The New York Lottery has announced the jackpot for Saturday's Powerball drawing has been increased to $330,000,000. The $43,900,000 jump from Wednesday's advertised jackpot is due to brisk sales across all 43 participating Mega Millions states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Wednesday's Powerball jackpot was $286,100,000 and produced more than 95,000 winning tickets in New York state. The largest was a $1,000,000 second prize sold in Brooklyn at Waverly Convenience at 349B Waverly Ave. There were also four $10,000 winners. With Saturday's Powerball jackpot now at $330,000,000, New York will see even more winners across the state.
Lottery players are reminded to ask their lottery retailers for the "Power Play" feature where, for an extra dollar, their prize can multiply by two, three, four or five times.
If no one matches all five numbers plus the Powerball in Saturday's drawing, the jackpot will continue to grow. Tickets for Saturday's Powerball drawing can be purchased until 9 p.m. EST.
The largest Powerball jackpot to date was $590.5 million, won in Florida in May 2013.