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Marie Holmes, Powerball Winner

Marie Holmes, the 26-year-old single mother from North Carolina who was one of three $188 million winners of a $564 million jackpot, says she ran outside and screamed when she realized she won.

Senh: She seems to be well grounded. She said she'll take care of her family first, travel, and then go back to school. Those are good priorities. Saying no to her family, relatives, friends, and strangers will probably be her biggest challenge.


Winner of $338 million Powerball jackpot owes $29,000 in child support

Pedro Quezada claimed the fourth-largest Powerball jackpot in history on Tuesday – and now the Passaic County Probation Department wants a slice.The 44-year-old former bodega owner owes $29,000 in child support and has an outstanding warrant in his name, according to a statement issued by Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik.


'VERY HAPPY': New Jersey Family Man Claims $388M Powerball

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The winner of a $338 million Powerball jackpot told several media outlets Monday that his first priority will be helping his family. Pedro Quezada, 44, entered Eagle Liquors store, where the ticket was sold, late Monday afternoon. The Passaic store owner ran Quezada's ticket through the lottery machine to validate that it was a winner as a newspaper and television outlets recorded the moment.


Powerball mystery: Officials say winner has yet to claim big prize


New Jersey lottery officials announced Monday that the winner of one of the largest Powerball drawings in history -- $338 million -- has yet to come forward.The newly-minted multi-millionaire bought the lucky ticket at Eagle Liquors in Passaic, N.J., according to Carole Hedinger, executive director of the New Jersey Lottery. 


Missouri couple claim US jackpot

A 52-year-old mechanic from Missouri and his wife claim their share of a $587.5m Powerball lottery jackpot.


Electrician facing foreclosure collects $1M Powerball prize

A Powerball winner has 180 days to pick up their prize, but a Highland, Ind., man didn't bother to waste a single day after winning $1 million in Wednesday's Powerball.
Larry Chandler, 34, was one of the first people through the door at the Indianapolis lottery headquarters Thursday morning after discovering he was one of the big winners in the $587.5 million drawing. But the union electrician says he'll be back at work on Monday -- after he hires a tax adviser and a financial planner.


Arizona, Missouri claim Powerball winners

Powerball Jackpot

Powerball jackpot winners, whoever you are, take your time stepping up to claim your share of $587.5 million, lottery officials in Arizona and Missouri say. A winning ticket was sold in each state and executives in both sent out the same advice to whoever has one: Sign it, secure it, and consult legal and financial advisers before all the publicity fireworks begin. Arizona even set up special phone line for the person or group that bought a $10 Quick Pick ticket to call.


Powerball jackpot raised again, now at least $550 million

Powerball Jackpot

Powerball fever is raising hopes -and the size - of tonight's jackpot again. It's now at least $550 million. Wednesday morning the Multi-State Lottery Association increased $50 million to the jackpot, up from $500 million. It stood at $325 million Saturday and rose to $425 Sunday as hopefuls snapping up $2 tickets at a rate of more than 130,000 a minute.

Senh: Can people from the excluded states go to one of the eligible 42 states, buy a ticket, and win?


Powerball fever spikes as jackpot rises to $500 million

$500M Powerball Jackpot

The steady stream of commuters, transit workers, and veteran gamblers who stopped by a Grand Central Terminal kiosk Tuesday had one thought in common: To win the estimated $500 million Powerball jackpot, the largest in the game's history.


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.


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