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Still No Winner: Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $550 Million

It's the biggest Powerball jackpot since a $758.7 million prize won last August

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    Still No Winner: Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $550 Million
    AP Photo/G-Jun Yam, File
    This Aug. 22, 2017, file photo shows a Powerball ticket in Chicago.

    No winners emerged Wednesday night after numbers for the Powerball jackpot were drawn, pushing the next jackpot to $550 million.

    The numbers drawn were: 42, 39, 18, 2 and 37. The Powerball number was 12 and the multiplier was 3.

    The odds of winning are one in 292.2 million.

    It's the biggest Powerball jackpot since a $758.7 million prize won last August.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    The $460 million prize refers to the annuity option, paid over 29 years. The cash prize would be $291 million. 

    Lottery players also can vie for another giant prize, as the Mega Millions game's grand prize will be $418 million in Friday's drawing.

    The odds of one person winning jackpots in both games? One in more than 88 quadrillion.



    YouTube Mom Accused of Abusing Foster Kids for Clicks

    [NATL] YouTube Mom Accused of Abusing Foster Kids for Clicks

    Machelle Hackney of Maricopa, Arizona, is accused of forcing her adopted children to participate in her YouTube channel and abusing them if they did not recall their lines or perform as directed. Hackney's channel had accrued hundreds of millions of views since she joined in 2012.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)