Ticket sales still are soaring for the lotteries, officials said.
Pennsylvania has sold 17 jackpot-winning Powerball tickets since joining the game in 2002, and two jackpot-winning Mega Millions tickets since joining the game in 2010, according to the Pennsylvania Lottery.
According to the news outlet, this was the first time on record that both lottery games offered prizes of $400 million or more at the same time but it is said to happen more frequently.
The remaining revenue generated by the Florida Lottery through scratch-offs, and ticket sales, including Powerball and Mega Millions is spent on paying retailers their commissions, ticket vendor fees, and advertising. I'll take a Quick Pick'.
Customers said they remember Dickerson working there for about two months.
It's not JUST about the Powerball game, you know.
Friday night's Mega Millions, worth an estimated $445 million, will be the fourth-largest jackpot of its kind.
Tickets for both Mega Millions and Powerball cost $2 per set of numbers.
On a "normal day", Williams estimated that 75 to 150 "regulars" come in to buy lottery tickets.
"Myself? I don't play lotto". "I spend more when the jackpot is up".
You'd be surprised how many winning tickets are never turned in. "If you graduate college, you get a certain amount", he said. He used his children's birthdays in choosing the winning numbers.
Powerball jackpot hits $440M for Wednesday's drawing
The Rolling Cash 5 jackpot for the next drawing is $130,000 for hitting all five numbers and the odds of winning are 1-in-575,757. Lottery players across the country are hoping for some good luck to start 2018 with hundreds of millions of dollars up for grabs.
"I'm into cars, so I'd probably lease a lot of cars, and do a lot of traveling", he said.
Players can multiply their Mega Millions prizes (not the jackpot prize) by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times.
"I think I've seen her once before, but they kind of have a bunch of people working here". "There's no doubt, whatsoever". I don't have one specific reason for not joining the team.
Dutchess County has had several big lottery winners. This is still the fourth-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history and the 11th-largest jackpot in US lottery history. The odds of winning are one in 292.2 million.
The odds of winning both are one in 88 quadrillion. Powerball will be among 10 largest lottery jackpots in historyThe Powerball jackpot for Saturday is now $570 million with a cash option of $358.5 million.
Meanwhile, the next Powerball drawing is Saturday.
And that's not the only big prize out there.
New Yorkers like their lottery.
The only states with higher per capita lottery spending were MA, $735; Rhode Island, $514; and DE, $421. Despite the cold, the combined lottery jackpots of over $1 billion this weekend provided plenty of motivation to get out of the house. Aid to education was $3.3 billion, down $33 million from the previous year. That's nearly $4 billion dollars in prize money.
A precipitous decline in the Powerball revenues were in part responsible for the decline.