Excitement Grows As Powerball Reaches $260millionWednesday March 20th 2013
Excitement is brewing across North America as the Powerball jackpot swells to an impressive $260 million after rolling over since 6th February 2013, when it was last won by a ticketholder from Virginia. Players will undoubtedly be on the edge of their seats tonight as those numbers are called, as if the jackpot rolls tonight again it will easily surpass the $300 million figure – and then things will get really interesting!
This is the biggest the Powerball has been since it reached $587.5 million back in November 2012, when two lucky ticket holders shared the prize between them. The Powerball jackpot has a history of overshooting its predictions too, once the top prize climbs above $250 million, as increased ticket sales lead to ever increasing jackpots! If you want to be in with a chance of winning on the Powerball lottery tonight, you must ensure you check your local cut off time, and buy your ticket in plenty of time for the draw which takes place at 22.59 ET.
However, winning the jackpot is not the only way to become a millionaire on the Powerball. Players who are able to match all five numbers (but not the Powerball) in the second prize tier will scoop $1 million, and if that player has opted to take the PowerPlay too, they will find that win doubled to $2 million. Since the change to the second prize tier (which was increased from $200,000 to $1 million in January 2012), the Powerball has made more than 500 people millionaires in addition to jackpot winners, which is just another reason to try your luck tonight!
So, choose your numbers wisely, and let’s hope we see some more millionaires made tonight – courtesy of the Powerball!
Written by Samantha Jones