Jackpot Highest Ever for OK Lotto Players

2-18-06 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahomans are among lottery players lining up for their chance at a record 365 million-dollar Powerball lottery jackpot.

Tickets will remain on sale until 7:59 pm, two hours before the

No one has won the big prize since Oklahoma joined the multistate game on January 12th. Powerball is played in 28 states plus the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands.

In West Virginia, lottery retailers cranked ou tickets at a rate of 29 per second yesterday.

Lottery officials in South Carolina say sales reached $11,000 a minute yesterday.