Record-Breaking Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $800 Million for Jan. 9th DrawingThe Powerball jackpot just climbed to an estimated $800 million for the Saturday, January 9th drawing. The jackpot is ranked as the largest ever in U.S. history with a $496 million cash payout before tax.
As consumers have the opportunity to purchase tickets for the $800 million Powerball jackpot, the CT Lottery reminds customers to play responsibly. “We encourage players to know their limits, and stay within them,” said CT Lottery’s President and CEO, Anne M. Noble. “When jackpots reach levels in the hundreds of millions of dollars, remember that responsible purchasing is the way to play. Lottery games are fun and entertaining, and it is important that consumers use good judgment.”