The Powerball jackpot hasn’t been won since March 30, and the jackpot is reaching the half billion mark.
The jackpot for the drawing Wednesday Mayy 15 was set at $360 million, the third highest Powerball jackpot in history. After no one won, the jackpot rose to over a half billion, coming to an estimated $600 million! The current Powerball jackpot is the second highest Powerball jackpot in history, and the third highest United States lottery jackpot on record.
Although last night’s drawing did not produce a jackpot winner, there were still a few winners of slightly smaller prizes. Two Powerball players from Delaware and Pennsylvania each won $2 million through Match 5 with Power Play. Sixteen people won $1 million with Match 5. The $1 million winners are from Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, South Daokta, and Virginia.
The Powerball jackpot rose to its current mark in just under 7 weeks. This is the fastest the Powerball jackpot has grown in history, only ever exceeding the half billion mark once in November 2012.
So how high will the jackpot get? Will we see it rise from a half billion to over $1 billion for the first time ever?
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Update Fri May 17 11:27am CST:
The Powerball jackpot has risen again to $600 million, making it the highest Powerball jackpot in history!