The Powerball jackpot for the Wednesday night drawing has rolled to an estimated $250 million! It’s the largest current lottery jackpot in the world.
Powerball sales across the country and here in North Carolina are brisk prompting an increase in the estimated jackpot from the original estimate of $245 million. In the lunchtime hour, Powerball sales in North Carolina were averaging about $900 per minute.
If the jackpot is won Wednesday, it will be the 10th largest in Powerball history. The estimated lump sum cash option is $124.8 million.
Powerball is the world’s best known jackpot lottery game. Drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday night at 10:59 EST.