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  • Powerball winners in Calif., Florida, Tennessee

    The winning tickets for the $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot were sold in three states.

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 14- The winners of the record $1.6 billion U.S. Powerball jackpot had yet to emerge early on Thursday, with lottery officials saying the massive prize will be split between ticket holders in three states- Tennessee, California and Florida. Two other winning tickets were sold at locations in Tennessee and Florida, but the cities have not been...

  • 7-Eleven store clerk M. Faroqui celebrates after selling a winning Powerball ticket was sold is shown in Chino Hills, California January 13, 2016. A winning ticket was sold there for 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 California Lottery said winning tickets for the $1.5B Powerball jackpot were sold in California, Florida and Tennessee.

  • *Winning tickets sold in California, Tennessee and Florida. LOS ANGELES, Jan 13- Winning tickets in the nearly $1.6- billion Powerball lottery were sold in California, Florida and Tennessee, officials said on Thursday, leaving at least three people to split the record-setting jackpot. California Lottery officials confirmed that the winning six numbers had...

  • 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...

  • 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 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,...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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 at $2B

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