Powerball jackpot reaches $300M for Saturday
DES MOINES, Iowa - Lottery officials say Powerball jackpot is expected to be at least $300 million, sending those hoping to strike it rich scrambling for the $2 lottery tickets.
The drawing will be held at 11 p.m. EDT Saturday.
The jackpot is still well below the record of $590.5 million that was won in May by an 84-year-old Florida widow.
But it's big enough to attract casual players who only buy tickets when they think the payoff is big and potentially life-changing.
The odds of matching all six numbers are 1 in 175.2 million.
Powerball is played in 43 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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