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  There were no jackpot winners Wednesday, but 370,640 players across the nation won more than $7.1 Million in prizes in America's Game. Click here to see the winning numbers.  
   
  Jul 23: Jackpot at $40 Million; Rolling to $50 Million
The Wednesday, July 23rd jackpot was at its guaranteed $40 million and will be rolling to $50 Million for the next draw. The winning numbers: White Balls: 04 10 12 22 31, Powerball: 03, Power Play 5. There were three tickets that won the $1 Million Match 5 prize. They were from FL, IL, and PA. There were no tickets that added the Power Play to win $2 million. There were 370,640 tickets that won nearly $7.1 million in cash prizes. Detailed winning information can be found here.
   
 
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.
   
  Jul 19: Jackpot at $60 Million; Winning ticket sold in the State of California!
The Saturday, July 19th jackpot was at its guaranteed $60 million and there was one Grand Prize winning ticket sold in the State of California. The jackpot will reset to its guaranteed $40 Million for the next draw. The winning numbers: White Balls: 10 17 25 45 53, Powerball: 09, Power Play 2. There were no tickets that won the $1 Million Match 5 prize. There were no tickets that added the Power Play to win $2 million. There were 434,013 tickets that won over $2.7 million in cash prizes. Detailed winning information can be found here.
   
 
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.
   
  Jul 16: Jackpot at $50 Million; Rolling to $60 Million
The Wednesday, July 16th jackpot was at its guaranteed $50 million and will be rolling to $60 Million for the next draw. The winning numbers: White Balls: 05 15 18 26 32, Powerball: 35, Power Play 3. There were three tickets that won the $1 Million Match 5 prize. They were from MD, SC, and VA. There were no tickets that added the Power Play to win $2 million. There were 378,838 tickets that won over $5.8 million in cash prizes. Detailed winning information can be found here.
   
 
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.
   
  Jul 12: Jackpot at $40 Million; Rolling to $50 Million
The Saturday, July 12th jackpot was at its guaranteed $40 million and will be rolling to $50 Million for the next draw. The winning numbers: White Balls: 02 03 07 23 51, Powerball: 26, Power Play 2. There were four tickets that won the $1 Million Match 5 prize. They were from MD, NY, PA, and SC. There was one ticket that added the Power Play to win $2 million. It was from the State of OK. There were 397,508 tickets that won nearly $8.9 million in cash prizes. Detailed winning information can be found here.
   
 
$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.
   
  Jul 9: Jackpot launches to $124.9 Million; Winning ticket sold in the State of Ohio!4 more millionaires, for a total of 1,163!!!
The Wednesday, July 9th jackpot launched to an estimated $124.9 million and there was one Grand Prize winning ticket sold in the State of Ohio. The jackpot will reset to its guaranteed $40 Million for the next draw. The winning numbers: White Balls: 09 25 42 55 57, Powerball: 14, Power Play 2. There were three tickets that won the $1 Million Match 5 prize. They were from FL, GA, and NJ. There was one ticket that added the Power Play to win $2 million. It was from the State of NC. There were 547,443 tickets that won over $8.2 million in cash prizes. Detailed winning information can be found here.
   
 
$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."
   
 
$259.8 MILLION POWERBALL WINNER CLAIMS PRIZE!
After what seemed like an eternity but what was in fact a mere 22 days, the winner of the largest jackpot in Tennessee Lottery history came forward today to claim his $259.8 million Powerball prize won from the drawing held June 11.

Amid TV cameras and cheers from an enthusiastic crowd of well-wishers at Lottery headquarters in Nashville, Knoxville Roy Cockrum, 58, stood for pictures with Lottery President and CEO Rebecca Hargrove and the traditional oversized winner's "check" after presenting his winning ticket earlier to Lottery officials.

According to Roy Cockrum, the realization that he had won the jackpot "literally knocked me to my knees. My prayer was simple—'Lord have Mercy'! But life goes on, so I picked myself up, put the winning ticket in my wallet and went to pick up my mother." He added that soon thereafter, he sought financial counsel on how best to handle his windfall.

Roy Cockrum chose to receive the prize as a lump-sum rather than an annuitized payment. The cash value of the $259.8 million jackpot is $153.5 million.

"We often say the Lottery offers 'Game Changing Fun,' and never was that more true than in the case of Roy Cockrum," said Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation. "As we've waited for this day, Tennesseans across the state have enjoyed imagining what they would do if they were the lucky winner. Now we have had the chance to meet Mr. Cockrum and we couldn't be more pleased for him, his family, and all the good works he proposes going forward. Of course, all of us at the Lottery are especially grateful for how Powerball and our other games drive funding for the education programs that assist so many students across the state."

