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Correction: Powerball-Surprise Winner story

Nov. 15, 2018 11:54 AM EST

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — In a Nov. 14 story about a woman who won a $1 million Powerball lottery prize, The Associated Press erroneously reported that she was from Iowa and that her ticket matched all six numbers. Nicole Argent is from St. Charles, Missouri, and her ticket matched five numbers, but not the...

Iowa Powerball winner gives $500K to veterans group

Nov. 14, 2018 4:23 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman who shared a nearly $700 million Powerball lottery jackpot has donated $500,000 to a veterans group. Lerynne (lah-RINN) West announced on the Ellen DeGeneres Show broadcast Wednesday that she gave the money to the Travis Mills Foundation. The Maine-based organization...

Retired government worker revealed as $343M Powerball winner

Nov. 14, 2018 2:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Bailey has been playing the same six lottery numbers for 25 years and plans to keep on doing it — even though his digits finally hit for a $343.8 million Powerball win, the largest in New York Lottery history. Bailey, 67, was introduced by lottery officials Wednesday as the...

Iowa winner claims huge Powerball jackpot

Nov. 5, 2018 8:48 PM EST

CLIVE, Iowa (AP) — After hearing someone from Iowa had won half of a nearly $700 million Powerball jackpot, Lerynne West couldn't find the ticket she'd bought the day before so asked her sister to check her pickup truck. There it was, on the pickup floor — a scrap of paper worth a share of $688...

New Mexico lottery to offer game linked to sporting events

Oct. 31, 2018 6:19 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Lottery Authority is moving ahead with plans for a new game that will be tied to the outcome of sporting events. The lottery board voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of the new game, which could go on sale in four to six months. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the...

Iowa, New York home to winning $688M Powerball tickets

Oct. 28, 2018 7:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The co-owner of a Manhattan deli where someone purchased one of two Powerball tickets that hit the $688 million jackpot said he likely sold the winning ticket, but he has no idea who won. Jose Espinosa and his father own the West Harlem Deli, which lottery officials say sold a ticket that...

The Latest: New York deli doesn't know who won Powerball

Oct. 28, 2018 2:06 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the winning tickets sold for the Powerball jackpot (all times local): 1 p.m. The co-owner of a Manhattan deli where someone purchased one of two jackpot-winning Powerball tickets says he likely sold the winning ticket but has no idea who won. Jose Espinosa and his...

$688 million Powerball jackpot is 4th-largest lottery win

Oct. 28, 2018 11:39 AM EDT

Two winning tickets were sold in Saturday night's Powerball drawing to win a $688 million jackpot, which marks the fourth-largest lottery grand prize ever in U.S. history. 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,...

Lottery officials say 2 tickets sold in Iowa and New York win estimated $750 million Powerball jackpot

Oct. 28, 2018 1:00 AM EDT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lottery officials say 2 tickets sold in Iowa and New York win estimated $750 million Powerball jackpot .

Powerball numbers drawn for $750M jackpot

Oct. 27, 2018 11:25 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The winning numbers for the estimated $750 million Powerball game have been drawn. The numbers picked in Saturday night's drawing are 8, 12, 13, 19 and 27, with a Powerball of 4. It's not immediately clear if there is a winner for the fourth-largest jackpot in U.S. history. This...