Powerball jackpot now at $1.4 billion
BATON ROUGE - While those 292 million to one odds haven’t changed, the biggest jackpot in Powerball history has gotten even bigger Monday as it has reached an estimated $1.4 billion.
The prize is sure to grow as more people invest $2 a ticket for their shot at a dream prize pot that has been swelling since November 7.
It broke into the top 10 largest jackpots of all time the weekend before last when it sped past $400 million. Ticket sales have only been picking up momentum since then, hitting $700 million on Thursday when last Wednesday’s drawing came and went without a lucky winner's fantasies materializing. Ticket sales continued at a fast and furious pace into Saturday with the Texas Lottery reporting close to $6 million in Powerball ticket sales in just an hour on that day.
Wednesday’s drawing is scheduled for 9:59 p.m. local time. One of age-old credos of gamblers still applies: “If you don’t play, you can't win.”