Next drawing will be held Wednesday at 9:59 p.m.
The odds of winning the current $360 million Powerball prize may be 1 in 175 million, but that won't stop millions of players from scooping up tickets before Wednesday night's drawing. The estimated cash value of Wednesday's prize is $229 million. Saturday's numbers were 6, 13, 19, 23, 43 with a Powerball of 16. Pedro Quezada, of New Jersey, won the last major Powerball jackpot in March when he raked in $338 million. Quezada's win was the fourth-largest in Powerball history. Quick Powerball facts
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The Illinois Lottery's Powerball jackpot is set to reach $500 million, and the tickets are selling at a "blistering" pace, according to the Chicago Tribune. About $200,000 in lottery tickets were sold in just one 30-minute period Tuesday, according to the Trib, and sales are expected to peak as the Powerball drawing draws closer. It's the largest jackpot in Powerball history. The winners would take home $327.4 million in a lump sum. The previous record jackpot was the March 30, 2012, Mega Millions $656 million jackpot that was split three ways with Illinoisan Merle Butler from Red Bud winning a third of the prize –nearly $219 million, according to the Illinois Lottery No one has won the Powerball drawing in two months, and the jackpot …