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  There were no jackpot winners Wednesday, but 358,039 players across the nation won more than $3.2 Million in prizes in America's Game. Click here to see the winning numbers.  
   
  Aug 20: Jackpot at $60 Million; Rolling to $70 Million
The Wednesday, August 20th jackpot was at its guaranteed $60 million and will be rolling to $70 Million for the next draw. The winning numbers: White Balls: 04 08 21 38 40, Powerball: 03, Power Play 2. There was one ticket that won the $1 Million Match 5 prize. It was from the State of LA. There were no tickets that added the Power Play to win $2 million. There were 358,039 tickets that won over $3.2 million in cash prizes. Detailed winning information can be found here.
   
  Aug 16: Jackpot at $50 Million; Rolling to $60 Million; 2 more millionaires; for a total of 1,191!!
The Saturday, August 16th jackpot was at its guaranteed $50 million and will be rolling to $60 Million for the next draw. The winning numbers: White Balls: 07 08 17 48 59, Powerball: 09, Power Play 2. There were two tickets that won the $1 Million Match 5 prize. They were from FL and MN. There were no tickets that added the Power Play to win $2 million. There were 397,621 tickets that won nearly $4.5 million in cash prizes. Detailed winning information can be found here.
   
  Aug 13: Jackpot at $40 Million; Rolling to $50 Million
The Wednesday, August 13th jackpot was at its guaranteed $40 million and will be rolling to $50 Million for the next draw. The winning numbers: White Balls: 08 37 39 40 52, Powerball: 24, Power Play 2. There was one ticket that won the $1 Million Match 5 prize. It was from the State of OH. There were no tickets that added the Power Play to win $2 million. There were 329,137 tickets that won nearly $3.0 million in cash prizes. Detailed winning information can be found here.
   
 
Randolph resident wins $1 million in Powerball
Glenn Ward of Randolph is the winner of a $1 million prize in the multi-state Powerball game's drawing held Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

Ward, accompanied by his wife Debra, claimed his $1 million (less taxes) at the Massachusetts State Lottery headquarters in Braintree on Friday, August 8. He plans to use his winnings to pay off his mortgage and invest.

Ward's winning ticket was purchased at AL Prime Energy, 304 Union St. in Randolph. The store will receive a $10,000 bonus on the sale.
   
  Aug 9: Jackpot at $90 Million; Winning ticket sold in the State of Colorado!
The Saturday, August 9th jackpot was at its guaranteed $90 million and there was one Grand Prize winning ticket sold in the State of Colorado. The jackpot will reset to its guaranteed $40 Million for the next draw. The winning numbers: White Balls: 03 12 31 34 51; Powerball: 24, Power Play 2. There were five tickets that won the $1 Million Match 5 prize, except in CA where prizes are required to be pari-mutuel. They were from AR, CA, CO, NM, and NY. There was one ticket that added the Power Play to win $2 million. It was from the State of MD. There were 443,689 tickets that won over $9.8 million in cash prizes. Detailed winning information can be found here.
   
 
North Carolina woman wins $1 million playing Powerball in Virginia She wins big with a ticket she bought in Danville
The first inkling Betty Cook had that she'd won a million dollars is when her daughter checked the winning numbers in the August 2 Powerball drawing. Those numbers were 12-26-44-46-47, and the Powerball number was 29. The Pelham, North Carolina, woman matched the first five numbers, missing only the Powerball number.

"You won, Mom! You won!" her daughter shouted.

Ms. Cook bought the winning ticket at Stop In Food Store, located at 2100 West Main Street in Danville. On August 7, she returned to the store to receive her check from the Virginia Lottery. The store also received a check for $10,000 for selling the winning ticket.

She used Easy Pick, letting the computer randomly select the numbers on her ticket. If she'd matched all six numbers, she would have won a jackpot estimated at $70 million.

Ms. Cook, who works in Danville, said she intends to use her winnings to pay bills and take care of her family.
   
  Aug 6: Jackpot at $80 Million; Rolling to $90 Million
The Wednesday, August 6th jackpot was at its guaranteed $80 million and will be rolling to $90 Million for the next draw. The winning numbers: White Balls: 01 08 24 28 49, Powerball: 24, Power Play 5. There were two tickets that won the $1 Million Match 5 prize. They were from GA and MA. There were no tickets that added the Power Play to win $2 million. There were 397,831 tickets that won nearly $6.2 million in cash prizes. Detailed winning information can be found here.
   
