Mon August 12, 2013
The Two-Way

'Ocean's 16' Powerball Winners Claim Share Of Jackpot

Originally published on Mon August 12, 2013 2:19 pm

The winners of the Aug. 7 Powerball jackpot pose with a check for their share of the $448 million grand prize.
Sam Fromkin New Jersey Lottery

The 16 women and men who won more than $86 million in last week's Powerball drawing validated their ticket and posed with a gigantic check Monday. The group, which calls itself "Ocean's 16," famously worked at the Ocean County Vehicle Maintenance Department the day after they learned they would become millionaires.

"Lottery officials say each will get about $3.8 million after taxes," the AP reports.

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Fri August 9, 2013
The Two-Way

Powerball Jackpot Winners Include 16 N.J. County Workers

Originally published on Fri August 9, 2013 7:03 am

Paul White of Ham Lake, Minn., and his partner Kim VanReese. White bought one of the three winning tickets in Wednesday's $448.4 million Powerball lottery. While one-third of the jackpot is about $149.4 million, he's chosen to take his share in a lump sum rather than spread out over many years. That lump sum is $86 million, which after taxes will be about $58 million.
Eric Miller Reuters /Landov

One of the three tickets that ended up being winners of Wednesday's $448.4 million Powerball jackpot belongs to a group of 16 workers at the Ocean County Vehicle Maintenance Department in New Jersey, according to local news outlets.

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Thu August 8, 2013
The Two-Way

3 Winning Powerball Tickets Sold: 2 In N.J., 1 In Minnesota

Originally published on Thu August 8, 2013 8:43 am

This one wasn't a winner: A Powerball ticket sold Wednesday in Port Washington, N.Y.
Shannon Stapleton Reuters /Landov

If you haven't gotten in touch recently with relatives in New Jersey and Minnesota, this might a good time to check on how they're doing.

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Mon July 15, 2013

Colorado Lottery A Jackpot For Outdoor Conservation Efforts

Kochevar, Crested Butte
John Fielder (c) 2010 Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund

Many people think about the lottery only when jackpots are high and they want to strike it rich. Behind the scenes though, there's more than scratch and win.

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Thu June 6, 2013
Around the Nation

Giant Powerball Jackpot Winner Claims Record Prize



Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. The mystery is over. Yesterday, Gloria MacKenzie of Florida showed up at the lottery office, revealing herself as the winner of last month's record Powerball jackpot. The 84-year-old opted to take her winnings in a lump sum, rather than over time: $371 million, the largest sole jackpot winner in U.S. lottery history. MacKenzie said she bought her ticket at a supermarket, where another lottery player let her cut in line. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.