Archive for Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Kansas Powerball ticket sales hit $1.1M in 1 day

November 28, 2012

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— The mammoth jackpot in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing is proving irresistible to thousands of hopeful Kansans.

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The Kansas Lottery reports that sales of Powerball tickets in the state topped $1.1 million on Tuesday alone, for a total of nearly $1.8 million since Sunday.

And that was when the jackpot was estimated at a mere $500 million. On Wednesday morning, officials of the multistate game boosted the estimated payout to $550 million.

Kansas Lottery officials were expecting another huge sales day Wednesday. Ticket sales in Kansas end at 8:59 p.m. Central, one hour before the drawing.

A winner taking the cash option of a $550 million jackpot would get $360.2 million before taxes.

Comments

parrothead8 2 years, 7 months ago

Do you think any of the people buying $2 Powerball tickets were the same ones whining about the 25 cents from their annual taxes that went towards the Kansas Arts Commission?

windjammer 2 years, 7 months ago

I don't have a clue but you must have some agenda to push.

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