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Wednesday 30 November 2022
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Tri-State Area Nets Ten $1 Million Powerball Tickets, None Sold in Western/Central NY

Last week’s historic $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot completely passed over most of New York State, and those looking to ease the pain of their loss should take solace in the fact that no one in the Western/Central NY area even got a whiff of second place.

According to SILive.com, a total of 10 $1 million tickets were sold in the tri-state area for Wednesday’s drawing. The $1 million prize is the most one can win by playing Powerball if they do not hit the jackpot.

The tri-state area is composed of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. To win the second-place prize, lottery hopefuls must match the first five numbers drawn without also matching the Powerball itself.

Man Marking on lottery ticket with a pen

Oddly enough, all three of the $1 million tickets sold in New York City were sold in Queens. Only two other second-place tickets were sold throughout the state of New York, with one in Nassau County and the other in Rockland County.

As for the other five tickets, two were sold in New Jersey while the other three were won in Connecticut.

Lottery fever reached an all-time high leading up to Wednesday’s drawing, and even New Yorkers who have generic celebrex never gambled before took aim at the largest jackpot in human history.

Marketing experts say that about 35% of passersby wouldn’t know a business was there without a sign. While the giant Powerball billboards all across the state likely boosted sales, word-of-mouth was largely to thank for the long lines in grocery stores and gas stations throughout the week.

According to the New York Daily News, only one of the three Powerball jackpot winners has

stepped forward to claim their $328 million prize thus far.

John Robinson and his wife Lisa of Munford, TN, did a highly-publicized media tour before officially presenting their winning ticket at the state lottery office in Nashville.

The two other winning tickets, sold in Melbourne Beach, FL, and Chino Hills, CA, have yet to be claimed.

The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million. While it was certainly a longshot, many Western/Central NY residents held out hope that they would win at least a share of the monumental prize.

As it turns out, lottery players in these regions weren’t even within 200 miles of the nearest second-place prize, let alone the jackpot.