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  There were no jackpot winners Saturday, but 1,650,396 players across the nation won more than $25.2 Million in prizes in America's Game. Click here to see the winning numbers.  
     
  10 Employees Claim $1 Million Powerball Ticket

A pool of 10 employees from the American Honda Motor Company Inc. claimed a $1 million prize from the Feb. 15 Powerball drawing, according to the Georgia Lottery.

The group's numbers matched all five white balls using the Quick Pick option. Dennis Burgess, 39, said he was in disbelief when he learned his group had a winning ticket.

"I was sitting in the parking lot when I checked the numbers online," he said. "I couldn't believe it."

There were four other $1 million winning tickets in the Feb. 15 drawing.
 
     
  Kentucky Powerball Winner College Bound

A Kentucky woman claimed a $1 million prize from the February 1st Powerball drawing.

Tanya Herrera, 18, won by matching all five white balls on her ticket. According to the Kentucky Lottery, Herrera doesn't have much experience playing the lottery so she asked her dad for help. He suggested she go to the store where she bought the ticket to check it.

"I really didn't know what to do," said Herrera. "I scanned it myself and when I saw $1 million pop up on the machine, I thought it was broken."

Herrera says she will use some of her winnings towards college tuition, and is considering attending Western Kentucky University.
 
     
  Lucky Powerball Winner Claims $100,000

A Maryland woman won a $100,000 Powerball prize playing numbers from her late son's birth date, according to the Maryland Lottery.

The 80-year-old retiree's ticket matched 4 white balls and the Powerball in the Feb. 8 drawing. Her decision to add the Power Play feature payed off. The 2x multiplier doubled her $50,000 winnings to $100,000.

The avid lottery player said there are sets of numbers she's played for nearly 20 years.

"Most of the numbers I choose to play for any particular lottery game tend to have very special meaning to me so I usually play the same ones," said the mother of five.

Her winning Powerball ticket was bought from Thirsty's Wine & Spirits in Oxon Hill in Prince George's County.

   
   
 
Evansville retiree wins $50,000 on Powerball whim
An Evansville retiree happened to have some extra cash on him recently, and decided to buy a few Powerball tickets. One of those tickets was worth $50,000.

Keith Parker plays Powerball a few times per month. He bought the ticket, which won on the Jan. 7 drawing, on a whim.

Keith's wife, son and daughter-in-law drove to Hoosier Lottery headquarters in Indianapolis with him from Evansville to claim the prize. The jovial family shared the story of when Keith discovered he won.

The day after the drawing, Keith decided to check his numbers. He went to the website and asked his wife, Carolyn, to help him double check.

"I said, 'Leave me alone, I'm watching TV,'" Carolyn said, laughing.

When Keith told her he won $50,000, she paused the TV.

"We were surprised," Keith said.

Keith is a retired sheet metal worker. He plans to use the money for savings and to help with some health insurance costs. He also has some fun splurges in mind, including a new depth finder for his boat and a vacation.

The winning ticket was purchased at Drones Convenience, 410 Tekoppel Ave., Evansville.
   
  Feb. 4: Jackpot explodes to $233.6 Million; Rolling to $255 Million; 2 more millionaires, for a total of 1,934!!
The Saturday, February 4th jackpot exploded to an estimated $233.6 million and will be rolling to $255 Million for the next draw. The winning numbers: White Balls: 06 13 16 17 52 Powerball: 25, Power Play 3. There was one ticket that won the $1 Million Match 5 prize. It was from the State of NJ. There was one ticket that added the Power Play to win $2 million. It was from the State of TX. There were 970,560 tickets that won over $10.6 million in cash prizes. Detailed winning information can be found here.
   
  Feb. 1: Jackpot expands to $209.7 Million; Rolling to $229 Million
The Wednesday, February 1st jackpot expanded to an estimated $209.7 million and will be rolling to $229 Million for the next draw. The winning numbers: White Balls: 09 43 57 60 64 Powerball: 10, Power Play 2. There were four tickets that won the $1 Million Match 5 prize. They were from CO-2; KY; and TX. There were no tickets that added the Power Play to win $2 million. There were 858,105 tickets that won over $9.4 million in cash prizes. Detailed winning information can be found here.
   
 
Fort Wayne factory worker wins $100,000 on Powerball
Fort Wayne-native Dontae Williams said he bought a Powerball ticket Wednesday because "it was a good day." It was a better day than he could have realized, as he won $100,000 on Wednesday night's Powerball drawing.

Dontae realized he won Thursday morning, and he drove down to Hoosier Lottery headquarters in Indianapolis the same day to claim his prize. His sisters and mom joined him for the trip.

"It's kind of surreal," Dontae said. "It hasn't sunk in yet."

