$700M Powerball jackpot is 2nd largest on record, Texas Lottery says

EMBED </>More Videos

Top five lucky stores to buy your lottery ticket (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

There's already plenty of appeal to buy a Powerball ticket for Wednesday's drawing, which has become among the biggest in history.

The Powerball jackpot jumped to an estimated $700 million. The winner, if all six lucky numbers hit, will receive the second largest lotto jackpot in history, according to Texas Lottery officials.

Powerball holds the distinction of the largest lotto jackpot when its highest prize reached $1.586 billion in January 2016.

The cash value is an estimated $443.3 million.

RELATED: Luckiest places around Houston to buy lotto tickets

The drawing is set for 9:59 p.m. CT Wednesday. Lotto sales cut off in Texas at 9 p.m. the day of the drawing.

One set of numbers costs $2.

Report a typo to the ABC13 staff



Related Topics:
financelotterypowerballpersonal financeTexas
(Copyright ©2017 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.)

Load Comments