Powerball jackpot reaches $500 million - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Powerball jackpot reaches $500 million; largest in game's history

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ROCKY HILL, CT (WFSB) -

Wednesday's Powerball jackpot skyrocketed to $500 million from $425 million, further establishing it as the largest jackpot in the game's 20-year history.

The prize Saturday was $325 million, and for the 15th consecutive time, no winners matched all the numbers in the drawing.

The numbers were: 22, 32, 37, 44, 50 and PB 34.

A single winner, if choosing the cash option, would walk away with a cool $327 million before taxes.

The overall odds of winning a Powerball prize is 1 in 31.8 based on the $2 play. The odds of striking it rich with the jackpot is 1 in 175,223,510.

In other words, you have a better chance of being struck by a bolt of lightning than hitting the jackpot.

Powerball tickets are sold in 42 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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