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Kentucky governor announces lottery to award initial round of medical cannabis business licenses

Apr. 18, 2024 18:29 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky will use a lottery system to award an initial round of licenses to businesses competing to participate in the state's startup medical cannabis program, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday. The governor called it a fair way to give each applicant that...

Lottery, gambling bill heads to Alabama legislative conference committee for negotiations

Apr. 16, 2024 17:58 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers on Tuesday appointed a conference committee to try to negotiate a compromise on gambling legislation as the two chambers remain apart on whether to allow sports betting and multiple casinos in the state. The Alabama Senate voted to send...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Apr. 10, 2024 07:19 AM EDT

Decatur Daily. April 6, 2024. Editorial: Odds for a state lottery remain long Eyes of lottery players this weekend will be on Powerball, where the jackpot for Saturday night’s drawing stands at $1.23 billion — the eighth largest in U.S. lottery history — after...

Two days after $1.3 billion Powerball drawing, the winning Oregon ticket holder remains unknown

Apr. 09, 2024 21:45 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The winner of the eighth-biggest lottery prize in U.S. history won't be announced for at least a couple more weeks until their ticket is verified and arrangements for the massive payment are made, Oregon lottery officials said Tuesday. A person with a ticket...

Jackpot claimed: What AP knows so far about the $1.3 billion Powerball win

Apr. 09, 2024 18:14 PM EDT

Someone in Oregon has claimed the $1.3 billion Powerball jackpot won last weekend, which is the eighth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history. Should the winner of Sunday's drawing forgo the rarely claimed option of a payout over 30 years, the lump-sum before taxes would be $621...

Person comes forward to claim $1.3 billion Powerball jackpot in Oregon

Apr. 09, 2024 01:23 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A person with a ticket matching all six Powerball numbers in Saturday’s $1.3 billion jackpot came forward Monday to claim the prize, Oregon officials said. The lottery ticket was purchased at a Plaid Pantry convenience store in the northeast part of the...

What are the 10 largest US lottery jackpots ever won?

Apr. 08, 2024 07:33 AM EDT

Here is a look at the largest U.S. jackpots won and the states where the winning tickets were sold: 1. $2.04 billion, Powerball, Nov. 7, 2022 (one ticket, from California) 2. $1.765 billion, Powerball, Oct. 11, 2023 (one ticket, from California) 3....

Winning Powerball jackpot ticket worth $1.3 billion sold in Portland, Oregon

Apr. 08, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Powerball player in Oregon won a jackpot worth more than $1.3 billion on Sunday, ending a winless streak that had stretched more than three months. The single ticket — revealed following a delay of more than three hours to the drawing — matched all six...

Powerball player wins $1.3 billion jackpot, ending record-tying streak of 41 consecutive drawings without a grand prize

Apr. 07, 2024 06:19 AM EDT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Powerball player wins $1.3 billion jackpot, ending record-tying streak of 41 consecutive drawings without a grand prize.

Powerball lottery's $1.3 billion jackpot drawing delayed

Apr. 07, 2024 02:34 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Powerball lottery drawing scheduled for Saturday night has been delayed to complete procedures required before the numbers are announced, the game's organizers said. The drawing for the game, including an estimated $1.3 billion jackpot, was delayed to...