Powerball machines are working overtime. Nebraska Lottery spokesman Neil Watson says the last winner was on August 13th so the jackpot for tonight’s drawing is $225-million.
Watson reminds players it only takes one ticket to win and the odds of winning remain the same regardless of how many tickets are purchased or how many people play. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 175-million and the overall odds of winning any price are 1 in 31.85.
Watson has a few tips for those planning to buy tickets:
To avoid errors use a pay slip to choose your numbers.
Retailers may pre-print and sell quick pick tickets during high volume periods. These tickets are the same as any other ticket but feel free to ask the clerk to print a new one if you want.
Lottery tickets cannot be cancelled. Always confirm your purchase with the clerk before they print any tickets and check them to make sure they are correct before leaving the store.