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The Powerball winning numbers are in!

The numbers are: 8, 27, 34, 4, 19

The Powerball is: 10

PowerPlay: 2x

The cash value of this evening’s drawing was an estimated $930 million for those opting for the lump-sum payout, although the final prize may end up being higher following a flurry of last-minute ticket-buying.

Nobody has hit the Powerball mega jackpot since a $144.1 million tickets was sold in Tennessee for the Nov. 4 drawing. The jackpot reset to $40 million for the next drawing three days later and is now more than 36 times as large after being rolled over 19 consecutive times.

Powerball is played in 44 states as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Tons of photographers use Photoshop to insert new elements into their photographs, but not all of them can create the crazy and mind-bending images that Buenos Aires-based art director and digital artist Martin De Pasquale does.

Martín De Pasquale has a keen eye for taking everyday life and constructing it into abstract art. The Argentinean artist uses a layer technique of combining a sequence of photographs with various photoshop elements and layers them together to create a stunning visual masterpiece.

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Martín De Pasquale on Behance

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This last weekend, photographer Josh Newton created some of the most memorable wedding photos we have ever seen. Set against the backdrop of a raging wildfire, Newton’s dramatic, striking photographs of April Hartley and Michael Wolber’s outdoor wedding are sweeping across the Internet today at an unbelievable clip.

In case you didn’t catch it in the intro, this wedding had the equally fortunate and unfortunate opportunity to be set against a very unique backdrop: the Two Bulls Wildfire.

Dramatic Wedding Photography

Moments after Hartley began her walk down the aisle, fire trucks shattered the peaceful scene and firefighters regretfully told bride, groom and celebrants to find safer ground.

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To see the rest of the set, head over to Newton’s website by clicking here. And if you’d like to see more of Newton’s work, be sure to follow him on his blog, Twitter.

Image credits: All photographs by Josh Newton and used with permission

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Amazon has launched Prime Music, a streaming service featuring over a million songs. The new music service is free to Amazon Prime subscribers with unlimited, ad-free streaming, and non-subscribers can participate in a 30-day trial.

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Video shows professional dirt biker Cody Elkins jumping over an airplane flown by Skip Stewart at the 2014 Cameron Air Show. The two have been working on the stunt for the past 10 years, but Elkins said many air show promoters are hesitant to allow them to perform the trick.

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The World Cup Would be Way More Interesting With Flaming Soccer Balls. Indonesian Students Play Soccer With Flaming Coconut.

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The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has captured another Iraqi city after seizing northern Mosul province on Tuesday, as the group threatens to cement control in central Iraq.

The city of Tikrit, hometown of late president Saddam Hussein, fell to ISIL militants Wednesday afternoon, in less than 48 hours after the capture of Mosul, Iraq’s second city.

Tikrit, within Salahuddin province, is only 140 km away from capital Baghdad.

Meanwhile, violence continued in other cities as eleven people were killed in separate incidents in capital Baghdad and Anbar province.

Eyewitnesses told The Anadolu Agency that ISILmilitants “took over Tikrit in only a few minutes.” They said ISIL militants started firing into the air and broke into the state university.

The private Salahuddin television channel, based in Tikrit, stopped broadcasting.