Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Here is where you can buy your Powerball tickets.
The Powerball jackpot will hit $350 million for Wednesday’s drawing. Though not the largest Powerball cash payout, the jackpot is inching closer to the $384 million that was given out in November 2012 in Arizona and Missouri. Here are some of the lottery agents in Watertown where you can buy Powerball tickets for Wednesday's drawing: Bus Stop Variety, 633 Main St. Bemis Market, 129 Waltham St. Joe's Variety, 278 Orchard St. Tedeschi, 164 Main St. Barca's Spa, 42 Mt. Auburn St. New Convenience, 39-41 Galen St. Convenience Plus, 99 School St. Nichols Convenience, 105 Nichols St. Victoria Spa, 603 Mt. Auburn St. For a complete list of lottery agents, go to the Massachusetts State Lottery site. We want to know – if you were to win the $350 …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
As no one has won Powerball for 16 consecutive tries, the estimated jackpot for Wednesday drawing is $500 million. Tell us in the comments what you would do if you won.
For the last two months, no one has won the Powerball lottery. So Wednesday's estimated jackpot is $500 million, and likely to go even higher as a buying frenzy has begun. At $500 million, it would be the largest jackpot in Powerball history. Powerball is pulled Wednesdays and Fridays. The Powerball lottery is played in 42 states, including Massachusetts and all six New England states. According to Powerball, the odds of winning the jackpot is 1 in 175 million. The odds of getting all 5 numbers and not the Powerball, earning $1 million, is 1 in 5 million. Tell us what you would do if you won the big prize in the comment section below.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
A ticket purchased in town got five of six numbers in drawing for the record jackpot.
A lottery ticket sold at Handy Variety on Common Street in Watertown nearly hit it big in Friday's Mega Millions drawing. The ticket got five of six numbers correct, according to a report in the Boston Globe. It was one of five tickets sold in Massachusetts that got all but one of the numbers. Three tickets with all six numbers were sold in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland. Although the players did not get a share of the $640 million jackpot, they will collect $250,000, according to lottery officials. In Massachusetts, $39 million in lottery tickets were sold, which will provide $16.4 million to towns and cities, according to an Associated Press story in the Boston Herald.
Friday, March 30, 2012
The Mega Millions Jackpot is up to $540 million, and the drawing will be held tonight.
With an astronomical jackpot of $540 million and growing, people have been flocking to buy their Mega Millions tickets. The jackpot is a world record, surpassing the record of $370 million Mega Millions prize in 2007. The lottery has captured people's attention across the nation. The game is played in 42 states, Washington D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Here are some facts about the lottery. Some Twitter users are joking that the MBTA should buy a ticket to pay the transport system's shortfall. The drawing will be held tonight at 11 p.m. and will be shown on WCVB-TV Channel 5. You can buy your tickets until 10:45 p.m.