Nation’s largest jackpot jumps to $800 million

Nation’s largest jackpot jumps to $800 million

(WCSC) - Tomorrow night's record Powerball jackpot has leaped to a whopping $800 million amid strong national sales.

The winner can choose to take a one-time cash payment of $496 million.

The odds of winning the jackpot are roughly 1 in 293 million.

The Lottery urges players to play responsibly.

Powerball is played in 44 States, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands, serving a population of over 300 million.

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