Powerball

Video: Mega Millions Jackpot-Largest US Jackpots

Here’s a look at the 10 previous highest U.S. jackpots and the winners’ home states: ——— 1. $1.6 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016 (three tickets from California, Florida, Tennessee) 2. $656 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012 (three tickets, from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland) 3. $648 million, Mega Millions, Dec. 17, 2013 (two tickets, from California and Georgia) 4. $590.5…

No Powerball Winner, Jackpot Grows to $415 Million

There were no jackpot winners in Wednesday’s $361.5 million Powerball drawing, the Texas Lottery Commission announced about 90 minutes after the winning numbers were called. Now Saturday’s jackpot will be $415 million. Wednesday’s drawing was worth $361.5 million when the numbers were called at 10:59 p.m. ET — earlier in the day it was cited as $348 million — but…

Second Historic Powerball Jackpot Winners to Come Forward Today

(ABC News) — The people who purchased one of the three winning Powerball tickets for January’s historic jackpot will be announced today in Florida. There were three winners of the $1.58 billion jackpot. One ticket was bought in Tennessee, one in Florida and one in California. Split three ways, each winning ticket will be allotted roughly $528 million. Today’s announcement will…

States where you can’t play Powerball

Purchased Powerball lottery tickets are shown, Jan. 12, 2016, in Miami. Alan Diaz/AP Photo (ABC News) — With tonight’s Powerball drawing set at a staggering $1.5 billion, jackpot junkies eagerly await the announcement for the winning numbers to see whether they beat the odds. Forty-four states across the country participate in the multi-state lottery, with Wyoming being the most recent addition…

Security behind the scenes of the big Powerball drawing

Philip Sears/Reuters There are 1.5 billion reasons to be on the ball. With the Powerball jackpot jumping again this morning to $1.5 billion, office pools are not the only places taking tonight’s big drawing seriously. The Florida lottery studio in Tallahassee where the record-breaking drawing will take place has a battery of tests and security checks that it will perform…

Hillary Clinton would spend Powerball money to ‘Fund My Campaign’

ABC (ABC News) — Even Hillary Clinton is getting in on the Powerball madness. The Democratic presidential candidate said she purchased a ticket for tonight’s record-breaking $1.5 billion Powerball lottery. “I did,” Clinton said today during an interview on “Good Morning America.” Hillary Clinton Defends Chelsea Clinton’s Attacks Against Bernie Sanders Powerball Jackpot Increases to $1.5 Billion Clinton made clear, though,…

Powerball Jackpot increases to $1.5 billion

(ABC News) — The Powerball lottery jackpot has now increased to $1.5 billion, according to lottery officials. The cash value is $930 million. The next Powerball drawing is Wednesday night. BREAKING: #Powerball jackpot just increased again to $1.5 BILLION! Cash value is $930 MILLION! #Texas #TexasLottery pic.twitter.com/PTqVtk9u0x — Texas Lottery (@TexasLottery) January 12, 2016 Categories: National News, News Tags: Powerball

Powerball Lottery Has Host of Runner-Up Prizes for Grabs

(ABC News) — There were no Powerball winners this weekend, but there were 18,315,365 other winners, officials said. All eyes are predictably on the jackpot, but there are other prizes available that have significantly easier odds than Powerball’s one in 292 million. What Prizes Are Up for Grabs The grand prize is obviously the jackpot, where a particularly lucky person has…