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$1.3B Powerball Winner Has Been Fighting Cancer for Years

Cheng Saephan says he plans to 'find a good doctor for myself'

(Newser) - One of the winners of a historic $1.3 billion Powerball jackpot last month is an immigrant from Laos who has had cancer for eight years and had his latest chemotherapy treatment last week. Cheng "Charlie" Saephan, of Portland, told a news conference held by the Oregon Lottery that...

Someone Has Finally Won That Huge Powerball Jackpot
Winner of
$1.3B Jackpot
Comes Forward

Winner of $1.3B Jackpot Comes Forward

But officials say it will take weeks to verify Oregon win

(Newser) - A person with a ticket matching all six Powerball numbers in Saturday's $1.3 billion jackpot came forward Monday to claim the prize from last weekend's drawing, but the winner won't be announced for at least a couple more weeks until their ticket is verified and arrangements...

Mega Millions, Powerball Jackpots Are Massive

They're sitting at a combined $1.9B ahead of drawings

(Newser) - No one won the Mega Millions or Powerball jackpots in the most recent drawings for the two lotteries, and the combined total is now at nearly $2 billion. The Mega Millions jackpot rose to $1.1 billion and the Powerball to $800 million, NBC News reports. If someone matches all...

Man Sues DC Lottery After Not Winning $340M Jackpot

John Cheeks says lottery website posted wrong numbers as the winners, but he still wants his cash

(Newser) - When John Cheeks checked his Powerball numbers the day after the Jan. 7, 2023, drawing, he saw them listed as the winning combination on the DC Lottery's website, with a $340 million jackpot at stake. "I got a little excited, but I didn't shout, I didn't...

Somebody Just Had a Pretty Rich New Year's Day

Michigan Powerball player cleans up $842M jackpot

(Newser) - Someone in Michigan won a massive Powerball jackpot on the first day of 2024, the first time it has been won on New Year's Day since the game's start in 1992. The winning numbers drawn were: 12, 21, 42, 44, 49, and the red Powerball of 1. Final...

$1.73B Powerball Jackpot Won by California Player

That'll be $1.73B, or $756.6M for the cash option

(Newser) - A player in California won a $1.73 billion Powerball jackpot Wednesday night, ending a long stretch without a winner of the top prize. The winning numbers were: 22, 24, 40, 52, 64, and the Powerball 10. The winning ticket was sold at Midway Market & Liquor in Frazier Park,...

Powerball Jackpot Hits $1.55B
Powerball Jackpot Now
2nd-Largest in History

Powerball Jackpot Now 2nd-Largest in History

It hits $1.73B after rolling over for 35 drawings

(Newser) - And just like that, the Powerball jackpot went from the 4th-largest lottery jackpot ever to the 2nd-largest, the New York Times reports. With no winner Monday night, the pot grew to $1.73 billion ahead of the next drawing Wednesday night. If a hypothetical winner were to opt for the...

Lottery Jackpots Sound Huge These Days. They Aren't

Blame the Federal Reserve

(Newser) - A billion dollars isn't what it used to be, assuming that billion dollars comes in the form of a lotto jackpot. With the Powerball prize now climbing above that mark—Wednesday's jackpot is an estimated $1.2 billion—the Wall Street Journal takes a look at the dwindling...

Powerball Hits $1.2B
Powerball Jackpot Hits $1.2B

Powerball Jackpot Hits $1.2B

Next drawing is Wednesday night

(Newser) - The Powerball jackpot climbed to an estimated $1.2 billion after no players hit it big Monday night, the AP reports. The winning numbers announced were: 12, 26, 27, 43, 47 and the Powerball 5. The jackpot for the next drawing Wednesday night will be among the largest lottery prizes...

She Wanted Anonymity After Powerball Win, Didn't Get It

Cristy Davis advocates for winners being able to stay anonymous after scammers exploited her

(Newser) - No one matched all the requisite numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing, which has sent the jackpot for Saturday night's picks to $725 million . Winning such a huge lottery is a moment most of us have daydreamed about, but Cristy Davis actually lived that dream, after claiming a $70...

