A machine prints Powerball lottery tickets at a convenience store in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. Saturday's jackpot has risen to $900 million.
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January 9, 2016 The record-breaking powerball prize rose to new heights this afternoon. But did you know Americans spent more than $70 billion on the lottery last year?
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Forty-four states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, participate in the Powerball lottery.
January 8, 2016 Before the next drawing, on Saturday night, experts say the lottery could top $1 billion.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is seen on Capitol Hill shortly after being elected House majority leader in 2014. He's now the leading candidate to replace House Speaker John Boehner when he retires next month.
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September 28, 2015 Following Speaker John Boehner's decision to resign, the House majority leader quickly became a front-runner to replace him. McCarthy has already gone far in Congress relatively quickly.
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Women in Barcelona check their numbers for Spain's Christmas lottery, named "El Gordo" (Fat One), in 2012.
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September 18, 2013 The cashier found the winning $6.3 million ticket last year and turned it in. He could claim the jackpot if authorities don't find the person who purchased it.
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A customer fills out a Powerball form at the Jayhawk Food Mart in Lawrence, Kan., last Nov. 23, 2012.
May 15, 2013 There's at least $360 million up for grabs, the third largest jackpot in the lottery's history. And your chance to claim the winning ticket has improved — though it's still not great: 1 in 175 million.
When an Oksnes plays Norway's lottery, he or she tends to have good luck.
September 26, 2012 Forget four-leaf clovers, horseshoes and rabbit feet. The secret to the three-time-lottery-winning Oksnes family of Norway is simple: getting pregnant. In six years, three members of the family have won the national lottery — each coinciding with a birth.
March 28, 2012 Demand is expected to be high for tickets before Friday's drawing. The odds are very long, but might you be tempted to get in on the action?
January 8, 2008 Lottery winners can be losers...
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