Have A Ticket, Yorktown? Powerball Jackpot Climbs To $400 Million

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The Powerball jackpot is $400 million for Wednesday's drawing. Photo Credit: Daily Voice

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Another Powerball lottery drawing came and went without a winner this past weekend giving Westchester hopefuls with a chance at Wednesday's $400 million prize.

No one matched all six numbers for Saturday's $330.8 million drawing.

The next Powerball drawing, which will be drawn at 10:59 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, will be the fourth-biggest Powerball jackpot and sixth-highest lottery prize of all time — at least $400 million or $227.8 million in a lump sum.

In Powerball, officials increased the ticket prices from $1 to $2 in January 2012 and raised opening jackpots to $40 million.

The biggest lottery prize was a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot in March 2012 that was shared by three winning tickets. The second-largest came in December, a $636 million Mega Millions prize shared by two winning tickets.

The biggest Powerball jackpot ever was $590.5 million last May. The odds of matching all six Powerball numbers are 1 in about 175 million.

The last Westchester County Powerball top prize winner was Tara Ramirez, 37, of Hartsdale, who claimed the sole jackpot-winning ticket for the $70 million Powerball drawing of Feb. 25, 2012. The Lottery retailer, Dairydel on Central Avenue in Hartsdale, received a $10,000 bonus check.

Powerball is played in 43 states, including New York, Connecticut, as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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NinaB:

Good point. How about reporting on the fact that the BCSD and BCSD superintendent Hochman are being investigated by the FBI for ignoring a bullying issue. Just pull up the tape on line of the boe meeting from last Tuesday - 18 minutes into the meeting a parent discusses it and not a single person on the board even commented. They suck. I want to know more!

flies.withbeaks:

It's snowing and there's a powerball jackpot - thanks for keeping me abreast of what's important in the rivertowns and the world. When do you guys have time for yourselves? Out there investigating local politics and hot button issues, how do you do it?

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