Lottery sales in Japan down for second straight year

National Aug 14, 2018

Lottery sales in Japan down for second straight year

Sales of Takarakuji lottery tickets issued by prefectural governments and ordinance-designated major cities totaled ¥786.6 billion in fiscal 2017, down 6.9 percent from the year before. Sales were down for the second consecutive year and fell below ¥800 billion for the first time since fiscal ...

World 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 Powerball ...

Powerball jackpot at world record $1.3 billion and growing

World 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 drawing ...