When three months go by and the Powerball jackpot isn’t hit, the amount tends to climb to new heights. After last night’s drawing, the prize was not won and the amount rose to $422 million.
Not only was Wednesday’s drawing unable to produce a winner but last Saturday’s drawing did not see anyone hit the jackpot or hit even five numbers to claim the second place prize of $1 million. A drawing is set for tonight, with 44 states participating in the lottery along with Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands. It is only a matter of time before a ticket manages to match the Powerball numbers.
To play, it costs just $2 per ticket with players having the option to pay an additional $1 for the Powerball. When the Powerball option is purchased, the ticket holder will be able to see their prize multiplied on a non-jackpot winning ticket.
For 2016, the Powerball jackpot has only be hit three times. The last time the Powerball was activated was this past May when a 70 year old mom of New Jersey and her seven children, all adults, were able to win, hitting a jackpot just over the current one at $429.6 million.
Depending upon your jurisdiction, you may be able to buy your tickets online.