Saturday's jackpot is a record $590.5 million
Powerball is played in 43 states and the District of Columbia
Largest jackpot was $656 million in Mega Millions game in 2012
Wednesday’s jackpot in the multistate lottery was $360 million. The numbers were 2, 11, 26, 34 and 41 with a Powerball of 32.
Lottery officials released the winning numbers for the largest multistate Powerball jackpot: 22, 10,13,14, 52, and the Powerball number is 11.
One winning ticket was sold at a Publix supermarket in Zephyrhills, Florida, according to David Bishop, deputy secretary of the Florida lottery.
Saturday’s jackpot is a record $590.5 million. It marks the largest in Powerball history, surpassing a $587.6 million jackpot split by winners in Arizona and Missouri in November.
The jackpot has a cash value of $376.9 million.
“I buy mine here all the time. Yesterday, I was in Naples. I bought it in Naples, That’s just my luck,” Butch Gonzalez, a regular lottery player, told CNN affiliate Bay News 9 outside the Publix in Zephyrhills.
“I just hope whoever won really needs the money, and I hope they do right by it,” he said.
That mark will be dwarfed if no one wins the Powerball jackpot Saturday. With no winner, the jackpot will be about $925 million for Wednesday’s drawing, according to Kelly Cripe, spokeswoman for the Texas Lottery, which is part of the multistate lotteries.
The Powerball game is played in 43 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. A single ticket costs $2, and the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 175,223,510.
But before you start dreaming of that mansion in Barbados, allow us to pour an icy bucket of mathematical reality over your head: You almost certainly aren’t going to win.
But that didn’t stop hundreds from driving to the Trex Mart in Dearborn, Missouri, store where one of two winning tickets sold in last year’s $587 million Powerball drawing.
About 100 people an hour were buying tickets at the store.
At a convenience store in Riverside, Missouri, Jim Mansell said he was buying only one ticket.
“I figure if the good Lord intends you to win, you only need one ticket,” he told CNN affiliate KCTV5. “But I don’t know if the good Lord believes in gambling or not.”
In Florida, winners must claim prizes at a state lottery retailer or lottery district office on or before the 180th day after the drawing. Any Powerball retailer in the state can validate a winning ticket.
CNN’s Scott Thompson and Jake Carpenter contributed to the report.