Get Your Tickets: Powerball Jackpot Hits Record $1.9 Billion

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 13:  A sign advertises the Powerball jackpoy
outside of a magazine store on January 13, 2016 in New York City. After no winners were declared in recent drawings, Wednesday night's $1.5-billion jackpot is the biggest in lottery history. Powerball is played in 44 states and three U.S. territories.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The Powerball lottery jackpot ballooned to a record $1.9 billion after no ticket matched all six winning numbers Saturday night.
  • Here’s the sad truth: Lottery players have only a 1 in 292 million chance of winning the jackpot.


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