Stores See Increase In Ticket Sales Ahead Of Estimated $900 Million Powerball Jackpot

ST. JOSEPH. Mo. (AP) — The Powerball jackpot was an estimated $900 million heading into Monday night’s drawing — the third biggest Powerball jackpot on record and the seventh largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history.

Debbie Kempf is store director at Cosentino’s Price Chopper in St. Joseph, Missouri.

She said the store sees an increase in sales as the jackpot gets bigger and the hype increases.

The last time someone won the Powerball jackpot was April 19 for a top prize of nearly $253 million.

Since then, no one has won the grand prize in the past 37 consecutive drawings.

The largest Powerball jackpot was $2.04 billion in November.

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