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Connecticut's quasi-public lottery says sales remain robust

Oct. 14, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — The state's quasi-public Connecticut Lottery Corporation continues to see robust sales, driven in part by large jackpots in Powerball and other multi-state games, as well as superstitious players who picked the numbers 9-1-1 on Sept. 11, the anniversary of the 2001...

$699.8M Powerball jackpot won, ticket sold in California

Oct. 05, 2021 23:30 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After 40 drawings without a big Powerball winner, a single ticket sold in California matched all six numbers and was the lucky winner of the nearly $700 million jackpot prize, officials said. The winning numbers drawn Monday night were 12, 22,...

What are the 10 largest US lottery jackpots ever won?

Oct. 05, 2021 04:49 AM EDT

A look at the 10 largest U.S. jackpots that have been won and the states where the winning tickets were sold: 1. $1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016 (three tickets, from California, Florida, Tennessee) 2. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, Oct. 23,...

No winner: Biggest Powerball jackpot in months grows larger

Oct. 03, 2021 07:46 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The biggest lottery prize in months grew larger after no ticket matched all five numbers and the Powerball drawn on Saturday night. The estimated jackpot for the next drawing on Monday is $670 million. Saturday night's...

Judge saves US visas for some, not all lottery winners

Oct. 01, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

A U.S. judge has set aside roughly 7,000 visas allowing people who won a lottery aimed at increasing the country's diversity to try to go to the United States after the government issued only a fraction of the visas allocated for the past year. U.S. District Judge Amit...

Powerball jackpot rises to $635M due to ticket-buying surge

Oct. 01, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The giant Powerball jackpot got even bigger Friday as officials raised the estimated payout to $635 million ahead of Saturday night's drawing. The grand prize was increased from an earlier estimate of $620 million, reflecting a surge in sales...

$45,000 Michigan lottery winner dies with ticket in wallet

Sep. 30, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

ESSEXVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man died with a winning $45,000 lottery ticket in his wallet, police said. Authorities believe Greg Jarvis drowned during an accident on his boat. His body was found on a Saginaw Bay beach last week, Caseville Police Chief Kyle Romzek...

Powerball jackpot rises to $620 million, 10th largest in US

Sep. 30, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After nearly four months without a big winner, the Powerball jackpot has climbed to an estimated $620 million, making it the 10th largest U.S. lottery prize ahead of Saturday night's drawing. There have been 39 drawings in a row without a...

What are the 10 largest US lottery jackpots ever won?

Sep. 30, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

A look at the 10 largest U.S. jackpots that have been won and the states where the winning tickets were sold: 1. $1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016 (three tickets, from California, Florida, Tennessee) 2. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, Oct. 23,...

Man who committed fraud to play the lottery sent to prison

Sep. 29, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A man addicted to the Michigan Lottery was sentenced to more than four years in prison Wednesday for a scheme that cost investors more than $23 million. Viktor Gjonaj of Troy told people that he was plowing their money into real estate deals. Instead, he...