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No one hit Powerball jackpot, new drawing an estimated $800M
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No one hit Powerball jackpot, new drawing an estimated $800M

DES MOINES, Iowa — No one won an estimated $700 million Powerball jackpot Wednesday night, meaning the big prize will grow to an estimated $800 million for the next drawing. The numbers drawn were: 19-36-37-46-56-24 No one has matched all six numbers and won the Powerball jackpot since Aug. 3, allowing the prize to grow...

What are the 10 largest US lottery jackpots ever won?
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What are the 10 largest US lottery jackpots ever won?

DES MOINES, Iowa — Here is a look at the 10 largest U.S. jackpots that have been won and the states where the winning tickets were sold: 1. $1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016 (three tickets, from California, Florida, Tennessee) 2. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, Oct. 23, 2018 (one ticket, from South Carolina) 3. $1.337...

2 claim Mega Millions prize; 3rd-largest US lottery jackpot
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2 claim Mega Millions prize; 3rd-largest US lottery jackpot

FILE – A customer walks in to the Speedway gas station in Des Plaines, Ill., where the winning Mega Millions lottery ticket was sold, Saturday, July 30, 2022. Two people who wish to remain anonymous have claimed a $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot after a single ticket to the late July drawing was sold in...

2 claim Mega Millions prize; 3rd-largest US lottery jackpot
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2 claim Mega Millions prize; 3rd-largest US lottery jackpot

FILE – A customer walks in to the Speedway gas station in Des Plaines, Ill., where the winning Mega Millions lottery ticket was sold, Saturday, July 30, 2022. Two people who wish to remain anonymous have claimed a $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot after a single ticket to the late July drawing was sold in...

Mega Millions: 2 claim $1.34 billion lottery prize
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Mega Millions: 2 claim $1.34 billion lottery prize

CNN  —  Almost eight weeks after the drawing in one of the largest-ever Mega Millions jackpots, two people – who agreed to split the prize, if won – have come forward to claim the $1.34 billion prize, the Illinois Lottery said. The winning ticket was bought in late July at a Speedway gas station in...

Today in History: August 24, Mount Vesuvius erupts
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Today in History: August 24, Mount Vesuvius erupts

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 24, the 236th day of 2022. There are 129 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 24, A.D. 79, long-dormant Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in volcanic ash; an estimated 20,000 people died. On this date: In 1814,...

Winning lottery jackpot is lucky for some, tragic for others
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Winning lottery jackpot is lucky for some, tragic for others

Dave and Erica Harrig stayed true to their values when they won a lottery jackpot of more than $61 million in 2013. It made all the difference. The couple from Gretna, Nebraska, a community on the outskirts of Omaha where Dave Harrig now is a volunteer firefighter, allowed themselves to buy a new home, some...