Even if no one in the state hits Saturday night's $900 million Powerball jackpot, Lottery leaders say Massachusetts is already a winner.
"We're really in unprecedented territory here," said Christian Teja of the Massachusetts State Lottery. Teja says Powerball sales are up, and the agency expects to see higher revenue this month as a result.
"As much as 10 times or more of another drawing once you get over that $300 million mark is where it really jumps exponentially," Teja said.
The jackpot is the largest ever in the United States.
The lottery says the run-up to the record jackpot has generated over $12.5 million and counting for Massachusetts cities and towns, which receive 42 percent of all the money from Powerball tickets sold in the state.