The Powerball lottery jackpot has reached a historical high today by climbing to $500 million.
It will continue to climb as tickets are sold until tonight's drawing. As of early this afternoon, the jackpot was the third-largest in the game's history.
A person would have a better chance at being selected to play for a pro-sports team, but still, let's dream. Your number was selected. ...
The Powerball is a combined jackpot lottery that is played in all states except Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada and Utah. For the current jackpot, no winner has been selected in the last two months, when it started at $40 million.
Drawings are conducted at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time every Wednesday and Saturday. Ticket sales are cut off an hour before the drawing.