Powerball tickets are sold for $2 and can be purchased in 44 states and also in the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Washington D.C. Although the odds of winning a jackpot per drawing is one in 292,201,338, people in the US spend an average of $200 a year on lottery tickets.
Wednesday's jackpot will be an $550 million, Powerball officials said.
The latest Powerball jackpot is worth $495 million with a cash option of $300.2 million. No tickets sold in the state matched all five white numbers.
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Edmondson said the deal is one that is usually offered to first-time offenders accused of committing nonviolent crimes. Weiss, the attorney for one of the 25 men charged in the case by the Palm Beach County state attorney's office.
However, there were two $1 million tickets sold. That total places the current jackpot as the 11th largest in history and the 8th largest Powerball jackpots ever. You can get a hundred bucks by matching either four white balls or three white balls and the Powerball, and if you match four white balls plus the Powerball you'd get $50,000. If you want to find out where you can buy your Powerball tickets, you can check here.
Wednesday is the next drawing. So, if you're hoping to see if you won big, do not forget to tune in at 10:59 pm Eastern to watch the winning numbers being read aloud.
Last October, the Mega Millions jackpot soared to a record $1.5 billion.