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.
The largest jackpot in Powerball’s history, has rolled over 16 times without a winner.
Wealth manager Michael Steiner with RegentAtlantic Capital in Morristown, said you may want to hold off on telling your boss where to go and even wait six to nine months before collecting your winnings.
TV 10-55’s Ann Mercogliano interviewed a numerologist, a psychic and a statistician in anticipation of Wednesday’s record-setting Powerball jackpot.
In Little Ferry, N.J., a town torn apart by Superstorm Sandy, residents Tuesday night were hoping for a little luck through the Powerball lottery after a long month.
Huge tickets sales nationwide boosted the top prize from $425 million to $500 million for Wednesday’s drawing.
According to the Multi-State Lottery Association, the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot is 1 in 175 million, but that isn’t stopping lottery hopefuls in the Tri-State area from trying their luck.
The Powerball jackpot for Saturday night’s drawing has soared to $325 million, and some Superstorm Sandy victims in Staten Island are hoping to turn their luck around.
Earlier in the day, dreamers hoping to become a multi-millionaire hit stores across the Tri-State Area, playing and thinking of what they’d do with the money if they win.
Officials said the agency pulled in about $2.6 billion in the last fiscal year. That’s $31.5 million more than the previous year, and marks the fourth straight year with sales over $2.5 billion.
They are teachers, secretaries, janitors, and a couple lunch ladies at Elmont Memorial High School on Long Island, where 110 employees will share a $1 million Powerball prize.
Tonight’s jackpot is the largest prize since the multi-state lottery raised the cost of a ticket to $2.
Three Connecticut money managers awarded a $254 million Powerball jackpot say there’s no fourth participant despite a claim they’re covering for a winner who wants to stay anonymous.
It may have taken three weeks but the winners of the largest lottery jackpot in Connecticut history have finally come forward.
Lottery officials have launched a statewide billboard campaign calling on folks to check their tickets.They’re also using lottery display screens to urge players to check their tickets and the winner to come forward.