Will the Powerball Reach a Record Jackpot by the Weekend?
If you're reading this, then you know I didn't win the Powerball Jackpot on Saturday Night. And while we're at it, I know you didn't win either.
Well, you'll have another chance to cash in big time Wednesday night and just maybe grab the second biggest Powerball Jackpot ever. The Jackpot is now up to $650,000,000, but will likely even climb higher as we get close to the drawing.
Now, if no one wins Wednesday night's drawing, then we could be looking at the highest Powerball Jackpot ever. The largest Powerball to date was the $1.6 Billion back in January of 2016. That Jackpot had three lucky winners, one of which waited six months before they came forward with their winning ticket.
Now in all likelihood, if there's no winner Wednesday night, you can almost count on the next Jackpot drawing on Saturday night being worth well over a Billion dollars. It may even surpass the record set just last year.
So what are your odds of picking up this kind of obscene money? In a lottery in which you pick six numbers from a possible pool of 49 numbers, your chances of winning the jackpot (correctly choosing all 6 numbers drawn) are 1 in 13,983,816. That's one shot in almost 14 million.
These are just numbers, and we know that these kind of odds don't look so good on paper, but in our minds, it's basically a 50/50 shot that we're going to win. So even if you never play, this may be the time to drop a few bucks down. Remember — you gotta be in it to win it.