Est. Jackpot of $750,000,000 up for grabs this Saturday
The big American lotteries have been attracting an inordinate amount of worldwide attention this week. Both the Mega Millions jackpot and the Powerball Jackpot have been rolling over without a winner during the recent weeks and months, sparking a ticket buying frenzy.
A Mega Millions jackpot winning ticket was sold earlier in the week in South Carolina to the tune of $1.5 Billion. With that jackpot taken off the table, attention is now squarely focused on the Powerball draw.
$750 Million is the fourth largest lottery jackpot in US history. The Powerball jackpot was last won on August 11 in New York state. Twenty drawings without a winner have passed since.
“These are exciting times. With so much of the recent attention being paid to the Mega Millions draw, this Powerball prize has been under the radar for many of our players,” said lotteries.com spokesperson Kerry Jennings. “And now in realizing there is 750 million dollars at stake, Powerball has become a draw not to be missed.”
Powerball selects its winning numbers every Wednesday and Saturday in a televised draw. Five numbers will be chosen from a pool of numbers between one and sixty nine. A sixth number is selected from a separate pool of numbers between one and twenty six – this number is known as the Powerball.
To win the Jackpot, a player must match all six winning numbers.
USA residents from 44 different states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands are able to buy tickets at their local lottery retailer.
International lottery aficionados wanting to get in on the excitement are able to participate by betting on this monumental draw at lotteries.com.
“We often hear about how astronomical the odds of winning are,” Jennings said. “But the fact remains, just as we’ve seen this week in South Carolina, somebody is eventually going to end up hitting all six of those winning numbers. Why not you?”