MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Sure the chances of a big win when playing the Powerball are slim, but who’s to say it’s not worth trying—especially when Wednesday’s drawing boasts a $425 million jackpot.
The jackpot increased to the generous sum after the Saturday’s drawing didn’t match any player’s tickets.
While the jackpot isn’t quite as hefty as the $590.5 jackpot prize won back in May, the $425 million is sure to cause excitement as players hope to win big.
The winner of the $590.5 Powerball drawing, making her the largest sole winner in history, was purchased by 84-year old Gloria MacKenzie of Zephyrhills.
MacKenzie opted to take her winnings in one lump sum which amounted to a little less than $371 million, according to lottery officials.
Saturday’s drawing, while no tickets matched all five numbers including the Powerball number, ten tickets won matching four numbers. Each ticket holder will collect $10,000.
The Powerball drawing is set for Wednesday.