Powerball officials expect $400M in sales Saturday
BATON ROUGE - Powerball lottery officials are expecting more than $400 million in ticket sales on Saturday alone thanks to the jackpot soaring to $900 million.
Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery and president of the multistate Powerball Lottery, says officials tallied $352 million in ticket sales on Friday.
If there's no winner Saturday night, the jackpot rolls to an estimated $1.3 billion.
But Grief says the chances of no one hitting all five initial numbers and the Powerball number is growing slim because by the time sales close Saturday night, officials estimate around 75 percent of all possible combinations "will have been wagered on."
A ticket costs $2.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Fans' Choice Player of the Week 7: East Ascension Walter Samuel
As LSU looks forward to Ole Miss, fans look back on Orgeron...
Juban's plans an early 2022 reopening with new updates
Toy shortage impacting local shops heading into holiday season
Ponchatoula adds 20 more debris trucks; 161K cubic yards in storm debris...