Billion-dollar jackpot a problem for electronic billboards

Lottery billboards across the country are broken because of Wednesday’s record Powerball jackpot.

But the $1.3 billion prize is too large to fit on the electronic lottery billboards.

Lottery officials call the jackpot “unprecedented.”

The “problem” is affecting billboards all over the United States including Kansas.

“The existing jackpot signs are configured to handle jackpots in the hundreds of millions, but are not able to reflect the current unprecedented level which is in excess of $1 billion,” said Carrie Stoud, Indiana Lottery.

The million is a permanent word on the billboard, while the digits are electronic and can be changed as the jackpot increases or decreases.

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