Fast facts on Powerball jackpot winner Paul White:
- White is 45 years old.
- He lives in Ham Lake, Minnesota — a small town of about 40 square miles and 15,000 people.
- White works for Elliott Contracting as a project engineer.
- His girlfriend was the first person to tell him there was a Minnesota Powerball winner.
Gloria C. MacKenzie is a Tallahassee, Florida, resident, 84 years old, and now the sole winner of the second-largest lottery jackpot in the history of the game. MacKenzie claimed the $590 million jackpot on Wednesday and opted for the cash payout of $370 million. The AP reports the 84-year-old Florida woman actually let another customer go ahead of her at her local Publix supermarket where she purchased four Powerball tickets, one of which was the only ticket to produce the jackpot numbers. While the $590 million Powerball numbers were read on May 18, 2013, MacKenzie took two weeks to get her affairs in order before she claimed the prize. Winners have up to 60 days to identify themselves and provide proof of their lottery win. The AP says MacKenzie had lawyers and a financial advisor review the Powerball lottery paperwork. Said Lottery spokesman David Bishop, "They had clearly been preparing for this. TheyRead More
Are you feeling lucky? The Powerball jackpot for Thursday soared to $550 million, almost catching up to its all time high of $587 million from November 2012. Despite several million in cash prizes from Wednesday’s drawing, no tickets contained all six lottery numbers for the major jackpot win. Read More
If you were feeling lucky in Arizona of Missouri this week, let’s hope you bought a Powerball ticket! Officials say that tickets sold in these two states had number matching the record breaking half-a-billion dollar jackpot.
Keep reading for more on the winning Powerball numbers… after the jump!
Whether you’re a lottery fanatic or someone who buys a ticket only when the jackpot creeps into the OMFG that’s a lot of money range, now is the time to get your office lottery pool started again. The Powerball jackpot is sitting pretty at $203 million and by anyone’s standards, that’s a niiiiiice chunk of change.
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Ahh, the allure of winning the lottery! A girl can dream, right? Last night’s Mega Millions drawing would have made you $26 million richer and although you didn’t win, there’s some good news. No one won which means Friday’s drawing will be even bigger. Cha-ching!
How much is the jackpot and what were the Mega Millions winning numbers from last night? Read on!