The Virginia Lottery said a near-record Powerball jackpot has led to skyrocketing ticket sales - except during the solar eclipse.
Michael Sweeney, the lottery's executive director explains they had a "couple of excited people at 1 o'clock in the morning" but said if there's any blame to be placed, the buck stops with him.
A mad rush for tickets pushed on Wednesday's jackpot up from an originally announced $650 million as lines formed out of shopping malls and grocery stores, Powerball said. Five white balls are drawn from a drum containing 69 balls and one red ball is selected from a drum with 26 balls.
The reason the prize is so large is because there hasn't been a Powerball jackpot victor since June 10.
With drawings being held twice a week, Powerball is played in 44 states plus Washington, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, all of which collectively oversee the game.
The drugs were worth roughly €40,000 (£37,000), and were seized along with a large quantity of cash that was found in the vehicle. "The back of the tablet is embossed with the word " TRUMP " and "*NL".
The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies - well, except when the sun happens to be obstructed by the moon. Coverage will remain very isolated, so overall viewing conditions should be pretty good for the eclipse.
Made on a budget of Rs.150 crores the film will begin shooting from this month at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad. Helmed by Sujeeth, " Saaho " will also star Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh as the lead antagonist.
Tigers ace Justin Verlander?was also seen arguing with teammate Victor Martinez in the dugout during one of the skirmishes. The Yankees have been doing their part with wins in seven of nine after a 10-2 victory at Detroit on Wednesday.
The news follows hot on the heels of yesterday's announcement that Final Fantasy XV is receiving a PC version . All the chapters are planned to be released this Fall, with the first episode available for free.
Meanwhile, the Indian and Chinese Army officials are to hold a meeting in Chushul in Leh to lower tensions that escalated of late. However, there were reports of troops from both sides exchanging candies on the occasion on Tuesday.
The proportion of students achieving 5 or more GCSE passes at grades A* to C stands at an unparalleled 77%. GCSE results for A* to C grades have fallen more sharply by 3.8% to 62.8% compared to 66.6% in 2016.
The new NSR vehicle is styled after the Mario Bros. and features a different color and logo depending on which team you are on. After months of fan outcry and downright begging, Rocket League was finally announced for Nintendo Switch a few months ago.
Germany will hold a general election on 24 September, and about one million ethnic Turks living in Germany can vote. Ozdemir had previously pressed Ankara to recognise the World War I killings of Armenians as genocide.
Similarly, PayPal and crowdfunding sites said they have cut off payment support for white supremacists and hate groups. It's important that Facebook is a place where people with different views can share their ideas.
McGregor added that his gruelling preparations for the fight would enable him to triumph, no matter how the fight develops. I am coming up in weight on the gloves. "I look forward to coming back and continuing where I left off".
What will the Huawei Mate 10 feature? A report from Taiwan claims that commercial production of the Kirin 970 has begun. And now, thanks to a leaked so-called launch teaser of the Huawei Mate 10 , the October 16 launch seems to be real.
BMW M5: Here It Is, With 600 HP and All-Wheel Drive
That said, the M5 F90's 4.4-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 develops the same amount of horsepower and 750 Nm (553.2 lb-ft) of torque. BMW M engineers have also added a new carbon fiber reinforced plastic roof to cut weight even further on the new M5.
U.S. to suspend visa operations in Russian Federation
Congress approved sanctions against Russia for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and for its aggression in Ukraine and Syria. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow would respond after a closer examination of the US announcement.
Maersk to sell oil, gas business to Total
Total will gain about one billion boe in proven and estimated reserves, more than 80 per cent of it under the North Sea, it said. That will make the Danish company the second-largest investor in the French giant, according to data compiled by Bloomberg .
Deulofeu: Win for terrorist victims
Thirteen people were killed and more than 100 people injured after a van was rammed into crowds along Barcelona's Las Ramblas. Not many teams go to the Nou Camp and win - and the majority of those that do need a bit of luck on their side along the way.
17 in AP poll
But for the second straight year the Bulldogs finished the season unranked in the AP poll after being ranked. Malzahn's team went 8-5 and lost the Outback Bowl in 2014 and went 7-6 and won the Birmingham Bowl in 2015.
Granderson heads to Dodgers for post-season push
While he's hitting only.228 this season, he has a very respectable.815 OPS and has slugged 19 home runs in 395 plate appearances. The Dodgers starting rotation leads the NL in ERA and has not even had its ace Clayton Kershaw the past month.
Sensex Up By 90 Points at 31861, Nifty Reclaims 9900 Mark
In the day's trade, the barometer 30-scrip sensitive index had touched a high of 31,805.99 points and a low of 31,399.35 points. The market breadth was narrow as 1,399 shares advanced against a decline of 1,161 shares, while 138 shares were unchanged.
Will Cena hinder Jinder on the road to SummerSlam?
And for just the second time in WWE history, the man who cashed in the Money in the Bank briefcase lost the match. The announcers call Xavier and Kofi the speed line up and the two New Day members keep the Usos off balance.