Wednesday’s Powerball® Jackpot Grows to $500 Million!With the Powerball jackpot having grown to an astonishing $500 million for the Wednesday, February 11 drawing—now the third largest jackpot in Powerball history—the Connecticut Lottery Corporation reminds consumers across the state to "Play Responsibly" and "Know Your Limits."
"While Lottery games are fun and entertaining, it is important that consumers use good judgment when playing games of chance," stated Anne M. Noble, President and CEO of the CT Lottery. "The public must be conscious and aware of the risks of problem gambling, and at the Lottery we make it our priority to educate consumers about responsible play."
This CT Lottery reminder is the latest in the corporation's efforts to increase awareness of responsible play issues. The CT Lottery is the primary funding source for the problem gambling programs and services offered by the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), providing that agency with $2.3 million annually.
A 24-hour confidential problem gambling HELPLINE is available at 1-888-789-7777.
Players are also reminded to check their Powerball tickets carefully after each drawing. In addition to the jackpot, there are still many other prizes to be won ranging from $4 up to $2,000,000.