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March 23, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Philly.com
You know the odds are crazy bad against any individual scoring Powerball's current jackpot of $320 million. With a single ticket, the chances are an electron-microscopic 1 in 175 million. But did you know odds are good that no one will win the top prize? Yep, chances are we'll see another run at the game's all-time record, set Nov. 28, when lotto fever chased the Powerball jackpot up from $325 million to $587.5 million in just a few days. In U.S. history, it was topped by only the March 30 Mega Million jackpot, which reached $656 million.
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May 19, 1998 | by Rose DeWolf, Daily News Staff Writer
Why did Delaware join a multi-state lottery while Pennsylvania and New Jersey chose to go it alone? The answer is population, Pennsylvania lottery director Dan Cook said. Delaware has a population of 731,581. Even if every man, woman and child in Delaware purchased a $1 lottery ticket, they couldn't generate a $1 million jackpot. Pennsylvania, on the other hand, has 12 million citizens and no problem generating that much and more a few times a week. "In the last two years, we've had jackpots topping $30 million four times," notes Cook.
NEWS
May 22, 1998 | By Angela Galloway, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It was the calm after the storm yesterday in Delaware, one of the most frenzied states in the days before Wednesday's record-breaking Powerball drawing. Dealing out $11.4 million in sales, Delaware sold more tickets per capita than any other participant in the lottery, which involves 19 states and the District of Columbia, said Charles Strutt, director of the Multi-State Lottery Association. Delaware ranked fourth in gross sales volume, he said. The First State also set a first in its own record books, said Wayne Lemons, director of the Delaware Lottery.
NEWS
May 21, 1998 | By Rusty Pray and Kathy Boccella, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
The dreams of millions rested on six little numbers picked in the span of a few seconds. At least one ticket - sold in Wisconsin - matched the numbers drawn for last night's record $194.4 million pot in the Powerball lottery. The Multi-State Lottery Association, which runs the Powerball lottery, confirmed that early today. But executive director Charles Strutt called it unofficial because results had not been certified. Strutt said that no official results would be reported until the participating 20 states and the District of Columbia lotteries reported their audited results.
NEWS
November 28, 2012 | By David Pitt, Associated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa - The historic Powerball jackpot boosted to $500 million on Tuesday was all part of a plan that lottery officials put in place early this year to build jackpots faster, drive sales, and generate more money for states that run the game. Their plan appears to be working. Powerball tickets doubled in price in January to $2, and while the number of tickets sold initially dropped, sales revenue has increased by about 35 percent over 2011. Sales for Powerball reached a record $3.96 billion in fiscal 2012 and are expected to reach $5 billion this year, said Chuck Strutt, executive director of the Des Moines, Iowa-based Multi-State Lottery Association, the group that runs the Powerball game.
NEWS
January 8, 2010 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
States are starting to declare their intentions to offer both giant-jackpot lotteries, Powerball and Mega Millions, perhaps setting the stage for a national lottery. Officials in New Jersey, a Mega Millions state, said yesterday that Powerball could be available within the next few months. As soon as Jan. 23, Mega state Texas might add Powerball, while Powerball states North Carolina, South Carolina and Arkansas could start selling Mega Millions. Pennsylvania, a Powerball state, might also have a move in the works.
NEWS
April 23, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Philly.com
Powerball's jackpot is on a faster trajectory, and California could be the cause. Two weeks ago, the most populous state in the union joined Powerball, and immediately set a record, selling $8,408,180 million worth of tickets in its first three days. That's "an all-time record for any new Powerball member," according to a California Lottery news release. More sales mean faster growing jackpots. A week ago, the grand prize was $80 million, and the last six times that happened, five times it rose by the minimal increment, first to $90 million, then to $100 million.
NEWS
November 29, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
DES MOINES, IOWA - The historic Powerball jackpot boosted to $500 million on Tuesday was all part of a plan that lottery officials put in place early this year to build jackpots faster, drive sales and generate more money for states that run the game. Their plan appears to be working. Powerball tickets doubled in price in January to $2, and while the number of tickets sold initially dropped, sales revenue has increased by about 35 percent over 2011. Sales for Powerball reached a record $3.96 billion in fiscal 2012 and are expected to reach $5 billion this year, said Chuck Strutt, executive director of the Des Moines, Iowa-based Multi-State Lottery Association, the group that runs the Powerball game.
NEWS
May 21, 1998 | by Mister Mann Frisby, Daily News Staff Writer
And now we wait. Powerball players drove across state lines, waited an hour or more in packed stores and put down their money yesterday in hopes of winning an estimated $195 million Powerball jackpot, the biggest lottery prize in history. Wisconsin lottery officials said early today that a winning ticket was sold at the Lakeside Country Store in Walworth County in the southern part of the state. The Multi-State Lottery Association, which runs Powerball, confirmed that a winning ticket was sold in Wisconsin.
NEWS
July 30, 1998 | by Theresa Conroy, Daily News Staff Writer
That $295 million Powerball jackpot caught your attention, didn't it? After spending those brief, magical moments as would-be multi-millionaires, it's going to be tough staying down on the farm, getting all excited over a measley $10 million. The people at the Pennsylvania and New Jersey lottery commissions know this. So they're trying to jazz up their games. Pennsylvania, a state too large and lottery-happy to ever consider joining the 20 smaller states with Powerball, still needs to keep its games of chance lively and interesting to bettors.