In his statement, Mr. Cockrum said he was born and raised in Knoxville, attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, then spent more than 20 years working as an actor and stage manager for theater and television. He later entered an Episcopal religious order in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he was known as Brother Roy. "I really believe the best way to prepare for this tsunami of cash has been to live under a vow of poverty for a number of years," Mr. Cockrum said. "It gives great perspective."

Mr. Cockrum returned to Knoxville in 2009 to take care of his parents. He is self-employed.

Regarding how he intends to make use of his winnings, Mr. Cockrum said he would set aside enough to create his "pension fund," make "large gifts to a long list of charities," and in keeping with his background in theater, devote the majority of the prize to a foundation he is creating to "support performing arts organizations around the country."

"I am very excited to work on this project with longtime friends experienced in supporting the arts in this way," he added.
   
 
First Day of Summer is a Hot One for Moosup's $2,000,000 Powerball® Prize Winner
The first day of summer was June 21st and it sure was a hot one for Joseph Hawkins of Moosup, which is why he wasted no time getting to CT Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill Monday morning to claim his prize—a scorching $2,000,000 Powerball win.

"I stopped at a convenience store the next day to scan my ticket. I've never seen that many zeros before on a ticket checker," exclaimed Hawkins with a laugh. "Just to be sure, I had the clerk check it again for me and he gave me the claim ticket. I couldn't believe it."

The winning Powerball numbers on June 21, 2014 were 5-6-37-41-54, the Powerball number was 26. Hawkins' "Quick Pick" ticket matched all five of the winning numbers, but missed the Powerball number.

Because Hawkins added the "Power Play®" feature to his ticket for an extra $1, his "Match 5" prize was automatically doubled from $1,000,000 to $2,000,000. He received a prize check for $1,355,001 (value after taxes).

"I'm going to take care of my kids and buy each of them a home," said a teary-eyed Hawkins. "I have a son and a daughter; it hasn't always been easy for us."

Hawkins' winning ticket was purchased at Rob's Wine & Spirits Shoppe located at 784 Norwich Road in Plainfield. A retailer since 2012, Rob's Wine & Spirits will receive a $2,500 bonus check from the CT Lottery for selling the ticket.
   
 
FLORIDA LOTTERY POWERBALL® WINNER QUICK TO CLAIM $148 MILLION JACKPOT PRIZE
The Florida Lottery announces that the FlaMass Family Lottery Joint Venture claimed the $148.8 million jackpot prize for the POWERBALL® drawing held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The partners of the joint venture, Louis Centrella, 72, of Daytona Beach; Suzanne Centrella, 54, of Naples; and Christopher Centrella, 39, of Naples; chose to receive the winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $86,932,220.04.

The jackpot-winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased from E's Country Store North, located at 14344 Immokalee Road in Naples. The retailer received a $60,000 bonus commission for selling the jackpot-winning POWERBALL ticket.
   
 
Twelve Co-Workers Share $50,000 Powerball® Prize on "Lucky" Friday the 13th
Late in the afternoon on the supposedly "unlucky" Friday the 13th, the lobby of the CT Lottery headquarters located in Rocky Hill slowly filled with twelve excited co-workers from Inline Plastics Corporation of Shelton. The group, who pooled their resources together and played the June 11 Powerball drawing, was undeniably lucky—they won $50,000.

The winning Powerball numbers on June 11 were 14 - 18 - 25 - 33 - 49. One of the "Quick Pick" tickets that the group purchased matched four of the five winning numbers drawn, plus the Powerball number, 23. The Power Play Multiplier® number was 5.

Because the group added the Power Play feature to their ticket for an extra $1, their $10,000 prize was multiplied by five for a total prize win of $50,000. An additional 19,095 winning Powerball tickets were also sold statewide for that date.

Each winner was presented with their share of the $50,000 prize in a check for $4,166 (before taxes) including: Stacey Bailey, Hamden; Brian Fidler, West Haven, Russell Sisco, Bridgeport; Wilfredo Caban, and Douglas Hernandez of Derby; Stephen Soracco, Seymour; Danny Tuozzolo, Fairfield; Vincent Pierson, Guilford; Dumitru Zdralea, Trumbull; Peter Kleftogiannis, Anthony D'Agnone and Mike Holman of Shelton.

The group's winning Powerball ticket, purchased at Howe Avenue Sunoco located at 276 Howe Avenue in Shelton, is a retailer that has also had its share of good luck. Only six months ago, Robert Rich of Shelton purchased a Mega Millions® "Quick Pick" ticket at Howe Avenue Sunoco for the December 10, 2013 drawing and won $1,000,000.
   
 
 
 
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