Lottery

4:55am

Mon May 20, 2013
Around the Nation

Right Lottery Numbers, Wrong Date

A California woman turned on the TV last week and saw she had the winning numbers in Wednesday's drawing. She thought she had won $360 million. It turns out she bought her ticket an hour after Wednesday's drawing.

5:28am

Sun May 19, 2013
The Two-Way

A Lucky Winner In Florida Could Be $590.5 Million Richer

Originally published on Sun May 19, 2013 6:27 am

A customer holds a Powerball ticket and money as he waits in line on May 17, 2013 in San Francisco, Calif.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

If you bought a Powerball ticket in Zephyrhills, Fla., sit down and look at these numbers:

10, 13, 14, 22, 52 and 11.

As the AP reports, lottery officials believe only one ticket matched all six numbers in yesterday's Powerball drawing with a record $590.5 million jackpot.

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7:58am

Wed May 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Get In Line! Enormous Powerball Jackpot Up For Grabs

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 10:50 am

A customer fills out a Powerball form at the Jayhawk Food Mart in Lawrence, Kan., last Nov. 23, 2012.
Orlin Wagner AP

If it seems as though lottery jackpots keep growing in size, you're right — the multistate Powerball lottery has ballooned to its third-largest size in history, and one or several lucky people could win Wednesday night's drawing.

At this writing, the Powerball is worth an estimated $360 million, with a $229.2 million cash value. The Associated Press says not only is this one of the biggest Powerball jackpots ever, it's the seventh-largest prize ever awarded in any lottery.

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10:28am

Wed April 10, 2013
The Two-Way

She Won $40,000! No, It Was $40 Million! Happy Dance Time!

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 10:58 am

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When Maria Carreiro found out she had won $40 million, she danced with joy. She recreated her "happy dance" for reporters, as a video posted by The Windsor Star shows.
The Windsor Star

Maria Carreiro of Toronto was thrilled when she thought she had won $40,000 (Canadian).

Then her daughter went to the Web and figured out that mom had won $40 million Friday in Canada's Lotto Max game. That's about $39.4 million in U.S. dollars.

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7:42am

Thu March 28, 2013
The Two-Way

Powerball Winner Owes Thousands In Child Support Payments

Originally published on Thu March 28, 2013 9:24 am

Powerball winner Pedro Quezada holds up a promotional check featuring his $338 million jackpot. He owes $29,000 in back child support payments, according to New Jersey law enforcement authorities.
Julio Cortez AP

Now he can catch up with his bills. Pedro Quezada of New Jersey claimed the fourth-largest jackpot in the history of the Powerball multistate lottery on Tuesday. Instead of taking the $338 million dollar prize in installments, he opted for a one-time lump sum payment of $211 million, which is the third-largest single cash prize the lottery has ever awarded.

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