US PowerBall Jackpot Soars

Friday July 29th 2011

The lottery world has barely got over the excitement of the massive EuroMillions jackpot that was won by a UK couple just over two weeks ago and already there is another monster jackpot about to cause stir. The US PowerBall jackpot soars to a massive $133 million after the draw on Wednesday failed to produce a winner, meaning that the jackpot has rolled over again prompting a ticket buying frenzy across all participating US states and beyond.

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$199 Million
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There were four lucky players who managed to match five numbers on the PowerBall for a $200,000 prize and these were from New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and South Carolina. However, one of these winners took advantage of Power Play which netted them a fabulous $1 million.

The last time that there was a jackpot win on the PowerBall was on the draw that took place on Wednesday 29th June when a player from Georgia scooped the $76 million that was up for grabs, so it has taken exactly a month for the PowerBall to reach the fantastic jackpot of $133 million that is on offer for the draw this Saturday.

If you leave it until the last minute to buy lottery tickets for the PowerBall, you could be caught up in long queues and be left disappointed, so make sure you get them early. Alternatively, you can purchase them online which is not only more convenient but also avoids the risk of lottery tickets getting lost.

In the meantime, while you are waiting for the next PowerBall draw you might want to consider buying a lottery ticket for the MegaMillions which has also rolled over again. The draw taking place today is offering a massive $74 million.

Written by Brett Levenson

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