Climbs to $270 million with $175.8 million cash option for Saturday’s drawing
Could this be yet another huge Powerball jackpot in the making? It’s been a little over a month since the $338 million jackpot was claimed in New Jersey, but the Powerball jackpot is quickly gaining steam after last night’s drawing failed to produce a top-tier winner. The jackpot has rolled to $270 million with a $175.8 million cash option.
According to the Lottery’s Director of Communications Carole Everett, once the jackpot surpasses the $200 million mark, people really begin to get excited. “The buzz surrounding jackpots when they reach this level spurs people into action,” Everett said. This Powerball jackpot has been rolling since April 3.
Powerball drawings can be seen on Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 11:22 p.m. on WBAL-TV, Channel 11. The drawings are later rebroadcast on Maryland Public Television. The multi-state game is sold in 45 states and jurisdictions. California is the most recent lottery to begin offering the game.