The soaring Powerball jackpot isn’t just breaking records. It’s breaking signs.
Lottery officials have noted the problem as Powerball fever spreads — and the jackpot continues to expand. (It grew again Tuesday.)
“We’ve never experienced a jackpot of this size and our signage wasn’t designed to exceed three digits,” Charlie McIntyre, executive director of the New Hampshire Lottery Commission, said recently.
The Colorado Lottery acknowledged the problem in a set of tweets Sunday, noting at one point that “we’re going to have to get creative!”
In Indiana, Hoosier Lottery Chief of Staff Carrie Stoud said signs can’t handle the “unprecedented level” at which the jackpot stands.
With the jackpot surging past $1 billion, Georgia Lottery officials modified a billboard in downtown Atlanta.
Here’s a look at a few maxed-out signs elsewhere around the country:
The next Powerball drawing will be held Wednesday.
This post, originally published on Jan. 11, has been updated.