The Maine State Lottery announced that Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is an estimated annuitized $300 million.  No one has won the jackpot since Nov. 4.

The Maine State Lottery says overall odds of winning are approximately 1 in 24.9.

If a jackpot winner wants to take the winnings in one lump sum instead of yearly, the value is estimated at $184 million.

Lottery: Selling hope to the hopeless

Maine Center for Public Interest reporting shows that lottery ticket sales go up when people lose their jobs.

Part 2 of this series looks at Maine’s approach to marketing and advertising the Maine lottery.

Part 3 looks at legislators who weigh the costs and benefits of Maine’s state-run lottery.

Part 4 checks in with lawmakers for closer scrutiny of Maine’s $230 million-a-year state-run lottery.

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