just who will collect the Powerball prize may never be known: Maryland is one of the states that allow winners to remain anonymous. The Powerball jackpot came only a day after nobody won the $970 million Mega Millions prize, the third-largest prize in U.S. history. The biggest prize was a $1.58 billion Powerball jackpot won by three people in 2016. Most winners opt for cash prizes, which for Mega Millions would be $716.3 million and $546.8 million for Wednesday's Powerball. After the Powerball win, the new jackpot has a $15 million cash value.
Next up: $730M Powerball prize after no Mega Millions winner
The Powerball jackpot is the fifth-largest ever, and it will come only a day after nobody won the even-larger Mega Millions prize, which now stands at $970 million. The biggest prize was a $1.58 billion Powerball jackpot won by three people in 2016. Such a long stretch without a winner is rare but also reflects the incredibly small odds of winning — one in 292.2 million for Powerball and one in 302.5 million for Mega Millions. Most winners opt for cash prizes, which for Mega Millions would be $716.3 million and $546 million for Powerball. Mega Millions and Powerball are both played in 45 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Powerball jackpot hits $730M as Mega Millions grows to $850M
If somehow you manage to take home the grand prize in both Mega Millions and Powerball, that’s a nearly $1.6 billion jackpot. If you choose to take the cash option -- you’re looking at a cool $1.1 billion or so. The Tuesday night Mega Millions drawing is the second-largest prize in the game’s history. The world record Powerball jackpot is the $1.586 billion drawing on Jan. 13, 2016, and the current Mega Millions record of $1.537 billion was drawn on Oct. 23, 2018. The jackpots listed by the lotteries are for winners who opt to be paid through an annuity over 30 years.
No winner! Powerball jackpot grows to $730M; Mega Millions to be $850M
If a lottery player strikes big in the next Powerball drawing on Wednesday, it would be the fifth-largest jackpot ever in the United States. No one beat the odds in Friday's Mega Millions drawing, so that jackpot grew to an estimated $850 million. It's been nearly two years since a lottery jackpot has grown so large. The estimated cash prize for the next Mega Millions jackpot is $628.2 million. Mega Millions and Powerball are both played in 45 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
What would you buy with the Powerball jackpot?
Going into Saturday, there was over $1 billion total up for grabs between Saturday’s Powerball drawing and the Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday. I would put a down payment on a house, if not pay for the whole house, I guess with that amount of money.”The Mega Millions jackpot is at $850 million before taxes, while the Powerball jackpot was at $640 million. There are many things that a person can buy, like a private island to party or just take a quick vacation. Or if you love Shad Khan’s yacht, you could buy one just like it for $200 million. It just costs you a couple dollars.”There are a million and one people things you can do if you win the jackpot, but the biggest problem would probably be saving money as a new millionaire.
Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots grow to combined $1.39B
FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, file photo, a customer shows off a Mega Millions lottery ticket after purchasing it, in Orlando, Fla. The next drawing for Mega Millions is Friday night, when a $750 million prize will be up for grabs. The next Mega Millions drawing is Friday night, when an estimated $750 million prize will be up for grabs. The drawing for an estimated $640 million Powerball jackpot will be Saturday night. Your odds of winning either jackpot is exceedingly small, at 1 in 292.2 million for Powerball and 1 in 302.5 million for Mega Millions.
Lottery jackpots exceed half a billion dollars each
Two lottery jackpots, the Mega Millions and Powerball, are each holding prize winnings for more than half a billion dollars. The Mega Millions stands at $750 million making it the fifth-largest jackpot in the game’s history. The largest-ever was when a ticket holder won more than $1.5 billion in South Carolina in 2019. With two life-changing prizes at stake again, people across the country are buying a ticket for a chance to win. The Powerball drawing is Saturday and the Mega Millions is Friday.
