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Incredible Powerball Jackpot Finally Won!!!!

Jackpot Rolls Over: Jan. 14, 2015 – My oh my!! What a run! Three incredibly lucky people have won the $1.6 BILLION Powerball jackpot! Those folks, from California, Florida and Tennessee are sure to be among the happiest people on this day! The winning Powerball numbers were 4, 8, 19, 27, 34 and the Powerball was 10. The Power Play Multiplier drawn Wednesday was 2x, so winning tickets with the Power Play option added are worth two times their normal prize value. In addition to the incredible jackpot win there were several tickets sold Arizona, California,­ Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, Washington and West Virgina that matched all five white numbers for a million dollars each Wednesday night. The players from Arizona, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, New Jersey, Texas and Tennessee chose the power play option to double their initial winnings to TWO million dollars! Eight hundred and twenty-seven players matched four of the white balls and the Powerball to win third prizes Wednesday night, and one hundred and seven of those players won with Power Play.  The Powerplayers will receive a $100,000 prize while the other seven hundred and fourteen third prizewinners will receive the normal $50,000 prize. Overall, more than 26 million Powerball players became winners Wednesday night, scoring more than $273 million in prize money. Wow, what an incredible game! Well folks, I’m looking forward to the next run. Hopefully this time we can get to 2 billion dollars!! Good luck and remember, you can’t win if you don’t play. The next drawing will be held Saturday night at 11 p.m., and the estimated $40 million annuity jackpot carries with it a $24.8 million cash value. Click here to see how late you can buy Powerball tickets in your...

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Powerball Jackpot Won in Tenn

Nov. 5, 2015 – Some lucky person in Tennessee was able to match all six numbers in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing, so the jackpot prize was reset down to $40 million for Saturday night’s drawing. The winning  Powerball numbers were 2, 12, 17, 20, 65 and the Powerball was 17  The Power Play multiplier drawn Wednesday was 4x, so winning tickets with the Power Play option  added are worth four times their normal prize value. In addition to the jackpot being won, one ticket sold in Wyoming matched all five white numbers Wednesday night. That ticket is worth a million dollars before taxes. Seventeen players matched four of the white balls and the Powerball to win third prizes Wednesday night, and two of those players won with the Power Play option added.  Those two winners will each receive $40,000 prizes while the other 15 third prize winners will receive the normal $10,000 prize. Overall, more than 660,000 Powerball players became winners Friday night, scoring more than $7 million in prize money. The next drawing will be held Saturday night at 10 p.m., and the estimated $40 million annuity jackpot carries with it a $24.9 million cash value. Click here to see how late you can buy Powerball tickets in your state....

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Powerball Jackpot Changing More Lives Than One

Aug. 13, 2014 – When Roy Cockrum collected his $259 million Powerball jackpot in the beginning of July, he shocked would-be winners by promising to give most of the money away. The 58-year-old jackpot winner is a member of The Society of Saint John the Evangelist, a Cambridge, Mass. based religious community. When he joined, “Brother Roy” – as he’s known to fellow members – took a vow of poverty, a vow he said was the best preparation for the recent “tsunami of cash,” because it “gives great perspective.” Now, after only a month living with his newfound wealth, Brother Roy is keeping his promise.  The big winner on Monday donated $50,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank. “I have long been inspired by Second Harvest’s help for people who need it most,” Cockrum said.  Second Harvest said the money would allow them to provide 150,000 meals for people in the 18 counties they serve. The surprise donation was not his first gift to charity, however.  Shortly after collecting his jackpot, Cockrum also donated $15,000 to the Knox County Teacher Supply Depot – the largest donation the organization had ever received. In a statement from Knox County schools, Cockrum shared that his sister was a retired teacher and school administrator.  “I am very aware of the personal sacrifices teachers make to run their classrooms,” he said. The Teacher Supply Depot provides no-cost classroom supplies for teachers in the county. Whose life will Brother Roy touch next? Second Harvest Executive Director Elaine Streno told the Knoxville News Sentinel that Cockrum wasn’t looking for any publicity when he made his $50,000 donation this week, so more big checks could be making their way to any number of charities right this minute....

