Powerball Grows To Largest Jackpot Ever: $425 Million

Vickie Jenkins with her check (Virginia State Lottery)

WASHINGTON (JCHAYWARD.COM) — The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing has grown to an estimated $425 million, which is the largest in Powerball history.

Virginia Lottery officials say that a Culpeper woman won $1 million after hearing news that a ticket in her state had won in the Saturday drawing. She had the computer pick her numbers, and matched the first five numbers.

Officials are expecting to sell close to three million Powerball tickets through Wednesday so if you haven’t grabbed yours, you can take a chance and pick one up.
Powerball players should keep in mind that the odds of winning are 1 in 175 million.

According to Lottery officials, if your ticket matches all six numbers in Wednesday’s drawing, the winner will have a choice to either take the full jackpot in 30 annual payments or choose a one-time cash option of approximately $278.3 million before taxes.

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