Powerball jackpot hits $640M as Mega Millions grows to $750M
A billboard advertises the jackpots of the Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries, in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Numbers for Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing were: 4-19-23-25-49 and a Powerball of 14. The Powerball prize drawing was only a day after no one won a $625 million Mega Millions jackpot, causing that prize to grow to $750 million ahead of the next drawing on Friday night. The Mega Millions prize is now the fifth-largest in U.S. history. Mega Millions and Powerball are both played in 45 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Powerball jackpot hits $550M as Mega Millions grows to $750M
A billboard advertises the jackpots of the Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries, in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Winning numbers for Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing were: 4-19-23-25-49 and a Powerball of 14. The Powerball prize drawing comes only a day after no one won a $625 million Mega Millions jackpot, causing that prize to grow to $750 million ahead the next drawing on Friday night. The Mega Millions prize is now the fifth-largest in U.S. history. Mega Millions and Powerball are both played in 45 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Mega Millions $625M jackpot largest in nearly 2 years
Lottery players have a chance to win the largest jackpots in nearly two years as Tuesday's Mega Millions has grown to an estimated $625 million and Wednesday's Powerball to an estimated $550 million. The Mega Millions $625 million jackpot is the largest lottery prize in nearly two years. The winning numbers in Tuesday night’s drawing of the Mega Millions game were: 12-14-26-28-33, Mega Ball: 09. Nearly all jackpot winners actually take the cash option, which would be an estimated $458.8 million for Mega Millions and $411.4 million for Powerball. Mega Millions and Powerball are both played in 45 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
No more puny prizes: Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots soar
A digital billboard in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, shows jackpots for the Mega Millions and Powerball games. Lottery players have a chance to win the largest jackpots in nearly two years as Mega Millions has grown to $600 million and Powerball has climbed to $550 million. The projected Mega Millions grand prize is the eighth largest in U.S. history, and the Powerball jackpot is the 12th biggest. The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are one in 292.2 million, and the chances are even worse for Mega Millions at one in 302.5 million. Mega Millions and Powerball are both played in 45 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Ocala woman wins $397 million in Powerball drawing
Sheryll Goedert, 61, managing member of Vacation Life LLC, claimed the $396.9 million jackpot from the POWERBALL® drawing, the Florida Lottery announced. The next POWERBALL drawing will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, March 11, at 10:59 p.m. National POWERBALL drawings are broadcast live, in high-definition, from the Florida Lottery’s state of the art draw studio in Tallahassee. Drawings are also available for viewing on the Florida Lottery website. Winning numbers are available on the Lottery website, at retailers statewide and by phone at (850) 921-PLAY.
$397 million Powerball ticket purchased in Florida
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. – Someone in southwest Florida purchased a winning Powerball ticket worth almost $397 million, officials with the Florida Lottery said Thursday. The winning ticket was bought from a convenience store in Bonita Springs, Florida. The winner has six months to file a claim for the jackpot. However, if the winner wants a lump sum payment of $276.5 million, the claim must be filed within two months. Wednesday night’s drawing also produced a $1 million winning ticket that was purchased in Coconut Creek, Florida, according to the Florida Lottery.
$396,900,000 Powerball ticket sold in Florida
One person in Florida is a whole lot richer Thursday morning. The winning $396,900,000 Powerball lottery ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven on Bonita Beach Road in Bonita Springs, according to lottery officials. The winning numbers for Wednesday’s drawing were 9, 12, 15, 31 and 60, with a Powerball of 2. The jackpot is now back to $40 million, with the next drawing taking place Feb. 1.
Customer tips bartender Powerball ticket that wins $50,000
(KMOV) -- A bartender in Missouri won't soon forget a tip one of her regular customers left for her: a Powerball ticket that won $50,000. The next day, the bar's lottery terminal alerted them that they had sold a big winning ticket. It turns out that winning ticket was Russey's. Her tickets matched four of the five white-ball number drawn on Oct. 19, plus the Powerball. Missouri Lottery said Russey's $50,000 ticket is the 40th sold in Missouri, and the second sold in O'Fallon in 2019.
Couple with 21 Grandchildren Snag $80 Million Powerball Prize
Over the river and through the woods, to grandmothers house we gobecause she is $80 million dollars richer. A Michigan family hit the massive Powerball drawing on Sept. 21, but collected their winnings on Wednesday. Phillip Chippewa, 54, and his wife, Dawn, took their family along to claim the prize. They both work for and are members of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, a federally recognized Native American tribe. RELATED STORIES$768 Million Winning Powerball Ticket Sold in WisconsinPowerball Soars to $750 Million, 4th Largest Lottery Jackpot in U.S. HistoryMan Doesn't Call Out Sick From Work, Wins Powerball
Driving Home the Jackpot: Couple Finds $100,000 Lottery Ticket in Their Car
A Connecticut couple was on a road trip to Virginia when they realized they had a $100,000 Powerball ticket tucked away in the sun visor of their car. "Frank checked the tickets while I read the numbers off of the email we matched four numbers, plus the Powerball," Long-Combs told the Connecticut Lottery. She said they kept their lips sealed and didnt tell anyone for superstitious reasons. We didn't tell anybody either, just in case we were wrong. "Once we got back to Connecticut, I went to a lottery retailer and scanned the ticket in a ticket checker,'' Laquitara said.