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 Largo 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 Largo on the lottery website.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Will you be purchasing a ticket for tonight's drawing?
Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot has reached an estimated $260 million. The drawing will be tonight at 10:59 p.m. “When jackpots are on the rise, both loyal Powerball players and new players purchase tickets for their chance to become Powerball’s next big winner,” said Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O’Connell in a news release. “The excitement and anticipation is felt throughout the nation leading up to the drawing. Even if the jackpot is not hit, we can still expect to see nearly one million winners nationwide of cash prizes ranging from $4.00 to $2 million," O'Connell added. Where you can buy Powerball tickets in Largo (chart from flalottery.com) Sign up for the Largo Patch email newsletter to get our top headlines delivered…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
As the Powerball jackpot continues to climb, we've put together a list of some of the places in the Largo area you can buy a ticket for Wednesday night's drawing.
Who's left on your holiday shopping list? Maybe you can buy something for everyone if you win the next Powerball Jackpot? The Powerball Jackpot is climbing and went from a whopping $425 million on Monday to an astonishing $500 million on Tuesday. That's a cash value of $327.4 million, according to Powerball.com. All you have to do to play is buy a ticket for $2 at a local gas station, grocery store or convenience store by 10 p.m. Wednesday night. Feel free to play your lucky numbers or try a quick pick if you can't decide. When to buy a ticket: According to Powerball.com, drawings are held on Wednesday and Saturday nights at 10:59 p.m. Tickets have to be purchased by 10 p.m. on the night of the drawing. Anything bought after 10 p.m. on …