Lottery

Powerball Jackpot Reaches A Record $550 Million

2 Tickets Strike Gold In Record Powerball Jackpot

The richest Powerball jackpot ever _ and the second-largest top prize in U.S. lottery history _ has been won. The question now becomes: Who are the lucky winners waking up to new lives as multimillionaires?

11/29/2012

A lottery player selects her numbers on a Powerball ticket. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Powerball: What Are The Odds?

Powerball fever has hit North Texas. The estimated jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing has jumped from $425 million to $500 million — that’s half a billion dollars — making it the second richest lottery jackpot in United States history.

11/28/2012

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Powerball Jackpot Jumps To $550 Million

The record Powerball jackpot keeps rising. It now stands at $550 million after officials say brisk sales keep driving up the payout amount. In Texas alone early $7 million worth of Powerball tickets were sold before 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

11/28/2012

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Record Powerball Result Of Changes To Boost Sales

The historic Powerball jackpot boosted to $500 million on Tuesday was all part of a plan lottery officials put in place early this year to build jackpots faster, drive sales and generate more money for states that run the game.

11/27/2012

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Sales Plummet For Veterans Lottery Game

A $2 scratch-off game in Texas created to help veterans is plummeting in popularity, even as the state lottery posts record sales overall.

10/01/2012

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Winning Texas Lotto Ticket Sold In Fort Worth

Someone in North Texas is believed to be holding a lottery ticket worth $28 million. Saturday’s Lotto Texas winning ticket was sold at a Shell gas station in north Fort Worth.

05/14/2012

Mega Millions lottery tickets sit on a registar on March 30, 2012. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

North Texans Ponder How To Spend Lotto Jackpot

It was the moment that Mega Millions lottery ticket holders have been waiting for — the drawing for the $640 million lottery jackpot was held Friday night.

03/30/2012

Mega Millions lottery tickets sit on a registar on March 30, 2012. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Playing The Lotto Can Be Fun, But…

Everyone is lining up for a chance to win big money, after the Mega Millions jackpot has ballooned to $640 million. But there could be some dangers.

03/30/2012

A woman fills out her Mega Millions lottery ticket. (credit: Getty Images/Tim Boyle)

Mega Millions Jackpot Increases To $640 Million

Lottery officials say they are increasing the Mega Millions lottery jackpot to $640 million, raising what was already a world-record prize.

03/30/2012

A woman fills out her Mega Millions lottery ticket. (credit: Getty Images/Tim Boyle)

Lotto Office Pools Can Cause Problems

The largest jackpot in U.S. history is enticing more people to pool their money with friends or co-workers to buy tickets for Friday’s MegaMillions drawing.

03/29/2012

A lottery player selects her numbers on a Powerball ticket. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Cost Of Playing Powerball Doubles, Jackpots Increase

Plan on digging deeper in your wallet to play the multi-state lottery game Powerball. Beginning yesterday, the price of a Powerball ticket doubled from $1 to $2.

01/16/2012

A woman fills out her Mega Millions lottery ticket. (credit: Getty Images/Tim Boyle)

North Texas Man Sues Over Stolen Lotto Ticket

A man is suing the Texas Lottery Commission and others for $1 million in winnings from a lottery ticket prosecutors say was stolen in 2009.

06/01/2011

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