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 …
Monday, April 2, 2012
Two $250K winning tickets were sold in Philly
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Monday, April 2, 2012
An article Friday night told about how to find the many ways to win with Mega Millions. If you bought a ticket in Philadelphia, you may want to check your tickets. According to 6abc.com, two tickets worth $250,000 each were sold at Philly's News Stand, 3302 S. Convention Ave., Philadelphia and Wister Beer Distributor, 5765 Wister St., Philadelphia. To win $250,000 in Mega Millions, you have to match all five white balls and not the Mega Ball. In fact, there were five tickets worth $250,000 in the lottery. All five were sold in Pennsylvania. The other three locations where $250,000 tickets were sold: Mike's Bilo, 32 S. Fifth St., Reynoldsville, Jefferson County 7-Eleven, 444 Route 519, Eighty Four, Washington County Rutters, 2125 …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
With Mega Millions at $540 million, it doesn't mean you'll get rich
With Friday night's Mega Millions jackpot now at a record $540 million, Pennsylvania Lottery desks and kiosks across the region are doing brisk business. Office lottery pools are swelling with member contributions. Did you buy a ticket? Are you excited? Hopeful? Well, good for you. Rich Smith of The Motley Fool thinks you're a sucker. "The truth is that getting rich from winning the lottery isn't just unlikely. It's (statistically) impossible," Smith writes. And he's not the only one. In fact, according to the folks at Bloomberg, our entire state ranks ninth in the U.S. on the lottery "sucker index," which measures how much each state's residents spend on lottery tickets and compares that amount to how much they win. You'll be pleased to …