Mark Hill, 52, a Missouri mechanic, and his wife, Cindy, claimed their share Friday of the record $587.5 million Powerball jackpot. The Missouri couple, who had been in and out of work the past two years, randomly chose numbers through Quick Pick to win one of the richest lottery prizes in U.S. history.
The Hills split the winnings with another ticketholder who bought a ticket in Arizona. That person has yet to come forward.
An Arizona man was seen on convenience stores’ surveillance cameras very happy about something.
Once, for many, Dearborn, Missouri, was known as a stop off along the highway. A place to gas up and grab a snack.
Today, it just may be considered one of the luckiest places in the country after one of two winning tickets was sold there for a $587.5 million Powerball jackpot, the second-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.
The big question now: Who is holding the ticket? The roughly 500 residents of Dearborn along with the rest of the country will get the answer Friday morning when Missouri Lottery officials identity the ticket holder.
Powerball fever is sweeping the nation. The Powerball jackpot is at a record high of $550 million. And with the winnings so high, everyone is rushing to buy a ticket in the hope that they’ll be the lucky winner.
A popular means of lotto ticket purchasing is an office pool — in which a group of colleagues pools their money, buys a slate of tickets together and promises to share the winnings equally. It can be a fun bonding experience with your co-workers, but there are do’s and don’ts to abide by, on the off-chance that your ticket(s) have the winning numbers.
Lottery officials said no one won the estimated $325 million Powerball jackpot Saturday night, setting up the possibility of a record $425 million winner Wednesday night.
The Powerball numbers for Saturday were 22-32-37-44-50, and the Powerball was 34. The jackpot was the fourth largest in the game’s history.
Lottery officials said the Wednesday total could soar above their estimate as people seek a big payoff. A single winner Wednesday night choosing a lump sum over the 30-year annuity would get a check for $278.3 million.
Office lottery pools. They’re an innocent way for coworkers to bond. A collective dream to lift you out of the daily grind. But they’re also potential scenes of Greek tragedy-style betrayal, greed, envy, loss and devastation.
McDonald’s employee Mirlande Wilson reportedly claimed she was one of the three winners of the record-breaking $640 million Mega Millions lottery on Monday. Although Maryland Lottery officials say no one has claimed the ticket yet, a drama is already brewing at McDonald’s, where employees claim Wilson’s dream ticket was purchased as part of an office pool. Wilson insists that she bought it separately, and doesn’t plan to share the winnings.
A Hyannis man has found a new cure for a broken heart: $30 million.
Sandeep “Sunny” Singh bought one of two tickets sold nationwide that matched all five numbers plus the Mega Ball selected in Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing to split the multistate game’s $61 million jackpot.
Sandeep said he plays the lottery occasionally, but didn’t expect to win it big. He had recently won $4 on a scratch ticket and his sister picked him up four quick pick Mega Millions tickets on her way to see him.
Fourteen McDonald’s employees from Baltimore are suing a co-worker for allegedly stealing more than $100 million in lottery winnings from a ticket that the employees say they had purchased together.
The lawsuit claims that 37-year-old Mirlande Wilson bought a winning lottery ticket with the group’s pooled money and then avoided giving them their payouts – even though Wilson never actually claimed the Mega Millions jackpot award.