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April 23, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Philly.com
Powerball's jackpot is on a faster trajectory, and California could be the cause. Two weeks ago, the most populous state in the union joined Powerball, and immediately set a record, selling $8,408,180 million worth of tickets in its first three days. That's "an all-time record for any new Powerball member," according to a California Lottery news release. More sales mean faster growing jackpots. A week ago, the grand prize was $80 million, and the last six times that happened, five times it rose by the minimal increment, first to $90 million, then to $100 million.
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March 23, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Philly.com
You know the odds are crazy bad against any individual scoring Powerball's current jackpot of $320 million. With a single ticket, the chances are an electron-microscopic 1 in 175 million. But did you know odds are good that no one will win the top prize? Yep, chances are we'll see another run at the game's all-time record, set Nov. 28, when lotto fever chased the Powerball jackpot up from $325 million to $587.5 million in just a few days. In U.S. history, it was topped by only the March 30 Mega Million jackpot, which reached $656 million.
NEWS
January 26, 2013 | Peter Mucha, Breaking News Desk
The folks behind the nation's two biggest lotteries continue to dream of creating an even bigger game. The idea was widely reported a few years ago, when states got the OK to start selling both Mega Millions and Powerball. "If we develop a national game, it will probably be at a different price point," said Tom Shaheen, then president of the Multi-State Lottery Association, which oversees Powerball, in the fall of 2009. "It might be $2. It might be $5. It will be a single game, but we haven't worked out all the details of that yet. " Such a super lottery was possible by the end of 2010, Chuck Strutt, MUSL's executive director, said at the time.
NEWS
November 29, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
DES MOINES, IOWA - The historic Powerball jackpot boosted to $500 million on Tuesday was all part of a plan that lottery officials put in place early this year to build jackpots faster, drive sales and generate more money for states that run the game. Their plan appears to be working. Powerball tickets doubled in price in January to $2, and while the number of tickets sold initially dropped, sales revenue has increased by about 35 percent over 2011. Sales for Powerball reached a record $3.96 billion in fiscal 2012 and are expected to reach $5 billion this year, said Chuck Strutt, executive director of the Des Moines, Iowa-based Multi-State Lottery Association, the group that runs the Powerball game.
NEWS
November 28, 2012 | By David Pitt, Associated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa - The historic Powerball jackpot boosted to $500 million on Tuesday was all part of a plan that lottery officials put in place early this year to build jackpots faster, drive sales, and generate more money for states that run the game. Their plan appears to be working. Powerball tickets doubled in price in January to $2, and while the number of tickets sold initially dropped, sales revenue has increased by about 35 percent over 2011. Sales for Powerball reached a record $3.96 billion in fiscal 2012 and are expected to reach $5 billion this year, said Chuck Strutt, executive director of the Des Moines, Iowa-based Multi-State Lottery Association, the group that runs the Powerball game.
NEWS
January 8, 2010 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
States are starting to declare their intentions to offer both giant-jackpot lotteries, Powerball and Mega Millions, perhaps setting the stage for a national lottery. Officials in New Jersey, a Mega Millions state, said yesterday that Powerball could be available within the next few months. As soon as Jan. 23, Mega state Texas might add Powerball, while Powerball states North Carolina, South Carolina and Arkansas could start selling Mega Millions. Pennsylvania, a Powerball state, might also have a move in the works.
NEWS
January 1, 2004 | By Sandy Bauers INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It could be a better world out there this morning. At least for a few. Maybe cancer research will be a few million dollars to the good. Or Veronica Owens will be contacting officials to find out how to buy the former Philadelphia State Hospital at Byberry and turn it into a center for Vietnam veterans. Then again, maybe Bill McCullough will just be comparing worldwide travel schedules. Or not. Computers in 24 states, Washington, and the U.S. Virgin Islands were churning away last night after the 10:59 Powerball drawing, sorting through roughly 73 million tickets sold since Sunday to see whether there was a $210 million winner.
NEWS
December 25, 2002 | By Ralph Vigoda INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Frieda Doucet had her priorities. First, she pocketed two Powerball tickets. Then she asked clerk Terry Angelucci for two packs of cigarettes. "If I win, I'll buy a whole carton," she said, standing at the head of a line of Genuardi's supermarket customers that threatened to bump into the big display of boxed clementines in the produce section. From the time she arrived at the Upper Merion store at 6 a.m., Angelucci said, the lottery machines began humming, and she expected them to go steadily until yesterday's 6 p.m. closing.
NEWS
July 30, 1998 | by Theresa Conroy, Daily News Staff Writer
That $295 million Powerball jackpot caught your attention, didn't it? After spending those brief, magical moments as would-be multi-millionaires, it's going to be tough staying down on the farm, getting all excited over a measley $10 million. The people at the Pennsylvania and New Jersey lottery commissions know this. So they're trying to jazz up their games. Pennsylvania, a state too large and lottery-happy to ever consider joining the 20 smaller states with Powerball, still needs to keep its games of chance lively and interesting to bettors.
NEWS
May 22, 1998 | By Angela Galloway, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It was the calm after the storm yesterday in Delaware, one of the most frenzied states in the days before Wednesday's record-breaking Powerball drawing. Dealing out $11.4 million in sales, Delaware sold more tickets per capita than any other participant in the lottery, which involves 19 states and the District of Columbia, said Charles Strutt, director of the Multi-State Lottery Association. Delaware ranked fourth in gross sales volume, he said. The First State also set a first in its own record books, said Wayne Lemons, director of the Delaware Lottery.
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