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.
- 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.