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  There were no jackpot winners Saturday, but 897,244 players across the nation won more than $17.5 Million in prizes in America's Game. Click here to see the winning numbers.  
   
  Jan. 24: Jackpot blasts to $235.2 Million; Rolling to $261 Million
The Saturday, January 24th jackpot blasted to an estimated $235.2 million and will be rolling to $261 Million for the next draw. The winning numbers: White Balls: 16 19 20 29 33 Powerball: 10, Power Play 2. There were eight 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-2; CT; KY; NJ; SC; TX; and VA. There were two tickets that added the Power Play to win $2 million. They were from CO and NY. There were 897,244 tickets that won over $17.5 million in cash prizes. Detailed winning information can be found here.
   
 
Fremont County Family Claims $2,000,000 Winning Powerball Ticket
The largest winning Powerball ticket ever sold in Fremont County, Idaho, also became the fiftieth million dollar or higher winning ticket in Idaho Lottery history when the Grende Family of Teton claimed their $2,000,000 winning ticket, sold for last Saturday night's Powerball draw.

Don and Pam Grende buy Powerball tickets with the PowerPlay for each draw once a month from the only Idaho Lottery retail location in their home town of Teton, the Go-C-Goe. On Tuesday morning, Pam was reading the local paper and saw there was a $2,000,000 Powerball winning ticket sold in Fremont County.

Pam checked her tickets and then called to her husband Don to share the news with him.

"I just about fell over," said Don.

"This just isn't real," exclaimed Pam.

Together with their sons, Dave and Dallas Grende, Pam and Don claimed their $2,000,000 winning Powerball ticket from the Idaho Lottery on Friday, January 2, 2015. The ticket was split equally between the four winners.

The family has lived in and around Teton for nearly four decades. Pam and Don are retired, with Dallas and Dave considering joining them after the win.

"This is a good start," said Dave when he received his check.

For their part in selling the winning ticket, the Go-C-Goe in Teton receives a bonus from the Idaho Lottery of $25,000.
   
 
WEST VIRGINIA MAN WINS $2 MILLION PLAYING POWERBALL
West Virginia Lottery Director John Musgrave introduced David Tefft of Parkersburg as the state's latest winner of a $2 million Powerball prize at a press conference in Charleston, Tuesday.

"We could not be more excited for Mr. Tefft," Musgrave said. "Calendar year 2014 was a record setting year for West Virginia Lottery players with an incredible 13 tickets valued at $1 million or more sold in our state from the popular games of Powerball and Mega Millions, and we hope that good luck streak continues here in 2015."

Tefft purchased his lucky ticket, which matched five numbers from the December 20th Powerball drawing, at the Mini Giants 2 in Williamstown. He paid an extra $1 for the Powerplay option, thus his prize of $1 million was automatically increased to $2 million for matching the five numbers. Mini Giants 2 will receive a sales bonus of $10,000 for selling the ticket.

"I went online to check my numbers on Sunday morning and could not believe it. I actually had the numbers on my ticket in the order they were drawn and I only missed the Powerball number," Tefft said. "I did not realize the prize structure had changed a few years ago so I thought I won just $250,000 and it was not until I called one of my sons later, and asked him to double check, that I found out I actually had won $2 million."

Tefft, who plays the lottery regularly, said he considers playing the lottery an investment in West Virginia.

"This is not gambling," Tefft said. "This goes to senior citizens, tourism and schools. The West Virginia Lottery does a lot of good in this state, a whole lot of good. So playing is not a gamble, it's just an investment in the future of West Virginia."
   
  Jan. 21: Jackpot explodes to $211.2 Million; Rolling to $230 Million
The Wednesday, January 21st jackpot exploded to an estimated $211.2 million and will be rolling to $230 Million for the next draw. The winning numbers: White Balls: 11 12 15 28 57 Powerball: 23, Power Play 4. There were two tickets that won the $1 Million Match 5 prize. They were from CT and NY. There were two tickets that added the Power Play to win $2 million. They were from IL and OH. There were 752,732 tickets that won nearly $12.0 million in cash prizes. Detailed winning information can be found here.
   
 
Montana Player increases her prize with Powerplay
Casey Ellis of Billings, MT won $40,000 using Powerball with Powerplay.
   
 
Montana Player increases her prize with Powerplay
Lacy Strohmeyer of Baker, MT won $50,000 using Powerball with Powerplay.
   
 
Colorado Player increases his prize with Powerplay
Kenneth Tysever won $50,000 using Powerball with Powerplay on July 31, 2014.
   
 
New York Player wins $1,000,000
Ronald Arnstein won $1,000,000 playing Powerball on September 4, 2014.
   
 
New York Player wins $1,000,000
Benjamin Colon, Jr. won $1,000,000 playing Powerball on June 17, 2014.
   
New York Player wins $1,000,000
Frederick Depew Jr. won $1,000,000 playing Powerball on March 26, 2014.
   
 
Brothers split $1 million Powerball win
Eric Hale of Bend, is not only the second $1 million Powerball winner from Oregon this year, but a candidate for the best brother ever. "I usually play Powerball, sometimes Oregon's Game Megabucks, because I like to dream big," Hale said. "When I was a kid, I promised my brother that if I ever won the lottery, I would split it with him. He was my first call when I realized I won."

Hale's brother, Quinn Hale, said he couldn't believe it when he got the call from his brother letting him know he was going to keep his childhood promise.

"I didn't believe him, I still am in shock even though we have the checks," Quinn Hale said. "his is beyond cool. I never believed he would actually do it."

