Since Sunday, more than $609 million worth of Powerball tickets have been sold nationally, says Gary Grief, chair of the Powerball Game Group and executive director of the Texas Lottery.
Grief said in a conference call on Wednesday that more than $2.65 billion worth of tickets have been sold since Nov. 4, the last time someone won Powerball.
On Tuesday alone, more than $326 million worth of tickets were sold nationwide. In California $51.3 million in tickets were sold that day, the most out of the 47 participating jurisdictions. In fact, California has sold more than $93.1 million worth of tickets since Sunday.
New York sold the second most tickets on Tuesday, moving $26.3 million worth, and Texas followed with $25.6 million.
Grief estimates that more than $600 million worth of tickets will be sold nationwide on Wednesday prior to the Powerball drawing.