Sept. 13, 2013 – Jackpot fever is back in full swing, as this week’s Powerball drawings added more than $100 million to the pot. From last Saturday, ticket sales have driven the jackpot up by $114 million ahead of Saturday’s drawing for a $317 million jackpot.
The Florida Lottery wants to make it even easier for players to get in on big-jackpot action, and this week the Lottery announced their new Jackpot Combo option at retail locations.
The Jackpot Combo option allows Florida Lottery players to purchase tickets for Powerball, Mega Millions, and Florida Lotto in one easy transaction – rather than three separate transactions.
The Florida Lottery is replacing the “Grouper” ticket package with the new Jackpot Combo. While both Grouper and the Jackpot Combo cost $5, the new version of the Lottery’s ticket package offers players chances at higher jackpots.
Just a few states north, the North Carolina Education Lottery is also hoping to offer their players a more convenient way to purchase tickets, and announced Thursday that they’d be implementing a new online subscription service in November.
The new online service will allow players to buy advance-play tickets for two weeks of drawings or more. The subscription service will be available for the Powerball, Mega Millions, and Carolina Cash 5 games, and any winnings under $600 will be automatically deposited into players’ bank accounts.
The Nebraska Lottery is saying “thank you” to its retailers this week, and representatives from the Lottery have taken to the road to congratulate the top 20. Several of those retailers passed on the credit to players, saying they wouldn’t have been so successful without dedicated players.
LotteryHUB would like to say “thank you” to our fans too. This week, we climbed past 100,000 Android downloads since Version 3 of our app launched in July.
That was quick! We couldn’t have done it without the support of loyal Powerball and LotteryHUB fans everywhere, and we’re looking forward to releasing more exclusive content, original games, and LotteryHUB rewards in the near future.
We wanted to start saying thank you as soon as we could, and this week we announced that our FanFueled campaign is up and running, giving LotteryHUB users chances to win awesome prizes like Kindle Fire tablets, Amazon.com gift cards, and more. Check out this post for the details, or head directly to our FanFueled page and start competing for the top spot!
As always, we’re proud to be the mobile home of Powerball, and happy to bring you the drawings live every Wednesday and Saturday. For this weekend’s drawing, the jackpot sits at a whopping $317 million, so don’t forget to buy your ticket before it’s too late.