Powerball Jackpot Surges To $500M, Odds Of Winning (Almost) Impossible
This is the sixth largest Powerball jackpot in U.S. history.By Ben Lawson | January 6, 2016
The Powerball jackpot surged to $500 million Wednesday, the sixth largest in U.S. history.
This is the biggest jackpot since February's $564 million that winners in North Carolina, Texas and Puerto Rico claimed.
For Wednesday's Powerball, winners could choose to get their winnings paid out over the next 29 years, or take a cut and get $300 million in cash immediately.