 
Retiree Can Thank His Lucky Popsicles for $60 Million Powerball® Win in Fontana
What do popsicles and Powerball have in common? Not much, besides the same number of letters. But for John "Jack" Long, the two will forever be intertwined. You see, Long was picking up his favorite sweet treat in Fontana, when he decided to test his luck and won $60 million.

"I hadn't bought (lottery tickets) in a while, and I was at the store buying my popsicles and I go, 'Oh hell, let me get some of these before I get out of here,'" Long explained. "I didn't ask or care how much it (the jackpot) was, just bought them on a whim."

The retiree ended up buying three Quick Pick® tickets – one Powerball, one Mega Millions® and one SuperLotto Plus®. Long went home and didn't think much more of it until the night of the draw. That's when a neighbor stopped by and told Long the winning ticket was sold at Cardenas Market – the store with Long's favorite popsicles. The neighbor also said workers told him the winner was "a regular customer with a power wheelchair". Long was a regular at the store and he did use a power wheelchair.

"I didn't think anything about it because you never think 'it's me,'" Long said. So he went about his business and figured he'd check his ticket the next time he was at the store. "I got to go sooner or later, that's where I get my sugar-free popsicles."

A few days later, another neighbor asked Long about the ticket and mentioned the description of the winner. At that point, Long decided to check his ticket. He went online and found the winning Powerball numbers from the July 19th draw – 10, 53, 17, 25, 45 and the Powerball 9.

"I kept looking at my ticket over and over again," Long said of his initial reaction to the win. Once it started to sink in, he headed straight for the Lottery's District Office in San Bernardino to claim his $60 million prize. He decided to take the cash option which is an estimated lump sum amount of $35.9 million before federal taxes.

So what's the first thing he plans to do with his newfound wealth? Help others. First and foremost, would be his family – Long wants to buy cars for his two daughters that live nearby. "I want to give them something that's good and suitable, an SUV or a van, no fancy Lexus and stuff, something economical." But that's not all. Long would also like to help out others in need and possibly a local organization he cares about.

When it comes to Long himself, he said he doesn't need a new car because he likes the one he has. He also doesn't need a new house because he likes where he lives. In fact, he said not much is really going to change with him, "I'm just a simple, old man." A simple, old man with a lot more money to buy popsicles.

Long's winning ticket was purchased at Cardenas Market #21, which is located at 8963 Sierra Ave. in Fontana (San Bernardino County). The store owner will receive a retailer bonus of $300,000, or one half of one percent, for selling the winning ticket.
   
 
Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and a Million Dollars!
"I can't believe I won a million dollars because we ran out of hamburgers!" Dan Hoffmann said after winning $million when the numbers on his Powerball Quick Pick ticket matched the first five numbers – 24 – 34 - 36 - 57 - 58 - (11) - in the Saturday July 5 drawing.

Hoffmann was hosting a 4th of July BBQ at his Yorkville home when he ran out of food. "A lot more people showed up than we were expecting!" While making a quick trip to his neighborhood Jewel store he decided to buy a $2 Powerball ticket. "I play Powerball once in a while and I always buy Quick Picks."

Several days later Hoffmann checked the winning Powerball numbers on illinoislottery.com. "I was shocked! I couldn't believe it and I don't think I slept at all that night!" His immediate plans for the windfall are to pay off his mortgage and invest.

The winning ticket was purchased at Jewel-Osco, 234 East Veterans Parkway in Yorkville. Today, Illinois Lottery officials presented Hoffmann a ceremonial check for his $1million prize and Jewel a ceremonial check for $10,000, 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket.
   
 
Arlington man wins $1 million playing Powerball - One number away from hitting the jackpot
As soon as he saw the winning numbers, Tim Dudgeon knew he'd won big in the July 16 Powerball drawing. After all, he's played the same numbers for years.

They're a combination of birthdays and the jersey number of former basketball star Patrick Ewing. On that night, those numbers won Mr. Dudgeon a million dollars.

The Arlington man bought the winning ticket at Mia's Market and Deli, 1607 South Glebe Road in Arlington. On July 23 he returned to the store to receive his prize from Virginia Lottery Executive Director Paula Otto. The store received a $10,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling the winning ticket.

