Even if you’ve never played Powerball, this should get you excited.The 16th-largest Powerball jackpot will be up for grabs Saturday night, March 9.
Officials estimate the jackpot to be $414 million, the game’s highest payout of 2019 and it matches the 24th-largest prize of any game in U.S. history.
The cash option would be $247.9 million. It also would be the second-largest payday of any game so far in 2019. A New York player claimed the $437 million Mega Millions jackpot on New Year’s Day.
It’s easy to play: Simply select five white balls between 1 and 69 and then a red Powerball between 1 and 26. Or just ask for a QuickPick ticket. It’ll cost you $2 or toss in an extra dollar for the multiplier, giving you as much as 4 times the value of any consolation prize.
The odds of winning the big prize: 1 in 292,201,338.
The drawing takes place at 11 p.m. Saturday.