A Federal Reserve survey shows the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday found that the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 4:40 PM EDT2013-10-17 20:40:19 GMT
(RNN) - By passing a last-minute deal on the debt ceiling, and a 16 days-late deal on the government shutdown, Congress finally got back to doing its job. So, what now? Some people may see it as the timeMore >>
With a budget passed only until January, a debt ceiling deal through February and a bunch of days off for Congress until then, the country may be back in the same situation soon.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 5:27 AM EDT2013-10-17 09:27:22 GMT
A last-minute deal has been struck, allowing the federal government to avoid a shutdown. A shutdown would have suspended all federal government services deemed non-essential. All federally-funded museums,More >>
Congress has passed a bill to fund the government and lift the debt ceiling, avoiding default. More >>
Sunday, October 13 2013 6:52 PM EDT2013-10-13 22:52:24 GMT
WASHINGTON, DC (RNN) - Despite the WWII Memorial being closed, members of the Million Vet March have gathered in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown – according to media reports. "We do notMore >>
Veterans gathered at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown.More >>
Saturday, October 12 2013 10:44 PM EDT2013-10-13 02:44:59 GMT
People nationwide have been unable to access welfare benefits through their EBT cards Saturday. Reports on the matter indicated the issue has no connection to the government shutdown.More >>
Xerox, which handles EBT systems in several states, said Saturday night the problem that prevented people from using their cards to shop has now been corrected. More >>
(RNN) - Someone in the Palmetto State is much richer, thanks to the luck of the draw.
A ticket with the winning Powerball numbers was purchased in Lexington, SC, at a Murphy USA gas station, according to CNN.
Wednesday's winning Powerball numbers are 7, 10, 22, 32, 35 and the Powerball is 19.
South Carolina lottery official Paula Harper Bethea said the station will win $50,000 for selling the winning ticket, Raycom station WIS reported. According to the state's lottery rules, the winner can choose to remain anonymous.
The $400-million jackpot is the fifth largest in Powerball history. That's $223.6 million if you take the cash.
The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 175,223,510.
If it seems like huge jackpots have been the norm lately, that's because they have been. A rules change in 2012 in which ticket prices went up from $1 to $2 has lead to bigger payouts.
Powerball is played in 43 states, plus Washington, DC and the Virgin Islands.
The largest Powerball win came in May, when an elderly Florida woman won $590 million. She opted for a lump sum of around $370 million.
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