Thursday morning, Dontae spoke to his uncle on the phone. His uncle enjoys playing Hoosier Lottery games, so it reminded Dontae to check his Powerball ticket.

"I had to look at it seven, eight, maybe ten times," Dontae said.

He quickly called his uncle again. His uncle confirmed what Dontae suspected: he had a winner. Dontae matched four of the five numbers and the Powerball. Typically, that combination is worth $50,000, but because Dontae added Power Play, his prize doubled to $100,000.

Dontae purchased the ticket at Cook Road Marathon, 7525 Coldwater Road in Fort Wayne. The retailer is not a place he frequently visits, and it is not near his home.

"I had to make a stop, and it turned into this," Dontae said.

Dontae, a factory worker in Fort Wayne, has no immediate plans for the money. He said he wants to be generous to loved ones, and also wants to think about his future.

"I don't want to go on any spending spree," he said.
   
  Jan. 28: Jackpot swells to $189.1 Million; Rolling to $206 Million
The Saturday, January 28th jackpot swelled to an estimated $189.1 million and will be rolling to $206 Million for the next draw. The winning numbers: White Balls: 12 20 39 49 69 Powerball: 17, Power Play 2. There were three tickets that won the $1 Million Match 5 prize. They were from IL, NH, and PA. There were no tickets that added the Power Play to win $2 million. There were 765,482 tickets that won nearly $7.8 million in cash prizes. Detailed winning information can be found here.
   
 
Kansas Business Owner Wins $50,000 Playing Powerball in Missouri
The owner of a Leawood, Kansas, pet grooming service is planning to help a local shelter after she matched four white-ball numbers and the Powerball number to win $50,000 in the Jan. 5 drawing. Duan "Ivy" McDonald, 46, said she loves animals and has always dreamed of winning some money and being able to help a shelter.

"I love dogs," said McDonald, who lives in Olathe, Kansas. "I wish I could win a big jackpot; I would build a new shelter."

Along with donating some of her prize money to her local shelter, she said she might like to adopt a big dog.

"I have two little dogs, a Maltese and a Yorkie," she said. "I want to adopt a big dog, but we would need to fence in our yard."

The owner of Dazzle Pawz, McDonald said she has been checking the prices of fences for her yard. She said she will also put some of the prize money towards expenses from a recent trip to New York.

McDonald purchased her winning ticket at Minit Mart, 10245 State Line Road, in Kansas City. She let the computer pick the numbers on her winning ticket.
   
  Jan. 25: Jackpot balloons to $169.9 Million; Rolling to $187 Million
The Wednesday, January 25th jackpot ballooned to an estimated $169.9 million and will be rolling to $187 Million for the next draw. The winning numbers: White Balls: 18 28 62 66 68 Powerball: 22, Power Play 2. There was one ticket that won the $1 Million Match 5 prize. It was from the State of FL. There were no tickets that added the Power Play to win $2 million. There were 584,723 tickets that won nearly $4.9 million in cash prizes. Detailed winning information can be found here.
   
  Jan. 21: Jackpot blossoms to $154.5 Million; Rolling to $170 Million
The Saturday, January 21st jackpot blossomed to an estimated $154.5 million and will be rolling to $170 Million for the next draw. The winning numbers: White Balls: 23 25 45 52 67 Powerball: 02, Power Play 2. There was one ticket that won the $1 Million Match 5 prize. It was from the State of CT. There was one ticket that added the Power Play to win $2 million. It was from the State of WA. There were 632,110 tickets that won nearly $7.4 million in cash prizes. Detailed winning information can be found here.
   
 
POWERBALL JACKPOT WINNERS CLAIM $121.6 MILLION PRIZE IN HISTORIC DRAWING
One lucky couple from Pennsylvania will start 2017 with a $121.6 million prize after matching all five white balls plus the red POWERBALL in the December 17, 2016, drawing. The man and woman, who wish to remain anonymous, purchased the winning ticket at Selbyville Goose Creek, a subsidiary of Cato Gas & Goose Creek Food Stores, located at 38452 DuPont Blvd. in Selbyville, Delaware.

The man, who has been playing the Delaware Lottery since its inception in 1975, normally plays POWERBALL and MEGA MILLIONS when the jackpots get large. For years, he has played the same numbers. He originally bought a POWERBALL Quick Pick ticket a long time ago and liked those numbers, so he stuck with them ever since. It finally paid off.

"I figured it only takes one ticket to win," said the man. "I went to the machine and scanned my ticket, and all these numbers came up. I have never seen that many zeroes in my life! Once reality set in, my first reaction was to cry. I walked out of the store in tears and returned to my wife who was waiting for me in the car."

"He came to the car and had tears on his face," said the woman. "I didn't know what to think at first, but then he said anxiously, 'We are millionaires!' I was so confused I didn't believe him and thought he was joking, so I made him double check the numbers on his phone, and we got the same results."

