All you need is a dollar (or two) and a dream.
This figures to be a big week for the Pennsylvania Lottery and those who like to play.
The third biggest payout in the history of Match 6 Lotto—$5.3 million—is up for grabs on Monday night. The pot has been building since the last jackpot winner on May 13.
The largest Match 6 payout ever was a $6.9 million prize won in the March 23, 2007 drawing. The odds of winning the Match 6 Lotto jackpot are roughly 1-in-4.6 million, among the Pennsylvania Lottery’s best odds of winning a multimillion-dollar jackpot.
But if you dream even bigger, Tuesday’s multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing is worth $106 million. Meanwhile, the Power Ball jackpot currently stands at a whopping $245 million. The next drawing for that is on Wednesday.
Here’s what else is going on in Bethlehem this week:
- It might be a good idea to avoid Freemansburg Avenue between Willow Park Road and Hope Road during daytime hours. PennDOT is planning a road-milling project that is expected to last all week.
- The Bethlehem Area School Board’s Curriculum and Facilities committees meet Monday in the district’s Education Center on Sycamore Street beginning at 6 p.m. An update on the Nitschmann Middle School replacement plan is on the Facilities Committee agenda. The planned relocation of the Charter High School for the Arts is on the Curriculum Committee agenda.
- The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales will arrive this week in Bethlehem where they will hosted at the horse stables on Illick’s Mill Road. Visit them in person there from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and again from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday. You can also catch them making retail deliveries around the city between 1 and 3 p.m. on Thursday. Click here for more details.
- If you’ve ever thought about a career in senior citizen care giving, check out the Traditions of Hanover Career Fair on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event is at the company’s new office at 310 Stoke Park Road, Suite 105, in Hanover Township.
- A plan to build an 18-unit apartment complex at the corner of Atlantic and E. Fifth streets in South Bethlehem is one of the agenda items for the Bethlehem Planning Commission, which meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in Town Hall. The developers plan to demolish the existing buildings at 420-424 Atlantic St. and 801-803 E. Fifth St. Planners are also scheduled to look at yet another Abe Atiyeh plan to build some kind of hospital at Center Street and Dewberry Avenue.
- Kenyatta Hill and Culture bring their classic reggae sound to the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks in a free performance at 7 p.m. Thursday. Born in the 70s’ golden age of reggae, Culture garnered continual US and international acclaim for its long series of classic 'roots' albums. Culture's legendary "Two Sevens Clash" was Reggae Album of the Year in 1977 and is acknowledged today by Rolling Stone Magazine as #25 of the 50 all time coolest records (the only reggae album to make the list).
- Pop-punk band Blink 182 comes to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center Stage at 8 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $79.50 and $59.50.