Powerball jackpot rolls over to $550 million

Frederick Owens
January 7, 2018

All it will take is winning the Powerball jackpot, which has increased to an estimated $460 million.

No ticket matched all five numbers plus the Powerball Wednesday night.

The next Powerball drawing, set for Saturday night, January 6, will be worth more than half a billion dollars - $550 million to be exact.

No one has hit the Powerball jackpot since October 25, when a player in Louisiana won a $191 million jackpot, the game said.

The prize will be the eighth largest in the history of the U.S. lottery if it goes off at the weekend.

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No one has won the Mega Millions jackpot since October 13 when $42 million was shared by winners in MI and Rhode Island, the game said on its website. Players have roughly a 1 in 11,688,053 chance to win the second prize of at least $1 million. The odds of hitting the Mega Millions jackpot are 303 million to 1, the game said.

The Powerball jackpot is $570 million, and the Mega Millions stands at $450 million.

Powerball is played in 44 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

This marks the first time since August that both jackpots have been this large.

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