Single Winning Ticket for $2.04Bn Powerball Sold; Influencer Gets 11 Years for Money Laundering; TS Nicole to Become Cat 1 Hurricane

Single Winning Ticket for $2.04Bn Powerball Sold

The sole winning ticket for a record $2.04 billion Powerball lottery jackpot was sold at a Joe’s Service Center in Altadena, CA. According to the Multi-State Lottery Association, the odds of there being one winner who matched all six numbers were 1 in 292.2 million. The winning numbers were announced Tuesday morning after a delayed drawing: 10-33-41-47-56 and Powerball 10.

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Influencer Gets 11 Years for Money Laundering

Social media influencer Ramon Abbas, known online as Ray Hushpuppi, was sentenced to over 11 years in federal prison for conspiring to launder tens of millions of dollars. According to the Department of Justice, Abbas was ordered to pay $1,732,841 to two fraud victims in addition to his 135-month sentence.

“Ramon Abbas, a.k.a. ‘Hushpuppi,’ targeted both American and international victims, becoming one of the most prolific money launderers in the world,” said Don Alway, the Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office. “Abbas leveraged his social media platforms – where he amassed a considerable following – to gain notoriety and to brag about the immense wealth he acquired by conducting business email compromise scams, online bank heists and other cyber-enabled fraud that financially ruined scores of victims and provided assistance to the North Korean regime.”


TS Nicole to Become Cat 1 Hurricane

Tropical Storm Nicole is expected to become a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall along the Florida coast later this week. According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane conditions are expected across portions of the southeast and east-central Florida coast late Wednesday. After making landfall, Nicole is expected to cross Florida before making a sharp turn and heading up the East Coast.

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