Lottery ticket holders across America will have a shot at winning the world’s largest jackpot ever Wednesday night. The prize for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing has skyrocketed to $1.5 billion, after no one matched all six numbers drawn Saturday. Here’s everything you need to know about the record jackpot drawing.
What Time Is The Powerball Drawing? The winning numbers will be drawn Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 10:59 p.m. EST.
Where Can I Buy Tickets? Powerball tickets are sold for $2 each at convenience stores, supermarkets, ticket kiosks and liquor stores inside lottery retailers in 44 states, Washington, D.C., Peurto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. To find out if the lottery is played in your state, click here.
What Time Will Ticket Sales End? Powerball players can try to purchase tickets almost up until the time of the drawing. Still, ticket sales are expected to stop around 10 p.m. local time in most places and some states may decide to end sales sooner. With more than a billion dollars at stake, lines are sure to be long so get your ticket as early as possible.
Where Can I Watch The Drawing? There are several ways to check to see if you have the lucky ticket. Powerball offers a live stream of the drawing through an app available on the Apple Store and on Google Play. The drawing can also be watched on local television stations. Click here for a list of all the stations that broadcast the number reveal live. If you can’t get to a screen in time for the live drawing, Powerball publishes the winning numbers online.
How Much Money Will The Winner Of The $1.4 Billion Powerball Jackpot Get? If an individual claims the entire grand prize, they must choose between a one-time lump-sum payment, which is based on the cash value of the jackpot, or receiving the money over a 30-year period. Lottery officials said the cash value of the $1.5 billion prize is currently at $930 million before taxes, according to the ABC News.
What Are My Chances Of Winning? The odds to win the jackpot are one in 292.2 million, which aren’t great. But keep in mind: You have no shot at winning if you don’t buy a ticket.