If you’re a fan of Powerball, then you won’t want to miss the upcoming December 23 drawing, which stands to deliver a whopping $620 million top prize. The jackpot is the 19th largest in US history, and previous drawings have seen winners walking away with billions. If you’re feeling especially lucky this holiday season, get ready for the Powerball drawing at 10:59 pm EST.
After a jackpot reset, Mega Millions is offering a smaller $22 million jackpot during the upcoming drawing. Despite the smaller jackpot, the holidays typically see an uptick in lottery sales, and with Powerball’s top prize exceeding $620 million, the game seems to have the upper hand on Mega Millions this holiday season.
Not to be outdone, the Pennsylvania state lottery is offering a special “Ugly Sweater” second-chance drawing for its holiday-themed scratch-off tickets, with a top prize of $150,000. In addition to scratch-off games, many people also turn to lottery tickets as popular holiday gifts.
But remember, the odds of winning are slim – for Powerball, the chances are one in 292.2 million – so be cautious with your bets. Whether you’re hoping to win big or just love the thrill of the game, the holiday season is a great time to try your luck with the lottery.