Powerball Jackpot climbs to $510M


A winning ticket from Wednesday night's drawing worth $150,000 was sold in Luzerne County.

There was no overall victor in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing, sending the jackpot soaring past $500 million.

No one won the $432.5 million Powerball jackpot in Wednesday night's drawing.

Hot Lotto - $9.53 million for Saturday's drawing, with the lottery paying the initial income tax withholding taxes on the jackpot.

The odds of winning Powerball are a dismal 1 in 292.2 million. Tickets were sold in California and Florida. There was one $2 million victor in Texas and five lucky $1 million winners in California.

While one of the largest jackpots in history, it is still far shy of the record: $1,586,400,000. That's why there's been so many eye-popping Powerball prizes up for grabs in recent months. So, if you were lucky enough to win both, all of your problems would have quickly evaporated.

Powerball is played in 42 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Winners only receive close to the advertised amount if they choose to receive payments spread out over 29 years. Here's a guide on how to win the Powerball. This marks the second week in a row that Powerball produced a new millionaire in the Houston area. "What would you do with it?" another said.