Powerball Jackpot on Rollover MissionWednesday March 13th 2013
The Powerball jackpot has been quietly rolling over since it was last won on Wednesday 6th February 2013 by lucky Virginia couple Dave and Nancy Honeywell, and now has reached an exciting $183 million in time for the draw which takes place later tonight. The Powerball certainly seems to be on a rollover mission – and let’s just hope the mission is to take the jackpot over $200 million, like it did for the Honeywell’s in February!
If the jackpot is not won in tonight’s draw, it will certainly pass the $200 million mark, and that’s when things start to get really interesting for Powerball players! The higher the jackpots, the higher the number of tickets sold, which then has a snowball effect on the jackpot. As the jackpot is pari-mutuel – i.e. based on the number of tickets sold – the more people play, the bigger the jackpot becomes!
One state that will surely be keeping a close eye on the Powerball jackpot is California. They are introducing the Powerball to their lottery portfolio on 8th April 2013, and will undoubtedly be keen to see how big the jackpot will be for their inaugural draw.
It’s been a good month for California lottery players, as the massive $33 million jackpot of the Super Lotto Plus was finally won on Wednesday 6th March 2013 by an as yet unidentified player from the Walnut Creek area of San Francisco. All that is currently known about the winner is that they purchase their ticket from the Heather Farm Shell gas station on Ygnacio Road, and that the ticket was bought less than an hour before the draw took place.
So, if you live in Heather Creek, or remember driving through and stopping off for gas on the night of Wednesday 6th February 2013, go ahead and check your California Super Lotto Plus ticket – as you could be sitting on $33 million!
***Update: The $33 million winners have been identified as Massoud and Homeria Ardalan, a married couple residing in Walnut Creek. Massoud stopped off at the Heather Shell gas station often, as it sold his favourite snack - pumpkin seeds. Massoud, who works in reprographics and was recently made redundant, plans to open his own business with his winnings.***