Saturday, 22 September, 2018

Half-a-billion-dollar jackpots for Powerball, Mega Millions as drawings near

For someone lucky enough to beat the one in 292 million odds a lump sum Powerball win before taxes would be $348 million For someone lucky enough to beat the one in 292 million odds a lump sum Powerball win before taxes would be $348 million
Andrew Cummings | 08 January, 2018, 03:36

"The people that normally come in will always buy lotto no matter what, but when the Mega Millions gets high, or even Powerball - it's like nearly half a billion - that's when you get that walk-ins that come in that're like "the Mega's high?"

Mega Millions tickets can be purchased at any New York Lottery retailer for $2, seven days a week from 4 a.m. until terminals close at 3:30 a.m., or until 10:45 p.m. on draw nights.

Friday night's Mega Millions, worth an estimated $445 million, will be the fourth-largest jackpot of its kind. If someone wins, it would be the fourth biggest Mega Millions jackpot and the 12th largest in US lottery history.

"I got two Mega Million and two Powerballs", said Farley.

It's a billion dollar weekend for lottery players.

The cash option on the Mega Millions win would be $277 million. And for all those who didn't win Friday night, there's still the Powerball jackpot Saturday night. The odds of winning are one in 292.2 million.

Tickets for both drawings cost $2, the Lottery says.

Meanwhile, the next Powerball drawing is Saturday.

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You'd be surprised how many winning tickets are never turned in.

The Powerball jackpot, meanwhile, has reached $570 million.

A gas station employee said Dickerson stole 128 scratchers, exactly $1,400 worth of tickets.

The news outlet reports that the longer odds have not refrained people from purchasing tickets - but quite the opposite. In fact, the larger jackpots are just encouraging more sales. Lottery earnings make up about 14 percent of New York's $23 billion school-aid pot of money. This marked the 15th consecutive year over a billion dollars has been transferred to public education.

Fifteen Piqua city employees won a $207 million Mega Millions jackpot in December 2008, and endured a nine-month legal battle after coworkers sued, claiming they were owed winnings.

A precipitous decline in the Powerball revenues were in part responsible for the decline.

The cash payout for the Powerball drawing would be $347.9 million.

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