• Powerball jackpot hits world record and the odds of winning keep widening
Powerball jackpot hits world record and the odds of winning keep widening

The latest estimate of $1.3 billion would be twice as large as the biggest previous USA lottery prize from March 30, 2012, when Mega Millions paid $656 million for three tickets from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland. A Powerball lottery ticket is printed in Dallas, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016. Roughly 95 percent of Powerball tickets are computer-genera...

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  • Store sells $50000 winning Powerball ticket
Store sells $50000 winning Powerball ticket

There were four other tickets sold across North Carolina that won $150,000 and three other tickets sold in the state that won $50,000. Earnings from sales will help the lottery meet its goal of raising $528 million for education this year. "I expect there are some happy people in Arizona today celebrating their $1 million and other significant priz...

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  • No Powerball winner, jackpot may grow to $1.3 billion
No Powerball winner, jackpot may grow to $1.3 billion

To win, all six numbers on the lottery ticket must be correct, with the first five in any order. Before this rollover sequence the record was a (A$943m) Mega Millions jackpot won in 2012 by three tickets. There are also the taxes levied on any given prize victor, which, depending on the state ends up around 45 percent. She said an assessment of...

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  • No winner in $949.8 million Powerball jackpot
No winner in $949.8 million Powerball jackpot

The prize has grown so large because there has not been a Powerball jackpot victor since November. The first five numbers can appear in any sequence, but the sixth must be the Powerball number - making the odds even trickier.

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  • Ohio Police Dog Shot During Burglary Alarm Investigation
Ohio Police Dog Shot During Burglary Alarm Investigation

He took a sudden turn for the worse and has passed". Just hours earlier a post said Jethro was shot three times but none of the bullets hit his vital organs and he did not require surgery. Barefield, 22. Meanwhile Canton officers filled the lobby of the Stark County Veterinary Emergency Clinic and Officer Ryan Davis, Jethro's partner, hasn't le...

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  • NYC subway rider gives shirt off his back to shivering man
NYC subway rider gives shirt off his back to shivering man

After spending time with his girlfriend, Lazaro Nolasco said he boarded the train at Washington Heights and watched the good deed unfold during the long stretch between 125th and 59th streets 10 p.m. 'I would tell him, "God bless him". The name of the shirt-giver and the other man are not known, but Nolasco was able to overhear some of their br...

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  • Federal Bureau of Investigation arrests woman in string of jewelry store robberies
Federal Bureau of Investigation arrests woman in string of jewelry store robberies

It wasn't immediately known if Kemp had an attorney. The robberies - in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee - shared similarities. Investigators say the woman took both employees to the bathroom, and zip-tied their hands. The suspect was seen in surveillance images wearing tight black leggings, a blue jacket and white...

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  • Powerball announces winning numbers in $949.8M jackpot
Powerball announces winning numbers in $949.8M jackpot

The lottery rush was good for business overall, he said. This gas station has been booming with customers wanting a shot at the cash. Houma resident Mark Avet purchased a few tickets today but acknowledged that the chances are slim. More ticket sales also make it more likely there will be a winner, as all the extra tickets mean more number combin...

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  • This Making A Murderer Twist Is Absolutely Agonizing
This Making A Murderer Twist Is Absolutely Agonizing

Since the series' release in December major online petitions have surfaced on the White House website and petition site Change.org calling for Avery's release. Richard and Demos have said before they believe the Avery verdict seemed to be a compromise between jurors - he was found guilty of first-degree murder, but innocent of mutilating the ...

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  • Ammon Bundy: FBI planning raid on protesters
Ammon Bundy: FBI planning raid on protesters

Ammon Bundy, who has led the revolt at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge since the weekend, said the siege would continue until the federal government abandons control of the reserve to local residents. "The claim that these wildlife refuges are not legal because somehow they pushed out ranchers back at the turn of the century, I think that's ...

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  • Marco Rubio: Chris Christie Donated To Planned Parenthood
Marco Rubio: Chris Christie Donated To Planned Parenthood

Though he did not name names when referring to his GOP rivals, it seemed clear he was referring to real estate billionaire Donald Trump for reaching out to Russian President Vladimir Putin; Texas Sen. However, Christie has suddenly turned into a pincushion for his rivals' barbs. Obama this week intends to meet with the Attorney General to discuss...

