2011 Budget Cuts To Texas Schools Still Being Felt, Reports Finds The Legislature's $5-plus billion in 2011 cuts to public education mean that Texas' classroom funding still lags behind its pre-Great Recession levels due to booming enrollment growth — with low-income students hit hardest.
Hospital Worker Claims $758.7M Powerball PrizeA Massachusetts hospital worker has claimed the $758.7 million Powerball jackpot, and says she always thought winning the lottery was "a pipe dream."
Largest Powerball Jackpot Won By Single TicketPowerball Product Group Chair Charlie McIntyre says the $758.7 million jackpot claimed by a ticket sold in Massachusetts is the largest grand prize won by a single lottery ticket in U.S. history.
Lottery Players Hold Breath As $700M Powerball Jackpot Drawing NearsLottery players across the U.S. are scooping up $2 Powerball tickets in hopes of beating the odds and winning a massive $700 million jackpot Wednesday night.
Drawing Nears For $700 Million Powerball JackpotThe estimated jackpot for Wednesday night's Powerball lottery has climbed to $700 million, making it the second-largest in U.S. history. But that refers to the annuity option, doled out in 30 payments over 29 years.
Powerball And Mega Millions: What Are The Odds Of Winning?Yes, you would need extra fingers and toes to count the money if you won the dual Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots. But don’t quit your day job just yet!
Powerball, Mega Millions Jackpots Both Top $300M For First TimeFor the first time ever, both the Powerball and Mega Millions lottery jackpots have risen to more than $300 million simultaneously.
Fort Worth Man Claims "Weekly Grand" Texas Lottery PrizeA big payoff for a Fort Worth man who "scratched" his way to a lottery win worth more than $800,000.
California Winner Of $447M Powerball Comes ForwardJeff Lindsay said in a statement that the windfall will support his family and causes that are important to them for generations to come.
Bonuses For Texas Teachers And Healthcare Help For RetireesTexas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick wants to help current and retired teachers with millions of dollars in bonuses.
FBI Missed Texas Judge’s Role In Rigged Lottery Jackpot SchemeAn inquiry into the winnings of a Texas judge stands out as a missed chance to stop a jackpot rigging scandal that would corrupt the $70 billion lottery industry for years while enriching a tiny group of insiders.
Mastermind Of Lottery Fraud Will Tell How He Rigged JackpotsA plea agreement means a lottery computer programmer will tell investigators how he used his position to rig state jackpots and he and his brother, a former Texas judge, will repay $3 million in prizes they improperly claimed.