The Daily Scoop: 2-12-2015
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Powerball excitement comes to an end
On Wednesday, Powerball fever was spreading across the country with the Powerball Jackpot surpassing the half a billion mark!
Wednesday night’s drawing revealed tickets in North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Texas have matched all six numbers to split a $564.1 million Powerball jackpot.
According to the Multi-State Lottery Association, the Puerto Rico ticket was the first Powerball jackpot winner ever sold outside the continental United States. Puerto Rico joined Powerball less than a year ago.
There is no immediate information on the specific locations of where the tickets were sold.
Should the winners select the lump sum option, each would get a one-third share of over $381,138,450.16 million before taxes.
The jackpot was the third-largest in Powerball history and the fifth-largest U.S. lottery prize.
The jackpot now goes back to $40 million.
Bob Simon dies in car crash
A longtime member of the CBS News family was killed in a car accident Wednesday night on Manhattan’s West Side Highway.
Reporter Bob Simon died when the Lincoln Town Car he was riding in hit another car and slammed into a traffic barrier.
The Town Car’s roof had to be cut off to remove Simon and the driver.They were taken to the hospital and Simon died on the way from injuries to his head and upper body.
Simon was 73-years-old, joined CBS in 1967 and served as a reporter and foreign correspondent before being assigned to “60 Minutes” in 1996.
Chicago Little League team loses champion title
The first all African-American team to win the 2014 United States Little League World Title has been forced to give up their title.
After conducting an investigation, the Little League organization discovered that some of the players for the Chicago-based Jackie Robinson West Little League team live outside the geographical area the team represents.
According to the league’s investigation, the team used an inaccurate boundary map, and looked for players in other neighborhoods and districts to build a stronger team.
The runner-up Mountain Ridge team from Las Vegas has been awarded the title.