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  • State lottery sells $3M in Powerball tickets Saturday; jackpot at $900M
State lottery sells $3M in Powerball tickets Saturday; jackpot at $900M

Saturday's nearly $950 million jackpot already was the largest in United States history, but after Saturday night's rollover, Wednesday's drawing will be worth $1.3 billion , said Texas Lottery official Kelly Cripe. Robert Smith spent $28 on tickets and says he has a good feeling about his numbers. Meet the lucky winners of the largest lottery j...

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  • Powerball announces winning numbers in $949M jackpot
Powerball announces winning numbers in $949M jackpot

The winning Mega Millions numbers were 11, 39, 51, 57 and 75, plus the Mega Ball 2. The first five numbers can be in any order, but the sixth has to be the Powerball number.  The odds to win are one in 292.2 million. Meanwhile, players in 14 states won $1 million each. The Powerball lottery is played in all states except Alabama, Alaska, Missis...

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  • Bernie Sanders and Wife Redistributed Campaign, Nonprofit Money to Friends and Family
Bernie Sanders and Wife Redistributed Campaign, Nonprofit Money to Friends and Family

One friend who benefitted was the son of Jonathan Leopold (also named Jonathan), a friend so close to Sanders he once called him "family". Public records examined by the online paper reportedly show O'Meara Sanders was paid "more than $90,000 for consulting and ad placement services" between 2002 and 2004, while Driscoll received $65,000 from...

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  • Don Trump now trains his guns on Bill Clinton
Don Trump now trains his guns on Bill Clinton

In October, former Trump adviser Roger Stone published The Clintons' War on Women , with a forward by Kathleen Willey , the former White House volunteer who claims that Bill groped her. No question: The 2008 campaign was a tough one for the Clintons. Harry Reid, Republican Congressman Joe Heck is off to an early lead, outpolling former Attorn...

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  • Powerball jackpot soars to $900 million hours before drawing
Powerball jackpot soars to $900 million hours before drawing

The  odds of winning  the jackpot went from one in 175 million to one in 292.2 million. However, officials with the Hoosier Lottery said the chances of winning a smaller prize are greater. If you play the lottery regularly, it is important to pick your own numbers and to stick to that same combination every  time  you play, lottery expert Richard L...

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  • Powerball jackpot jumps to $900 million hours before drawing
Powerball jackpot jumps to $900 million hours before drawing

Representatives with the Arizona Lottery said 948,000 Powerball tickets were sold on Wednesday ahead of the last drawing, equating to $6.1 million in ticket sales. During peak times Saturday, between 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the commonwealth could sell tickets at a rate of 13,800 per minute, he said. Alfreda Adgerson, a 67-year-old retired government wo...

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  • Monday forecast: Winter storm warning begins soon with ice, sleet coming
Monday forecast: Winter storm warning begins soon with ice, sleet coming

Andrew Cuomo on Monday urged New Yorkers to prepare for unsafe driving conditions as snow transitions to sleet and  freezing rain  in many areas. Clouds with possibly some light snow or freezing rain are expected on  Wednesday , said Eric Schwibs, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine.

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  • Burns tribe says armed activists 'desecrating' OR land
Burns tribe says armed activists 'desecrating' OR land

Harney County Sheriff David Ward arrives to a community meeting at... The group said they have no intentions of vacating the premises, despite requests from the Burns Paiute Tribe leaders. The Bundy family is among many people in the West who contend local officials could do a better job of managing public lands than the federal government.

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  • Ex-AIG Boss Hank Greenberg Gives Jeb Bush PAC $10 Million
Ex-AIG Boss Hank Greenberg Gives Jeb Bush PAC $10 Million

Greenburg's donation could not have arrived at a better time for Bush, writes the Journal's Beth Reinhard . "I think he's an outstanding executive, a good leader". "His father was an outstanding president". Greenberg said he doesn't know if he'll contribute more money to support Bush. The tweets made a point of connecting the bailout of AIG b...

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