Superstition didn’t deter players hoping that Friday the 13th would bring them good luck in the recently revamped Mega Millions game, as heavy sales prompted lottery officials to boost the jackpot from $400 million to $425 million.
It’s the third-largest jackpot in the history of the Powerball, which is played in 43 states.
The Powerball jackpot has soared to $425 million. The odds of winning are 1 in 175,200,000. Do the impossible odds of winning the big prize keep you from playing?
No one hit the Powerball jackpot this weekend, so the money will roll over: A cool $400 million for the next drawing.
The New Hampshire Lottery says two $1 million Powerball tickets were sold this weekend the Granite state.
2. No Triple Crown again this year. Truth be known…I’m being factitious with that one, because if I was going to be disappointed over something, the winner of a horse race would be the very last. Again to quote a neighbor (a different one) “don’t ever forget there are a lot more horses asses than there are horses.”
The single winner was sold at a supermarket in Zephyrhills, Florida.
The numbers drawn Saturday night for the biggest Powerball jackpot ever were 10-13-14-22-52-PB11.
The previous Powerball record was $587.5 million in 2012.
The former commissioner of the Massachusetts Probation Department, acquitted this month of state corruption charges, is facing new federal bribery charges.