The winning numbers for that drawing were 5-15-18-26-32 and Powerball number was 35. His ticket matched the first five numbers and missed only the Powerball number. If he'd matched all six numbers, he would have won a jackpot estimated at $50 million.

Mr. Dudgeon said he has no immediate plans for his winnings.
   
 
COUNCIL BLUFFS MAN GIVES EARLY MORNING WAKE-UP CALL AFTER WINNING $10,000 PRIZE
A Council Bluffs man gave his wife an early morning wake-up call after learning he won big playing Powerball.

Cary Cozad said he was checking his Powerball ticket on the Iowa Lottery's website and discovered that he matched four white balls and the Powerball in the July 9 drawing to win a $10,000 prize. Despite the early morning time, the 63-year-old retiree said he couldn't wait to share his good news. His wife, Lisa, was the first to find out.

"Woke my wife up at about 3 o'clock in the morning and told her, 'I think I got four numbers and the Powerball and it looked like I won $10,000.' And she was happy I woke her up," Cozad told lottery employees as he claimed his prize Friday at the lottery's regional office in Council Bluffs.

The winning numbers in that night's $124.9 million jackpot drawing were: 9-25-42-55-57 and Powerball 14. The Power Play® number drawn was 2. One ticket sold in Ohio won the jackpot in the July 9 drawing. Wednesday's Powerball jackpot is an estimated $50 million.

Lisa checked the winning numbers herself and confirmed that her husband had won a $10,000 prize.

"She was ecstatic," Cozad said. "I just told her, 'I checked it about four or five times and I don't believe it either, but that's what it says.'"

The couple said their lottery winnings will be used to replace a deck on their home.
   
 
Albuquerque Woman Claims $1 Million Powerball® Prize
A woman from Albuquerque claimed a $1 million Powerball® prize from the New Mexico yesterday.

Beating odds of 1 in approximately 5.1 million, Bess Holt matched the winning white balls of 8, 18, 45, 53 and 58 in the game's July 2 drawing. Her quick-pick ticket missed the red Powerball of 35 to land the night's jackpot of $90 million.

"I'm lucky in life," Holt told lottery officials in Albuquerque. "I've always been grateful for what I have, and I haven't worried about what I didn't have."

Holt, a frequent Powerball player, discovered her good fortune two days after the drawing when she checked her ticket with winning numbers published at the lottery's website.

"I started laughing," she said. "I missed one number to win the jackpot, but that's okay." Holt said she plans to share her prize with a friend in need. "I feel like Santa Claus," she said.

Holt said the rest of the prize will be managed by her attorney and financial planner.

Holt purchased her lucky ticket at Albertson's located at 2910 Juan Tabo NE in Albuquerque.
   
 
Vineyard resident is $1 million Powerball winner
Laura Watt of West Tisbury is the winner of a $1 million prize in the multi-state Powerball game's drawing held Saturday, July 5, 2014. It is the second straight drawing in which a $1 million winning ticket was sold in Massachusetts.

Watt claimed her $1 million (less taxes) at the Massachusetts State Lottery headquarters in Braintree on Monday, July 14. She plans to take some time before determining what she will do with her winnings.

Watt purchased her winning Quic Pic ticket at Woodland Variety, 455 State Road in Vineyard Haven. The store will receive a $10,000 bonus on the sale.
   
 
$2 million Powerball winner to fund scholarship at Shaw University
Marilyn Fields of Raleigh, an alumni and longtime employee of Shaw University, won $2 million in Wednesday's Powerball drawing. As she claimed her winnings, she said she would dedicate some of her prize to education.

Fields, the executive assistant to the President of Shaw University, said her lottery winnings will allow her to fully fund a scholarship in her family's name and save for her grandchildren's education.

"For me it was a miracle to attend Shaw University," Fields said. "By awarding a student with the Richardson Johnson Fields Endowed Scholarship, I can give students who are doing the best that they can academically, but still need financial help, the same opportunity I had."

Fields said she enjoys playing the lottery. She bought her lucky Powerball ticket at the Food Lion on Six Forks Road in Raleigh, where she has bought lottery tickets for years.

"I talk to people in line and tell them that the lottery is my fun because I'm helping education while I play," Fields said. "My passion is education. It is enriching and is a means to make a better life."

