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Michigan Breakfast Club Claims $840M Powerball Jackpot

Group consists of a lawyer and a 'thrilled and nervous' couple

(Newser) - A mid-Michigan couple and a lawyer from the west side of the state were announced Tuesday as winners of an $842.4 million Powerball lottery jackpot from a ticket purchased on New Year's Day. The Breakfast Club lottery group opted for a cash lump sum of $305 million after...

Woman Wins $1M Lottery Prize Twice in 10 Weeks

Christine Wilson used some of the money to buy an SUV, says she'll save the rest

(Newser) - A Massachusetts woman won a $1 million Massachusetts State Lottery prize—then, 10 weeks later, won the same amount again. Christine Wilson won both jackpots by playing scratch-off tickets she'd purchased at two different stores, People reports. Both times, she opted for the $650,000 (pre-tax) cash payout option,...

$1.3B Powerball Winner Has Been Fighting Cancer for Years

Cheng Saephan says he plans to 'find a good doctor for myself'

(Newser) - One of the winners of a historic $1.3 billion Powerball jackpot last month is an immigrant from Laos who has had cancer for eight years and had his latest chemotherapy treatment last week. Cheng "Charlie" Saephan, of Portland, told a news conference held by the Oregon Lottery that...

Someone Has Finally Won That Huge Powerball Jackpot
Winner of
$1.3B Jackpot
Comes Forward

Winner of $1.3B Jackpot Comes Forward

But officials say it will take weeks to verify Oregon win

(Newser) - A person with a ticket matching all six Powerball numbers in Saturday's $1.3 billion jackpot came forward Monday to claim the prize from last weekend's drawing, but the winner won't be announced for at least a couple more weeks until their ticket is verified and arrangements...

Someone Has Won $1.12B Mega Millions Jackpot
Powerball at Nearly $1B

Powerball at Nearly $1B

After the latest drawing with no winner

(Newser) - The Powerball jackpot increased to an estimated $935 million after no one matched the six numbers drawn Wednesday night, the AP reports. The numbers selected were: 37, 46, 57, 60, 66, and the Powerball 8. The drawing came a day after a player in New Jersey won a massive Mega...

Man Sues DC Lottery After Not Winning $340M Jackpot

John Cheeks says lottery website posted wrong numbers as the winners, but he still wants his cash

(Newser) - When John Cheeks checked his Powerball numbers the day after the Jan. 7, 2023, drawing, he saw them listed as the winning combination on the DC Lottery's website, with a $340 million jackpot at stake. "I got a little excited, but I didn't shout, I didn't...

Man Running for Congress Just Hit the Jackpot

Republican Josh McConkey will fund campaign in North Carolina with his half of $1.5M winnings

(Newser) - A North Carolina physician hit it big in the lottery earlier this month, and that money came just in time for him to fund his run for Congress. WNCN reports that Dr. Josh McConkey, who's also a colonel in the Air Force Reserve, matched all five balls in the...

Somebody Just Had a Pretty Rich New Year's Day

Michigan Powerball player cleans up $842M jackpot

(Newser) - Someone in Michigan won a massive Powerball jackpot on the first day of 2024, the first time it has been won on New Year's Day since the game's start in 1992. The winning numbers drawn were: 12, 21, 42, 44, 49, and the red Powerball of 1. Final...

For 2 Years in a Row, Man Has Won $10M at Same Store

Clerk at Brooklyn store says Wayne Murray is still buying scratch-off tickets

(Newser) - After Brooklyn man Wayne Murray won the $10 million jackpot in a scratch-off game last year, he didn't change his routine or move out of his East Flatbush neighborhood—and he doubled his money with another scratch-off ticket from the same store. The New York Lottery says Murray, who...

Winner of $1.35B Jackpot Says His Ex Violated NDA

He's suing her for allegedly telling his father, stepmother about big win

(Newser) - A Maine resident is suing his ex-girlfriend, and he probably won't have much trouble paying the legal bills. The man, who kept his identity secret after winning a $1.35 billion Mega Millions Jackpot in January, is suing the woman, the mother of his daughter, for allegedly letting his...

