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Powerball Jackpot Soars To $475 Million

So what would you do with $475 million? It seems like more money than anyone could spend, but that large sum of money could become a reality for somebody by late Saturday night. There were no winning tickets sold in Wednesday night’s drawing for the Powerball jackpot, which at the time was for about $360 million.

05/16/2013

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Powerball Jackpot Up To $360 Million

There were no big winners in the Powerball jackpot over the weekend, and the prize for Wednesday’s drawing just keeps growing. Officials said the jackpot has grown to about $360 million, which is the third-highest in the history of the game.

05/15/2013

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MN Lottery Bets On Solving Vikings Stadium Funding Problem

The Minnesota State Lottery is looking beyond simple scratch off tickets to help fund a Vikings stadium.

04/05/2013

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Minn. Senate Backs 3 Dayton Appointees

The Senate voted Monday to back Edwin Van Petten to lead the Minnesota State Lottery, Susan Haigh as chairwoman of the Metropolitan Council, and Carolyn Parnell as the state’s chief information officer.

02/11/2013

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Powerball Drawing: Computer Or Player Picks Better?

If you’re running out to grab a Powerball ticket before Wednesday night’s drawing, you may have wondered which wins more often: The computer picking the numbers or the player?

11/28/2012

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Powerball Jackpot Grows To $425 Million

There were no jackpot winners in Saturday night’s Powerball lottery drawing, meaning the jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing will go up to $425 million.

11/26/2012

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Powerball Jackpot Rises To $325 Million

There were no winners in Wednesday night’s drawing, which was at more than $250 million.The jackpot is now up to $325 million heading into Saturday night’s drawing.

11/23/2012

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Powerball Jackpot Estimated At $320 Million

What would you do with $320 million? Your dream home becomes a reality, you can buy that lavish car you’ve always wanted and now you can have that lakefront property and boat.

08/15/2012

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Powerball Jackpot Grows To More Than $300 Million

The Powerball jackpot is continuing to grow as nobody was a big winner in the latest lottery drawing Saturday night.

08/13/2012

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Powerball Jackpot Grows To Estimated $253 Million

Millions of people hoping for an early retirement woke up disappointed on Thursday.

08/09/2012

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Minnesotans Coming Out In Full Force For Powerball Jackpot

Whether part of the office pool or going it alone, millions of Minnesotans are banking on picking the right numbers for Wednesday night’s massive Powerball jackpot of $212 million.

08/08/2012

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March Saw Record Lottery Sales, Recovered Shutdown Losses

The record $640 million Mega Millions jackpot helped drive March’s record-breaking lottery sales, the Minnesota State Lottery said.

04/06/2012

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MN Gets $5.2 Million From Mega Millions

The record Mega Millions jackpot generated $5.2 million for funds that will benefit Minnesota’s schools, states services, game and natural resources, the Minnesota State Lottery says.

03/31/2012

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Mega Millions Jackpot Increases To $640 Million

Lottery ticket lines swelled Friday as players drawn by a record $640 million Mega Millions jackpot cast aside concerns about odds to take a chance at becoming an overnight millionaire.

03/30/2012

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Huge Jackpot Means Dreams For Players, Real Payouts For Minn.

Everybody knows it’s the longest of long shots, but that doesn’t stop lottery ticket holders from dreaming of what they would do with a $640 million jackpot. Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing is the richest jackpot in world history.

03/30/2012

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