Powerball Jackpot Jumps to \$600 Million - NBC Connecticut

# Powerball Jackpot Jumps to \$600 Million

No one has won the Powerball jackpot since March and the estimated jackpot has grown to a staggering \$600 million, making it the largest jackpot in Powerball history and the second largest lottery jackpot overall.

Since Wednesday, the prize amount has jumped from \$360 million. Between Thursday and Friday alone, it went from \$550 million to the current \$600.

Powerball is quickly approaching the largest lottery jackpot. On March 30, 2012, Mega Millions hit \$656 million and three winning tickets were sold.

If you are the lucky Powerball winner, the estimated cash value is \$376.9 million.

While no one has won the big jackpot, you still should check your tickets.

Someone in Connecticut won \$1 million on Wednesday. The winning numbers were 2-11-26-34-41 and the Powerball was 32.

Thirty people won \$200, 156 people \$100 and there were several other prizes.

Powerball Facts

• The largest Powerball jackpot until now was \$587,500,000, according to the Powerball Web site. There were two winning tickets. One was sold in Arizona. The other was sold in Missouri.
• The last Powerball jackpot winner in Connecticut was Noel Peel, who won a \$60 million jackpot in June 23.
• In November 2011, Putnam Ave, Trust, a group of hedge fund managers, won \$254.2 million.

When you spend \$2 on a ticket, the overall odds of winning a Powerball prize are 1 in 31.8, but the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 175,223,510 million.

How much would the total be after taxes? There are online lottery calculators to help you figure it out.