Powerball jackpot reaches $700 million; winning numbers drawing Wednesday

Powerball jackpot reaches $700 million; winning numbers drawing Wednesday

The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday night's drawing is up to $700 million ($443.3 million after taxes), making it the second-largest in US history.

Initial estimates for Wednesday's Powerball jackpot have been raised, with the giant prize climbing to an estimated at $700 million annuity, $443.3 million lump-sum option.

And it can get frenzied: previous year, on the day of the $1.6 billion drawing, Polston said that during peak hours of 5 to 7 p.m., tickets were selling at a rate of $1 million an hour.

If nobody wins the drawing at 11 p.m., the jackpot will roll over again, said Chip Polston, Kentucky Lottery spokesman. All of them noted that it was perfectly legal for foreigners to win American lottery prizes buying official tickets online at theLotter.

Louisiana Lottery Spokeswoman Kim Chopin says they've had sales in the Bayou State over 20-million dollars just for this run.

If one person wins they'll have the option of taking the payment in one-time cash payment.

Powerball jackpot reaches $700 million; winning numbers drawing Wednesday

The Georgia Lottery shows winners of the largest jackpots won by people in the state.

Thanks to cutting-edge technology, LottoPoint simplifies ultimately the entire process of joining Powerball USA draws and claiming prizes, as all winnings are paid out immediately, straight in the players' accounts for them to withdraw or continue playing.

"I think it is going to be $850 million before it is drawn", said Keiona Delaine, who purchased tickets for her place of employment Tuesday afternoon. If no tickets match the six numbers, the prize will likely surpass $1 billion as it did in 2016. "I'd maybe buy a boat to float around on the lake", Kinney said. You can also win either $50,000, $100, $7 or $4 based on matching a varying number of the winning numbers.

"Idaho has had two $1 million-winning Powerball tickets go unclaimed", said David Workman, Idaho Lottery spokesman. And Power Play allows a victor to potentially double, triple, quadruple, or even quintuple the lower-tier prize amounts for just an additional dollar. Winners in three states ended up splitting the record prize money.

Lottery tickets costs $2 to play. Eastern Time. Powerball drawings are on both Wednesday and Saturday nights. It was a Mega Millions ticket worth $393 million.

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