January 8, 2016 |
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.
April 18, 2013 |
April 13 was lucky for a 55-year-old Delaware man, who won $1 million in the latest Powerball drawing. "My son kept telling me I need to check my tickets and I kept putting it off," the unnamed winner told lottery officials. Unlike Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Delaware lets winners remain anonymous. But on Monday night, two days after the drawing, "I called the Delaware Lottery 800 number and lost my breath when I found out the news!" he said. Every week for five years, he has bought six lottery tickets, including two for Powerball, and liked to say that someday he would win. He matched the first five numbers -- 10, 12, 31, 56 and 57, but not the Powerball of 33. No one matched them all, so the jackpot rose for Friday's drawing to $80 million for the annuity, $56.1 million for the cash.
March 23, 2013 |
You know the odds are crazy bad against any individual scoring Powerball's current jackpot of $320 million. With a single ticket, the chances are an electron-microscopic 1 in 175 million. But did you know odds are good that no one will win the top prize? Yep, chances are we'll see another run at the game's all-time record, set Nov. 28, when lotto fever chased the Powerball jackpot up from $325 million to $587.5 million in just a few days. In U.S. history, it was topped by only the March 30 Mega Million jackpot, which reached $656 million.
March 22, 2013 |
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...
March 15, 2013 |
The Powerball jackpot has jumped over the $200 million mark, after rising more than $100 million in two weeks. Because no one hit all the numbers drawn Wednesday night - 5, 9, 28, 32 and 38, with a Powerball of 29 - Saturday's jackpot will be worth $216 million for the annuity, $132.8 million for the cash. Winning $1 million, for missing only the Powerball, were tickets sold in New Hampshire, Kentucky, Florida and North Dakota. If Powerball keeps rolling over, watch out. In November, after reaching $214 million in November, it rose to $250 million, then $325 million, then skyrocketed to a Powerball record of $540 million.
March 1, 2013 |
It took two Angels to win one astronomical amount of money in New Jersey. Angel Guallpa-Mayancela, 32, has claimed the $65.7 million cash payout from the Jan. 25 Mega Millions drawing. The annuity prize was advertised as $89 million. He bought the winning ticket at Lisa's Angel Corp., a shop in Orange, the town where he lives, just northwest of Newark. His winning numbers: 11, 12, 17, 31, and 48. "I've been telling my wife that someday she would be married to a millionaire because I am a hard worker," he told lottery officials.
February 8, 2013 |
Powerball and Mega Millions both had their jackpots won in the latest drawings. Powerball's, though, was much bigger - $217.2 million compared to $19 million for Mega Millions. The winning Powerball ticket, bought in the Richmond area, matched all the numbers drawn last night: 5, 27, 36, 38 and 41, with a Powerball of 12. As a result, Saturday's Powerball jackpot reboots to $40 million, or $25.1 million cash. Expect the winner to collect the cash - worth $136.4 million, since nobody's opted for the annuity in more than five years.
January 29, 2013 |
One ticket sold in New Jersey captured the latest Mega Millions jackpot, worth $89 million as an annuity, $66 million for the cash. Powerball, though, rolled over again, rising to a whopping $151 million in 30 yearly payments for Wednesday's drawing, $95.8 million in a lump sum. The Mega Millions winner ticket matched all the numbers drawn Friday night: 11, 12, 17, 31 and 48, with a Mega Ball of 1. The ticket was sold at Lisa's Deli, 328...
January 5, 2013 |
Charge another buck for Powerball, and KAPOW! the nation's lottery fever hits uncharted heights. Last year, Powerball and Mega Millions demolished the old marks for biggest jackpots, as Powerball sales soared to unprecedented levels. Before last year, no jackpot ever hit $400 million. In March, Mega Millions hit $656 million. In September, Powerball hit $587.5 million. Even their cash payouts broke the old annuity marks. Two other Powerball jackpots topped $300 million.
December 22, 2012 |
It's possible to better your odds of winning a lottery jackpot, says Richard Lustig, who's won several himself. Saturday evening, he'll be sharing advice at Pitman's Broadway Theatre, and selling copies of his book, Learn How to Increase Your Chances of Winning the Lottery . With a $15 charge for admission, and another $40 for the book, the question is: Aside from entertainment value, would plunking $55 on Powerball be money better, er, invested?...