Powerball jackpot reaches $700 million, second-largest prize ever

by Antonio Miles August 23, 2017, 0:39
Powerball jackpot reaches $700 million, second-largest prize ever

The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday's drawing has surged to an estimated $700 million to a single annuity victor - the second largest jackpot in Powerball history. The POWERBALL jackpot has rolled 20 times, since the June 14, drawing. "We want to remind people to have fun, but please play responsibly - it only takes one ticket to win", said Rebecca Hargrove, president and CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp.

In Pennsylvania, Powerball tickets will remain on sale until 9:59 p.m. on drawing nights.

The odds winning any kind of prize at all are a much more reasonable 24 to 1.

Online lottery ticket purchasing service theLotter is already seeing an uptick in Powerball sales as global players rush to secure their entries and a chance to win the world's largest jackpot.

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The current jackpot is the second largest in Powerball history and the third largest in North American lottery history. To receive the cash option of an estimated $443.3 million, jackpot prizes must be claimed within 60 days of the drawing.

The winning numbers from the Saturday drawing were 17-19-39-43-68 and the Powerball was 13. Like all Florida Lottery products, players must be 18 or older to play. While there was no jackpot victor in the drawing, IL players won more than 165,000 prizes ranging from $4 to $50,000.

Services such as theLotter are also available in the Caribbean, where it is not economically feasible to travel to the United States to purchase lottery tickets.

That amount would be the highest jackpot since the record amount of $1.586 billion in January 2016. It was a almost $1.6 billion jackpot that was shared by three winning tickets in January 2016.

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