Feeling Lucky? It’s Powerball Night!
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Powerball jackpot is up to nine digits and dreamers are buying their tickets and hoping it’s their turn!
The jackpot was worth an estimated $320 million early Wednesday but was expected to grow as more people bought tickets.
The drawing is Wednesday night at 9:59 p.m., and you can see it live on FOX 4, followed by FOX 4 News at 10 p.m.
This is the fourth largest in the game’s history, officials said.
The national lottery drawing is held in 42 states as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia.
The prize swelled Saturday after no one hit all six numbers.
The game’s largest prize to date was $365 million, which was awarded in 2006 to a group of eight co-workers at a Nebraska meat-packing plant.
In 2005, a group of four in Oregon won a $340 million jackpot — considered the second largest.
Earlier this year, Louise White, an 81 year-old Rhode Island resident, came forward as the winner of a $336.4 million prize, the third largest in the game’s history.
I’m very happy and I’m very proud,” she said. “We are truly blessed. Thank you.”
White bought the winning ticket in February in Newport, Rhode Island, after a family member had a craving for rainbow sherbet and brought her to a store where she purchased the ticket.
After realizing she had won, White tucked the winning ticket into her Bible and went to sleep holding the book, bringing it with her to breakfast the next day until she could eventually store it in a safe deposit box, before claiming her winnings.
(CNN contributed to this report)