If it seems that giant lottery jackpots have people lining up at convenience stores more frequently, just wait.
The Powerball jackpot is expected to swell to an estimated $400 million after no ticket matched all of Saturday’s winning numbers.
Ticket sales were brisk on Saturday as people made their bid for the eighth largest jackpot in Powerball history, CBS 2 reported.
Lottery officials strongly recommend that the ticket holder sign the back of the ticket and immediately contact them. If the ticket holder doesn’t claim their prize by Oct. 5, the ticket will expire.
A South Brunswick, N.J. man has claimed the final share of the $448 million jackpot in the Powerball lottery this month.
The group of co-workers from the Ocean County Vehicle Maintenance Department held one of three winning tickets in last week’s $448 million Powerball drawing.
After taking the lump-sum payment, each employee will receive about $3.8 million, lottery officials said.
Some of the winners showed up for work both Thursday and Friday. Would you?
A spokeswoman for the New Jersey Lottery said one of the tickets was purchased at a Super Stop & Shop store in South Brunswick and the other one at an Acme Markets store in Little Egg Harbor.
Lottery officials told CBS 2 early Thursday morning that the three winning tickets matched all six numbers, and that two of the tickets were sold in New Jersey.
Since no one hit the $307 million Powerball jackpot Saturday night, the money rolled over into a roughly $425 million prize for Wednesday’s drawing.
The drawing took place at 11 p.m. the winning numbers were 21, 24, 36, 42, 45, and Powerball 15.
The ticket for the June 16, 2012 drawing was bought at a 7-11 store in Elmwood Park. The winning numbers were 8, 14, 15, 16, 27 and the Gold Powerball Number was 26.
Someone in Florida has struck it very rich, as a Powerball ticket worth a record $590.5 million was sold at a grocery store in a Tampa Bay area suburb.
But since about 80 percent of the possible combinations have been purchased, lottery officials say it’s likely the winning ticket could be selected.