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What is the Powerball jackpot; where can you play?

Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @ 6:48 AM
Updated: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 @ 10:58 PM

5 Fast Facts about the Powerball

The jackpot for Wednesday’s Powerball lottery grew to $403 million dollars after no one matched all six numbers in Saturday’s drawing.

>> UPDATE: Winning Powerball ticket for $435M jackpot sold in Indiana

Wednesday night's numbers were  — 10-13-28-52-61 and the Powerball, 2. 

For the Wednesday drawing, the one-time cash payoff is estimated to be at $243.9 million. The $403 million jackpot is the 10th largest in the history of the game.

The game, played in 44 states, cost $2 for a ticket. You can purchase a ticket for $3 that allows you the chance to win an extra $1 million or $2 million prize. Players choose the five numbers from a set of 69 white balls and the Powerball number from a set of 26 red balls.

You can win prizes if you match various combinations of the numbers. To win the jackpot, your ticket must match all five white ball numbers drawn, in addition to the red Powerball.

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Billy Graham funeral arrangements announced, public viewing scheduled

Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 10:47 AM
Updated: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 10:47 AM

Billy Graham Dead at 99

Funeral arrangements have been announced following the death of famed evangelist the Rev. Billy Graham. The well-known religious figure, who counseled several presidents and preached to millions of people worldwide, died Wednesday, according to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He was 99.

READ MORE: Photos: Billy Graham through the yearsPhotos: Notable deaths 2018Billy Graham quotes: He made Christian principles accessible to millionsBilly Graham named among 10 most admired men for 59th timeMORE 

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McDonald’s Shamrock Shake is back with an app

Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 11:14 AM

McDonald’s Shamrock Shake has been available at some restaurants since early February.
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McDonald’s Shamrock Shake has been available at some restaurants since early February.(McDonald's)

McDonald’s Shamrock Shake is back at some locations this week. 

USA Today reported on Wednesday that the fast-food restaurant has brought back the popular minty treat

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This year, there is no other flavor. In 2017, the restaurant had four Shamrock Shake flavors outside of the mint one: frappe, chocolate, hot chocolate and mocha. Instead, McDonald’s is offering a Shamrock Shake Finder app on iOS and Android so customers can locate the popular dessert.

“Fans simply need to download the app and from there, locate participating restaurants locations, swap Shamrock Shake-themed stickers and raise a shake with friends to toast St. Patrick’s Day,” McDonald’s said of the app in a Feb. 12 news release. “In addition to helping fans find the nearest Shamrock Shake, the app also features a brand new camera mode, featuring an augmented reality (AR) experience for iPhone X.”

The Shamrock Shake was introduced in 1970 and is typically only available for a limited amount of time, disappearing around St. Patrick's Day.

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Fan-demanded Szechuan Sauce returning to McDonald’s for one day

Published: Monday, October 02, 2017 @ 10:34 PM

Famous Sauce Returning To McDonald's For One Day Only

“Rick and Morty” fans and others who have craved McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce for nearly 20 years are in luck.

The fast-food chain is bringing back the popular dipping sauce that customers fell in love with.

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BuzzFeed reported that the sauce is part of the restaurant's promotion of their buttermilk crispy tenders, but it will only be in a few select locations Oct. 7.

“(W)e’re also giving away a one-time only, limited-edition, run of Szechuan Sauce in select restaurants. And when we say limited, we mean really, really limited,” the company said.

In 1998, the sauce was a promotional tie-in with the release of the Disney animated film “Mulan,” according to Fox News.

In addition to the sauce itself being available in limited amounts, there are other limitations too. Customers can’t go through the drive-thru for the beloved sauce -- they have to dine in.

Find out where the nearest McDonald’s is offering Szechuan Sauce in your area at the McDonald’s crispy tenders website.

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Daylight saving time 2018: Seven things to know about ‘springing forward’

Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 10:  An alarm clock meant to symbolize the demand for workers to better determine their working hours stands near where workers from nearby Daimler and General Electric production plants were participating in a strike in demands for better pay and more flexible working conditions on January 10, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. The strike is part of dozens nationwide organized by the IG Metall labour union, which is pressing employers for a 6% increase in wages and the option of a limited, two-year 28 hour work week for workers in particular circumstances. Employers counter the demands would require them to hire at least 150,000 more workers at a time when the German manufacturing sector is already struggling to find qualified workers amidst low unemployment. IG Metall is the world's largest labour union and has 3.9 million members.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 10: An alarm clock meant to symbolize the demand for workers to better determine their working hours stands near where workers from nearby Daimler and General Electric production plants were participating in a strike in demands for better pay and more flexible working conditions on January 10, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. The strike is part of dozens nationwide organized by the IG Metall labour union, which is pressing employers for a 6% increase in wages and the option of a limited, two-year 28 hour work week for workers in particular circumstances. Employers counter the demands would require them to hire at least 150,000 more workers at a time when the German manufacturing sector is already struggling to find qualified workers amidst low unemployment. IG Metall is the world's largest labour union and has 3.9 million members. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)(Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

You may want to store up some extra sleep in the next few weeks because you are about to lose an hour of it.

Come March 11 at 2 a.m. most of America will be “springing forward” as daylight saving time kicks in, giving us another hour of sunlight.

Here’s a look at seven things you may not have known about daylight saving time.

  1. “Spring forward and fall back” is an easy way to remember how to set the clock when daylight saving times begins and ends. You set your clock forward one hour at 2 a.m. on March 11. You’ll set it back one hour at 2 a.m. on Nov. 4.
  2. In the United States, daylight saving time began on March 21, 1918. U.S. government officials reasoned that fuel could be saved by reducing the need for lighting in the home.
  3. Ancient agrarian civilizations used a form of daylight saving time, adjusting their timekeeping depending on the sun’s activity.
  4. Many people call it daylight savings time. The official name is daylight saving time. No ‘s’ on ‘saving.’
  5. Benjamin Franklin came up with an idea to reset clocks in the summer months as a way to conserve energy.
  6. A standardized system of beginning and ending daylight saving time came in 1966 when the Uniform Time Act became law. While it was a federal act, states were granted the power to decide if they wanted to remain on standard time year-round.
  7. Arizona (except for the Navajo, who do observe daylight saving time on tribal lands), Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands do not observe daylight saving time.

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