MIDDLETOWN, Pa., /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —
“Ticket sales for (last night’s) world record Powerball® drawing are generating tens of millions of dollars for programs that benefit older adults, the Pennsylvania Lottery said today. The jackpot for tonight’s Powerball drawing has a $1.5 billion annuity value or a $930 million cash prize.
“‘Tickets will be available until 9:59 p.m. Wednesday and we urge all players to please play responsibly,’ said Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. ‘This world-record jackpot has been great for Powerball players and winners, as well as for the older Pennsylvanians who benefit from Lottery proceeds.’
“As of Wednesday afternoon, the Pennsylvania Lottery had sold more than $155.6 million in Powerball tickets since the historic jackpot run began in November, which translates into nearly $62.2 million in new funding to support benefits for older Pennsylvanians – a number that will rise as sales continue. Last year, the Pennsylvania Lottery generated over $1 billion to support programs that benefit older adults.
“At 1:30 p.m. the Pennsylvania Lottery was selling approximately 16,000 Powerball tickets per minute, statewide.”
There were multiple winners in the record-breaking more than 1.5 billion dollar Powerball jackpot.