This Saturday’s Powerball jackpot has risen to $60 million after no one won Wednesday’s drawing. While this sum hardly rivals the record-setting $1.5 billion Powerball given out earlier this month, there are still plenty of chances for you to get rich.
No one gained the $50 million jackpot Wednesday, but one player in Georgia did have the first five lottery numbers, meaning he or she won $1 million — still not a bad deal when tickets are $2. Wednesday marked the second drawing since the craze-inducing $1.5 billion Powerball, when three people — from California, Florida and Tennessee — split the jackpot Jan. 13.
Before that sum was given out, lines for lottery tickets grew long across the country as people raced to get in on the historic jackpot. Since then, the hype has receded quite a bit, but it’s still smart to be prepared if you want to watch the Powerball drawing this weekend.
With the pot now back up to $60 million, it’s probably reasonable to expect that a winning ticket could help fulfill many of your “what if I won the lottery” dreams. The drawing will take place Saturday at 10:59 p.m. EST.
For Saturday’s Powerball drawing, you can find a live stream here on the Powerball website. If you want to watch the action on TV, local stations that will air the drawing are listed here. In most states, you can buy tickets until 59 minutes before, but some states close off sales earlier.
Get ready to feel lucky, and remember, even if you don’t win the jackpot, your chances of winning some prize are always about 1 in 25, according to the official Powerball website.