Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The drawing is at 10:59 p.m. Wednesday. Several Montgomeryville, Lansdale and North Penn area businesses sell Powerball tickets
The jackpot for Wednesday's Powerball lottery drawing has grown to $500 million, reportedly the largest in Powerball history. The cash value is $327.4 million. No one has won since Oct. 3. If you want to break that streak, here are some North Penn area retailers that sell Pennsylvania Lottery products, including the $2 tickets for Powerball: To find other Powerball vendors in the Philadelphia or Montgomery County 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.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Forty-eight SEPTA employees put money into an office Lottery pool for the April 25 drawing, as they always do for a jackpot over $100 million.
Forty-eight SEPTA employees will share a $107.5 million jackpot after winning the Powerball Lottery on Wednesday, April 25. One SEPTA worker, Bryant Vaders, purchased 120 quick-picked Powerball tickets during his lunch break for his office Lottery pool, according to a press release on the Pennsylvania Lottery website. The employees — also known as SEPTA 48 — always put money into an office Lottery pool when the jackpot is over $100 million. On Friday, May 4, Lottery Executive Director Todd Rucci presented a ceremonial check for $107,533,278.27 to the group of employees, who elected to take the cash value of the jackpot. Each winner will get roughly $2.2 million, less federal withholding, according to the press release. Vaders, who bought …
Friday, March 30, 2012
Do you know all the ways to win in Mega Millions?
If you didn't win the $640 million pot Friday night in the Mega Millions 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 $2. The Mega Millions 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 26 annual payments. For every $1 million in the jackpot, you get about $38,500 per year before taxes. So, the winner of $640 million can get about $24.6 million a year before taxes. A second option is to take a one-time, lump-sum payment equal to the cash in the jackpot pool. Chances of winning the jackpot are 1 in 175,711,536. Overall chances of winning a …