Local News 11/8/22

News for Tuesday November 8, 2022

The stakes are high for todays midterm election.  Voters will decide who controls the U.S. House and Senate for the next two years.  Republicans are hoping a “red wave” will help them regain control of the House, which polls predict is likely, and possibly the Senate, where the picture is not as clear.  Republicans need only five seats to take back the House.  Senate control hinges on a handful of neck-and-neck races in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, Ohio, and right here in Pennsylvania.  Some key governors’ races will also be decided.

Election officials say they’re expecting the turnout todat for the mid-term elections to rival that of presidential elections.    Some are expecting up to 76-percent turnout overall across Pennsylvania.

Polls in the state are scheduled to open at 7 a.m. and will close at 8 p.m. According to the Department of State, the busiest times of the day to vote at a polling place are in the morning and evening.

Those who are in line to vote at the time the polls close will still be allowed to cast a vote. The Department of State also reminds first-time votes to bring a photo or non-photo ID.

To find a polling place near you, visit the Department of States voter services website.

If you were patiently waiting for Monday night’s Powerball numbers to be drawn, you’ll have to wait a little while longer.

A technical error has caused a delay in Monday’s numbers being drawn, a games spokesperson said during the scheduled drawing at 10:59 p.m. ET.

According to the California Lottery, Monday’s drawing has been delayed “due to a participating lottery needing extra time to complete the required security protocols.”

“Powerball requires all 48 participating lotteries to submit their sales and play data prior to the winning numbers being selected. Once Powerball receives the outstanding submission, the drawing can proceed.”

Powerball is played in 45 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

Two Blair County Sheetz locations sold prize-winning Powerball tickets from Saturday nights drawing.

The Altoona Mirror Reports the stores at 700 Chestnut Ave. and 405 E. 25th Ave. — will each receive a $500 bonus from the Pennsylvania Lottery for selling $150,000 Powerball with Power Play tickets.

The two tickets were among 10 Powerball tickets sold in the state to win major prizes totaling $3.2 million in the Saturday drawing.