Powerball Jackpot Grows to $825 Million
Roseville, MN (KROC-AM News) - The estimated jackpot for tonight's Powerball drawing could be the second highest in the history of the multi-state game of chance.
As of Saturday afternoon, the big prize stood at $825 million. A single winner opting for a cash payout would receive $410 million, before taxes. The drawing will take place at 10 PM and Minnesota cuts off the sale of Powerball tickets at 9 PM.
The jackpot has been growing since August 3rd when a ticket purchased in Pennsylvania matched all 6 numbers for the $206.9 million prize. If there is no big winner tonight, the Powerball organization is estimating the jackpot will hit $1 billion. The game's largest jackpot set the world record in 2016 at $1.586 billion.
The odds of any individual winning the jackpot are extremely long at 1 in 292.2 million. The overall odds of winning any of the drawing's prizes are estimated at 1 in 25.