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Tennessee Jackpot Winner Vows to Give it Away

July 7, 2014 – Last Thursday in Nashville, Tenn., a Knoxville man claimed the largest lottery jackpot ever won in the state.  Roy Cockrum won a $259.8 million Powerball jackpot on June 11, but he says he won’t be keeping the prize to himself. Instead Cockrum, 58, said he’ll use most of his $153.5 million lump sum payment to start a foundation which will support performing arts organizations around the country. Cockrum told Lottery officials Thursday that he had worked for 20 years as an actor and stage manager.  Now that he’s a millionaire many times over, he said he’s “very excited to work on this project with longtime friends experienced in supporting the arts.” As for the remainder of the big win, it won’t be sitting in Cockrum’s bank account.  “Brother Roy,” as he’s known within The Society of Saint John the Evangelist – a Cambridge, Mass., based religious community – took a vow of poverty years ago.  He said living under that vow “gives great perspective” and prepared him well for what he called a “tsunami of cash.” He told Lottery officials that after setting up a pension fund for himself, he also has a long list of charities to which he’ll donate. Cockrum bought his jackpot winning ticket at a Kroger store in his hometown of Knoxville.  Just like the big winner, the owners of that store decided charity was the best option for the prize they won for selling a jackpot-winning ticket. The store received $25,000 and divided it equally between five local charities, according to a Tennessee Lottery press release.   Related articles Man who took vow of poverty wins $259.8 million lottery jackpot Winner of Biggest-Ever Lottery Jackpot in TN Claims Prize Powerball Jackpot Ticket worth $259.8 million sold in...

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Powerball Jackpot, $259.8 Million, Won in Tenn.

June 12, 2014 – One very lucky ticket matched all six winning numbers drawn in Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing, making that ticket worth a whopping $259.8 million today. The jackpot-winning ticket was sold in Knoxville, Tenn., and the giant prize is the largest jackpot ever won there.  It is also the second big win for the state this year; in January, a mother and son claimed a $61 million Mega Millions jackpot. Wednesday night’s winner has 180 days to come forward with the ticket and claim their prize.  Should they choose a one-time, lump sum payment, the cash value of their jackpot is worth $153.5 million, before taxes. Wednesday night’s winning numbers were 14, 18, 25, 33, 49 and the red Powerball was 23. The Power Play multiplier drawn Wednesday was 5x, the highest multiplier possible.  Players who spent an extra buck on the Power Play option and won third or lower prizes will receive five times the normal prize amount. Along with the big jackpot winner, four other players became millionaires overnight after matching five white numbers but missing the Powerball.  Second-prize winning tickets each worth $1 million were sold in Illinois, Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania. Forty-three other players came just as close to winning the jackpot, matching a different five-out-of-six winning combination – four white numbers and the Powerball – to win third prizes Wednesday. Five of those winners had added the Power Play option to their tickets and will receive $50,000 prizes.  The other 38 third-prize winners will receive the normal $10,000 prize amount. There were a lot of people hoping to win big Wednesday night, and picking up a ticket paid off for more than 1 million players who won a prize. Altogether, non jackpot winners scored more than $12.1 million in prize money Wednesday night, an impressive haul for lower-prize winners since only a third of that total went to second-prize winners. Now that the jackpot has been won, Powerball’s top prize will reset to its $40 million...

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Is Your Office Lottery Pool Illegal?

June 3, 2014 – At the end of May, Tennessee Attorney General Robert E. Cooper, Jr. released an opinion which said lottery ticket pools did not fit among the “exceptions to ‘gambling'” as outlined in the Tennessee Constitution. Those “exceptions” are what allow the Tennessee Lottery to operate while at the same time prohibiting citizens from running their own lotteries, like – according to the opinion – ticket pools. So does that mean you’re breaking the law when you join in the office lottery pool and toss two bucks on a co-worker’s desk? You can breathe a sigh of relief – pooling money is perfectly fine.  Pooling tickets is against the law. So what’s the difference? The opinion was issued in response to a question about whether someone could purchase a number of lottery tickets and then let people pay their way into the pool, paying a piece of the cost of tickets in return for a share of any winnings. Casual office pools work in the opposite direction: friends and co-workers each put in a few dollars and the pooled money is used to purchase the group’s tickets.  Fun, perfectly legal, and potentially disastrous for businesses where a jackpot win could mean mass retirement. According to Cooper, pooling tickets and then selling shares of potential winnings creates a second “game of chance,” one that doesn’t fall within the legal exceptions that allow the Tennessee Lottery – and your friendly office pool – to sell tickets. Related articles Tennessee Pool Lotteries… Are they a safe bet? Michigan Lottery Eyes Internet Sales Despite Opposition Cash 4 Life Game to Launch in N.Y., N.J. Image: Brian Turner.  Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0...

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