The jackpot for Wednesday's Powerball lottery drawing has grown to $500 million, reportedly the largest in Powerball history.
To play the PowerBall, according to the Pennsylvania Lottery website you play up to five panels on your Powerball playslip. On each panel, you select five numbers from 1 to 59 in the top grid, and select one number from 1 to 35 in the bottom grid. Or you can select the quick pick option to have your numbers randomly selected by the computer.
The jackpot is won by matching all five white balls in any order and the red Powerball and the prize money is either an annuitized prize paid out over 29 years (30 payments) or a lump sum payment. If the winner chooses the annuity, the annual payment will be increased each year by the percentage set out in the Powerball game rules.
The second prize is won by matching five white balls in any order and the winning is $1,000,000 paid in cash. Any time you match the red Powerball, you win. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are approximately 1 in 32. Click here to view the odds of winning.
No one has won since Oct. 3. If you want to break that streak, here are some Warminster retailers that sell Pennsylvania Lottery products, including the $2 tickets for Powerball:
- 7-Eleven, 25 Newtown Rd., Warminster
- 7-Eleven, 220 E. Street Rd., Warminster
- 7-Eleven, 1175 York Rd., Warminster
- 7-Eleven, 1483 W. Street Rd., Warminster
- 7-Eleven, 433 W. Street Rd., Warminster
- Acme, 808 E. Street Rd., Warminster
- Kmart, 1133 York Rd., Warminster
- C & D Deli, 77 Downey Rd., Warminster
- Reese's Pizza, 485 York Rd., Warminster
- Shop Rite, 942 W. Street Rd., Warminster
To find other Powerball vendors in the LARGER REGION SUCH AS PHILADELPHIA area, plug an address or ZIP code into the Pennsylvania Lottery website's retailer-locator application.
The drawing takes place at 10:59 p.m. Wednesday. Ticket sales for that drawing end no later than 10 p.m.; check with your local retailer to find out its cutoff policy.