Powerball's estimated jackpot hits $478 million

Published: Jul. 27, 2016 at 7:32 AM EDT
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Thursday, July 28, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — No one has matched the jackpot-winning numbers in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing, and the prize has increased to an estimated $478 million.

The next drawing will be Saturday. Nearly three months have passed without a winner of the big prize.

The chance of winning Powerball is incredibly small, at 292.2 million-to-1. But players have much better odds, of about 1 in 25, of winning smaller prizes ranging from $4 to $1 million.

(Copyright 2016. The Associated Press)

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Feeling lucky? Try your hand at playing Powerball on Wednesday night for a chance to win $422 million!

According to the South Carolina Education Lottery, the jackpot for Powerball is now the game's 8th-largest in its history.

If you want to take a chance on the jackpot, with a cash payout of $291 million, you must purchase your $2 Powerball tickets by 9:59 p.m. for the drawing at 10:59 p.m. Wednesday night.

If nobody wins in Wednesday's drawing, the jackpot will be even larger for Saturday.

As always, South Carolina Education Lottery reminds all players to have fun but play responsibly.