Powerball jackpot climbs to $510 million

The Powerball jackpot has risen to an estimated $510 million ($324.2 million cash value) after no winning tickets were sold for Wednesday night's drawing. The next drawing is Saturday, August 19.

Wednesday's jackpot was the ninth largest in Powerball history.

Since no one won this drawing, the next one will be on Saturday and worth an estimated $510 million. A $448 million prize was claimed in June and a $435 million jackpot was won in February.

There were also 45 CT tickets that matched three numbers and Powerball to win $100; 18 of those tickets had Power Play to increase the payout to three hundred bucks. It was sold with the $1 Power Play option, which boosted the prize to $150,000 instead of $50,000 because the multiplier drawn was three. Players have roughly a 1 in 11,688,053 chance to win the second prize of at least $1 million.

After that, the winning ticket payouts fall sharply.

Powerball tickets for tonight's drawing can be purchased throughout the state and online at MichiganLottery.com until 9:45 p.m. for $2 each.

The winning ticket was sold at a gas station near Bush Airport on FM 1960.

For the first time in seven years, both the Mega Millions and the Powerball were offering huge sums of cash at the same time.

  • Rosalie Stanley