Pennsylvania Powerball jackpot rolls to $800 million Friday


By Eileen Godin - egodin@timesleader.com



The Pennsylvania Powerball jackpot is now the largest in U.S. history at $800 million, according to lottery officials.


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MIDDLETOWN — The Pennsylvania Powerball jackpot is now the largest in U.S. history at $800 million, according to lottery officials.

The Powerball jackpot has been rolling over since Nov. 4, 2015.

An influx in ticket sales that rolled Wednesday’s $675 million jackpot to $700 million Thursday and $800 million Friday.

“We are into uncharted territory with this historic jackpot, so please don’t wait to buy your ticket,” said Drew Svitko, executive director at the Pennsylvania Lottery in a written news release. “Some have suggested that it could reach $1 billion if it rolls again, but considering how many tickets are being sold on Saturday, the chances of another jackpot roll seem slim.”

Powerball tickets will be on sale until 9:59 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9. The drawing will be televised at 11 p.m.

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The Pennsylvania Powerball jackpot is now the largest in U.S. history at $800 million, according to lottery officials.
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By Eileen Godin

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