Sunday, May 19, 2013
Lady Luck has made her presence known in Florida, where the lone winner in the roughly $600 million Powerball jackpot reportedly bought the ticket at a Publix supermarket.
Were you shopping at a Publix supermarket in Pasco County when you bought your Powerball jackpot ticket? More specifically, were you in Zephyrhills? If so, take a close look at your ticket. If you see the numbers 10, 13, 14, 22, 52 and 11, then take a deep breath and realize that your life has taken a dramatic term, if you're so inclined to claim the cash value of your roughly $600 million winnings. That's right, you're the lone winner to the record Powerball jackpot, as noted by USA Today.com, in an article posted 2:46 a.m. today, May 19. A Florida Lottery official reportedly told the Associated Press that more details were to be released. Not the lucky one? According to Powerball.com, the current estimated jackpot resets at $40 million…
Saturday, May 18, 2013
With a $600 million prize on the line, residents around Tampa Bay are eyeing their tickets.
An estimated $600 million could be all yours if you were lucky enough to pick the winning numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing. The winning Powerball numbers for May 18, 2013 are: 22, 10, 13, 14, 52 and a Powerball of 11. For more on Powerball, visit Powerball.com or the Florida Lottery website. According to the Florida Lottery, Saturday’s jackpot tops the previous $587.5 million Powerball record set in November 2012. Players in Arizona and Missouri won that prize, the lottery website says. Florida, by the way, hasn’t had the best showing in jackpot wins since it joined the Powerball’s other 42 states in 2009. Only five people have hit the Powerball jackpot in Florida, according to a Powerball analysis website. There have been 185 …
With the jackpot for the May 18 Powerball drawing now reaching record-breaking territory, we’d like to hear your ideas for spending that much cash!
What would you do with $600 million in cold, hard cash? That’s what we’re wondering as the jackpot in tonight’s Powerball drawing hits the $600 million mark. That number, according to the Florida Lottery, tops the previous $587.5 million Powerball record jackpot set in November 2012. Players in Arizona and Missouri won that prize, the lottery website says. Florida, by the way, hasn’t had the best showing in jackpot wins since it joined the Powerball’s other 42 states in 2009. Only five people have hit the Powerball jackpot in Florida, according to a Powerball analysis website. There have been 185 second-place winners to date. Just how much would you take home if you won tonight’s drawing? According to USAMega.com, that $600 million …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Florida Lottery officials say that residents have been requesting this game for years.
The Florida Lottery has debuted another big-ticket national game – Mega Millions – that launches with a projected jackpot of $190 million. Florida, along with 42 other states, offers people the chance to strike it rich, with tickets selling for a dollar. The record jackpot was last year, when Mega Millions paid out $656 million to three lucky winners. Drawings are Fridays and Tuesdays at 11 p.m. To enter, players must select five numbers – from one to 56 – plus a Mega Ball number, from 1-46. Mega Millions has other prizes that range from $2 to $250,000, or up to $1 million if the ticket includes Megaplier, which costs an extra $1 and can double, triple or quadruple non-jackpot prizes. Go to the Florida Lottery to see the Bradenton …
Friday, May 10, 2013
A high jackpot for Saturday's Powerball drawing is prompting people to buy tickets.
The Powerball jackpot has hit the stratosphere for Saturday night's drawing, with folks scrambling to get tickets. Just think of the flower bouquet you could buy for Mother's Day! Although $270 million sounds like a record, the largest Powerball Jackpot cash payout was $384 million and was won on Nov. 28, 2012, in Arizonia and Missouri. It's easy to buy tickets for Powerball. Here's are some Bradenton stores that sell tickets. HESS EXPRESS #09206 8604 EAST STATE ROAD 70 HESS EXPRESS #09502 11002 STATE ROAD 64 LORRAINE CHEVRON 14315 STATE ROAD 70 EAST PUBLIX #1153 11205 E STATE ROAD 70 PUBLIX #709 8330 MARKET STREET CIRCLE K 3304 53RD AVENUE EAST CIRCLE K 7205 55TH AVENUE EAST 7-ELEVEN #32762 5914…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The new Florida lottery scratch-off tickets will have three separate $3 million winners.
