DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Powerball players apparently will have a chance to win the 10th largest lottery prize in U.S. history.
Saturday night’s drawing will be for the estimated $435 million jackpot.READ MORE: 64-Year-Old Inmate Dies In Jail From Medical Emergency
It costs $2 for a Powerball ticket and a chance to dream of instant riches, but the odds of winning are incredibly small, at one in 292.2 million.READ MORE: Arrests Made In String Of Sunglass Hut Thefts In Modesto
The reason the jackpot has grown so large is that no one has matched all the numbers since April 1.
The estimated prize is based on a winner choosing an annuity, which pays off over 29 years. The cash prize would be $273.1 million. Both prize amounts would be before taxes are deducted.MORE NEWS: Evacuation Orders Lifted For Quail Fire In Vacaville
Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.