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.
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.
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.
Don’t expect the Michigan winner of Wednesday’s $337 million Powerball jackpot to show up right away.
Two Mega Millions jackpots are waiting to be awarded – and one, worth $118 million, seems to have gotten tangled up in court before anybody gets a penny.
A group of 12 Illinois Pita Pan bread factory workers believed they won, but at least five colleagues have filed suit, arguing they also deserve a cut.
Here’s a trick no magician would be proud to perform – making $200,000 disappear. That could happen July 23, when a winning Powerball ticket will turn into a worthless slip of paper. Eleven months ago, someone placed a bet, so to speak, at the One Stop Shoppe, 103 N.E. Atlantic Avenue, in Magnolia, Camden County.
On July 23, that ticket became worth $200,000, when the first five numbers drawn matched the digits on the ticket. They were 1, 7, 27, 38 and 48. The player missed only the Powerball, which was 30.
The director of the New York State lottery said a few months ago he had cleared hurdles in his quest to sell lottery tickets over the Internet, but now that plan is stalling.
When the U.S. Justice Department in December narrowed its interpretation of the 50-year-old Wire Act, saying it banned only sports betting and not other forms of online gambling, the decision sparked hope in state capitals that lotteries could start selling tickets online and lead a charge into online gambling.