Powerball jackpot second largest ever at $700 million
Posted on 8/23/2017 4:59:00 AM.

People all over Louisiana are rushing to get a Powerball ticket as tonight’s jackpot has reached $700-million, with a cash value of $443 million. Louisiana Lottery Spokesperson Kim Chopin says they’ve had sales in the Bayou State over 20-million dollars just for this run.

“This one actually ranks as the second largest Powerball jackpot ever, just behind that world jackpot of $1.5 billion, which happened in January of 2016.”

Chopin says even though no one from the Bayou State has won the jackpot, we’ve seen some winners of smaller Powerball prizes here.

“There have been 11 Louisiana Lottery players that have won between $50,000 and $250,000 with that match 4 plus the Powerball prize.”

Chopin says now that the jackpot is so high, many offices and friends join together to buy a pool of tickets for a better chance to win the prize. She says it’s a good idea to make sure one person is in charge of the tickets.

“Only one person or legal entity can claim a Powerball prize when you come into the offices. Kind of have an idea of how those winnings would be split ahead of time.”

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