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  There were no jackpot winners Wednesday, but 478,954 players across the nation won more than $8.4 Million in prizes in America's Game. Click here to see the winning numbers.  
   
  May 20: Jackpot reaches $121.3 Million; Rolling to $138 Million
The Wednesday, May 20th jackpot reached an estimated $121.3 million and will be rolling to $138 Million for the next draw. The winning numbers: White Balls: 01 12 28 35 44 Powerball: 25, Power Play 3. There were three tickets that won the $1 Million Match 5 prize, except in CA where prizes are required to be pari-mutuel, and could pay more or less than $1 Million. They were from CA, NC, and SC. There was one ticket that added the Power Play to win $2 million. It was from the State of FL. There were 478,954 tickets that won nearly $8.4 million in cash prizes. Detailed winning information can be found here.
   
 
DES MOINES MAN CLAIMS $1 MILLION POWERBALL PRIZE
A Des Moines, Iowa man claimed a $1 million Powerball prize Monday morning, a day after his winning ticket was nearly lost.

Pete Kemp of Des Moines explained that when he had his winning ticket checked at a convenience store on Sunday, in the process of getting paperwork from the lottery terminal, the clerk accidentally threw away his ticket. Kemp said he realized the mistake within seconds and went back into the store, where the clerk was able to retrieve his ticket -- which had been torn in two -- from the trash. They taped it back together at the store.

"I was in the parking lot. I was backing up, but I stopped and I went back in," Kemp said. "I did realize that I didn't have the ticket."

Kemp, 47, who works as a transportation driver, said winning a big prize just seemed unreal.

"I believe it now!" he said with a laugh as he looked at his prize check from the lottery. "Even on the way over here, I was wondering. I didn't want to set myself up. It's all coming together right now."

Kemp purchased his winning ticket at the Cash Saver supermarket, 4121 Fleur Dr. in Des Moines. He came close to winning at least a share of Saturday's $110 million jackpot, matching the first five numbers but missing the Powerball.

Kemp said that he plans to use his lottery winnings to plan for retirement, but also will likely have a celebratory dinner with his five children.

"I'm thinking about my retirement," he said. "I want to make sure I have enough to live! Who knows how much things will cost in another 20 years."

Kemp, who said he regularly plays Powerball and Mega Millions, said he has been feeling lucky of late, winning a lot of $1 prizes in the past month.

"When I didn't have a winner, I would say, 'Well, everything is normal,'" Kemp said with a laugh on Monday. "In this case, everything wasn't normal. It was a surprise."
   
  May 16: Jackpot at $110 Million; Rolling to $121 Million
The Saturday, May 16th jackpot was at its guaranteed $110 million and will be rolling to $121 Million for the next draw. The winning numbers: White Balls: 24 29 38 48 52 Powerball: 32, Power Play 2. There were four tickets that won the $1 Million Match 5 prize. They were from IA, MD, PA, and TX. There were no tickets that added the Power Play to win $2 million. There were 446,476 tickets that won over $6.8 million in cash prizes. Detailed winning information can be found here.
   
  May 13: Jackpot at $100 Million; Rolling to $110 Million
The Wednesday, May 13th jackpot was at its guaranteed $100 million and will be rolling to $110 Million for the next draw. The winning numbers: White Balls: 01 25 29 31 47 Powerball: 07, Power Play 3. There were three tickets that won the $1 Million Match 5 prize, except in CA where prizes are required to be pari-mutuel, and could pay more or less than $1 Million. They were from CA, FL, and OH. There were no tickets that added the Power Play to win $2 million. There were 496,912 tickets that won over $6.6 million in cash prizes. Detailed winning information can be found here.
   
 
Powerball Power Play prize pocketed
Sally Fogel of West Newton is the winner of a $2 million Powerball prize, having matched the first five winning numbers while playing the Power Play option in the multi-state game's drawing held Saturday, May 2, 2015. Fogel claimed her $2 million prize (less taxes) at the Massachusetts State Lottery's Braintree headquarters on Monday, May 4. This is the third $2 million Powerball prize claimed in Massachusetts this year. She plans on using some of her winnings to support a non-profit group and intends to put the remainder away for retirement.

Fogel's winning combination of 02-06-11-30-31 represents a mix of birthdays and anniversary dates.

Her winning ticket was purchased at Value Gas & Repair, 979 Watertown St. in West Newton. The store will receive a $20,000 bonus for its sale.
   
  May 9: Jackpot at $90 Million; Rolling to $100 Million
The Saturday, May 9th jackpot was at its guaranteed $90 million and will be rolling to $100 Million for the next draw. The winning numbers: White Balls: 04 15 17 35 58 Powerball: 17, Power Play 3. There were two tickets that won the $1 Million Match 5 prize, except in CA where prizes are required to be pari-mutuel, and could pay more or less than $1 Million. They were from CA and PA. There were no tickets that added the Power Play to win $2 million. There were 442,848 tickets that won nearly $5.5 million in cash prizes. Detailed winning information can be found here.
   
