May 9, 2016

Trenton shop sold sole winning $430 million Powerball ticket

Someone is holding onto the sole winning Powerball ticket that was sold in New Jersey and the jackpot was at $429.6 million, lottery officials said Sunday. Only one ticket matched all six numbers in Saturday night’s drawing, said Powerball spokeswoman Kelly Cripe. The winning ...

Kumamoto's Kumamon muscles in on quake fundraising

Apr 27, 2016

Kumamoto's Kumamon muscles in on quake fundraising

Prefectures hit by the recent quakes in Kyushu are relaxing controls on their popular mascots so that businesses and public sector entities can use them to raise funds for the victims. Kumamon, a black bear with rosy cheeks that promotes Kumamoto Prefecture, is in ...

Feb 19, 2016

Japan to put more lottery revenue toward Olympic stadium cost

The Cabinet on Friday formalized a bill to allocate more revenue from sales of the nation’s “toto” sports promotion lottery toward the costs of building the new ¥149 billion National Stadium. The bill will revise the law on the business of the Japan Sport ...

Florida couple emerge as co-winners of historic $1.6 billion jackpot

Feb 18, 2016

Florida couple emerge as co-winners of historic $1.6 billion jackpot

A Florida couple came forward Wednesday to claim their share of last month’s world record $1.6 billion lottery jackpot, accepting a giant symbolic check but saying the experience has been “stressful.” David Kaltschmidt, 55, and Maureen Smith, 70, bought the winning ticket at a ...

Powerball jackpot at world record $1.3 billion and growing

Jan 11, 2016

Powerball jackpot at world record $1.3 billion and growing

Lottery officials say the estimated $1.3 billion prize for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing is the largest jackpot ever in the world. No one matched all six Powerball numbers Saturday night, leading to the astronomical prize, which is all but certain to grow before the next ...