$1.08B Powerball Ticket Was Sold Near LA's Skid Row

The store is small but the luck is big, says minimarket manager

(Newser) - The winning ticket for Wednesday night's $1.08 billion Powerball jackpot was sold at a tiny neighborhood store in downtown Los Angeles, which will receive a $1 million bonus from the lottery. Located in the city's Fashion District, the Las Palmitas Mini Market is a few blocks from...

Powerball Jackpot Hits $1B
Powerball Jackpot Hits $1B

Powerball Jackpot Hits $1B

No winner drawn Monday, next drawing is Wednesday

(Newser) - The Powerball jackpot rose yet again to an estimated $1 billion after no winning ticket was sold for the latest drawing, the AP reports. No ticket for Monday's drawing matched the white balls 5, 8, 9, 17, 41, and red Powerball 2. The jackpot was estimated at $900 million...

The Hopeful Line Up for $900M Powerball Jackpot

Game hasn't had a winner since April

(Newser) - The Powerball jackpot estimated at $900 million heading into Monday night's drawing—the third biggest Powerball jackpot and the seventh largest in US lottery history—was luring more hopeful ticket buyers into shops. Debbie Kempf, store director at Cosentino's Price Chopper in St. Joseph, Missouri, said the store...

$2B Powerball Winner Indeed Was a Hot Ticket, Suit Claims

Plaintiff says he's the one who bought the lucky ticket, not Edwin Castro

(Newser) - A bit of the $2 billion Powerball jackpot that a California man won apparently will be going to lawyers. A lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County says the ticket Edwin Castro cashed in was stolen, CBS News reports. Jose Rivera says that he bought the ticket at Joe's Service...

Winner of US' Biggest Jackpot Scoops Up Quite a Home
Winner of US' Biggest Jackpot
Scoops Up Quite a Home
in case you missed it

Winner of US' Biggest Jackpot Scoops Up Quite a Home

Edwin Castro plunks down $25.5M on jaw-dropping mansion in the Hollywood Hills section of LA

(Newser) - A "bonkers" mansion boasting a panoramic view of Los Angeles and a list price of almost $30 million popped up in the Robb Report last summer, with the magazine noting it seemed like the type of abode "you'd rarely need to leave." That coveted 13,578-square-foot...

Why the $2.04B Powerball Winner Gets a $123M 'Bonus'
Winner of $2.04B Powerball
Jackpot Revealed

Winner of $2.04B Powerball Jackpot Revealed

Edwin Castro was 'shocked, ecstatic'

(Newser) - The winner of November's record-breaking $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot has been revealed as Edwin Castro. He has opted to take the $997.6 million lump sum payment—and because he lives in California, he won't pay state income tax on it. Castro declined to appear at an...

One Ticket Hits $754M Prize
Powerball Has a $754M Winner

Powerball Has a $754M Winner

Ticket was sold in Seattle suburb

(Newser) - A single winning ticket for a $754.6 million Powerball jackpot was sold at a department store in a Seattle suburb, Washington state lottery officials said Tuesday. The winning numbers drawn Monday night were 5,11, 22, 23, 69, and the Powerball 7. The winning ticket was bought Sunday at...

A Single Winning Powerball Ticket Was Sold

Record $2.04B jackpot goes to someone who picked up a ticket in California

(Newser) - Someone who bought a Powerball ticket in California has won a record $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot after more than three months without anyone hitting the top prize. California Lottery officials tweeted that the winning ticket was sold at Joe’s Service Center on West Woodbury Road in Altadena, which...

Powerball Hit $2.04B by the Time Numbers Were Drawn

It's not yet clear if there was a winner

(Newser) - After an overnight delay, Powerball numbers were drawn Tuesday morning after 9am Eastern time, CNN reports. The already record-high jackpot had reached $2.04 billion by the time the drawing took place. Winning numbers: 10-33-41-47-56, with a Powerball of 10. It's not yet clear if there was a winner.

After Powerball Drawing, You're Still Not a Billionaire

Nobody had a winning ticket, pushing the record jackpot on Monday to $1.9B and counting

(Newser) - In another universe, you might have played the Powerball Saturday and picked the numbers 28, 45, 53, 56, 69 with a Powerball of 20. However, that bit of luck did not happen for you or anyone else who played the record $1.6 billion lottery, reports Fox Business . For the...

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