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July 6, 2004
WE ARE GOBSMACKED. We don't know any other word that goes beyond shocked, and it suggests the glob of spit that we're wiping out of our eyes at the latest arrogance from Harrisburg. That would be the debate late last week in the state Senate over the gaming bill that came down to this: not WHETHER lawmakers can own a piece of gaming parlor, but HOW MUCH they can own. When the debate started, the amount was limited to 5 percent, but they got that figure "down" to 1 percent before the bill finally passed on Sunday.
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May 7, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Philly.com
Powerball has morphed into a jackpot juggernaut - the big gorilla of the lottery world - topping $200 million for the third time this year. As in since January. The last time was just six weeks ago, when New Jersey's Pedro Quezada hit an annuity prize worth $338.3 million, and collected $211 million in cash. Before taxes, of course . Because no one hit all the numbers drawn Saturday night - 7, 12, 26, 36 and 40, with a Powerball of 17 - the jackpot rose to $222 million for the annuity, or $144.5 million for the lump sum payout.
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March 22, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Philly.com
Powerball's latest jackpot is worth $320 million, big enough to make the list of the 15 biggest annuity prizes ever in the United States. The cash jackpot of $198.3 million even makes the Top 10. For the numbers drawn Wednesday night and more, see " Powerball jackpot 4th biggest ever . " 2012 was the most jackpot-crazy year ever, producing the biggest Mega Millions jackpot ever, the biggest Powerball jackpot ever, and two more Powerball...
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September 25, 2012 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Powerball jackpot is up to $200 million for Wednesday's drawing, after no one hit all of Saturday night's numbers. They were 2, 16, 18, 40 and 42, with a Powerball of 33. Five tickets came close, winning $1 million by matching the first five, but not the Powerball. They were sold in New York, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska and Texas. Wednesday's cash value is estimated at $128.5 million. The jackpot has been growing for more than a month, but once the $200 million threshold is crossed, it can grow by leaps and bounds.
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November 29, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
DES MOINES, IOWA - The historic Powerball jackpot boosted to $500 million on Tuesday was all part of a plan that lottery officials put in place early this year to build jackpots faster, drive sales and generate more money for states that run the game. Their plan appears to be working. Powerball tickets doubled in price in January to $2, and while the number of tickets sold initially dropped, sales revenue has increased by about 35 percent over 2011. Sales for Powerball reached a record $3.96 billion in fiscal 2012 and are expected to reach $5 billion this year, said Chuck Strutt, executive director of the Des Moines, Iowa-based Multi-State Lottery Association, the group that runs the Powerball game.
NEWS
December 31, 1986 | By TOM OPDYKE, Daily News Staff Writer
Dale Henhaffer of Cherry Hill cashed his chips in on a 15-year friendship in early 1984 when he refused to share a $327,000 slot machine jackpot he'd won with pooled money. Yesterday, Henhaffer's friend, Karen Quitmeyer of Brigantine, N.J., was dealt the winning hand when a three-judge panel in New Jersey Superior Court's Appellate Division upheld her right to half the jackpot. The panel agreed with an Atlantic County jury that found Henhaffer, 30, had played the slot machine with three quarters from a "common fund" shared with Quitmeyer, who sued him for half the winnings.
NEWS
October 14, 1989 | By Ray Rinaldi, Special to The Inquirer
For Thomas Kearney it wasn't a dream, only a piece of one. Just 10 percent. Of $6.4 million. And he almost lost it. Until earlier this week, that is, when a Florida jury said the piece was rightfully his and ordered the estate of George Moore to honor the dead man's promise - and continue paying Kearney one-tenth of the New Jersey Lottery jackpot that Moore won in 1986 when he lived in Philadelphia. For Kearney, 48, of Glendora, that means $25,000 annually over the next 18 years and a return to the retirement plans he built around his winnings.
NEWS
March 19, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Philly.com
Is Powerball poised to make another run for a record? Powerball's jackpot is up to a whopping $260 million for Wednesday's drawing, after no one hit all the numbers drawn Saturday night. They were 3, 7, 21, 44 and 53, with a Powerball of 16. Sales are certainly building. That's a jackpot jump of $44 million over just three days, $110 million in 10 days. The cash prize of $161 million is one of Powerball's biggest ever. The last time the annuity jackpot was this large was Nov. 21, when it hit $250 million.
NEWS
August 7, 2012 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
Powerball's finally into territory where jackpots soar. A couple more rollovers could put the game across the $300 million mark, seen by Powerball only once in nearly five years. The jackpot, building since late June, rose to $212 million on Saturday night, when no one hit all the numbers drawn - 19, 30, 48, 53 and 55, with a Powerball of 18. It's the year's third biggest jackpot, trailing the $336.4 million won in Rhode Island in February, and the $241 million snagged in Iowa in June.
