500 Million Reasons

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You have to be in it to win it is the buzz as sales of Powerball tickets soared in advance of tonight's $500 million Powerball drawing This is the fifth largest lottery prize in U.S. history. Holy Cow.

Folks all over the country from Miami to Manhattan are lining up for sales of Powerball tickets, which soared in advance of the attractive 1/2 Billion Powerball drawing.

Powerball® is a combined large jackpot game and a cash game. Every Wednesday and Saturday night at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time, we draw five white balls out of a drum with 59 balls and one red ball out of a drum with 35 red balls. Draw sales cut off at least 59 minutes before the draw. Check for local cut-off time.

Players win by matching one of the 9 Ways to Win. The jackpot won by matching all five white balls in any order and the red Powerball is either an annualized prize paid out over 29 years (30 payments) or a lump sum payment. Each ticket costs $2. If the winner chooses the annuity, the annual payment will be increased each year by the percentage set out in the Powerball game rules.

The second prize (won by matching five white balls in any order) is $1,000,000 paid in cash and any time you match the red Powerball, you win. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are approximately 1 in 32.

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