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June 6th, 2013
07:10 AM ET

84-year-old Florida woman comes forward to claim $590 million Powerball prize

The 590-million dollar question has finally been answered. An 84-year-old Florida woman has come forward to claim the second-largest lottery jackpot in United States history. It took her 18-days but the wait was well worth it.

– CNN's John Zarrella reports

READ MORE: Florida woman claims massive Powerball pot, pockets more than $370 million

Filed under: Lottery winner • Powerball • Powerball jackpot
August 15th, 2012
06:45 AM ET

Powerball jackpot fever! Jason Carroll on the big $320 million pot and tonight's drawing

Have you bought your ticket yet? Tonight's Powerball lottery jackpot swelling to $320 million dollars, stoking players' wildest fantasies about what they'd do with that money.

Winning at least a little bit of the pot may not be out of reach: Odds of winning some sort of prize are only 1 in 32. But when you look at the odds of winning the whole kaboodle, well you might as well be a unicorn hunter because it jumps to 1 in 175 million. But it doesn't seem those odds will stop folks from buying a chance...or still believing in unicorns.

This morning on "Early Start," Jason Carroll looks at the excitement around the huge jackpot.

Filed under: Powerball