NEWS
December 8, 2012 | By Paul Davenport, Associated Press
PHOENIX - The second winner in last week's $587.5 million Powerball drawing is a married man in his 30s from the wealthy Phoenix suburb of Fountain Hills, lottery officials said Friday. The man remained anonymous, and his prize was announced by officials who said he bought $10 worth of tickets. They said he kept the winning slip in the visor of his car before coming forward. The man opted to take the pretax cash option of $192 million. Lottery officials said his wife owns half the prize because Arizona is a community property state.
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July 15, 2016 | By Mike Kern, STAFF WRITER
IT WOULD be like hitting the lottery, except there's no consolation prize for getting only one number wrong. That's the fascination of a winner-take-all format. And the frustration. Ask the team that gets to the NCAA final and loses. Especially if it does down the way North Carolina did in April. But that's the way Jonathan Mugar wanted it. And The Basketball Tournament, now in its third year, is pretty much his baby. "Every game is a Game 7," said TBT's founder and CEO. "And there's nothing better than Game 7s. " It's what makes March Madness.
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July 8, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
Tickets sold in South Jersey and western Pennsylvania won $1 million each in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing, but no one won the top prize, pushing the jackpot up to $508 million. The Pennsylvania and New Jersey winners each matched the five white balls drawn (29, 46, 53, 64 and 73) but missed the Mega Ball of 10, falling shy of the $454 million jackpot. The top prize for Friday's drawing now stands at $508 million for the annuity, or $357 million cash. The prize would be Mega Millions' third-largest jackpot ever and the seventh-biggest U.S. lottery prize of all time.
NEWS
July 7, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
A Mega Millions ticket sold in Philadelphia won $2 million over the weekend as the jackpot – the game's third-highest of all time – continues to climb. Other big local lottery wins in recent days include an $8.3 million New Jersey Lottery Pick-6 jackpot won by a Gloucester County ticket and a Chester County ticket that split an $800,000 jackpot in a Pennsylvania Cash 5 drawing. The lucky Philadelphia Mega Millions ticket matched all five white balls drawn Friday (20, 41, 42, 45 and 49)
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July 1, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
A ticket sold in South Jersey won $1 million in Tuesday's Mega Millions game, but no one hit the top prize, pushing the jackpot for Friday's drawing to the game's third-highest level ever. The lucky Atlantic County ticket matched all five white balls drawn (15, 17, 20, 35 and 55) but missed the Mega Ball of 7, falling short of the $390 million jackpot. The ticket was sold at Christi's, 6415 Delilah Rd., Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey Lottery officials said. A Texas player also won $1 million.
NEWS
May 26, 2016 | By Jan Hefler, Staff Writer
New Jersey would gain at least $300 million a year in taxes if it followed the lead of four other states and legalized marijuana for recreational use, according to a report released Tuesday by New Jersey Policy Perspective and New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform. The revenue projection is based on imposing an eventual 25 percent sales tax on consumers, who would have to be at least 21 years old. The organizations represent a coalition of advocacy groups working for legalization in New Jersey.
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March 19, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
A ticket sold at a deli in Philadelphia's Cedarbrook section split a $325,000 jackpot in a recent Pennsylvania Cash 5 drawing. The lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn Wednesday: 6, 15, 20, 31 and 38, Pennsylvania Lottery officials said. The winner was sold at Famous Deli, located at 7522 Ogontz Ave. Another ticket, sold at a market in Stroudsburg, also matched all five numbers. Each winning ticket is worth $162,500. Each retailer gets a $500 bonus. The winners have one year from the drawing date to claim their prizes.
NEWS
February 28, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
A ticket sold in Camden County won the top prize in the most recent Jersey Cash 5 drawing. New Jersey Lottery officials said the winner matched all five numbers drawn Thursday (1, 5, 22, 29, and 43) to win the $77,262 jackpot. The lucky ticket was sold at the One Stop Shoppe, at 333 Sicklerville Rd. in Sicklerville. The store gets a $2,000 bonus. In other lottery news: Three New Jersey lottery players who won $1 million prizes in recent Mega Millions games have come forward to claim their prizes, lottery officials said.
NEWS
January 11, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, Staff Writer
If Maurice Rose, 55, were to win the unprecedented $900 million Powerball jackpot, he would buy beachfront homes in Florida, California, and Wildwood, N.J. - and maybe a condo or two in Philadelphia. Rose, who works as a SEPTA manager and lives in West Oak Lane, was at 10th and Market Streets on Saturday afternoon, buying six $2 Powerball tickets. He was hoping "it would be my lucky day. " Lottery fever set off a national frenzy of ticket buying Saturday, just hours before the 10:59 p.m. drawing to win the largest lottery prize ever.
NEWS
January 8, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
The Powerball jackpot rose to $500 million Wednesday with the drawing just hours away. The cash prize will be $306 million, before taxes. Separately, someone in South Jersey won more than $483,000 in a Jersey Cash 5 game this week. Powerball's jackpot is the biggest since three tickets split a $564.1 million prize on Feb. 11. If won, it would be Powerball's fourth-largest jackpot awarded. The game's jackpot has been on the rise since it was last hit in the Nov. 4 drawing.
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