If you draw the Powerball winning numbers in Saturday’s lottery, you could score $600 million, or a $350 million one-time payout.
Powerball results were watched closely Wednesday when the jackpot was $363 million. After no one picked all six winning numbers, the new Powerball prize for the Saturday, May 18, drawing is now $600 million. The one-time cash payout is estimated at $350.1 million. Tickets are $2 and the game is played in New Jersey and 42 other states, including New York, Florida, Texas and California. Tickets will be sold up to an hour before the 11 p.m. drawing. The largest Powerball Jackpot cash payout to date was a $384 million win on Nov. 28, 2012, in Arizona and Missouri. Wonder what happens to the folks who hit it big? Browse the Huffington Post’s collection of lottery winners’ stories.
New Jersey is one of 42 states that offer the lottery game.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Who wants to be a $500 millionaire? The jackpot for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing is estimated at $500 million, a record-breaking figure for the multi-state lottery game. Last year, Joseph and Celeste Tamburello of Tinton Falls won Powerball with a winning ticket from the Little Silver Family Pharmacy worth $70 million. While there is no question $500 million is a pile of money, it isn’t a record for U.S. lottery games. That title goes to the Mega Millions jackpot of $656 million that was split among three players in March, says CNN. Wednesday’s jackpot has grown to a record pot because no one has matched the winning numbers in 15 straight drawings. The numbers for Saturday’s $325 million drawing were 22, 32, 37, 44, 50 and Powerball 34. …