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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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    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.

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    A 4-year-old girl was left alone inside a minivan overnight in a Milwaukee tow lot, authorities said. An impaired driver was pulled over and arrested for operating while intoxicated. Officers removed a 10-month-old child from the vehicle but left the 4-year-old girl, who spent the night in the tow lot where temperatures dropped to 19 degrees.

    (Published Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018)

    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.



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    [NATL] Professor Sues Over Transgender Pronoun Rebuke

    A Shawnee State University professor is suing officials after receiving a written warning for violating its nondiscrimination policy by not addressing a transgender student using the gender terms preferred by the student. Nicholas Meriwether, a philosophy professor and evangelical Christian, filed a federal lawsuit this month against officials at the university in Portsmouth. 

    (Published Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018)