Photo: $600 Million Powerball
The jackpot for America’s Powerball lottery has reached some $600 million and could get even bigger with the sale of tickets before Saturday night’s drawing, the organizers said.
The chances of winning the prize are 1 in 175 million, according to the Powerball Web site.
The Powerball lottery is played in 42 states of the union, in Washington D.C. and the Virgin Islands.
In March 2012 the Mega Millions lottery shared out $656 million, the biggest prize in the nation’s history.
The second largest jackpot, worth $587.5 million, was handed out by Powerball last November, with the two lucky winners holding tickets validated in the states of Arizona and Missouri.