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  There were no jackpot winners Saturday, but 443,687 players across the nation won more than $3.7 Million in prizes in America's Game. Click here to see the winning numbers.  
   
  Aug 30: Jackpot at $90 Million; Rolling to $100 Million
The Saturday, August 30th jackpot was at its guaranteed $90 million and will be rolling to $100 Million for the next draw. The winning numbers: White Balls: 05 28 31 52 59, Powerball: 27, 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 443,687 tickets that won nearly $3.7 million in cash prizes. Detailed winning information can be found here.
   
 
Osage Man Claims $2 Million Powerball® Prize
A northern Iowa man's lottery prediction has come true.

"I actually told everybody, 'I'm going to win, I'm going to hit it,'" Duane Hanson of Osage said with a grin as he claimed a $2 million Powerball prize on Thursday. And how long has he been making that prediction?

"A long time," he said with a laugh.

Hanson, 58, who works as a conductor for the Cedar River Railroad in Waterloo, bought a ticket that came close to winning Wednesday night's $80 million jackpot, matching the first five numbers but missing the Powerball. But Hanson also added the Power Play option to his ticket, which multiplied his initial $1 million prize to $2 million.

Hanson bought his winning ticket at Casey's, 309 Main St. in Osage. His was one of two tickets nationwide to win a $2 million prize in Wednesday's Powerball drawing.

Casey's will receive a $2,000 bonus from the lottery for the $2 million-winning ticket being sold at its Osage store.

Hanson, who said he plans to retire in 2015, and his lottery winnings will greatly help with his retirement investments.

"I've actually been worried about my 401K," he said. "Now I'm not worried about that so much. I've been talking about when I retire, maybe buying an acreage. Maybe I can do that a little sooner now."

Hanson said he has played the same set of numbers in Powerball for years, just a random set of numbers that he chose one day and decided to keep playing. He's been on vacation this week, so it was about 9 a.m. Thursday when he called the lottery's winning numbers line to check his ticket from Wednesday's drawing. After realizing he'd matched five numbers, he went to the lottery website to double-check what he'd won. Still uneasy, he called his daughter, Samantha, who lives with him in Osage, and the two of them went to the Casey's store where he'd bought his ticket and used the lottery's self-checker there to scan the ticket. The machine's display confirmed that he'd won $2 million.

"I couldn't believe it," Samantha Hanson said. "I'm happy for him."

The two decided to go to the lottery right away so Duane could claim his prize.
   
  Aug 27: Jackpot at $80 Million; Rolling to $90 Million
The Wednesday, August 27th jackpot was at its guaranteed $80 million and will be rolling to $90 Million for the next draw. The winning numbers: White Balls: 17 24 26 45 46, Powerball: 19, Power Play 3. There were seven ticket that won the $1 Million Match 5 prize. They were from FL-2; GA; MA; MD; NY; and WI. There were two tickets that added the Power Play to win $2 million. They were from FL and IA. There were 382,490 tickets that won over $13.8 million in cash prizes. Detailed winning information can be found here.
   
  Aug 23: Jackpot at $70 Million; Rolling to $80 Million
The Saturday, August 23th jackpot was at its guaranteed $70 million and will be rolling to $80 Million for the next draw. The winning numbers: White Balls: 28 32 35 36 52, Powerball: 31, Power Play 3. There was one ticket that won the $1 Million Match 5 prize. It was from the State of KY. There was one ticket that added the Power Play to win $2 million. It was from the State of CO. There were 371,533 tickets that won over $5.5 million in cash prizes. Detailed winning information can be found here.
   
 
"Illinois Has Always Been Lucky For Me!" Missouri Resident Wins $1million Illinois Lottery Prize
"Illinois has always been lucky for me!" Ron Bryant said when he presented his winning Powerball ticket at the Illinois Lottery Prize Center in Fairview Heights. The Florissant, Missouri resident won $1million when the numbers on his $2 Quick Pick ticket matched the first five numbers – 12 – 26 - 44 - 46 - 47 - (29) - in the Saturday August 2 drawing.

Bryant has lived in the St. Louis area all his life. In May he retired after working for 25 years at the Chrysler Assembly Plant in Fenton, Missouri. When that plant closed in 2009, he transferred to the Belvidere, Illinois location where he worked up until his retirement. "When I was in Belvidere, I tried an Illinois Lottery Raffle ticket and I won $1,000. I've been buying my lottery tickets in Illinois ever since."

Married with two children and six grandchildren, Bryant plans to buy a new house and travel with his wife to visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum. "We've never been to New York and we would like to visit the Memorial to pay our respects."

Bryant checked the winning Powerball numbers at the store where he bought his ticket. After discovering he had won $1million, he immediately signed the back of his ticket, then used his phone to take a picture of it and sent the photo to his wife. "At first she didn't believe me and then she was so excited!"

The winning ticket was purchased at Super One Stop, 3301 West Chain of Rocks Road in Granite City. The retailer received $10,000, 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket. Bryant will receive a check for $700,000, after required withholding.
   
 
Lucky Stop Pays Off; Norris City Man Wins $50,000 Illinois Lottery Prize
"I was driving home from Pennsylvania when I decided to stop at the store to buy a snack and a Powerball ticket. I never imagined it would be such a lucky stop!" said Richard Clodfelter after winning a $50,000 Powerball prize. The lucky Norris City resident's ticket matched four of the five numbers – 07 – 10 - 12 - 22 - 31 - (03) - in the Saturday, July 26 Powerball drawing.

Clodfelter, a well treatment pump operator, has been playing his regular numbers for the past five months. He was shocked when four of his numbers hit. "I was so nervous I couldn't hold the ticket straight!" he said.

Clodfelter plans to save his winnings and buy something special for his wife. When asked what advice he would give to other lottery players he said, "Believe that anything's possible."

The winning ticket was purchased at Rock Bottom Liquor, 1109 West Main Street in Carmi. The retailer will receive a $500 bonus, 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket.
   
 
SW IOWA WOMAN WINS $10,000 POWERBALL® PRIZE
A southwest Iowa woman was just one number away from winning a large Powerball jackpot last month and ended up winning a $10,000 prize.

Aurea Perez Morales of Oakland matched four white balls and the Powerball in the July 12 drawing to win a $10,000 prize.

Morales purchased her winning ticket at Casey's, 205 Brown St. in Oakland. She claimed her ticket Monday at the lottery's headquarters in Des Moines.
   
  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.
   
 
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.
   
 
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.
   
 
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.
   
 
 
 
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