You could be throwing money away if you don’t check your lottery tickets. Believe it or not, lottery officials say each year, $2-billion in prize money is left unclaimed.
Lottery officials say no jackpot winner was selected in the latest $380 million Powerball drawing. The estimated value of Wednesday’s drawing will be $450 million.
Without a Powerball winner this weekend, the prize has climbed to $400 million — one of the largest in U.S. lottery history.
One of the largest jackpots in U.S. lottery history climbed even higher Saturday after no ticket matched all six numbers to win the $425 million top Mega Millions prize.
The slip matching all five white balls — but not the red Powerball — was sold at Loges’ Newsstand, at 18th and Chestnut Streets.
The ticket was purchased at Federal Beer in South Philadelphia.
It’s all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
In front of SEPTA headquarters at 1234 Market Street, the stakeout continued for the big winners to come forward.
This coming Tuesday night’s “Mega Millions” lottery jackpot has reached what’s being reported as an American record cash jackpot of almost $260 million.
Changes are coming to the Powerball lottery game later this month, including a hike in ticket prices.
The Powerball pool of white balls will shrink from 39 to 35, increasing the odds of winning. Ticket prices will rise from $1 to $2.