Powerball jackpot hits $317 Million

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Powerball fever is sweeping the country again, after the jackpot hits $317,000,000.

The next drawing is tonight and it’s the ninth largest jackpot in the game’s history.
It’s the second consecutive month the multi-state game has swelled to a such a large jackpot.

The August 7th jackpot reached $448 million and three winning tickets matched all six numbers.

Two of those winning tickets were purchased in New Jersey and the third in Minnesota.

The Powerball lottery reaches 43 states, Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands.

The estimated cash value of the $317 million jackpot is $176.3 million.

The odds of winning it all? About one in 175 million.
You can watch the live Powerball drawing right here on WGN-TV at 9:59 p-m.

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