Powerball jackpot grows to $1.5 billion

Posted at 11:23 AM, Jan 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-12 11:13:29-05

It keeps getting bigger!

The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing has increased to an estimated $1.5 billion. 

So far, the jackpot has rolled 19 times since the November 7 drawing. This marks the game’s highest and the world’s largest jackpot ever offered.

The odds to win are one in 292.2 million. Seventy-five percent of all the possible combinations were purchased before Saturday's drawing, Grief said, and he expects that enough tickets will be sold to cover about 80 percent by Wednesday. About 95 percent of Powerball tickets have computer-generated numbers.

Saturday's winning numbers — 16-19-32-34-57 and Powerball number of 13 — did gain some people a little wealth: 25 tickets won $1 million by matching five numbers, and three other tickets won $2 million because they paid extra to multiply smaller prizes.