How would you spend $1.5 billion? Well, people across the country are hoping to win the biggest jackpot in U.S. lottery history and find out.
With less than a day and a half remaining to buy Powerball tickets before the next drawing, stores like 3 Kings liquor in Torrance were busy all day as people rushed to buy tickets before the drawing tomorrow.
The jackpot has been rolling over since Nov. 4, when it started at $40 million. While there hasn’t been a big winner since then, there have been winners of $1 million and $2 million prizes.
Powerball officials say sales are cut off at least 59 minutes before the drawing, which is 7 p.m. Pacific Time.
Now for those who have never played, Powerball draws five separate numbers between 1 and 69, and then a sixth number between 1 and 26.
You can check your numbers just after 7:59 p.m. tomorrow.
If no one wins, the next drawing will take place Saturday. And if any lucky tickets do hit the jackpot tomorrow, the money can be paid out over 30 years or in a lump sum of about $930 million.
While the current prize is the largest in North America, Spain’s El Gordo lottery had a prize pool of $2.45 billion in December 2015.