Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:13 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:13:35 GMT
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso around 9:30pmMore >>
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso area around 9:30 Monday night. Investigators say it happened on Church Street near the Hall Street intersection in a car.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:37:31 GMT
Some Jackson County supervisors don't want to see people carrying guns in parks and other public areas, despite a new gun law in the state.More >>
Some Jackson County supervisors don't want to see people carrying guns in parks and other public areas despite a new gun law in the state. As WLOX has reported, starting July 1st Mississippians will be able to openly carry a gun and other weapons with or without a permit. Some Jackson county leaders want to create a local ordinance to keep weapons in check.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:16 GMT
A fuel tank spewed gallons of gas into a street in D'Iberville Tuesday morning. D'Iberville officials said the truck was about to refuel the Shell station on Automall Parkway and Suzanne Drive when...More >>
A fuel tank spewed gallons of gas into a street in D'Iberville Tuesday morning. D'Iberville officials said the truck was about to refuel the Shell station on Automall Parkway and Suzanne Drive when the truck driver popped the tank and gas started spilling out.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
WWL-TV reports there has been a possible explosion in Washington Parish early Tuesday morning. The station stated on its website officials are on their way to the town of Isabel to investigate. According toMore >>
There was a gas line explosion early Tuesday morning, according to Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. The gas fire is out, but trees in the area are still burning. More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) - A record Powerball jackpot is up for grabs. Wednesday night's pot is expected to hit $425 million.
At the Tennessee Lottery, about 27 cents of every dollar spent on lottery tickets go to education in the state. More than $2.4 billion from the lottery have been earmarked for education since 2004.
"We'll get a lot of new players. We'll get a lot of excitement, and that means a lot of dollars for education," said Kym Gerlock, TN Lottery spokesperson. "A lot of people don't realize there are nine ways to win Powerball, so even if you don't win the jackpot, check your numbers because there are lot of prize levels as well."
The odds of winning the jackpot are one in 175 million.
If you include the nine different prize levels in the Powerball, your odds are considerably better at one in 32.
There was a $1 million winner in Memphis a few months ago. There was also a $2 million winner in the Bluff City a few months ago.
And just because there are 33 states involved in the Powerball, that does not mean your chances get worse.
"Even if three people played, you're going to have the same odds of winning because it is the numbers of the balls, not how many people play," said Gerlock.
The Powerball lottery drawing is Wednesday night. You need to buy your tickets before 9 p.m. if you want to have a shot at winning.
Lottery administrators expect the record jackpot to grow past $425 million before the drawing.
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