Fields was watching the morning news when she realized her numbers matched five white balls but not the red ball, beating odds of 1 in 5.1 million. Because she added the Power Play feature for an extra $1, what would have been a $1 million prize on a regular ticket was worth twice as much.

"When I saw that I matched the winning numbers, I was in disbelief," Fields said. "I kicked my husband who was asleep at the time and said, 'Get up! I think I'm a millionaire.'"

After state and federal taxes were withheld, Fields received a check for $1,384,000.
   
 
$1 million Powerball ticket sold in Somerset
Michael Trenn of Warren, RI is the winner of a $1 million prize in the multi-state Powerball game's drawing held Wednesday, July 2, 2014.

Trenn claimed his $1 million (less taxes) at the Massachusetts State Lottery headquarters in Braintree on Monday, July 7. He intends to use his winnings to pay off the mortgage on his house, help his family and save the rest for retirement.

Trenn purchased his winning Quic Pic ticket at Stop & Shop, 815 GAR Highway in Somerset, MA. The store will receive a $10,000 bonus on the sale.
   
 
$1 MILLION Powerball® Prize Shared by 14 Kimberly-Clark Workers
A group of 14 co-workers from the Kimberly-Clark plant in Beech Island are splitting a $1 MILLION Powerball® prize won in last Wednesday night's drawing.

After taxes, each winner's take home is approximately $48,500.

Group spokesman David Adams, of Warrenville, accepted the check on behalf of the group that formed a year and a half ago. He says each member of the "Process Specialist Retirement Fund" contributes $5 a week for 35 chances at a Powerball® jackpot.

Adams purchased the winning ticket, a quick pick, and those that came before it from the 3 Way Food Mart 6 on Pinelog Rd. in Warrenville. The store received a $10,000 commission for selling the ticket that successfully matched four white ball numbers and the red Powerball® number on Wednesday, July 2 (8 - 18 - 45 - 53 - 58, PB: 35).

One-by-one the fellows found out at work they won $1 million.

"We took the ticket around to all the guys, and we just kept checking the numbers over and over again," said Adams. "We were taking pictures and high-fiving."

Excitement spilled over to Facebook, where one member posted a photo of the ticket to show everyone what a million dollar win looks like.

Adams is the youngest of the group at 48 and the oldest is 63. Many of the men have worked for 30 years or more and played hoping to win enough to retire. For now plans are to take vacations, pay off homes, cover college tuition costs, and one guy's buying a race car.

Membership is close in the "Process Specialist Retirement Fund" pool.

"It's just us guys, and we're a tight knit group," said Adams.
   
 
NE IOWA MAN'S 'SECRET' SYSTEM OF PICKING NUMBERS YIELDS $20,000 POWERBALL® PRIZE
A northeast Iowa man won a big Powerball prize using a system he developed for picking the numbers.

Richard Giesbrecht of Waukon won a $20,000 prize in the June 28 Powerball drawing using his unique system. He purchased his winning ticket at Hy-Vee, 4000 University Ave. in Waterloo.

"I use a mathematical system. I go back in the history and I do a lot of figuring – I have a formula that I use," Giesbrecht told lottery employees as he claimed his prize Thursday at the lottery's regional office in Cedar Rapids.

However Giesbrecht is keeping his lips closed about the details of his system for picking winning lottery numbers. "It's a deep, dark secret," he said. "Otherwise everybody is going to be hitting me up all the time and that's no fun."

Giesbrecht matched four white balls and the Powerball in the June 28 jackpot drawing to win a $10,000 prize. And since he added the Power Play® option to his ticket, his prize multiplied to $20,000.

The 74-year-old said he typically watches a local 10 p.m. newscast for the winning Powerball numbers, and when the June 28 winning numbers were shown, he knew that he had won.

"I was looking at the numbers and I said, 'These numbers look familiar,'" Giesbrecht said.

Giesbrecht, who works in the insurance industry, said his lottery winnings will be used to purchase a newer car and make some repairs to his home. He also said he revised his system for picking winning lottery numbers.

"I changed my system now a little bit since I won," he said. "So I've got a system now that might be even better. We'll see. It takes time. It might take a year or two to hit the biggie, but I'm working at it."
   
 
 
 
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