Powerball jackpot reaches record $500M
A record Powerball jackpot has ticket sales soaring.
The jackpot is now at $500-million, and it’s expected to be even bigger by tonight’s drawing.
It is the largest Powerball jackpot ever; second-highest for the lottery overall.
Powerball officials expect to sell more than 105,000 tickets every minute before the drawing.
The winner could claim a one-time cash prize of $327-million before taxes.