"Sure, I could have headed for Costa Rica, but I kept my promise," Eric said.

Each brother took home roughly $335,000 after taxes. The winning ticket was from the September 24 Powerball drawing which had the top prize of more than $228 million. Eric picked five numbers but missed the Powerball. Eric said he waited to claim his prize so he could contact a financial advisor.

Eric said he purchased the ticket when he was on his way to visit his mother. He bought the ticket at the Quick Way Market in Bend and played the same numbers he has played for the past 20 years. Lottery retailers receive a 1-percent commission on all winning tickets over $10,000, so the market will receive $10,000.

Eric said he was going to invest some of the money and continue graduate school. Quinn said he was going to use the money to put a down payment on a motorhome and pay off bills.
   
  Jan. 17: Jackpot climbs to $190.4 Million; Rolling to $208 Million
The Saturday, January 17th jackpot climbed to an estimated $190.4 million and will be rolling to $208 Million for the next draw. The winning numbers: White Balls: 15 16 23 27 36 Powerball: 09, Power Play 2. There were eight 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; MD; MI; NJ; PA-2; and WI. There were two tickets that added the Power Play to win $2 million. They were from IL and MA. There were 698,741 tickets that won nearly $16.3 million in cash prizes. Detailed winning information can be found here.
   
 
It's a Green Christmas for This New London $1,000,000 Powerball Winner!
The current weather forecast for Christmas Eve is heavy rain, but one New London resident, William Acosta, isn't too concerned - because after today he is seeing nothing, but GREEN! The winning Powerball numbers on December 20, 2014 were 14-15-19-31-56 the Powerball number was 5. Acosta's "Quick Pick" ticket matched all five of the winning numbers, but missed the Powerball number.

"I checked the lottery's website (ctlottery.org) and thought I only had three numbers. Then I checked again and saw two more numbers matched," Acosta said. "When I clicked the 'Payout' button and saw I won $1,000,000 I let out a big yell, put on my shoes, and went straight to a retailer to scan my ticket."

At first, Acosta said he had no plans for his unexpected $1,000,000 windfall. Giving the question some further thought, however, Acosta smiled broadly and offered up a few ideas. "I'm going to get my mother a nice car, put some money in the bank, and maybe buy a small house."

Acosta purchased his $1,000,000 prize winning ticket at Montauk Avenue Liquor Store located at 207 Montauk Ave in New London. As the selling retailer, Montauk Avenue Liquor Store will receive a $2,500 bonus check from the CT Lottery.
   
 
Man Claims Louisiana's First $1 Million Powerball Prize of 2015
Derick "Pete" Blakeney visited Louisiana Lottery headquarters Thursday to claim the Louisiana Lottery's first $1 million Powerball prize of 2015. The 42-year-old Laurel, Miss. resident's Quick Pick ticket matched all five white-ball numbers but missed the red Powerball number in the Jan. 14 drawing. Blakeney said he picked up the ticket while on his way home from Comic Con in New Orleans.

He received $700,000 after federal and state taxes were withheld. Though he said he has no immediate plans for the money, Blakeney joked that his wife looked up beachfront property during their three-hour drive to the Lottery office. The winning ticket was purchased at Riverside Travel Center in Pearl River. The store will receive a one-time selling bonus of $10,000, which is 1 percent of the prize.
   
 
Powerball group wins big
The lottery group "Royal 18" from Indiana won $1,000,000 playing Powerball.
   
 
Retired electrician is shocked to win $1 million; Springfield, VA man wins big playing Powerball
When Arthur Galanis had a store clerk check his Powerball ticket, he received a surprising response. The clerk scanned the ticket, handed it back to Mr. Galanis, and said, "Take the ticket now and run right away!"

It turns out the ticket was worth $1 million.

He matched the first five numbers in the November 29 Powerball drawing.

He bought the winning ticket at Gunston Shell Service Center, 9801 Richmond Highway in Lorton. The winning numbers were 13-24-30-42-48, and the Powerball number was 27. He used Easy pick, allowing the computer to randomly select the numbers on his ticket.

Had he matched that final number, the Powerball number, it would have won the $90 million jackpot.

The retired electrician said he has no immediate plans for his winnings.
   
 
$1 Million Powerball winner
David Carter of Poca, WV won $1 Million playing Powerball in September, 2014.
   
  Jan. 14: Jackpot soars to $176.6 Million; Rolling to $194 Million; 2 more millionaires; for a total of 1,317!!
The Wednesday, January 7th jackpot climbed to an estimated $147.4 million and will be rolling to $162 Million for the next draw. The winning numbers: White Balls: 14 15 47 49 59 Powerball: 10, Power Play 2. There were two tickets that won the $1 Million Match 5 prize. They were from FL and NY. There were no tickets that added the Power Play to win $2 million. There were 510,937 tickets that won over $5.0 million in cash prizes. Detailed winning information can be found here.
   
  Jan. 10: Jackpot reaches $160.3 Million; Rolling to $176 Million
The Saturday, January 10th jackpot reached an estimated $160.3 million and will be rolling to $176 Million for the next draw. The winning numbers: White Balls: 02 09 19 28 29 Powerball: 19, Power Play 5. There were four tickets that won the $1 Million Match 5 prize. They were from AZ, CO, MD, and TN. There were no tickets that added the Power Play to win $2 million. There were 593,393 tickets that won over $10.2 million in cash prizes. Detailed winning information can be found here.
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
 
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