The jackpot for today's Powerball drawing has climbed to a record $500 million. Did you buy a ticket?
Today’s Powerball jackpot has reached a record $500 million, state Lottery officials announced Tuesday. Were you among those willing to spend $2 on a half-billion dollar dream or were those 1 and 175 million odds of winning enough of a deterrent? Let us know in the comments section below.
The next drawing is set for Wednesday night.
The jackpot for Wednesday's Powerball drawing has climbed to a record $500 million after Saturday's drawing failed to produce a winner. Now Multi-State Lottery officials anticipate the lure of a half-billion prize to spark a fresh round of ticket buying despite the 1 and 175 million odds, USA Today reports. Powerball is played in 42 states—including Maryland and Virginia—plus Washington, DC and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The game first arrived in the Old Line State in 2010. Saturday’s drawing was the most recent of more than a dozen rounds of winner-less jackpot drawings since October. The jackpot for Wednesday was initially announced as $425 million, but lottery officials said a surge of ticket purchases over the weekend pushed the total to…