 
Springfield man claims $1 million Powerball prize
Alvin Skinner of Springfield is Massachusetts's newest $1 million Powerball prize winner after matching the first five winning numbers in the multi-state game's drawing held Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Skinner claimed his $1 million prize (less taxes) at the Massachusetts State Lottery's Braintree headquarters on Monday, May 4. He plans on buying a house and a car with his winnings.

Skinner’s winning ticket was purchased at Murphy’s Pop Stop, 74 Island Pond Rd. in Springfield. The store will receive a $10,000 bonus for its sale.
   
  May 6: Jackpot at $80 Million; Rolling to $90 Million
The Wednesday, May 6th jackpot was at its guaranteed $80 million and will be rolling to $90 Million for the next draw. The winning numbers: White Balls: 23 24 27 39 41 Powerball: 30, Power Play 5. There were two tickets that won the $1 Million Match 5 prize, except in CA where prizes are required to be pari-mutuel, and could pay more or less than $1 Million. They were from CA and CT. There was one ticket that added the Power Play to win $2 million. It was from the State of ME. There were 357,957 tickets that won over $7.5 million in cash prizes. Detailed winning information can be found here.
   
 
Columbus Man Wins $30,000 Playing Powerball Power Play
Donald Kiesel of Columbus recently won $30,000 playing Powerball Power Play from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 12,000 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Saturday, March 28, drawings. Among these winners was Kiesel, who purchased his winning ticket at Fast Mart, 3222 23rd Street in Columbus. The ticket contained four of the five winning white ball numbers (2, 4, 6, 12, 38) and the Powerball number (17) from the March 28 drawing for $10,000.

Because Kiesel added the $1 Power Play option to his ticket, his prize was multiplied by the 3X Power Play multiplier for a total of $30,000.

While claiming his prize on April 3, Kiesel told Nebraska Lottery officials that he learned he had won after seeing the winning numbers in the Omaha World-Herald newspaper. "I looked and looked at the numbers, and then I double-checked them on the computer," said Kiesel. He plans to take a trip using his winnings.
   
 
FLORIDA LOTTERY'S NINTH POWERBALL WINNER CLAIMS $80 MILLION PRIZE
The Florida Lottery announces that Alice Dawson, 60, of Frisco City, Alabama, claimed the $80 million jackpot prize for the POWERBALL drawing held on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Dawson chose to receive the winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $53,440,213.76

"This is a blessing in our lives and proves that anything is possible with faith in God," said Dawson. "We plan on using our winnings to help our friends, family and our church."

The jackpot-winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased from State Line Gift Shop, located at 11208 U.S. Highway 97 in McDavid. The retailer will receive $40,000 for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.
   
 
Woburn man claims $1 million Powerball prize
Philip Boudreau of Woburn is Massachusetts's newest $1 million Powerball prize winner after matching the first five winning numbers in the multi-state game's drawing held Saturday, March 7, 2015.

Boudreau claimed his $1 million prize (less taxes) at the Massachusetts State Lottery's Braintree headquarters on Friday, April 17. He plans to use his winnings to pay some bills and invest.

Boudreau's winning Quic Pic ticket was purchased at Jack's Variety, 675 Main St. in Woburn. The store will receive a $10,000 bonus for its sale.
   
 
CEDAR RAPIDS MAN WINS $10,000 POWERBALL PRIZE
A Cedar Rapids, Iowa man was just one number away from winning a big Powerball jackpot Wednesday and ended up winning a $10,000 prize.

Bryan Knox matched four white balls and the Powerball in the April 1 drawing to win a $10,000 prize.

Knox purchased his winning ticket at Hy-Vee, 1843 Johnson Ave. NW in Cedar Rapids. He claimed his prize Thursday at the lottery’s regional office in Cedar Rapids.

The winning numbers in that night's $50 million jackpot drawing were: 2-30-33-39-44 and Powerball 1. The Power Play number was 3. Saturday's jackpot is an estimated $60 million.
   
 
Fluvanna County man claims $2 million Powerball prize; He uses Power Play to double his prize to $2 million
When David Vaughan saw on TV that someone had won $2 million with a Powerball ticket bought in nearby Palmyra, he thought, "Isn't that amazing?"

The Fork Union man didn't realize that the winning ticket was in his wallet at that very moment.

Mr. Vaughan matched the first five numbers in the March 4 Powerball drawing, missing only the Powerball number. Normally that would win $1 million. But he spent an extra dollar for Power Play when he bought his ticket. Power Play increased the prize to $2 million.

When he discovered he had the winning ticket, he didn't tell anyone at first. Then early the next morning, he told his wife.

"Are you kidding?" she shouted. "You hit that Powerball?"

