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 …
Thursday, May 16, 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 has launched with a hefty jackpot: a projected $190 million when the winning numbers are announced Friday night, May 17. Florida, along with 42 other states, offers people the chance to strike it rich, with tickets selling for $1. 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…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Tonight’s Powerball prize might not break records, but it still has us wondering just what readers would do with a jackpot that big.
With $360 million on the line in tonight’s Powerball drawing, there’s little doubt that many Westchase residents plan to tune in to catch the winning numbers as they’re announced around 11 p.m. Lottery retailers throughout the Tampa Bay area have been touting the drawing as the jackpot has climbed millions over the last few days. While tonight’s drawing doesn’t break the record in the multistate contest, which came in at $587.5 million on Nov. 28, 2012, it still has us wondering: What would you do with $360 million? Share your wackiest, craziest and most entertaining ideas by commenting below! Still need a ticket for the May 15 lottery drawing? Just check out the list of local retailers in the Westchase area on the lottery website.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Want to find out if you have the lucky numbers? Westchase Patch has you covered!
With $260 million on the line, there’s no doubt that lots of Westchase residents are trying to find out the winning numbers in the March 20 Powerball drawing. Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered! The winning numbers are: 43, 17, 14, 13, 54, PB 15, according to the Florida Lottery website. What’s the biggest lottery win you’ve had, Westchase? What did you do with the money? Share your stories by commenting below.
Wednesday, December 12, 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 …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Her winning ticket was purchased at the Publix on Anderson Road.
One Tampa woman is several million dollars richer thanks to the Florida Lotto. Consuelo Lopez, 57, of Tampa was the $5 million Florida Lotto jackpot winner during the Nov. 21 drawing, according to a media release from the Florida Lottery. Lopez chose to have her winnings paid out in a lump-sum payment that topped $3.5 million. The Publix at 12026 Anderson Road gets the credit for selling Lopez’s Quick Pick ticket. For its troubles, the store gets a $25,000 commission. That particular Quick Pick is the 66th jackpot-winning ticket sold in Hillsborough since 1988, according to the release. The next Florida Lotto drawing is this Saturday, Dec. 1, at 11:15 p.m. There’s a $4 million prize on the line. For more information about the drawing, …