Thursday, January 7, 2016

Powerball jackpot soars to record $675 million


No.1 in Houston SouthRudy's Stop & Shop1018 Damon StreetRosenberg, Texas
Bad news: You didn't win the estimated $500 million Powerball prize on Wednesday night.
Good news: No one else did.

And because of that, the already huge jackpot soared to $675 million, the largest in U.S. history, the Texas Lottery tweeted late Wednesday.

(According to reports, a ticket in Burbank, Calif., matched five out of six numbers. The Los Angeles Times says the winner is taking home $424,000.)

The numbers drawn on Wednesday were 47-2-63-62-11, with Powerball 17. Powerball is played in 44 states, including Texas. It's also in the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Wednesday's jackpot was already ranked as the sixth-largest offered in North America and the biggest since a $564.1 million Powerball prize shared by players from North Carolina, Texas and Puerto Rico last February, the Associated Press says.

Powerball is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
The odds of winning are one in 292.2 million, according to the AP.
So good luck to you on Saturday.

You may want to buy your ticket at some Texas lottery hotspots shown above.

Original Source: http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Powerball-jackpot-soars-to-675-million-6742185.php 

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

With 511 Troubled Motorists in Good Hands

Exciting news on the job front. The telephone answering service that I work with, PCN in Riverside, CA, just landed a new account. We will be answering for the 511 program in Orange County. This is a new big account for us, and I am hoping that it leads to more opportunity for me at work as well. You can read all about it by clicking here.

I am a supervisor now, and luckily, this account is under my group of accounts, so I think if we handle this account with excellence, I will have the opportunity to show the bosses that I am good at what I do and that I can handle even more responsibility. We will see, but for now, I am very excited! I'll keep y'all posted, and as always, stay stinky.

Monday, July 30, 2012

My Stinky Life

So, I work at a medical construction company. This means that I do a lot of hard, manual labor. I live in the Inland Empire, and it's hot. Very, very hot. And, unfortunately, I sweat. A lot. My girlfriend gave me the nickname der stinker a few years back when we were just friends. I have a German name, we were watching a WWII television show and something came on the show about der something or other, and she laughed and said that they should call me der stinker.  Everyone laughed, and, well, it stuck.

It's not that I stink all of the time, just after work, or after a workout, or after a soccer game, or after yard work... OK fine, it is most of the time. But I do clean up nicely. My girlfriend (and the originator of the nickname) even admits that I clean up well and she's proud to show me around as long as I am freshly showered.

I think that's all for today. I just wanted to explain the name. Who knows what I'll want to write about next time...