Today's (Sat Aug 3) estimated Powerball jackpot increased from $290 milllion to $300 million as players flocked to stores nationwide to purchase tickets ahead of Saturday night's drawing. Hoosier Lottery retailers have sold a record 38 Powerball jackpot winning tickets over the years, more than any other state - and 11 more wins than the next closest state, Missouri. With the recent addition of California to the game, Powerball is now played in 43 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Hoosier Lottery reminds all players to play responsibly. Must be 18 or older to play. Gambling Addiction Referral Line: 800-994-8448.
From the Hoosier Lottery: Hoosier Lottery distributions benefit every county throughout Indiana. Each fiscal year, the Hoosier Lottery contributes $30 million to Police and Firefighters' Pensions, and $30 million to the Teacher's Retirement Fund. The remainder of Lottery income is contributed to the State and helps reduce excise taxes by 50 percent for every Hoosier vehicle owner.