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  There were no jackpot winners Wednesday, but 584,399 players across the nation won more than $6.7 Million in prizes in America's Game. Click here to see the winning numbers.  
   
  Aug 24: Jackpot extends to $125.9 Million; Rolling to $142 Million; 2 more millionaires, for a total of 1,879!!
The Wednesday, August 24th jackpot extended to an estimated $125.9 million and will be rolling to $142 Million for the next draw. The winning numbers: White Balls: 09 11 25 64 65 Powerball: 16, Power Play 3. There were two tickets that won the $1 Million Match 5 prize. They were from KS and NJ. There were no tickets that added the Power Play to win $2 million. There were 584,399 tickets that won nearly $6.7 million in cash prizes. Detailed winning information can be found here.
   
 
NW IOWA WOMAN PLANS TO BUILD A NEW HOUSE AFTER WINNING $250,000 POWERBALL PRIZE
A northwest Iowa woman said she and her husband have plans to build a new house after winning $250,000 playing Powerball.

Terri Sneller of Rock Rapids won her big prize in the Aug. 10 drawing after matching four of the first five numbers and the Powerball.

"I don't think it's really hit yet," Sneller told lottery employees Friday as she claimed her prize at the lottery's regional office in Storm Lake. "I do feel lucky."

Sneller's easy pick ticket initially won a $50,000 prize, but since she added the Power Play option to her purchased, her prize multiplied to $250,000.

The 31-year-old certified nursing assistant said she bought her winning ticket Aug. 8 at Casey's, 709 First Ave. in Rock Rapids and didn't find out she won until Thursday morning.

"I was freezing sweet corn and I was taking a break so I said, 'Oh yeah. I'll check my Powerball ticket,'" Sneller said. "I had all the numbers but one white ball."

Sneller still needed confirmation, though. So she called her mom to verify that she was looking at the correct set of winning numbers, and then she called her husband so that he could come home and she could go verify her winning ticket at a lottery retailer in town.

She got the confirmation she needed, but she said family members were still a little skeptical of her big lottery win.

"Well nobody really believed me until I found the Iowa Lottery on Facebook and it said whoever was the lucky winner at Casey's in Rock Rapids. Then they all kind of started believing me."
   
  Aug 20: Jackpot enlarges to $112.6 Million; Rolling to $127 Million
The Saturday, August 20th jackpot enlarged to an estimated $112.6 million and will be rolling to $127 Million for the next draw. The winning numbers: White Balls: 03 06 21 60 68 Powerball: 24, Power Play 2. There was one ticket that won the $1 Million Match 5 prize. It was from the State of MA. There were no tickets that added the Power Play to win $2 million. There were 621,047 tickets that won over $5.3 million in cash prizes. Detailed winning information can be found here.
   
  Aug 17: Jackpot extends to $94.9 Million; Rolling to $110 Million
The Wednesday, August 17th jackpot extended to an estimated $94.9 million and will be rolling to $110 Million for the next draw. The winning numbers: White Balls: 33 44 49 50 52 Powerball: 08, Power Play 3. 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 573,758 tickets that won over $4.5 million in cash prizes. Detailed winning information can be found here.
   
  Aug 13: Jackpot grows to $81.4 Million; Rolling to $94 Million
The Saturday, August 13th jackpot grew to an estimated $81.4 million and will be rolling to $94 Million for the next draw. The winning numbers: White Balls: 38 44 60 64 69 Powerball: 06, Power Play 2. There was one ticket that won the $1 Million Match 5 prize. It was from the State of GA. There were no tickets that added the Power Play to win $2 million. There were 599,410 tickets that won over $4.7 million in cash prizes. Detailed winning information can be found here.
   
 
Group Of Flea Market Vendors Pockets $1 Million Lottery Prize
A group of eight flea market vendors picked up $1 million when they matched the five white-numbered balls drawn in the June 6 Powerball drawing. They are all vendors at the Admiral Flea Market in Tulsa, Okla. Ronald Bogue is the leader of the player's group and says he buys the group's tickets at Casey's General Store, 4800 S. Rangeline Road, in Joplin, MO. Bogue says the group has been playing together for many years. The vendors get together on weekends at the Admiral Flea Market where they work.

The winners are; Ronald Bogue, Joplin; Danielle Alexander, Dallas, Texas; and Christina Papke-Mathis, Nancy Bogue, Geraldine Phillips, Frederick Rion, Linda Silkey and Samuel Silkey, all of Tulsa, Okla.

