May 17th, 2013
02:30 PM ET

Powerball jackpot hits $600 million

The multi-state Powerball jackpot has risen to $600 million, with a cash value of $376.9 million, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association.

The jackpot marks the second-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, after no one matched the winning numbers in Wednesday night's draw.


Filed under: Lottery • Powerball
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  1. HH

    "...after no one matched the winning numbers in Wednesday night's draw."
    The ones running the lottery deliberately make it virtually impossible for anyone to win anything more than a few hundred bucks.
    The odds are stacked so extremely against anyone winning that a multi-state lottery with hundreds of millions of tickets being sold that it still results in zero winners. That's how they've stacked the odds. It's just criminal.

    May 17, 2013 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bonita Bizarre

      Lotteries have been, and always will be nothing but a tax on people who don't understand statistics. If you're playing a lottery and angry that you didn't win, because you're "supposed to"... you didn't do the math. LITERALLY.

      May 19, 2013 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Moving to Fox soon"

    The answer is simple. Two dollars for a one cent scrap of paper? Save your money. Save your time. Save your breath. Save it for real dreams.

    May 17, 2013 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Alfred Reaud

    Your odds of being hit by a meteor are better. I'm buying another ticket tomorrow to increase my chances of being hit by this meteor. Why save that $2? You can barely buy lunch with it, and buying a lotto ticket will be the best investment you ever made if you win.

    May 18, 2013 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  4. wut

    Bingo is more fun.

    May 19, 2013 at 4:31 am | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Lol, well someone DID win.

    May 22, 2013 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |

    Who ever won I would probley get so excited that I would have to go to the bathroom before I got my money

    May 30, 2013 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |