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<![CDATA[Six Money Tips for the Latest Powerball Winnner]]> AP On Wednesday afternoon, the winner of the largest sole jackpot in U.S. lottery history stepped forward to claim her winnings. Gloria C. Mackenzie, 84, bought the winning $590.5 million ticket at a Publix supermarket in Zephyrhills, ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[How to Invest $280 Million]]> The search was still on in Florida Tuesday for the winner of the largest Powerball jackpot in history.

The winning ticket is worth $590.5 million. The winner could claim a lump sum of about $371 million and after the lottery withholds 25% to pay federal taxes, would be left with nearly $280 million after taxes.

That means the winner will be able to decide how to invest $280 million - likely more money than they've ever had before - if, of course, it's not spent in a frivolous splurge.

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<![CDATA[$600 Million Powerball: 1 Winning Ticket Sold in Fla.]]> Nati Harnik/APSheila Sutton updates the Powerball prize money sign at the Super C convenience store in Lincoln, Neb., Friday, May 17, 2013. Powerball officials say the jackpot has climbed to an estimated $600 million, making it the largest prize in ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[Winner of $338M Lottery Promises to Help Family]]> Rich Schultz/AP Store employee Pravin Mankodia stands outside Eagles Liquors in Passaic, N.J., on Monday. Mankodia sold the winning $338 million Powerball ticket that was claimed by Passaic-resident Pedro Quezada. By David Porter PASSAIC, N.J. -- ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[How One Lottery Winner Blew Through $10 Million in Less Than 10 Years]]> Barry Gray/The Hamilton Spectator A portrait of Sharon Tirabassi, who won more than $10 million in the lottery in 2004. She now rides the Barton Street bus to work, a part-time job to support her kids in a rented house in northeast Hamilton. With a ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[Winning Ticket for $338M Lottery Sold in New Jersey]]> Orlin Wagner/AP A Powerball ticket purchased last November at a Lawrence, Kan., convenience store. A lottery ticket sold in New Jersey matched all six numbers in Saturday night's $338.3 million Powerball drawing. By BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI TRENTON, N.J. -- ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[$260 Million Powerball Drawing Tonight: Let's Talk Lottery Reality]]> Cross all your fingers and cling to any lucky charms you possess: Wednesday night's Powerball drawing could win somebody $260 million. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 out of 175,223,510, but the statistics will never discourage ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[November Data is Now LIVE at Compete]]> <![CDATA[Arizona Powerball Jackpot Winner's Name Released: Matthew Good]]> By MARK SCOLFORO and PAUL DAVENPORT PHOENIX (AP) - The second winner of the $587.5 million Powerball jackpot is a 37-year-old electronics industry professional who grew up in a modest home in Pennsylvania and moved to an affluent Phoenix suburb last ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[Arizona Ticket Holder Claims Half of Record $587.5 Million Powerball Jackpot]]> PHOENIX, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The holder of a winning lottery ticket bought in Arizona has come forward to claim half of the record $587.5 million Powerball lottery jackpot, the Arizona lottery said on Friday. The unidentified ticket holder shares the ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[Why Retirement Is Like Winning the Lottery]]> By Tom Sightings Last week, two lucky ticketholders -- one from Missouri and one from Arizona -- found out they won a huge Powerball lottery. 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(AP) - The search is on for the country's newest multimillionaires, the holders of two tickets that matched all six numbers to claim a record $588 million Powerball jackpot. Lottery officials said ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[2 Winning Powerball Tickets Will Share $588 Million Jackpot]]> KANSAS CITY, Mo. Two lucky ticket holders -- one in Arizona and another in Missouri -- are waking up Thursday to new lives as multimillionaires after the largest Powerball jackpot drawing ever. Powerball officials said two tickets matched all six ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[Lottery Winners Share Lessons, Risks of a Giant Powerball Prize]]> By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER COLUMBIA, Mo. -- So you just won the $500 million Powerball jackpot, the second highest in lottery history. Now what? Perhaps it's time for a tropical vacation or a new car. There are bills to pay, loans to settle, debts to ... 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Read more]]> <![CDATA[Three Money Managers Win $254 Million Powerball Jackpot]]> ROCKY HILL, Conn. -- A trio of wealth managers from Greenwich, one of the most affluent towns in America, claimed a Powerball jackpot worth more than a quarter of a billion dollars Monday off a $1 ticket. Greg Skidmore, Brandon Lacoff and Tim ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[Clerk's Mistake Makes Louisiana Man A Millionaire]]> By Dan Fastenberg Maybe the customer isn't always right. When Robert Thibodaux Sr., a commissioner with the Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District, went to buy his weekly lottery tickets at the end of October, he aimed to purchase his usual ticket ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[MegaMillions and Powerball may join forces for national lottery]]> DailyFinance: Do you think that your state runs its lottery? If so, guess again: Most of America's lotteries are run by either Mega Millions or the Multi-State Lottery Association (known as MUSL), two massive non-profits that control games in 44 states and ... Read more]]>