Numbers drawn for $460M Powerball jackpot

Hannah Rogers
January 5, 2018

The jackpot has since skyrocketed by about $100 million.

The odds of winning the Powerball grand prize are 1 in 292,201,338.

Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot rolled to an estimated $550 million for Saturday night's drawing. The largest Mega Millions jackpot of $656 million was won in 2012.

Using a website like Lottoland, which is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission, lottery players from the UK can now get involved with Powerball and play for one of the world's largest jackpots.

The $460 million prize refers to the annuity option, paid over 29 years.

Begins with Supermoon, Quadrantid Meteor Showers and Lunar Eclipse
That doesn't actually mean it will look any different - but rather that it's the second time there's been a full moon in a month. The moon on January 1st was also a supermoon , and Space.com reports that it's also the brightest moon we'll see all year.

Pennsylvania has sold 17 Powerball jackpot-winning tickets since joining the game in 2002, and two jackpot-winning Mega Millions tickets since joining the game in 2010.

Any player who purchases a $3 "Just the Jackpot" ticket on Friday, January 5, between 5:00 a.m. and 8:59 p.m. will automatically receive a FREE $1 Super Kansas Cash Quick Pick ticket.

"As always, they are encouraged to sign the back of their tickets as they are bearer instruments".

Powerball is played in 44 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Ticket sales still are soaring for the lotteries, officials said. By doing so, they are limiting their chances of winning the Jackpot.

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