Friday, May 17, 2013
The $600 million jackpot is the second-largest jackpot in the game’s history.
Want to try your luck at a Powerball lottery ticket? You only need one $2 ticket to play. The Powerball jackpot was boosted to $600 million, or a $376.9 million cash prize for the Saturday, May 18, drawing after none of the tickets sold Wednesday matched the winning numbers. The multi-state mega-lottery had rolled to a $475 million value after Wednesday's drawing, but increased by $75 million Thursday afternoon as a result of strong ticket sales. The $6000 million jackpot is the second-largest jackpot in the game’s history. The largest was won last Nov. 28, 2012, when a $587.5 million jackpot was shared by two tickets sold in Arizona and Missouri. Tickets for the next Powerball drawing will be available until 9:59 p.m. Saturday evening. …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
You have more chance of being a canonized saint or crushed by a vending machine than you do of winning at Powerball, Swissvale pastor says.
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Sunday, February 10
By Rev. Dai Morgan A few months ago the multi-state super lottery, Powerball, had accumulated a record-breaking jackpot. By the time of the drawing on Nov. 28, the prize had grown to $579.9 million. It was the second-largest lottery payout in U.S. history, following 16 consecutive drawings that produced no top winner. Tickets sold at a rate of 130,000-a-minute in the hours leading up to the drawing. The odds of winning that particular drawing were less than 1 in 175,300,000. Let’s put that into perspective. Following are a list of things that are more likely to happen to an individual than winning that Powerball prize, last November: The “Book of Odds” suggests that your chances of becoming a movie star are 1 in 1,505,000. The chance of …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The two winning tickets are from out of state but still grab your ticket and see if you're a winner of one of the smaller prizes!
You might not have the winning tickets, but a portion of a half billion dollars could be yours in the latest Powerball drawing. According to the Huffington Post, early Thursday morning officials confirmed that two winning tickets were sold: One in Arizona and one in Missouri. An additional 8,924,123 players won smaller prizes. The winning Powerball numbers for the Nov. 28, 2012 drawing are 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and a Powerball number of 6. For more on Powerball, visit Powerball.com. A lottery official said late Wednesday that the jackpot increased to $579.9 million by the time of the drawing, making the cash option $379.8 million. Lottery anaylsis website USA Mega broke down what you could expect to take home after taxes in the $550 million …
Where to buy a Powerball ticket and the odds of winning the jackpot.
The historic Powerball jackpot rose to a record $500 million on Tuesday and many Upper St. Clair residents are expected to purchase a ticket Wednesday—if they haven't already. According to the official Powerball website, there are a number of places to purchase a ticket in the Forest Hills-Regent Square area. To find the one nearest you, click here. There has been no Powerball winner since Oct. 6. The chance of winning the $500 million jackpot is 1 in 175,223,510. Good luck (you'll need it)! Did you buy a Powerball ticket? Why or why not? Tell us in the comments. _______________________ Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.