Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Grab a Powerball ticket while you're out running errands today and get in on a chance to win a $229 million cash payout.
Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot has climbed to $360 million—the third highest Powerball prize of all time. A winner who matches all five numbers and the red Powerball can get a $229 million cash payout (before taxes). The Powerball drawing is held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. The largest Powerball Jackpot cash payout to date was $384 million and was won in November 2012 in Arizona and Missouri. Here are some local places to buy Powerball tickets: Here's How to Play Powerball, according to the PA Lottery:
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The drawing is Wednesday. Several local businesses sell Powerball tickets.
The jackpot for Wednesday's Powerball lottery drawing has grown to at least $260 million. The jackpot is estimated to have a $161.1 million cash value. If you want to try your luck, here are retailers in Northampton that sell Pennsylvania Lottery products, including the $2 tickets for Powerball: To find other Powerball vendors in the area, plug an address or ZIP code into the Pennsylvania Lottery website's retailer-locator application. The drawing takes place at 10:59 p.m. Wednesday. Ticket sales for that drawing end no later than 10 p.m.; check with your local retailer to find out its cutoff policy.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Two tickets were sold that match the winning numbers for the $580 million jackpot.
The Powerball Lottery drawing was drawn Wednesday night and officials said two tickets match the winning combination. But neither of those tickets were sold in Pennsylvania. The winning tickets were sold in Arizona and Missouri. The winning numbers are: 5, 16, 22, 23 and 29, and the Power Ball is 6. According to USA Today, the Powerball website malfunctioned once the numbers were drawn. The site produced an error message due to the overwhelming amount of traffic. ABC News reported that lottery officials expected to sell more than 105,000 tickets every minute before the drawing. Despite the long odds for the big jackpot, the overall odds of winning a prize are considerably better at 1 in 55. Related articles: $500 Million Powerball Drawing…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Find out where to buy your PowerBall lottery tickets in Northampton Township for the chance to win the $500 million jackpot.
No one won the PowerBall drawing this past Saturday and the jackpot grew to a record-setting $425 million by Monday. But the PowerBall prize money grew again Tuesday to $500 million for Wednesday's drawing. To play the PowerBall, according to the Pennsylvania Lottery website you play up to five panels on your Powerball playslip. On each panel, you select five numbers from 1 to 59 in the top grid, and select one number from 1 to 35 in the bottom grid. Or you can select the quick pick option to have your numbers randomly selected by the computer. The jackpot is won by matching all five white balls in any order and the red Powerball and the prize money is either an annuitized prize paid out over 29 years (30 payments) or a lump sum payment. …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Retailers are expecting long lines of lottery ticket buyers in the run up to Wednesday's drawing.
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Monday, November 26, 2012
Media outlets are buzzing over the news that the Powerball jackpot has gone unclaimed and the total potential winnings have reached $425 million – a new record. Retailers across the country (the game is played in 42 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands) are expecting throngs to turn out and buy the $2 tickets in record numbers in time for this Wednesday's drawing. Given the likelihood of that happening, the jackpot could get even bigger. According to The Huffington Post, the last record Powerball jackpot was in 2006. The $365 million prize was won by a group of workers at ConAgra Foods in Nebraska. If you want to get in on the most recent mad dash for the cash, there are plenty of local retailers at which to buy …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Forty-eight SEPTA employees put money into an office Lottery pool for the April 25 drawing, as they always do for a jackpot over $100 million.
Two local men are part of 48 SEPTA employees who will share a $107.5 million jackpot after winning the Powerball Lottery on Wednesday, April 25. Holland resident James Lemongelli and John Merrigan of Churchville were announced to be two of the winners. Lemongelli is a senior contract administrator for the agency, according to SEPTA . One SEPTA worker, Bryant Vaders, of Philadelphia, purchased 120 quick-picked Powerball tickets during his lunch break for his office Lottery pool, according to a press release on the Pennsylvania Lottery website. The employees—also know as SEPTA 48—always put money into an office Lottery pool when the jackpot is over $100 million. On Friday, May 4, Lottery Executive Director Todd Rucci presented a ceremonial …