Powerball Jackpot Rises to $510 Million Without Any Winners in Wednesday Draw - NBC Boston
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Powerball Jackpot Rises to $510 Million Without Any Winners in Wednesday Draw

It's the eighth largest jackpot in history, but the odds of winning are one in 292.2 million

Find NBC Boston in your area

Channel 10 on most providers

Channel 60 and 8 Over the Air

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Powerball Jackpot Rises to $510 Million Without Any Winners in Wednesday Draw
    Getty Images, File

    The Powerball jackpot has climbed to an estimated $510 million, making it one of the largest in U.S. history.

    No one matched all six numbers in Wednesday night's drawing, so the national lottery game will continue to grow ahead of the next drawing Saturday night. At $510 million, the drawing would be the eighth largest lottery jackpot.

    The prize figure refers to the annuity option, in which winnings would be paid out over 29 years. A winner who took the cash option would snag $324.2 million, though that would be subject to state and federal taxes.

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

    RAW VIDEO: Hole Blasted in Olive Garden Wall After Explosion

    [DC-NATL] RAW VIDEO: Hole Blasted in Olive Garden Wall After Explosion With 70 Diners Inside

    About 70 diners and 15 staff were inside a Laurel, Maryland Olive Garden when something exploded in the utility room. No injuries were reported.

    (Published Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017)

    The odds of winning the jackpot are one in 292.2 million.