If I can get a good story about a local winner, I’ll have it here. If there is national news to report or some news out of Florida’s $4 billion-plus lottery, I’ll write it here. If somehow I hit those six numbers, I’ll have it here, too — but it’ll be the last thing I ever write.
Ho-hum: $429 million Powerball jackpot hits We're suffering from jackpot fatigue A $429.6 million Powerball jackpot hit on Saturday night, and in years past that would have been big news. But after that $1.6 billion record runup in January, it’s only a brief....read more
Cashing in: 2 days after $291M Powerball win Most Powerball winners take a few weeks after discovering they’ve hit the big one. They store the golden ticket in a safe-deposit box, quietly line up attorneys and financial consultants, then make the trek to state...read more
You won Powerball! Be happy! Hey, you, happy couple from Melbourne, you now have so much money you could fill a room with $100 bills and frolic in it. How do you feel? “Stressed,” said Maureen Smith, age 70, at a Tallahassee news conference, where the Florida winners...read more
No one in South Florida won Powerball, but seven stores sold $1 million tickets.read more
Powerball Q-and-A (other than winning numbers) You've likely invoked the word "Powerball" many more times in the past week that you likely have in your lifetime. The $1.4 billion jackpot ($1.5B as of 11 a.m. now) is on all the newscasts, and I don't know about you,...read more
Powerball at $400 million -- and rising! We’re now into some really big money for Powerball: we’re talking $400 million-plus. Powerball, which has rolled over since Nov. 7 (that’s 17 times) is at the seventh-highest lottery jackpot total ever. The record is $656...read more