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How Late Can I Buy A Powerball Ticket Saturday In Connecticut?

With a Powerball jackpot approaching $500M for the winning numbers, people are scrambling to buy their tickets.

    Brian McCready , Patch Staff

You’ll have at least one requirement to win the nearly $500M Powerball jackpot aside from coming up with the winning numbers: Buying your Powerball ticket.

In Connecticut, you can buy your ticket and pick your winning Powerball numbers until 9:59 p.m., just an hour before the numbers are pulled.

Saturday’s Powerball winning numbers are worth “only” an estimated $478 million, a far cry from the $1.6 billion that went to the lucky people who won January’s jackpot.

  • Click to see winning Powerball numbers for Saturday, July 30, as soon as they’re pulled.

(If you don’t want to wait for the $478 to be doled out over years, you can take the instant payout — at the reduced total of $330.6 million.)

The Powerball game is played by matching all five white balls in any order and the red Powerball number. Powerball drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Eastern time. Each ticket costs $2.

The Connecticut Lottery says tonight’s jackpot is the fifth largest ever for a Powerball drawing.

“We encourage people to use their ‘GameSense,’ or common sense, when gambling,”said CT Lottery’s President and CEO, Anne M. Noble in a statement. “When jackpots reach levels in the hundreds of millions of dollars, it is important that consumers use good judgment and remember ‘play for fun, not to make money,’ ‘know when to take breaks’ and ‘please play responsibly.’ It only takes one ticket to win.”

Let’s be clear about something: Your odds of picking the winning numbers to win the Powerball jackpot are one in 292,201,338.

So, what if you win.

First, do what should be obvious: hire an attorney and a financial planner.

Next, it’s recommended that you do not (that’s do not) invest in methamphetamines. A Georgia man who won $3 million with a scratch-off lottery ticket pleaded guilty last week to using his winnings to buy and sell meth, so there’s the proof that it’s a bad idea.

You have two choices when you claim your prize: the full value paid in 30 installments over 29 years, or a one-time lump sum that is smaller than the actual total.

Then there are the taxes. The federal tax on lottery winnings is 25 percent. Then, any extra income taxes like state or city would apply.

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