Powerball jackpot increases to $550 million
BATON ROUGE- The Powerball jackpot for the May 18 drawing is now up to $550 million, making it the second largest Powerball jackpot of all time.
The cash value is now $350.1 million.
The jackpot was last hit on March 30. The largest Powerball jackpot ever won is $587.5 million in November 2012, which was split between two winning tickets.
The most recent Powerball jackpot won in Louisiana was in July 2010 for $85.7 million.
Powerball tickets must be purchased by 9 p.m. the night of the drawing.