Due to strong sales, the Powerball jackpot for Wednesday night’s drawing has been increased from an estimated $350 million to an estimated $360 million, the third-largest jackpot prize ever offered in the game. The cash option is now worth approximately $229.2 million in one payment before taxes.
“We want players to have fun, do a little dreaming, but also to remember to play responsibly,” said May Scheve Reardon, executive director for the Missouri Lottery. “It just takes one ticket to win, whether the jackpot is $40 million or $360 million.”
Players have until 8:59 p.m. Wednesday to purchase Powerball tickets in Missouri.
Of the 45 lotteries that offer Powerball, Missouri is ranked second in terms of Powerball jackpot winners with 27.
In addition to Powerball, the Mega Millions jackpot for tonight’s drawing is also high – an estimated $170 million. Go to MOLottery.com for more information on Mega Millions.