"We've played the lottery together for 22 years. At one point, we had around 55 members in our group," Bogue said. "Since we won the million dollars, we've had several more join the group now." Each member of the group will receive $125,000 before taxes.
   
  Aug 10: Jackpot rises to $67.6 Million; Rolling to $82 Million
The Wednesday, August 10th jackpot rose to an estimated $67.6 million and will be rolling to $82 Million for the next draw. The winning numbers: White Balls: 23 56 61 64 67 Powerball: 12, Power Play 5. There were two tickets that won the $1 Million Match 5 prize, except in CA where prizes are required to be pari-mutuel and may pay more or less than $1 Million. They were from CA and MN. There were no tickets that added the Power Play to win $2 million. There were 545,958 tickets that won over $7.5 million in cash prizes. Detailed winning information can be found here.
   
 
Onsted Woman Wins $1 Million Powerball Prize Playing Online
An Onsted woman had to pull her car over when she learned she had won $1 million playing the Michigan Lottery's Powerball game.

Tammy Weadock and her husband, Terry, were driving home from their small business, Dominant Systems, located in Ann Arbor, when they got the life-changing call from the Lottery's online game service center: Tammy had matched the five white balls drawn in the July 13 Powerball drawing to win $1 million.

"My first thought was that one of my kids was playing a joke one me," said Ms. Weadock. "I even asked if the person calling was a friend of my son or daughter."

Meanwhile, Terry was pacing on the roadside while Tammy continued the phone call.

"Terry walked around the car about a dozen times and finally stopped at the front of the car and I read his lips as he asked me 'How much did you win?'" said Ms. Weadock. "When I told him it was $1 million he started screaming and running around the car."

The Weadocks visited Lottery headquarters Thursday to claim the big prize. With their winnings, they plan to pay some bills, invest in their small business, and take a family vacation.

"We've owned our business for 30 years and it can be stressful. Since we learned we won this money we've been thanking God for the blessing and planning how to spend it to make sure we do the right thing," Ms. Weadock said.
   
 
Virginia resident wins $100,000 Powerball prize in Minnesota
Toni Samskar was telling her parents just last week how lucky her fiancé, John Reimer of Virginia, is. "I said, 'I'm waiting for him to win the Powerball,'" she recalled. Her prediction came true on July 16.

Reimer stopped at Super One Foods in Pike Lake, MN after work on July 14 to pick up some food for supper. He also purchased tickets for the July 16 Powerball drawing. He added the Power Play multiplier option for an extra $1 per play, which he says is routine for him.

On Monday morning (July 18), Reimer made his usual stop for a newspaper on his way to work. While he was at the store, he decided to check his tickets. "I checked the first ticket and got nothing," he recalled. "The second ticket said, 'Contact Lottery office.' I never got that message before. I called Toni and said, 'What do you think this means? I'm kind of excited!'"

Reimer followed up on that call by going to the Lottery's office, where he learned that his ticket won $100,000. "The goosebumps on my arms went 'boom!' I called Toni and said, 'I can’t quite retire yet, but it's a nice prize!'"

The numbers on Reimer's ticket matched 4 of the first 5 numbers plus the Powerball to win $50,000. Because he purchased Power Play, his prize was multiplied by the Power Play multiplier of 2 that was drawn on July 16.

Super One Foods is located at 5698 Miller Trunk Highway in Pike Lake. Reimer claimed the prize on July 19.
   
 
Boyne City Lottery Club Wins $1 Million Powerball Prize
A lucky group of 23 co-workers from Great Lakes Energy in Boyne City, MI is splitting a $1 million Powerball prize.

The 23 Dreams lottery club matched the five white balls drawn on June 15 to win the big prize. They bought the winning ticket at the Up North Party Store, located at 1176 South M-75 in Boyne City. The club missed winning the $153 million Powerball jackpot by just one number. The club's ticket had the number 11 for the Powerball and 10 was drawn.

"We've had a lottery club for several years and everyone who plays does it for fun, no one ever expected to win," said Al Aown, the club's representative. "The morning after the drawing a co-worker rushed into my office to tell me the Up North Party Store had sold a winning ticket."

"When I checked the ticket I couldn't really believe it."

While Aown worked on arranging the details of claiming the $1 million prize, he tried to keep news of the big win quiet.

"There are no secrets in Boyne City," said Aown. "I had messages by the time I got home that night from people asking if we'd won."

"Having a ticket worth $1 million really makes your mind race. To keep it safe, I hid it in the pocket of an old suit in the back of my closet."

