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  • Winning lottery ticket sold in Chino Hills Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 1:00 AM ET
    Winning lottery ticket sold in Chino Hills

    Californian lottery officials have revealed a winning Powerball lottery ticket was sold to someone in Chino Hills. The jackpot was $1,586,400,000.

  • *Winning ticket sold in east LA suburb Chino Hills- officials. LOS ANGELES, Jan 13- At least one unidentified person in California won the massive $1.59- billion Powerball lottery on Wednesday, officials said after drawing the winning numbers for the world's largest potential jackpot for a single player. The winning ticket was sold at a 7- Eleven convenience...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 13- A winning ticket for the biggest-ever $1.59 billion Powerball lottery jackpot was sold in California, state lottery officials said on Wednesday. "We have a winner in California!" The payout is worth nearly $930 million if a winner chooses an immediate cash payout instead of annual payments over 29 years, according to the Multi-State Lottery...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 13- Lottery officials on Wednesday drew the winning numbers for the biggest-ever $1.5 billion Powerball lottery jackpot, as ticket holders across the United States held out hope they possess the combination to become North America's newest billionaire. It may take several hours to determine if anyone has picked the six winning numbers, said Gary...

  • Winning numbers selected in U.S. Powerball lottery drawing Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 11:07 PM ET

    AUSTIN, Texas, Jan 13- The winning numbers selected in Wednesday's U.S. The jackpot for Powerball, played in 44 U.S. states, Washington D.C. and two territories, reached $1.5 billion, a world record for a lottery that a single ticket holder is eligible to win. If no player has all six numbers, the grand prize will keep rising ahead of the next scheduled drawing on Saturday,...

  • If no one holds the winning numbers, the jackpot will be rolled over for Saturday's drawing, pushing the annuitized prize to an estimated $2 billion, with a cash value of $1.24 billion, said Kelly Cripe, spokeswoman for the lottery in Texas, one of the participating states. As lines snaked out doors a few hours before the drawing, a technical glitch hit some retail...

  • Jan 13- Just as the best way to make money in gambling is to own a casino, so it seems the best way to outperform as an investor is to get elected to Congress. And between 2004-2010 the best kind of member of Congress to be, at least in terms of investment performance, was a powerful Republican with an important committee assignment. "Our results imply that the...

  • Powerball Quick Pick probably not the way to go Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 4:30 PM ET
    Powerball Quickpick probably not the way to go

    A look at Powerball strategy with CNBC's Eric Chemi.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 13- Dreams of quitting an uninspiring job, helping the needy and traveling the world opened American wallets on Wednesday for a chance to win the biggest-ever $1.5 billion Powerball lottery jackpot. If no one holds the winning numbers, the jackpot will be rolled over for Saturday's drawing, pushing the annuitized prize to an estimated $2 billion,...

  • Saturday jackpot will be $2B if no winner Wednesday Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 3:30 PM ET
    A person in New York holds a Powerball ticket for the January 13, 2016 drawing.

    The Texas Lottery Commission said the jackpot for Saturday would be $2 billion if there is no winner on Wednesday.

  • If no one holds the winning numbers, the jackpot will be rolled over for Saturday's drawing, pushing the annuitized prize to an estimated $2 billion, with a cash value of $1.24 billion, said Kelly Cripe, spokeswoman for the lottery in Texas, one of the participating states. "If I win, I'll give it all away to poor people," said New York restaurant deliveryman Osman Gamie,...

  • Your Powerball questions answered Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 1:55 PM ET
    A customer buys Powerball tickets at Kavanagh Liquors on January 13, 2016 in San Lorenzo, California.

    Who runs the Powerball, how much does the state and retailer get back, and how much revenue was collected since the last payout, with CNBC's Eric Chemi, and CNBC senior markets commentator Michael Santoli.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 13- Dreams of quitting an uninspiring job, helping the needy and traveling the world opened American wallets on Wednesday for a chance to win the biggest-ever $1.5 billion Powerball lottery jackpot. "If I win, I'll give it all away to poor people," said New York restaurant deliveryman Osman Gamie, 43, after buying a dozen of the $2 tickets at a midtown...

  • Quiz: What would you do if you won the lottery? Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 1:23 PM ET
    Lottery winner

    If you became a billionaire overnight by winning the largest jackpot in U.S. history, what would you actually do with your new-found riches?

  • A disappointing take on Powerball odds Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 11:24 AM ET
    A disappointing take on Powerball odds

    There probably isn't much you can do to improve your odds of winning the lottery. FiveThirtyEight writer Walter Hickey explains.

  • Powerball jackpot could grow to $2B Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 11:00 AM ET
    Powerball jackpot could grow to at $2B

    If no winner is announced on Wednesday, Saturday's draw could balloon to $2 billion.

  • Jim Cramer's Powerball strategy Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 9:10 AM ET
    Jim Cramer's Powerball strategy

    Tonight's Powerball jackpot has reached $1.5 billion. Here's CNBC's Jim Cramer's strategy, and plan if he wins.

  • Best time to play the Powerball could have been $600M ago Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 6:00 AM ET
    The best time to play the Powerball was actually $600M ago

    While a bigger jackpot might seem like a good reason to expect a bigger payout on your $2 Powerball ticket, CNBC’s Zack Guzman explains the data that says otherwise.

  • New Jersey workers win lottery... or did they? Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 1:50 AM ET
    New Jersey workers win lottery... or did they?

    Staff at a restaurant in New Jersey celebrate winning the Powerball lottery, until they realize they read the wrong number. The prize fund is now worth $1.5 billion.

  • Powerball poll: Did you buy a ticket? Tuesday, 12 Jan 2016 | 3:44 PM ET
    PowerBall lottery cards at Best Beer, Wine and Deli in Gaithersburg, Md.

    The largest lottery in global history will be drawn Wednesday night. Did you buy a ticket?