Many of the lottery players going to Kentucky's lottery stores are driving from Tennessee to buy tickets. That's because Tennessee will not have a lottery until next year.
Kentucky Lottery officials say this could be the last big Powerball before the Tennessee Lottery starts.
An estimated $70 to $75 million in sales in expected to be lost. Right now the Tennessee Lottery does not plan to include Powerball though.
Kentucky Lottery officials are hoping the game will keep attracting Tennessee residents.
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Powerball Fast Facts
How to Play
- Every Wednesday and Saturday night at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time, five white balls are drawn out of a drum with 49 balls and one red ball out of a drum with 42 red balls.
- The jackpot (won by matching all five white balls in any order and the red PowerBall) is either an annuitized prize paid out over 25 years or a lump sum payment.
- The second prize (won by matching five white balls in any order) is $100,000 paid in cash.
- Any time you match the red PowerBall, you win.
- The overall odds of winning a prize in the game is better than 1 in 35.
Powerball Lottery States
- New Mexico
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
- New Hampshire
Prizes and Odds
- Match the Powerball:
- Match one number and the Powerball:
- Match two numbers and the Powerball:
- Match three numbers:
- Match three numbers and the Powerball:
- Win - $100
- Odds - 1:8,466
- Match four numbers:
- Win - $100
- Odds - 1:8,879
- Match four numbers and the Powerball:
- Win - $5,000
- Odds - 1:364,042
- Match five numbers:
- Win - $100,000
- Odds - 1:1,953,393
- Match five numbers and the Powerball
- Win - Jackpot
- Odds - 1:80,089,128
Source: http://www.msul.com/powerball.shtm (The Powerball Web site)