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$500 Million Powerball Drawing is Tonight

Connecticut is one of 42 states that offer the lottery game; find East Haven retailers and tips on how to play here.

The historic Powerball jackpot rose to a record $500 million on Tuesday and many East Haven residents are expected to purchase a ticket Wednesday — if they haven't already.

According to the official Powerball website, the drawing will be held tonight at 10:59 p.m. In Connecticut, the drawing will be televised live on WTIC-TV/FOX 61.

For East Haven residents, click here to see which retailer is closest to your home.

There has been no Powerball winner since Oct. 6. The chance of winning the $500 million jackpot is 1 in 175,223,510.

Good luck (you'll need it)!

Did you buy a Powerball ticket? Why or why not? Tell us in the comments.

Richard Poulton November 28, 2012 at 09:44 PM
Anyone have a clue as to what the lump sum payout would be?
Sam Giglio November 28, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Richard, I just sean a report at the sum of $5050,000,000 in a lup sum you will give close to 160,000,000 back
Sam Giglio November 28, 2012 at 09:48 PM
550,000,000 SORRY
Richard Poulton November 28, 2012 at 10:02 PM
Thanks Sam. Take from that amount the standard 28% fed tax and the state's 4.5% income tax, the rest belongs to any CT winner taking the lump sum.
Beth November 29, 2012 at 12:38 AM
I saw that w/a winnings at $550M the cash payout would be $360M

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