Saturday, 14 September 2013

Saturday's Powerball jackpot climbs to $317 million

Saturday's Powerball jackpot climbs to $317 million
Saturday's Powerball jackpot climbs to $317 million
Saturday's Powerball jackpot climbs to $317 million, The nine-figure sum becomes the fourth multistate jackpot to go above the $300 million mark in 2013. In August, a $448 million pot was split between three winning tickets, two of which went to winners in New Jersey.

The Powerball jackpot that will potentially be won on Saturday is expected to be $317 million. It’s the fourth time in 2013 that the tally has been above $300 million.

One month after the "Ocean's 16" claimed their Powerball prize, the multistate jackpot is back above $300 million.
With no winners in Wednesday's drawing, the payoff soared to an estimated $317 million one day before the Saturday numbers are selected.

It marked the fourth time in 2013 that the life-changing payoff broke the $300 million level. And it was the fastest Powerball jackpot payoff to reach $300 million since the lottery game launched in 1992.

It took just 10 "rollovers" for the jackpot to climb to its current level.
Last month, 16 workers from a county maintenance garage at the Jersey Shore shared one-third of a $448 million jackpot.

A 76-year-old Jersey guy, Mario Scarnici, held one of the two other winning tickets — with a suburban Minneapolis man emerging as the lucky third winner.

Each took the cash option for a one-time payout of about $62 million after taxes.
The cash payout for the Saturday drawing currently stands at $176.3 million. The odds of winning the instant fortune with a single $2 ticket are about 175,000,000-to-1.

The big-bucks drawing continues a recent trend of huge Powerball payouts. The prize hit $590.5 million in May and $587.5 million in November 2012.


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