Powerball fever is slowly catching up the wannabe millionaires as the Saturday’s drawing set the new jackpot to an astonishing $300 million.
Each Powerball tickets cost $2. The tickets are sold in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Washington, D.C., and Florida and 42 other states. Except in Florida, the odds for winning are 1 in 175 million. The odds are 1 in 23 million for Florida Lotto that joined Powerball in 2009.
However, the jackpot was not yet close to smashing a record but the amount would definitely increase before the late Saturday drawing.
In the history of the U.S., the biggest jackpot was worth of $656 million. The prize was split among winners from Illinois, Kansas, and Maryland. It was drawn in March 2012 in the Mega Millions lottery.
The last biggest jackpot Powerball was won in May. That jackpot, which was worth of $590.5 million, was won by an 84-year-old Florida woman. She was the biggest sole jackpot winner in the history of U.S. lottery.