What's pink and white but green all over? The new Florida Lottery Scratch-Off game that just debuted Tuesday. Called Flamingo Fortune, expect Floridians to flock to this scratch-off game. The lucky winner could tap a jackpot worth $3 million. According to the Florida Lottery, all lottery retailers will offer Flamingo Fortune, as well as three other new games: Lucky Red 7's, 10X Lucky and Sand Dollars. Flamingo Fortune is predicted to be a top-flight seller. The $20 ticket has three top prizes of $3 million. To pick up scratch-off tickets in Bradenton, here are some retailers: Want to search for more retailers? Just click here and enter your zip code. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Florida Lottery ticket holders have the chance to win $2 million on New Year's Eve.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Cha-Ching! What a way to ring in the New Year. The Florida Lottery has a special drawing on Monday, Dec. 31, to win $2 million. Since Nov. 19, the Lottery has been minting a new millionaire every Monday. But this Monday – on the last day of 2012 – the jackpot doubles to $2 million. One lucky player will win $2 million, and 560 players will win prizes ranging from $1,000 to $100,000. But you need to buy your ticket before midnight on Sunday, Dec. 30. Time is running out! The Grand Prize drawing will include all tickets purchased from November 9 through December 30, 2012, excluding tickets previously selected as a $1 million winner in a weekly drawing. Plan to buy a lottery ticket? It's easy to find a retailer in your neighborhood. Just go …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The Florida Lottery introduces a series of holiday scratch-off tickets, with special gift envelopes for giving.
The Florida Lottery is cashing in on a new surge of popularity in playing the lottery. Lottery officials are offering a series of holiday scratch-off tickets with names like "Gingerbread Dough" and encouraging folks to buy them as stocking stuffers. It could well be the gift that keeps giving for the lucky winners. Florida lottery ticket sales already are at an all-time high. Last week's mega Powerball jackpot of more than $500 million brought thousands of new players to the lottery, officials say. One-day sales of tickets in Florida on Wednesday, Nov. 28, the day of the drawing, topped $49 million. “In our nearly 25 years of operations, the Florida Lottery has never seen a week like we saw last week,” said Florida Lottery Secretary …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Florida is one of 42 states that offer the lottery game; how lucky will you be in Bradenton?
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
A half billion dollars could be yours tonight in the Powerball drawing. The $550 million Powerball numbers will be drawn tonight sending the country and Florida in another jackpot craze. The estimated jackpot grew another $50 million Wednesday as more and more people bought tickets. There are plenty of ups and downs to winning (or trying to win) the Powerball lottery in Florida. Florida has the third highest active lottery sales in the nation and leads in Powerball wins, the Sun-Sentinel reports: "We've led the nation since we added Powerball in 2009, both in winners and in sales," the Florida Lottery's Shelly Gerteisen said. However, when it comes to hitting the jackpot in Florida, the chances goes way down. Only four people have hit the …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The game offers the best odds of winning a cool $1 million.
The Florida Lottery is launching the 25th Anniversary of the Millionaire Raffle, popular for the jackpot winners receive. Only one million tickets will be sold in this high-stakes game. The game offers the best odds of winning $1 million among all Florida Lottery games currently on sale. The $20 tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 9, and will remain on sale through Sunday, Dec. 30, or until all one million tickets sell out – whichever occurs first. "Florida Lottery players love Raffle games and this is a way to give back to our players,” said Florida Lottery Secretary Cindy O’Connell. “With six weekly drawings for $1 million and a $2 million Grand Prize, players will love this 25th Anniversary MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE!” How It Works 1.) Each ticket …