I don't even know how to describe this powerball. $540 million dollars is mindbogglingly big. Jupiter is SO in Taurus but beyond that I'm not really sure what explains this lottery breaking world records. Not Pluto in Cap. Or Saturn in Libra. The only thing that makes sense is Uranus in explosive Aries, Que Star Trek..."Where no man has gone before". That is all Uranus in Aries. And of course Neptune does dissolve boundaries and since he is in his home sign he will dissolve where ever he sees fit especially if it is mindbogglingly odd.
Here's the chart for tonight's draw. I think there will be a winner(s). If not, hold on to your seat, it will be close to a billion dollars next week. Too bad the Dodgers sold, the winner could have bought them.
World record $540 million lottery drawing set for Friday night
By David Beasley
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Buzz is building around the largest lottery jackpot in world history -- at least $540 million -- ahead of the Mega Millions drawing taking place in Atlanta late Friday night.
Buyers have lined up this week in 42 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands to purchase $1 tickets for the Mega Millions lottery.
In most participating states, tickets will be on sale Friday until 10:45 p.m. EST, lottery officials said.
The drawing will be held in Atlanta at 11 p.m. EST.
Odds of winning the entire jackpot are 175 million-to-1, said Margaret DeFrancisco, president and chief executive of the Georgia Lottery Corporation.
If a single ticket matches all six winning numbers, the player would receive either a one-time payment of $389 million or the full jackpot in 26 annual installment payments.
If there are multiple winning tickets, the winnings will be split equally among the lucky customers.
"There is a tremendous amount of buzz and excitement," DeFrancisco said on Friday.
The previous largest Mega Millions jackpot was $390 million in 2007, which was split between two ticket holders in Georgia and New Jersey.
It will be early Saturday morning before lottery officials verify whether there are any winning tickets, according to the Mega Millions website.
About half of the lottery money goes back to ticket holders in the form of winnings, 35 percent to state governments and 15 percent to retailer commissions and lottery operating expenses.
If there is no winner Friday night, lottery officials are considering moving the next drawing to Times Square in New York City as the anticipation and jackpot build, DeFrancisco said.
"It's the number one media market in the world," she said. "It's the world stage."
(Editing By Colleen Jenkins and Paul Thomasch)