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Arizona Ticket Holder Claims Half of Record $587.5 Million Powerball Jackpot

The holder of a winning lottery ticket bought in Arizona has come forward to claim half of the record $587.5 million Powerball lottery jackpot, the Arizona lottery said on Friday. The unidentified ticket holder shares the huge prize in the November 29 draw with a Missouri couple who claimed their prize a week ago.

Why Retirement Is Like Winning the Lottery

The new retiree has a lot in common with a lottery winner. But there is at least one major difference. If you buy a lottery ticket, you have a miniscule chance of winning. If you contribute to your retirement account, you're bound to win.

Missouri Powerball Winners Are Mechanic and Wife

A 52-year-old Missouri mechanic and his wife claimed their share Friday of the record $588 million Powerball jackpot. Mike and Cindy Hill are taking the lump sum option, which means that after taxes, they will receive about $136.5 million.

Winning Tickets Sought in $588 Million Powerball Jackpot

The search is on for the country's newest multimillionaires, the holders of two tickets that matched all six numbers to claim a record $588 million Powerball jackpot. The winning tickets were sold at a convenience store in suburban Phoenix and a gas station just off Interstate 29 in a small northwestern Missouri town.

2 Winning Powerball Tickets Will Share $588 Million Jackpot

Two lucky tickets -- one sold in Arizona and another in Missouri -- will split the largest Powerball jackpot ever. The numbers drawn Wednesday night for the $587.5 million prize were 5, 16, 22, 23, 29. The Powerball was 6. Winners have not yet come forward with either ticket.

Lottery Winners Share Lessons, Risks of a Giant Powerball Prize

For the winners of the $500 million Powerball jackpot, past winners of mega-lottery drawings have some sound financial advice: Stick to a budget, invest wisely, learn to say no and be prepared to lose friends while riding an emotional roller-coaster of joy, anxiety, guilt and distrust.

Record Powerball Result of Changes to Boost Sales

The historic Powerball jackpot boosted to $500 million on Tuesday was all part of a plan lottery officials put in place early this year to build jackpots faster, drive sales and generate more money for states that run the game. Their plan appears to be working.

The 10 States That Pay Out the Biggest Lottery Jackpots

On Friday night, a Mega Millions jackpot of more than $500 million is in the offing. Somebody may win big. Now, the only guaranteed winners of lotteries are state treasuries. But we're betting you're more interested in your own odds of winning a lottery, and where the payouts are best.

Clerk's Mistake Makes Louisiana Man a Millionaire

When Robert Thibodaux Sr. went to buy his weekly lottery tickets at the end of October, he planned to spend $5, but the clerk accidentally added the powerplay option, bumping up his purchase by $2. The result was a $1 million payday.