Public Gaming International Magazine May/June 2022

21 PUBLIC GAMING INTERNATIONAL • MAY/JUNE 2022 Nothing says Wisconsin Lottery like 100 cheese factory workers winning a $208 million Powerball jackpot in August 2006. The winning ticket was sold in the city of Fond du Lac along the so-called "Miracle Mile," a stretch of South Main Street earning the name after several stores sold multimillion-dollar tickets during the 1990s. The group called themselves the 100 Miracles. The Missouri Lottery decked out a “Money Truck” for events throughout the state to showcase the new $40 million starting jackpot in 2012. Tennessee Education Lottery President and CEO Rebecca Paul retrofits a Powerball billboard ahead of the Jan. 13, 2016 Powerball drawing. As Powerball Product Group Chair, Texas Lottery Executive Director Gary Grief conducts an interview with CNN New Day on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, the morning after the world record $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot was hit. Former Arizona Lottery Executive Director Jeff Hatch-Miller announces a ticket in Arizona wins half of the $587.5 million jackpot in the Nov. 28, 2012 drawing, splitting the grand prize with a ticket in Missouri. Texas Lottery jackpot billboards across the state max out at $999 million as the Powerball jackpot crossed the $1 billion threshold in January 2016. Former Florida Lottery Secretary Tom Delacenserie presents the trustee of The Nickel 95 Trust with a check for 1/3 share of the world record $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot.offices in Salem. “I realize this is a life-changing moment,” Lerynne West said as she claimed her prize at Iowa Lottery headquarters. West’s ticket split a $687.8 million jackpot in the Oct. 27, 2018 drawing with a ticket purchased in New York City. Blaine from Maine becomes the inaugural Powerball First Millionaire of the Year on New Year's Day 2020. The $1 million drawing was broadcast live on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest shortly after the ball dropped in Times Square. A giant Powerball display was hung above a United plane that served as the player entrance for the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Hoosier Lottery Executive Director Sarah Taylor presents a celebratory check for a $435.3 million jackpot won in the Feb. 22, 2017 drawing. The grand prize was the 39th Powerball jackpot won in the Hoosier State. Missouri Lottery Executive Director May Scheve Reardon visits with members of the media at Gateway Newstands in St. Louis, where a $202.6 million jackpotwinning ticket was sold for the Nov. 8, 2014 Powerball drawing. Mavis Wanczyk of Massachusetts was the sole winner of a $758.7 million Powerball jackpot in August 2017. At the time, it was the largest jackpot won by a single ticket in U.S. lottery history. “A family member gave me the numbers over twenty-five years ago and I faithfully play them,” said Robert Bailey, of New York City, who purchased the other jackpotwinning ticket in the Oct. 27, 2018 drawing. Louisiana Lottery Corp President & CEO Rose Hudson marches around downtown Baton Rouge in a Powerball suit after the Lottery hits its United Way contribution goal in 2008. A long line forms at a Top Stop in Malad, Idaho ahead of the Jan. 13, 2016 drawing for the world record Powerball jackpot. Nine family members and friends from Roswell, New Mexico won $206.9 million playing Powerball in 2008. This was the fifth, and largest, Powerball jackpot prize won in New Mexico. The Powerball jackpot climbs to $1.586 billion for the Jan. 13, 2016 drawing, setting a new world record for largest jackpot. The grand prize was split by three winning tickets in California, Florida and Tennessee. 13. 16. 21. 24. 14. 22. 15. 23. 17. 20. 25. 28. 30. 18. 26. 19. 27. 29.