DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The estimated Powerball jackpot has soared to $422 million thanks to nearly three months without a winner of the big prize.READ MORE: Operation 'Lucky Charm' Nets 20+ Texas Fugitives With Sex Offender-Related Crimes
If anyone matches the five balls and red Powerball in Wednesday night’s drawing, it will be the game’s first jackpot winner since May 7.
A jackpot winner could opt for a $422 million annuity paid out over 29 years or a $291 million lump sum. The prize would rank as the nation’s 11th largest.READ MORE: Guatemalan Drug Lord Wilson Wilfredo Luargas-Garcia Receives Life Sentence
The chance of winning Powerball is incredibly small, at 292.2 million-to-1. But players have much better odds, of about 1 in 25, of winning smaller prizes ranging from $4 to $1 million.
The big Powerball prize comes less than three weeks after a player in Indiana won a $536 million Mega Millions jackpotMORE NEWS: RL Turner High School Campus Briefly Locked Down After Student Caught With Fake Gun
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