The next drawing is tonight, so get your tickets ASAP.
The jackpot for tonight’s Powerball game drawing increased $50 million and now sits at a $550 million annuity prize, officials announced today. The jackpot is the largest in Powerball history and is more than $185 million larger than the previous top Powerball jackpot of $365 million in February 2006. The current jackpot is also the largest right now in the world, New Jersey Lottery Executive Director Carole Hedinger said. The lottery network of more than 6,500 retailers across New Jersey sold more than $14.7 million in Powerball tickets for tonight’s draw as of noon today. Ticket sales from the current game roll—that began on Oct. 6—have thus far generated nearly $16 million in contributions to the state. Lottery money goes to fund …
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Monday, November 26, 2012
Someone’s life could change on Nov. 28 when the $425 million Powerball is drawn. If the lucky winner lives in New Jersey, should he or she get to remain anonymous, at least for a while? A local assemblyman thinks so, The (Bergen) Record reports. Assemblyman John Burzichelli (D-Gloucester/Salem) is proposing a bill to keep lottery winners’ names private for a year. Lottery winners’ names and contact information are public and for-profit companies make about 70 requests annually for that information, The Record says. Burzichelli says his bill would give lottery winners some breathing room from firms eager to offer financial advice (for a fee, of course) and even from long-lost relatives and friends who suddenly need financial help from the …