Powerball jackpot hits $500 million for Wednesday drawing

Feb 12, 2015

Powerball jackpot hits $500 million for Wednesday drawing

The multistate Powerball lottery jackpot reached the half-billion dollar mark after rolling over for nearly three months into Wednesday night’s drawing, the Powerball website showed. The estimated $500 million jackpot was the third-largest in the game’s history and one of the largest lottery jackpots ...

Dec 29, 2014

Alleged victims sue after sex predator wins lottery

Two alleged victims of a registered sex offender have filed a lawsuit seeking damages for pain and suffering after the man won $3 million in a Florida Lottery jackpot. Timothy Poole purchased the winning ticket earlier this month in Mount Dora. He took a ...

'Luckiest city' offers lottery tickets for donations

Dec 24, 2014

'Luckiest city' offers lottery tickets for donations

Are you feeling lucky? Donors who give cash to the city of Ube in Yamaguchi Prefecture are being rewarded with unconventional thank-you gifts: lottery tickets. Since November, Ube has been sending stacks of tickets to well-wishers who make a contribution to city coffers through ...

Against high odds, masses chase luck

| Sep 2, 2008

Against high odds, masses chase luck

by Kanako Takahara

What would you do if you won ¥400 million? Would you buy a convertible, a new house, start a business? All of the above? The dream of winning big is the lottery’s lure, and as the economy turns bleaker, inflation kicks in, the pension ...