Check your Powerball tickets… the Capital Region has a new millionaire!
Though no winning tickets were sold for Wednesday night’s $620 million Powerball jackpot prize, seven lucky people won the lottery’s $1 million second prize, including right here in East Greenbush.
The $1 million ticket was sold at the Stewart’s Shops location at 95 Troy Road in East Greenbush. It was a quick pick ticket.
Because no one has won the big Powerball prize, so the estimated jackpot now grows to $750 million – the fourth-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.
The next drawing will be Saturday.
On Wednesday night, when it was at $620 million, the Powerball jackpot looked sort of puny given all the attention lavished on the $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot won in South Carolina on Tuesday. But with two giant prizes in one week, it was hard not to compare.
Only three lottery jackpots have been larger than the next Powerball prize.
No one has won the Powerball jackpot since Aug. 11, when a man from Staten Island, New York, won $245.6 million.