Each member of the 23 Dreams lottery club will receive about $43,400.

“It’s not enough to retire, but I know everyone is looking forward to having a nice chunk of cash,” Aown said.
   
 
WATERLOO MAN WAS ONE NUMBER AWAY FROM WINNING A BIG POWERBALL JACKPOT
A Waterloo, Iowa man was just one number away from winning a big Powerball jackpot last week and ended up winning $50,000.

But Tony Kerr said he didn't know he won until he had his ticket checked at a local gas station last week.

"I didn't even know there was a winner," Kerr told lottery employees Friday as he claimed his prize at the lottery's regional office in Cedar Rapids. "I was just turning in some scratch off tickets from my birthday and I had them check the ticket."

Kerr's easy pick ticket matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball in the July 13 drawing to win a $50,000 prize.

The 50-year-old said he bought his winning ticket July 12 at Kwik Star, 100 W. Gilbert Drive in Evansdale. Kerr, who works for a welding and fabrication shop in Waterloo, said a portion of his lottery winnings will be used to pay medical bills and he plans to save the rest.
   
 
Chino Hills Powerball Jackpot Winners Come Forward to Claim $528 Million Prize
After a wait of a little more than six months, Marvin and Mae Acosta, the winners of the largest lottery prize in California Lottery history, finally came forward to claim their prize. They were one of three big winners of prizes worth $528.8 million from the January 13th Powerball jackpot of nearly $1.6 billion. The other two tickets were sold in Tennessee and Florida.

"We finally know who our mystery winners are! It may have taken six months for them to come to one of our offices, but these winners did just what we tell all our winners to do - they read our Winner's Handbook and then assembled a team of legal and financial advisors to help them make the most of this windfall and prepare them for their new life as Lottery winners," California Lottery Director Hugo Lopez said. "We couldn't be happier for them and are thrilled they took the time to assemble the right team before coming in to claim."

The Acostas purchased their winning ticket at the 7-Eleven located at 4092 Chino Hills Parkway in Chino Hills (San Bernardino County). Their ticket matched all six winning numbers. The couple has opted to take the cash option amount of $327.8 million before federal taxes. The lucky retailer was also a big winner! The Chino Hills 7-Eleven location received the maximum bonus of $1,000,000 for selling the winning ticket.

The jackpot was the largest in U.S. lottery history and became a nationwide phenomenon, as players rushed out to buy tickets so they could be a part of history. In total, California players scooped up $386 million worth of Powerball tickets during the historic run, and the jackpot generated an estimated additional $150 million for California public schools.

The Acostas respectfully declined all requests for media interviews and did not wish to have any additional information or photos released, though they did provide this statement:

"We are thankful and blessed for the rare gift that has been placed in our care. We have engaged a team of advisors to educate and guide us through this process so that we can be good stewards of these new resources. While many decisions are still to be made, we have committed nearly all of this new resource to a Trust and to charities that are important to us. While we are very grateful for the wonderful wishes and encouragement we've received, it is not our intention to become public figures, and we ask for and appreciate privacy going forward. Thank you."
   
 
Hyannis woman claims $1 million Powerball prize
Judith Hudson of Hyannis has claimed a $1 million Powerball prize won in the multi-state game's drawing held Saturday, July 9, 2016.

Hudson matched the first five winning numbers on her Quic Pic ticket to win her $1,000,000 prize (less taxes), which she claimed at the Massachusetts State Lottery's Braintree headquarters on Tuesday, July 12. She plans on using her winnings to pay off her mortgage and her remaining car payments before investing the rest.

Hudson purchased her lucky ticket at AM/PM Convenience, 489 Bearses Way in Hyannis. The store will receive a $10,000 bonus for its sale.
   
 
Fort Wayne man claims $2 million Powerball prize
An uncharacteristic, spur of the moment purchase paid off in a big way for an Allen County man over the weekend. Rudolf Serna of Fort Wayne doesn't usually play Powerball, but he chose nearly the perfect moment to spring for a ticket.

The lucky grandfather was in Circle G. Food Mart at 2420 W. Jefferson Blvd. in Fort Wayne last Friday with an extra $5 bill in his hand when he decided to try his luck on a Powerball with Power Play ticket that ended up being worth $2 million in the July 2 drawing.

Serna's ticket matched the first five numbers, but not the Powerball number, a combination that pays $1 million. Because he opted to add Power Play at purchase for an extra dollar, Serna doubled his winnings to $2 million.

