By Victoria Cavaliere LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three ticket holders with a claim on a record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot were laying low on Thursday, their identities officially still a mystery even as lottery officials revealed the retailers in California, Florida and Tennessee that sold them the lucky tickets. Each of the winning tickets is worth $528.8 million to the holders, lottery officials said in California, one of 44 states plus Washington, D.C., and two U.S. territories that sold millions of Powerball tickets. The winning numbers of 08 27 34 04 19 and Powerball 10, picked in a drawing on Wednesday night, appeared on tickets sold in three stores: a 7-Eleven convenience store in Chino Hills, California, a Publix supermarket in Melbourne Beach, Florida and Naifeh's Food Mart in Munford, Tennessee.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rene Angelil, Celine Dion's husband and manager, who molded her from a French-speaking Canadian ingénue into one of the world's most successful singers, died Thursday after a long battle with throat cancer, officials and family members said.
Arizona's governor wants to turn up the heat on hundreds of deadbeat dads and their female counterparts with a social media campaign that publicizes the names of the worst offenders. Using the Twitter hashtag #deadbeat, Republican Governor Doug Ducey has rolled out the controversial initiative targeting individuals owing a combined $20 million in child support since 2011. The state has identified 421 parents – 387 dads and 34 moms – for public scrutiny via Twitter and a new page on the governor's website for the first time on Thursday.
MUNFORD, Tenn. (AP) — If they're wise, the three mystery winners of the world-record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot will talk seriously with experts in tax law, financial planning, privacy, security and other safeguards before they become known around the planet.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — After lifting currency restrictions and free-floating the peso in December, the focus of Argentina's government will now be on fighting inflation, Finance Minister Alfonso Prat-Gay said Thursday.