Powerball Jackpot Soars to $550M for Saturday Drawing

If you thought $  350 million was an impressive lottery prize, how about $  500 million? With no winner in the Powerball drawing on Wednesday, May 15, the jackpot has soared even higher.

Powerball results were watched closely Wednesday when the jackpot was $ 363 million. After no one picked all six winning numbers, the new Powerball prize for the Saturday, May 19 drawing is now $ 550 million.

The one-time cash payout is estimated at $ 350.1 million. Tickets are $ 2 and the game is played in Massachusetts and 42 other states, including Florida, Texas, California and New York.

For a full list of lottery agents in Boston, click on this link.

The largest Powerball Jackpot cash payout to date was $ 384 million and was won on Nov. 28, 2012, in Arizona and Missouri.

Wonder what happens to the folks who hit it big? Browse the Huffington Post’s collection of lottery winners’ stories.

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