Powerball Jackpot Increases to $325 Million (2/11)

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Due to overwhelming nationwide sales, the Powerball jackpot for Saturday night has just increased to $325 million, with a cash option of $202.9 million, becoming the third-largest Powerball jackpot ever.  If there is no top-tier winner, Wednesday night’s jackpot will be $415 million — the largest jackpot in American lottery history.

The Powerball jackpot has been rolling since Christmas Eve when a single winning ticket was purchased right here in Maryland’s Cecil County. The jackpot has grown so fast due to recent changes to the multi-state.  The starting jackpots have doubled to $40 million and the minimum increase when it rolls is $10 million.

In addition to Maryland’s Christmas Eve win, the state had another jackpot winner in September 2011 when a Harford County couple won $108.8 million.  The state has also produced 21 $200,000 second-tier winners since it went on sale in Maryland in January 2010, including three with Power Play for $1 million each.

Powerball drawings can be seen on Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 11:22 p.m. on WBAL-TV, Channel 11.  The drawings are later rebroadcast on Maryland Public Television.

  • Deeleeh

    I would just like to know where the winning ticket or tickets were sold

  • Deeleeh

    I would just like to know where the winning ticket or tickets were sold

    • Anonymous

      Deeleeh: The most recent winning Powerball ticket was sold in Rhode Island. To date, the winner has not come forward to claim the prize.

    • Anonymous

      Deeleeh: The most recent winning Powerball ticket was sold in Rhode Island. To date, the winner has not come forward to claim the prize.

  • Cdk404

    the power ball winning ticket was sold in Rhoad Island not Pa as was told on Wjz TV

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5NJSJOIUIQQSJIO5W2NVNL4P2Y Nathaniel

    I stil have not figured out how increasing the price of the tickets increases your odds of winning according to the advertisement from the Maryland Lottery Commission

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.lathroum John Lathroum

    Please In The Name Of Jesus Let Me Win !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.lathroum John Lathroum

    Please In The Name Of Jesus Let Me Win !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/TonBerry-George/100000033057238 TonBerry George

    When I win the money, definitely gonna donate a good chunk so others will be happy as well :)



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