The next Powerball drawing for the estimated $1.5 BILLION dollar jackpot will be 10:59 p.m. Wednesday.
If you elect to take the jackpot in one lump sum, the jackpot is cut 38 percent to $930 million.
The amount of the current jackpot is so large, the South Dakota Lottery is unable to display it on their jackpot signs.
Lottery officials say 75 percent of the 292.2 million number combinations were purchased ahead of Saturday's drawing.
That's because the bakery, a half dozen blocks west of Bathurst, has been giving away tickets for the $1.5-billion Powerball lottery jackpot in the US if you spend more than $20. The identities of the winners are not yet known.
Total sales just for the Saturday drawing in Kentucky were $10.9 million, and at one point, around 100 tickets every second were being sold, according to the release.
On Saturday, no ticket matched the $950 million jackpot.
"People are buying hundreds at a time".
The Powerball jackpot has grown to $1.4 billion, and the drawing is Wednesday.
Officials expect similar sales before the next drawing, but Grief said it's hard to predict how excitement about the record jackpot will boost sales.
The tickets will be split evenly among four locations where events will be held Wednesday.
Investment planners note, however, that when winners choose how to receive their money, they should consider their age and whether they mind if some of the cash remains out of their reach and goes to their heirs instead. If your pre-purchased Powerball ticket matches all six numbers that Powerball picked, you win the top prize. Bonus: If you buy in Washington state, you are exempt from the income tax many other states charge on lottery winnings.