PHOENIX (Dec. 23, 2009) — Powerball players across the state are ringing in the holiday season with high hopes of winning tonight’s $106 million jackpot, the highest it’s been in more than two months.
Arizona Lottery retailers across the state are bracing for an influx in Powerball players picking up their tickets in time for tonight’s drawing. The current Powerball jackpot has rolled eight times since returning to the starting $20 million jackpot Nov. 25 after a $32.8 million Powerball prize was awarded to a single ticket holder in Oklahoma from the Nov. 21 drawing.
Powerball tickets for tonight’s drawing can be purchased until 6:59 p.m. If tonight’s jackpot is not hit, the jackpot for Saturday’s drawing is expected to climb to $120 million.
News photographers can visit the following retailers to capture footage of customers purchasing Powerball tickets:
3132 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix
4390 N. 1st Ave., Tucson