Sunday, May 19, 2013
Lady Luck has made her presence known in Florida, where the lone winner in the roughly $600 million Powerball jackpot reportedly bought the ticket at a Publix supermarket.
Were you shopping at a Publix supermarket in Pasco County when you bought your Powerball jackpot ticket? More specifically, were you in Zephyrhills? If so, take a close look at your ticket. If you see the numbers 10, 13, 14, 22, 52 and 11, then take a deep breath and realize that your life has taken a dramatic term, if you're so inclined to claim the cash value of your roughly $600 million winnings. That's right, you're the lone winner to the record Powerball jackpot, as noted by USA Today.com, in an article posted 2:46 a.m. today, May 19. A Florida Lottery official reportedly told the Associated Press that more details were to be released. Not the lucky one? According to Powerball.com, the current estimated jackpot resets at $40 million…
Saturday, May 18, 2013
With the jackpot for the May 18 Powerball drawing now reaching record-breaking territory, we’d like to hear your ideas for spending that much cash!
What would you do with $600 million in cold, hard cash? That’s what we’re wondering as the jackpot in tonight’s Powerball drawing hits the $600 million mark. That number, according to the Florida Lottery, tops the previous $587.5 million Powerball record jackpot set in November 2012. Players in Arizona and Missouri won that prize, the lottery website says. Florida, by the way, hasn’t had the best showing in jackpot wins since it joined the Powerball’s other 42 states in 2009. Only five people have hit the Powerball jackpot in Florida, according to a Powerball analysis website. There have been 185 second-place winners to date. Just how much would you take home if you won tonight’s drawing? According to USAMega.com, that $600 million …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Tonight’s Powerball prize might not break records, but it still has us wondering just what readers would do with a jackpot that big.
With $360 million on the line in tonight’s Powerball drawing, there’s little doubt that many Bradenton residents plan to tune in to catch the winning numbers as they’re announced around 11 p.m. Lottery retailers throughout the Tampa Bay area have been touting the drawing as the jackpot has climbed millions over the last few days. While tonight’s drawing doesn’t break the record in the multistate contest, which came in at $587.5 million on Nov. 28, 2012, it still has us wondering: What would you do with $360 million? Share your wackiest, craziest and most entertaining ideas by commenting below! Still need a ticket for the May 15 lottery drawing? Just check out the list of local retailers in Bradenton on the lottery website.
Friday, May 10, 2013
A high jackpot for Saturday's Powerball drawing is prompting people to buy tickets.
The Powerball jackpot has hit the stratosphere for Saturday night's drawing, with folks scrambling to get tickets. Just think of the flower bouquet you could buy for Mother's Day! Although $270 million sounds like a record, the largest Powerball Jackpot cash payout was $384 million and was won on Nov. 28, 2012, in Arizonia and Missouri. It's easy to buy tickets for Powerball. Here's are some Bradenton stores that sell tickets. HESS EXPRESS #09206 8604 EAST STATE ROAD 70 HESS EXPRESS #09502 11002 STATE ROAD 64 LORRAINE CHEVRON 14315 STATE ROAD 70 EAST PUBLIX #1153 11205 E STATE ROAD 70 PUBLIX #709 8330 MARKET STREET CIRCLE K 3304 53RD AVENUE EAST CIRCLE K 7205 55TH AVENUE EAST 7-ELEVEN #32762 5914…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Florida is one of 42 states that offer the lottery game; how lucky will you be in Bradenton?
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
A half billion dollars could be yours tonight in the Powerball drawing. The $550 million Powerball numbers will be drawn tonight sending the country and Florida in another jackpot craze. The estimated jackpot grew another $50 million Wednesday as more and more people bought tickets. There are plenty of ups and downs to winning (or trying to win) the Powerball lottery in Florida. Florida has the third highest active lottery sales in the nation and leads in Powerball wins, the Sun-Sentinel reports: "We've led the nation since we added Powerball in 2009, both in winners and in sales," the Florida Lottery's Shelly Gerteisen said. However, when it comes to hitting the jackpot in Florida, the chances goes way down. Only four people have hit the …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
More people are climbing on the Powerball bandwagon for the latest jackpot. Numbers for Powerball will be drawn Wednesday night.
The Powerball jackpot appears to be so enticing for millions across America that it's increasing by the day. On Tuesday, the jackpot was at $320 million, increasing from $305 million over the weekend when nobody hit the big time. It stands as the fourth largest jackpot in Powerball history, according to lottery officials. The jackpot increased because so many people are buying tickets, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The cash lump sum equates to $213.3 million, according to the Inquirer. The Inquirer puts the jackpot's rise in perspective: In just one week, the top annuity prize, payable in 30 yearly checks, has risen by $108 million. If this one rolls over, expect a new Powerball record, possibly shattering the $365 million annuity hit…