Delaware Public Media

Powerball jackpot surges past $500 million

Aug 17, 2017

There were no winning tickets in Wednesday night’s $432.5 million Powerball drawing.

That pushes the next jackpot over a half billion dollars. The estimated prize for Saturday night’s drawing stands at an estimated $510 million.

That’s the 8th largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, and a winner could also choose to take a 324 million dollar one-time cash payout.

The numbers drawn Wednesday were 9, 15, 43, 60, 64. The Powerball was 4.

Delaware last had a Powerball winner in December when a winning ticket worth nearly $121 million was sold at a Selbyville gas station.

The unnamed couple who bought that ticket chose to take a cash payout option worth $74 million.

The odds of winning Powerball are only one in 292.2 million.

Powerball is played in 44 states, including Delaware, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.