Thursday, November 29, 2012
Do you know all the ways to win in Powerball?
If you didn't win the $579 million jackpot Wednesday night in the Powerball drawing, then be sure to check your tickets carefully. You could still have won something. It may not be millions and millions, but it may be as little as $4. The Powerball website lists the prizes along with nine ways to win. Here's the breakdown and what you could win: If you win the jackpot, you can choose 30 annual payments over 29 years, or a lump sum payment. If the winner chooses the annuity, the annual payment will be increased each year by the percentage set out in the Powerball game rules. So, a winner in Wednesday's jackpot would get a gross payment $19.3 million each year. Then, take out 25 percent in federal taxes totaling $4,832,500. Pennsylvania has…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The drawing is at 10:59 p.m. Wednesday. Several Upper Dublin businesses sell Powerball tickets.
The jackpot for Wednesday's Powerball lottery drawing has grown to $500 million, reportedly the largest in Powerball history. No one has won since Oct. 3. If you want to break that streak, here are some Upper Dublin retailers that sell Pennsylvania Lottery products, including the $2 tickets for Powerball: To find other Powerball vendors in the LARGER REGION SUCH AS PHILADELPHIA 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.
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 …