DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — No one hit the Powerball jackpot on Saturday, so the money will roll over: A cool $400 million for the next drawing.
While hefty, the prize for Wednesday's drawing is still well below the record $590.5 million jackpot won in May by an 84-year-old Florida woman.
The winning numbers Saturday were 21, 24, 36, 42 and 45; the Powerball was 15.
The odds of matching all six numbers are 1 in 175.2 million.
Powerball is played in 43 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Missouri Governor Jay Nixon knows where the political land mines are in Wisconsin.
The most dangerous one he has to dodge will participating in a National Governors Association meeting in Milwaukee? Having his picture taken with a Miller beer.
Nixon joked Saturday about how poorly that would go over with voters back home in Missouri, home of Miller's rival Anheuser-Busch. Miller is based on Milwaukee.
Walker joked to Nixon that if he's caught with a Miller beer he could face a recall election. Walker became the first governor in U.S. history to defeat a recall last year.
His recall was spurred not by beer choice but anger over his law effectively ending collective bargaining rights for public workers.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 20-year-old St. Louis man has been sentenced to 29 years in prison for a 2011 home invasion in which a he beat an elderly homeowner to death and sexually assaulted a health care aide.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Travon Jones was sentenced Friday after being found guilty of second-degree murder, forcible sodomy and several other charges.
Jones was convicted of bursting into a home where 92-year-old Arteria King and his wife, 90-year-old Sarah King, lived and beating Arteria King while his wife listened. A 50-year-old aide testified Jones led her around the house looking for items to steal before raping her and taking the keys to her vehicle.
Arteria King died a week later of his injuries. His wife died the same day of natural causes.