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February 8, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Players of the seven-state Daily Millions lottery have a five-month losing streak, leaving local governments the winners. Nearly 34 million $1 tickets have been sold, but no one has matched the six numbers needed to win a $1 million prize, the Iowa-based lottery said. The top prize for Daily Millions stays at $1 million and does not grow if there is no winner. About half the proceeds from ticket sales goes to local governments.
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July 27, 1998 | Associated Press
After nobody won a $183-million weekend jackpot, Powerball lottery ticket sellers prepared Sunday for the hysteria sure to accompany a $250-million midweek prize, calling in extra workers and setting up additional ticket machines. Crowds of customers from non-Powerball states have packed into border grocery stores and gas stations to try and beat Powerball's 80-million-to-1 odds.
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NEWS
May 21, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
People around the nation drove across state lines, waited an hour or more in crowded stores and put down their money in hopes of winning an estimated $195 million Powerball jackpot, the richest lottery prize in world history. The winning numbers were: 4, 9, 30, 34, 48 and Powerball 8. Lottery officials in Des Moines did not expect to know for several hours whether there were any winning tickets.
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May 22, 1998 | From Reuters
A retired couple from suburban Chicago said Thursday they are the owners of the winning ticket in the world-record $196-million Powerball lottery. A photocopy of the ticket shows that the buyer opted for an immediate lump-sum payment instead of the 25 annual payments totaling $196 million. The lump sum, a record for a U.S. lottery, is a staggering $104,269,458.33.
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May 18, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Players disappointed at losing out on a record jackpot for the 20-state Powerball lottery will get another chance--the prize for the next drawing is estimated to reach $150 million. Millions of dollars in ticket sales last week pushed the prize to $119 million for Saturday night's drawing--a record for United States lotteries. However, because nobody picked the winning combination, the prize rolls over to Wednesday's drawing. Multi-State Lottery Assn.
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July 27, 1998 | Associated Press
After nobody won a $183-million weekend jackpot, Powerball lottery ticket sellers prepared Sunday for the hysteria sure to accompany a $250-million midweek prize, calling in extra workers and setting up additional ticket machines. Crowds of customers from non-Powerball states have packed into border grocery stores and gas stations to try and beat Powerball's 80-million-to-1 odds.
NEWS
May 22, 1998 | From Reuters
A retired couple from suburban Chicago said Thursday they are the owners of the winning ticket in the world-record $196-million Powerball lottery. A photocopy of the ticket shows that the buyer opted for an immediate lump-sum payment instead of the 25 annual payments totaling $196 million. The lump sum, a record for a U.S. lottery, is a staggering $104,269,458.33.
NEWS
May 21, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
People around the nation drove across state lines, waited an hour or more in crowded stores and put down their money in hopes of winning an estimated $195 million Powerball jackpot, the richest lottery prize in world history. The winning numbers were: 4, 9, 30, 34, 48 and Powerball 8. Lottery officials in Des Moines did not expect to know for several hours whether there were any winning tickets.
NEWS
May 18, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Players disappointed at losing out on a record jackpot for the 20-state Powerball lottery will get another chance--the prize for the next drawing is estimated to reach $150 million. Millions of dollars in ticket sales last week pushed the prize to $119 million for Saturday night's drawing--a record for United States lotteries. However, because nobody picked the winning combination, the prize rolls over to Wednesday's drawing. Multi-State Lottery Assn.
NEWS
February 8, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Players of the seven-state Daily Millions lottery have a five-month losing streak, leaving local governments the winners. Nearly 34 million $1 tickets have been sold, but no one has matched the six numbers needed to win a $1 million prize, the Iowa-based lottery said. The top prize for Daily Millions stays at $1 million and does not grow if there is no winner. About half the proceeds from ticket sales goes to local governments.
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