The jackpot for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing now stands at $425 million — the richest Powerball pot ever — and it’s likely to get even sweeter.
“Back in January, we moved Powerball from being a $1 game to $2,” says Mary Neubauer, a spokeswoman for the Iowa lottery. “We thought at the time that this would mean bigger and faster-growing jackpots.”
It’s proved true. The total, she says, “has been taking huge jumps — another $100 million since Saturday.” (The most recent drawing, on Saturday night, produced no winning numbers.)
Until now, the biggest Powerball pot on record — $365 million — was won in 2006 by eight Lincoln, Neb., co-workers.
Will you be buying tickets for Wednesday night’s drawing? What’s your strategy for playing Powerball?