U don’t have much time to get a ticket as I post this…
But that sure is a boat load of money….
I hope more than one person wins it……
The Powerball jackpot for Saturday’s drawing has now grown to a record $1.6 billion, the nation and world’s largest lottery prize ever.
Driving the news: Saturday’s jackpot exceeds the record $1.586 billion jackpot won by three Powerball players in 2016 and is up from the original $1.5 billion estimate on Thursday.
- The cash option for the Nov. 5 drawing is now an estimated $782.4 million, according to the Powerball website.
What they’re saying: “We are witnessing history in the making with this $1.6 billion jackpot,” Drew Svitko, Powerball product group chair and Pennsylvania lottery executive director, in a statement Friday.
- “What’s also exciting is that this run has already created millions of winners, including nearly 100 players who have won prizes worth $1 million or more,” Svitko said.
- “There’s a lot of anticipation and excitement leading up to Saturday’s drawing,” Svitko said. “We would like to remind players that it only takes one ticket to win. Please, play responsibly.”