Powerball Jackpot Set At $415 Million


Saturday, May 7th 2016, 8:12 am
By: News On 6


The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $415 million, making Saturday’s prize the largest since a record $1.6 billion payout in January. 

Powerball officials say sales typically spike when the lack of a winner causes the jackpot to spiral upward. 

Thursday, the lottery officials announced that the jackpot has rolled over to $415 million.  That’s because no one matched all five numbers and the Powerball number in Wednesday night’s drawing.

Winning numbers for the game will be drawn Saturday night, and if no one has the lucky ticket, the prize will likely grow substantially by the next drawing. 

Although $415 million is nothing to turn your nose up at, it's far smaller than the largest-ever $1.6 billion jackpot that prompted some to wait in hours-long lines outside lottery retailers. Three people bought winning tickets for that prize in January.

Powerball is played in 44 states including Oklahoma and Kansas.

The odds of winning are one in 292.2 million.

The Associated Press contributed to this report