Strong Sales Raise Powerball Jackpot To $500 MillionOfficials say the Powerball jackpot has risen to an estimated $500 million, which would make it the fifth largest lottery prize in U.S. history
Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs As Nobody Wins $425M Officials raised the amount to $550 million for Tuesday's drawing.
Experts Warn Powerball Dreams Can End In Misery Past winners of mega-lottery drawings and financial planners have some more sound advice: Stick to a budget, invest wisely, learn to say no and be prepared to lose friends while riding an emotional roller-coaster of joy, anxiety, guilt and distrust.
Quarter-Billion Jackpot ClaimedLottery officials say the Connecticut winner of a $254 million Powerball jackpot has stepped forward.