Ticker: Powerball climbs to $1.4B; September revenues below benchmark

The Powerball jackpot climbed to an estimated $1.4 billion after no gamers matched all six numbers and hit it wealthy Wednesday evening.

The successful numbers introduced had been: 9, 35, 54, 63, 64 and the Powerball 1.

In Massachusetts, two Quic Pics every received a $50,000 prize by matching 4 out of 5 numbers plus the Powerball. Those tickets had been offered at South End Liquors in Fall River and Pick ‘N Pay in North Attleboro.

Players will subsequent have a shot on the Powerball jackpot Saturday evening in hopes of ending an 11-week stretch with out a large winner. The odds to win are horrible, simply 1 in 292.2 million.

The newest Powerball jackpot is the world’s seventh-largest lottery prize. The final time somebody received the highest prize was July 19.

September revenues under benchmark

State tax revenues got here in under benchmark once more final month, the Department of Revenue introduced, leaving the state $170 million wanting the place it anticipated to be one quarter into fiscal yr 2024.

DOR tax collectors raked in $4.187 billion final month, a drop of $12 million or 0.3% in comparison with precise collections in September 2022 and $150 million or 3.5% under the administration’s month-to-month benchmark.  September typically produces about 10% of annual state tax income.

“September collections decreased in non-withheld income, sales and use tax, corporate and business tax, and ‘all other’ tax in comparison to September 2022,” Revenue Commissioner Geoffrey Snyder stated.

DOR stated {that a} shift in gross sales and use collections between months due to timing led to a $36 million swing in year-over-year collections final month. Without that, September 2023 income would have been about $24 million greater than precise collections in September 2022 somewhat than $12 million much less, the company stated.

Source: www.bostonherald.com”