Powerball Jackpot Jumps to $300 MillionFriday, August 2nd, 2013
Next Drawing Saturday, Aug. 3
Hey, Marylanders, want to win a cool $300 million? Buy the winning ticket to Saturday’s Powerball jackpot and that‘s how much you’ll get. Today, nationwide sales pushed the jackpot from $290 million to $300 million for Saturday night’s drawing. The cash option is $172.7 million.
The largest multistate jackpot in U.S. history was the Mega Millions $656 million jackpot in March 2012, which produced three winning tickets. One of the winning tickets was claimed by three Maryland public school employees, who took home a $218.6 million portion of the record-breaking prize.
In May, the Powerball jackpot set its own record of $600 million. Along with becoming the largest Powerball jackpot ever, that $600 million jackpot was the second largest in U.S. history.