Mr. Vaughan bought the winning ticket at E. W. Thomas Grocery in Palmyra. On March 11, he returned to the store to receive his check from the Virginia Lottery. The store also received a check for $10,000 for selling the winning ticket.

The winning numbers for that drawing were 8-12-15-35-50, and the Powerball number was 32. He used Easy Pick, letting the computer randomly select the numbers on his ticket. His ticket was the only one in the nation to win $2 million in the March 4 drawing. Six other tickets nationwide matched the first five numbers, but they didn't use Power Play like Mr. Vaughan, so they each won $1 million.

What does the retiree plan to do with his winnings?

"I'm going fishing," he said. "And I’m not going to tell you where."
   
 
Chillicothe resident claims $1-million Powerball prize
Charles DeBord of Chillicothe and his wife travelled to the Ohio Lottery's Columbus regional office this week to claim the $1 million ticket sold in the Feb. 28 Powerball drawing.

Charles purchased his winning ticket from Kmart #4937, located at 1470 North Bridge Street in Chillicothe. He used the auto pick feature to choose his winning numbers, matching all five numbers but not the Powerball number. Winning numbers for that drawing were: 11-17-25-28-46 + 12.

Charles is one of six Ohio Lottery ticket holders so far in 2015 to win Powerball's second-tier prize (5-of-5 numbers without the Powerball). After state and federal tax withholdings, Charles will receive a check for $710,000.

Kmart receives a $1,000 sales bonus.
   
 
Westville Resident Follows Stranger's Advice - Wins $1 million Illinois Lottery Prize
Westville resident Chris Vice won $1million after following the friendly advice of a stranger. "I was at the gas station buying a soda when the person in line behind me said, 'The Powerball jackpot is $500million tonight, you should get a ticket.' So I bought a ticket and I won!" The numbers on Vice's Quick Pick ticket matched the first five numbers to win $1 million in the Wednesday, February 11 Powerball drawing. Today, Illinois Lottery officials presented him a large ceremonial check to commemorate the win.

Vice was back at the same gas station when a clerk told him they had sold a $1 million winning Powerball ticket. Using the lottery self-service scanner, Vice checked his ticket. The message 'file a claim' appeared on the screen. "When I saw that message, I knew the big winner was me. I signed the back of my ticket and rushed home!"

The 29 year old small business owner started his own company, Unique Construction, ten years ago. Vice has lived in Westville and the area all his life. He and his wife plan to invest the windfall for retirement and for their three children to go to college. "This win is such an amazing bonus!"
   
 
Brunswick County woman won $188 million share of Powerball jackpot
A single mother from a small town in Coastal North Carolina has come forward to claim her $188 million Powerball prize, making her the largest jackpot winner in state history.

Until recently, Marie Holmes of Shallotte supported her four children by working jobs at Wal-Mart, Food Lion, KFC, McDonald's and Subway. The 26-year-old's life changed forever when her Powerball ticket matched all six numbers in the Feb. 11 drawing, winning her a third of the $564 million jackpot.

At a news conference Monday afternoon, N.C. Education Lottery executive director Alice Garland presented Holmes with a check celebrating her $188 million win.

"I am humbled and grateful for the opportunities this has created for my family," she said.

Holmes, an occasional lottery player, asked her mom to get her a ticket because the jackpot had grown so large. Her lucky Quick Pick ticket came from the Scotchman on Whiteville Road in Shallotte, a town of less than 4,000 people just minutes from the South Carolina border.

Holmes was in disbelief the morning after the drawing when she realized the numbers on her ticket matched all of the winning numbers in the drawing, beating odds of 1 in 175 million.

"I started screaming and jumping around," the former high school basketball star recalled. "I said to my kids, 'You just don’t understand what this means.'"

Holmes sought financial and legal advice before claiming her prize money. After consulting with her attorney, Charles Francis, Holmes opted for the $127 million lump sum payment. The after-tax winnings of $87.9 million, Holmes said, will allow her to cement several important goals. Among other things, Holmes plans to tithe to religious and charitable organizations, finish her college degree, buy her mother a house, and secure the future for her three daughters - and her seven year-old son who has cerebral palsy.

"I hope that this moment can shine a light on the challenges faced by children and adults with cerebral palsy," Holmes said. "Not everyone understands what cerebral palsy is, and what it means to a family. I hope our story can help change that."
   
 
Orbis employees claim $1-million Powerball prize
A work pool of 19 Orbis employees have claimed one of three $1-million Powerball prizes sold in the Feb. 11 drawing. They finalized their claim yesterday afternoon at the Ohio Lottery's Dayton regional office.

The group matched all five numbers without the Powerball number, winning the $1-million second-tier prize. Each share is worth approximately $52,631. After federal and state tax withholdings, each member of the pool will receive a check for approximately $37,368.
   
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