U.S. SEES SALES OF $277M FRIDAY FOR POWERBALL DRAW
des moines, iowa» Lottery fans, take heart. Officials say the odds are growing that someone will win the $900 million Powerball jackpot, which grew by $100 million just hours before Saturday night’s drawing.
If no one matches all the numbers and wins the largest U.S. lottery prize in history, the next drawing is expected to soar to $1.3 billion, according to the MultiState Lottery Association, which runs the Powerball game.
The U.S. saw sales of $277 million on Friday alone and more than $400 million were expected Saturday.
Officials anticipated that by the time sales closed Saturday, about 75 percent of all the combinations will be wagered on.