When he claimed his winnings at Hoosier Lottery headquarters in Indianapolis July 5, Serna confessed that the gravity of the situation "hasn't sunk in yet."

Serna calls himself a "level-headed guy with a level-headed family." The father of two and grandfather of four says the win is "a blessing," but he doesn't want it to change his life too much. For Serna, the best thing to come from his $2 million windfall is the opportunity to cut back on the hours he works at his sons' lawn care business and spend time at home with his wife.
   
 
Eagan couple wins $1 million Powerball prize
Luke and Emily Lange have often said that they don't need to win the Powerball jackpot - they would be happy winning enough to be mortgage free.

The Eagan couple's dream came true on July 2, when the first five numbers on the second line of their Powerball ticket matched the numbers drawn that night to win the $1 million prize.

"The kids went to grandma's on Friday night (July 1), so we wanted to go to dinner. The restaurant only takes cash and all we had was a $100 bill," Emily explained. The couple stopped at SuperAmerica, 4200 E. Highway 13 in Burnsville, where "We bought gas, two Mega Millions tickets and two Powerball tickets to break the bill," she said.

As the couple was watching the news on Sunday morning, the winning numbers scrolled across the screen. Emily grabbed the ticket and said to Luke, "We got all of them except the Powerball. We won a couple of hundred bucks!" Luke thought the prize was at least $200,000, so he looked it up online. After he discovered the prize was $1 million, Luke texted family members and asked them to check it. "Our $4 investment turned into $1 million!" he exclaimed.

When Luke and Emily Lange arrived at Lottery headquarters on July 5 to claim the prize, they were still in disbelief. "The last couple of days I've been saying, 'Pinch me! Is it real?'" Luke stated. Emily said, "All of the stars aligned. It's still a dream."
   
 
Powerball Provides $100,000 Prize in Springfield
A Springfield, Missouri man used the Power Play option to turn a recent $50,000 Powerball win into a $100,000 payout. David Price, 56, matched four of five white-ball numbers and the Powerball number drawn on June 18. The feat comes with a prize of $50,000, but because Price also played the Power Play feature, his winnings were multiplied by the Power Play number drawn.

"I just had some extra money that day and just went with it," he said of his decision to tack the $1 Power Play onto his Quick Pick purchase.

It wasn't until a week later that he realized he'd won, but it didn't take long for him to figure out what he wanted to do with his winnings.

"I've got about all of it spent," Price shared, noting plans for "a really good computer and a trip - maybe to San Francisco to see the Giants play baseball." He also plans to help out a few family and friends before investing the rest.

Price purchased his winning ticket at Price Cutter, 1831 W. Kearney St., in Springfield.
   
 
West Virginia Couple Claims $1 Million Powerball Prize
Sam and Barb Ratliff of Elkview were introduced as West Virginia's latest $1 million winners from the Powerball game at a press conference Tuesday. Their lucky ticket, which matched five numbers from the June 25th drawing, was purchased from the Kroger #790 at Beckley Crossing Shopping Center in Beckley.

"This is a blessing," Barb said. "We were in Beckley visiting relatives and picking up some groceries when I reminded Sam that he had not bought his tickets yet, so he went into the store and got them."

They learned they had the winning ticket Sunday night while watching the nightly news.

"When we found out that a million-dollar ticket was sold at that same Kroger store in Beckley, we decided we better check our tickets," Sam said. "I had her read the numbers back to me and then I told her to take the ticket and let me read the numbers back again. We could not believe it."

The Ratliff's have three sons, six grandchildren and four great grand-children. While they are letting all of this sink in they know they want to use some of the money to pay off their children's school loans, take a trip to visit their family in California and supplement their retirement. The Ratliff's regularly play the Lottery and Barb said, "We always said if we ever win, nothing will change. We are who we are."

Sam retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1995 and as an accountant with the State in 2012. Barb is currently working for the State Auditor's Office and is scheduled to retire at the end of this month. Barb and Sam have been married 47 years.

The Ratliff's were personally not impacted by the recent flooding in their area, however they have been working through their church, Mount Tabor United Methodist in Pinch, to help feed volunteers who are assisting with flood relief efforts in their area. They said they plan to continue to support their church's efforts with some of their winnings.

"We have been working all week and volunteering through our church to help feed folks and help others and that is one of the reasons we waited a week to come in and claim the money. We signed the back of the ticket and knew it was there in a safe place and we were just too busy to worry about it," Barb said. "We plan to help our church continue the work that they are doing and to also support the Elk River Backpack Blessings. That group does a lot of good for children in our area."
   
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