$1.73B Powerball Jackpot Won by California Player

That'll be $1.73B, or $756.6M for the cash option

(Newser) - A player in California won a $1.73 billion Powerball jackpot Wednesday night, ending a long stretch without a winner of the top prize. The winning numbers were: 22, 24, 40, 52, 64, and the Powerball 10. The winning ticket was sold at Midway Market & Liquor in Frazier Park,...

She Wanted Anonymity After Powerball Win, Didn't Get It

Cristy Davis advocates for winners being able to stay anonymous after scammers exploited her

(Newser) - No one matched all the requisite numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing, which has sent the jackpot for Saturday night's picks to $725 million . Winning such a huge lottery is a moment most of us have daydreamed about, but Cristy Davis actually lived that dream, after claiming a $70...

Mega Millions Has Its Newest Billionaire

Winning ticket for $1.58B Mega Millions jackpot was purchased at a Publix in Neptune Beach

(Newser) - Someone in Florida won a $1.58 billion Mega Millions jackpot Tuesday night, ending a stretch of lottery futility that had lasted for nearly four months. A Publix grocery store in Neptune Beach sold the winning ticket, according to the Florida Lottery. The winning numbers drawn were: 13, 19, 20,...

Waste Collectors Kept Playing the Lottery. Finally, a Big Win

11 poverty-stricken women in Indian state of Kerala win $1.2M prize with ticket they chipped in on

(Newser) - A group of 11 women who build public toilets and collect non-biodegradable waste from homes in Parappanangadi, an Indian town in the state of Kerala, typically bring home the equivalent of $3 a day for their efforts. Now, these sanitation workers can relax a little about their bills after hitting...

Formerly Unhoused Woman Wins $5M in California Lottery

Just five years ago, Lucia Forseth was homeless

(Newser) - Formerly homeless Lucia Forseth is now rolling in dough after nabbing $5 million from the California lottery, reports the Los Angeles Times . Her lucky break came during a pit stop at a Contra Costa County Walmart for an oil change. With time to kill, she bought a single Scratchers...

Winner of US' Biggest Jackpot Scoops Up Quite a Home
Winner of US' Biggest Jackpot
Scoops Up Quite a Home
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Winner of US' Biggest Jackpot Scoops Up Quite a Home

Edwin Castro plunks down $25.5M on jaw-dropping mansion in the Hollywood Hills section of LA

(Newser) - A "bonkers" mansion boasting a panoramic view of Los Angeles and a list price of almost $30 million popped up in the Robb Report last summer, with the magazine noting it seemed like the type of abode "you'd rarely need to leave." That coveted 13,578-square-foot...

$1.35B Mega Millions Winner to Collect a Lot Less Than That

The person, remaining anonymous, will receive roughly $500M after taxes

(Newser) - The winner of the $1.35 billion Mega Millions jackpot has come forward to collect the prize, but their identity remains a mystery. The Maine State Lottery said Wednesday that the winner chose a lump-sum payment of $723.5 million before taxes through a limited liability company, LaKoma Island Investments...

Why the $2.04B Powerball Winner Gets a $123M 'Bonus'
Winner of $2.04B Powerball
Jackpot Revealed

Winner of $2.04B Powerball Jackpot Revealed

Edwin Castro was 'shocked, ecstatic'

(Newser) - The winner of November's record-breaking $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot has been revealed as Edwin Castro. He has opted to take the $997.6 million lump sum payment—and because he lives in California, he won't pay state income tax on it. Castro declined to appear at an...

Woman Wins $175K at Office Gift Exchange

Kentucky woman's first choice at the white elephant gift exchange was a $25 gift card

(Newser) - A Kentucky woman was disappointed when somebody "stole" a $25 TJ Maxx gift card from her during a holiday party gift exchange game, but she ended up with a gift worth 7,000 times more. Lori Janes, an office manager at a dental center in Louisville, chose $25 in...

The Odds of This Lottery Outcome Are Just Insane

433 to share jackpot in Philippines after Saturday's unusual draw

(Newser) - Individuals who purchased winning tickets for a $4 million lottery jackpot in the Philippines will have to settle for less than $10,000 each following Saturday's controversial draw. A total of 433 people selected the winning combination in the Grand Lotto lottery, which was highly unusual. The six numbers—...

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