Friday, 12 April 2013

Powerball lottery jackpot at $70 million

Powerball lottery jackpot at $70 million, The Powerball lottery for April 13 stands at $70 million, lottery officials announced Friday.

The after-tax value is estimated at $45.4 million.

Drawings take place every Wednesday and Saturday after the draw entry closes at 7 p.m. PT.

"The Powerball prize is paid in 30 annual installments unless the winner chooses the Powerball Cash Option," according to lottery officials. The Cash Option for a Powerball jackpot must be selected by the jackpot winner within 60 days after the Lottery authorizes payment."

The overall odds of winning any prize in Mega Millions is about one in 32 and the odds of winning the jackpot is about 1 in 175 million, according to lottery officials.

For a national, interactive map of where tickets may be purchased, visit the Powerball site.

Tickets are available in Livingston at Liberty Market, 1471 B. St. #E; Happy Food Mart & Liquors, 1471 B St. #C; Klair’s, 711 Main St.; Great America Gas & Food, 1312 Court St.; Livingston Grocery, 1405 Davis St.; Quik Stop, 401 Joseph Gallo Drive; Chevron, 381 Joseph Gallo Drive; and Bassi Brothers, 690 Hammatt Ave.

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