Sarah Hauer Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 3:12 PM EDT Apr 23, 2019 MADISON, Wisconsin – Manuel Franco said he "felt lucky" after work on March 27. Franco stopped at the Speedway gas station in New Berlin, Wisconsin, and bought $10 worth of Powerball tickets. One of those tickets was the single $768.4 million Powerball jackpot winner. The 24-year-old from West Allis, Wisconsin, claimed his winnings Tuesday at the state lottery headquarters in Madison. The prize is the largest jackpot in the Wisconsin lottery's history and the third-largest lottery prize in U.S. history. Franco was feeling so lucky that spring afternoon, he looked at the camera and almost winked, he said. But the next day, he woke up and went to work, Franco said. He saw news reports that the winner was in Wisconsin and thought it could be a good sign. He checked his tickets. The third one won $4. Franco said he didn't claim it because the last ticket he checked … [Read more...] about Powerball: Milwaukee area man, 24, wins $768 million Powerball jackpot
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If you’ve ever fantasized about winning a life-changing lottery prize, you probably realize that the biggest jackpots are only offered by American lotteries. You may have heard that Powerball awarded a $1.586 million USD jackpot to three lucky winners in January 2016, and the more recent story of a single person winning a $1.537 million USD jackpot playing Mega Millions in October 2018. Sure, you’d like to play those lotteries as well but traveling to the US to purchase tickets is out of the question. Now, you can play the biggest American lotteries online, safely and securely, without leaving your home in Ireland. This amazing opportunity is offered at theLotter.com, the world’s leading lottery ticket purchasing service. Playing Powerball and Mega Millions online with official lottery tickets is not only possible, but legal as well. According to the official Powerball website, there are no limitations who can “purchase a Powerball ticket... play the game and... … [Read more...] about Will you be the first €662 million Powerball jackpot winner from Ireland?
Chris Sims Indianapolis Star Published 7:30 PM EDT Mar 19, 2019 March Madness isn't the only game causing a frenzy this month. The Powerball jackpot continues to climb after no one matched all six numbers in Saturday's drawing. The jackpot for Wednesday's drawing is now worth an estimated $550 million. According to lottery officials, it’s the eighth largest Powerball prize in history. The winner can choose to receive the prize in annuity payments or take the lump sum option, which is $335 million before taxes. Lottery madness swept the nation late last year when the Mega Millions grand prize soared to over $1.537 billion. The sole winner, a woman from South Carolina, anonymously claimed the prize earlier this month. As big as it was, last year’s Mega Millions wasn’t the biggest lottery jackpot in history. In 2016, ticket holders in three states split a nearly $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot. Here's everything you need to know about … [Read more...] about Powerball jackpot: Lottery draw days, draw times, numbers and more
John Connolly North Jersey Record Published 12:59 PM EDT Mar 17, 2019 The Powerball jackpot is up to $550 million after no one won it all Saturday night, however there were million-dollar tickets sold in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and North Dakota, according to the lottery website. The over half-billion jackpot is the eighth-largest ever for the Powerball lottery. The cash option for Wednesday night's drawing is an estimated $335 million. The winning numbers for March 16 were: 30 - 34 - 39 - 53 - 67 and Powerball 11. The Power Play was 2x. The jackpot was worth an estimated $495 million. While no one matched all six balls, three tickets matched the five white balls to take home second-place prizes. One was sold in New Jersey, however the location of where the ticket was sold was not immediately released. That ticket is worth $1 million, as is one sold in Pennsylvania. The North Dakota ticket is worth $2 million because the player had the Power … [Read more...] about Powerball jackpot climbs to $550 million
Joel Shannon USA TODAY Published 9:27 PM EST Jan 25, 2019 A Brooklyn truck driver has claimed a $298.3 million Powerball jackpot, the New York State Gaming Commission announced Friday. The jackpot, drawn on Dec. 26, is the second-largest in New York Lottery history, according to a release. David Johnson, 56, was sick when he bought the ticket at a gas station, NBC News reports. He decided to work his job as a truck driver anyway so he could collect holiday pay. He called in sick the following day, CBSNewYork says. Johnson soon learned that the winning ticket had been sold at the location where he bought his ticket, but he didn't get his hopes up, the station reports. “That’s not my luck,” he recalls saying, according to CBSNewYork. It took him several days to check his ticket. When he returned to the gas station to scan his ticket, he was shocked at the result that appeared on the screen: "BIG WINNER." Since then, Johnson's … [Read more...] about Brooklyn truck driver claims $298.3M Powerball jackpot