Current Powerball Jackpot Could Become Second Largest in US
Undated (KROC AM News) - There were no big winners in the Saturday Powerball drawing and the game’s grand prize is now the third largest jackpot of any game in US history.
And, it could become the 2nd largest by the time of the next drawing if ticket sales are strong, which is expected. The current Powerball jackpot is is $650 million.
As of Monday, the 2nd largest jackpot in the US was a $656-million Mega Millions grand prize.
There was a 3rd place ticket sold in Minnesota for the Saturday drawing that is worth $50,000.
The state lottery is still waiting to hear from the winner of a 3rd place ticket sold for last Wednesday’s Powerball drawing. It was sold at a Fareway Store in Faribault.
The odds of winning the jackpot is one in 292.2 million.
Powerball is played in Minnesota and 43 other states as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.