The winners selected the $72.1 million cash option and told Lottery officials they already have big plans for their prize money. "This is just such a great experience, and we don't want to spend the money foolishly," said the woman. "I have strong feelings toward education and would want to make donations to schools or other charities in the future. We've also had our eyes on an RV. Since we travel a lot, it would be perfect for our family."

In addition, the man told Lottery officials it has always been a dream of his to own a hot rod, and he may get one down the road.

"Winning is not going to change me," said the woman. "I told him I don't want us to be different because of the money. We are very blessed to win."

The winners claimed their prize (less 25 percent after federal tax) at Delaware Lottery Headquarters in Dover on Friday, January 13, 2017.
   
 
CEDAR RAPIDS MAN WAS ONE NUMBER AWAY FROM WINNING BIG POWERBALL JACKPOT
A Cedar Rapids man was just one number away from winning a big Powerball jackpot last week and ended up winning $50,000.

However, John Neuhaus said he did not know he won until his wife, Carla, had his ticket checked at a local drug store last week.

John said his wife works at the store where his winning ticket was purchased, Hy-Vee Drugstore, 1520 Sixth St. SW in Cedar Rapids, and she heard that someone who bought a ticket there had won $50,000. She checked John's ticket there Dec. 29 and sure enough, he won.

"I think the most I ever won was seven or eight dollars," Neuhaus told lottery employees Friday as he claimed his prize at the lottery's regional office in Cedar Rapids.

Neuhaus matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball in the Dec. 28 drawing to win a $50,000 prize.

Neuhaus is a 66-year-old retired mechanic and said he plans to save a majority of his winnings.
   
 
$100,000 Powerball prize will help Clayton woman get a home makeover
For Joyce Lewis of Clayton, NC a $100,000 Powerball prize means she can get a home makeover.

"We'll get new carpet, beds, and a kitchen table," Lewis said. "I never thought I'd have this much money to do this."

Lewis beat the odds of 1 in 913,129 to win $100,000 in the New Year's Eve drawing. She found out she won the next morning.

"I looked at my ticket and couldn't believe what I saw," Lewis said. "I had to get someone else to look at it."

Lewis claimed her prize Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, she received $68,306.

"I feel so blessed, and thankful," Lewis said.

She bought the $3 Power Play ticket at the Kangaroo Express on North Brightleaf Boulevard in Smithfield. The numbers matched four white balls and the Powerball to win $50,000. The prize doubled when the 2X multiplier was drawn for Power Play tickets.
   
 
Wilmington, NC man uses numbers that pop into his head to win $100,000 Powerball prize
Bernard Lawson Jr. of Wilmington used the first numbers that came into his head to win a $100,000 Powerball prize.

"I still don't know how I did it," Lawson said. "I just started picking numbers."

Those numbers turned out to be lucky for Lawson, a security officer, and he beat the odds of 1 in 913,129 to win $100,000 in Saturday's drawing.

"People call it lucky," Lawson said. "I call it blessed."

Lawson claimed his prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he received $69,250. He plans to use some of the money to make sure his kids have a great Christmas.

He bought the $3 Power Play ticket at the Minuteman Food Mart on North JK Powell Boulevard in Whiteville. The numbers matched four white balls and the Powerball to win $50,000. The prize doubled when the 2X multiplier was drawn for Power Play tickets.
   
 
Muncie Woman Claims $50,000 Powerball Prize
Kim Reel of Muncie, IN won $50,000 on the December 17th Powerball draw.

For Kim, the $50,000 was a surprise until she arrived in Indianapolis. An employee at Hoosier Lottery headquarters was the first to inform her she won $50,000. Although Kim knew she had a winner, she wanted to wait to find out how much she won.

"That's the thrill," Kim said. "It's like having a baby. I didn't want to know until I was here."
   
 
Gentryville Man Claims $50,000 Powerball Prize
Tim Carver of Gentryville, IN won $50,000 playing Powerball on December 24.

Tim plans on putting his $50,000 in a savings account. The self-employed construction and drywall worker also didn't find out for days that he won $50,000. His wife said the win is "one more step to retirement."
   
 
Kentucky Man Claims $50,000 Powerball Prize in Indiana
Gary Cook of Shepherdsville, Kentucky won $50,000 in Indiana on Dec. 24.

Gary, who is originally from Muncie, bought Powerball tickets while visiting family for Christmas. Although he only plays the lottery once or twice per year, he said the word "ticket" popped into his head while waiting to pay at Village Pantry. So, he bought $20 worth of Powerball on a whim. Days later, his wife found the ticket and checked the numbers, discovering his $50,000 win. She called Gary's phone 20 times before he answered.

Although Gary said there are plenty of things he wants, there's nothing he truly needs. As a result, he plans to use the money to help others.
   
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