The lottery has long played host to powerful players who often use the cash to build new casinos or to boost their businesses.
The new jackpot, set to be paid out from May 25 to June 9, could be used to create a new state-of-the-art casino, expand existing ones, or boost existing ones.
The Powerball is being used to fund both.
But the companies that have so far used the prize have largely been large and well-connected companies, like AT&T and the Walt Disney Co., which have invested millions of dollars in the games.
AT&&.;T said it was in talks with the PowerBall company about opening a new gaming facility, while Disney said it had “an active interest” in the PowerLogic, a new $25 billion gaming company that is backed by the Walt’s Disney family.
But it has not made any specific investment in PowerLogics.
Other large companies like Microsoft Corp. and Oracle Corp. have not made public announcements about whether they would take part in the jackpot.
A spokesman for Disney, Brian Bruhl, said in an e-mail that the company would not be commenting on speculation or speculation about the jackpots.
The winners of the Power Ball have yet to be revealed.
The jackpot will be paid in one lump sum of $1 million.
The winner of the other jackpot gets a chance to win $25 million more.
The amount of money that will be given to each winner is unclear, but there are estimates of how much of that money could be split between winners.
The biggest winner will be the person who holds the most Powerball tickets, but it is unclear if that person is the winner.
It is unclear whether any of the companies who have invested in the casinos will also participate.
A group of three prominent investors is trying to buy a piece of the lottery.
They are Capital One, which has stakes in five of the eight Powerball winners, and a group of investors led by hedge fund billionaire Peter Thiel.
Capital One is trying out a proposal from Thiel’s company called Electrify.
The Electrize plan would give the company, which already owns a controlling stake in a handful of casinos, ownership of a 50 percent stake in the remaining Powerball machines.
The companies have not decided if they want to participate in Electrate.
Electrified also has a stake in an online gaming startup called Blackjack.
Thiel is a board member of Blackjack and the two have a business partnership, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Blackjack has said that Thiel’s investments in it have been made in a way that does not interfere with the company’s operations.
Thiel did not respond to a request for comment.
A number of online gaming companies have filed applications with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seeking to be included in the lottery to be sold off to a private equity firm.
A spokeswoman for Capital One did not immediately respond to an e.mail seeking comment.
An Electrizer spokeswoman said the company was still reviewing the proposal.
Capital First said in a statement that Electrizers “exercise significant control over Blackjack” and that it would not invest in Blackjack until a final decision had been made.
“We are very confident that we will be able to offer a favorable outcome for Blackjack,” the company said.
BlackJack did not comment.
The proposed Electrifiers proposal is one of several that have emerged in recent weeks, as companies have sought to make their investments in gaming more transparent.
The largest company, PowerLogix, announced that it was raising $1.4 billion in a private placement.
A similar proposal from the New York Stock Exchange group was blocked by the Securities and Investment Commission.
The Securities and Industry and Markets Association, which regulates investment firms, said it would look into the proposal, but had not yet made a final determination.
A New York state representative said that he would introduce legislation that would require the companies to disclose the investment opportunities they are offering.
Associated Press writer Matt Miller in Denver contributed to this report.