A Look Behind the Scenes with Powerball

Posted at 6:28 PM, Jan 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-13 18:28:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) -- The Powerball jackpot is at $1.5 billion and the number keeps jumping, setting a new world record every time the jackpot increases.

At 2 o'clock we were showing about $981 per second {spent on Powerball} which is over $3.5 million per hour", said Randy A. Fox, Tallahassee District Manager for the Florida Lottery.

Haven't you wondered about the actual studio where the drawing takes place? There is a ton of security, with cameras galore, police officers, and key fobs needed wherever you go.

There are four separate powerball machines, two of which are selected at random to be used for each drawing. To enter the room holding the machines, you need to have three authorized personnel at the same time to activate the door. On the day of the drawing, they are taken out and run a few times to ensure they work properly.