Who's left on your holiday shopping list? Maybe you can buy something for everyone if you win the next Powerball Jackpot?
The Powerball Jackpot is climbing and went from a whopping $425 million on Monday to an astonishing $500 million on Tuesday. That's a cash value of $327.4 million according to Powerball.com.
All you have to do to play is buy a ticket for $2 at a local gas station, grocery store or convenience store by 10 p.m. Wednesday night. Feel free to play your lucky numbers or try a quick pick if you can't decide.
When to buy a ticket:
According to Powerball.com, drawings are held on Wednesday and Saturday nights at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Tickets have to be purchased by 10 p.m. Eastern Time on the night of the drawing. Anything bought after 10 p.m. on Wednesday will be for the next drawing.
Also note that all prizes have to be claimed within 180 days of the drawing and in the state where it was bought.
Where to buy a ticket:
Go to Florida Lottery's website and enter your zip code for a list of retailers near you.
According to the search the following locations in and near New Tampa sell the Powerball tickets:
- All 7-Eleven locations
- BP, 10865 Cross Creek Blvd.
- New Tampa Liquors, 19016 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
- All Publix locations
- All Sweetbay locations
For a complete list of locations to buy Powerball tickets, run the search on the lottery website.