CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Powerball players will have the chance to win a $448 million prize in Wednesday night’s drawing.
The prize jumped after no winners came forward following Saturday night’s drawing, according to the Illinois Lottery. Two tickets matched all five white balls, but missed matching the Powerball in Saturday’s drawing to win a $1 million prize. Those tickets were sold in Indiana and Maryland.
Winners could become $448 million richer if they hit Wednesday’s jackpot, with an option to take home over $217.7 million in cash.
However, players shouldn’t particularly count on counting up that cash. The odds of winning the jackpot are one in 292,201,338, the lottery said.
The drawing is scheduled to take place at 9:59 p.m. Illinois residents can purchase tickets at nearly 8,000 retailers across the state, as well as on the free Illinois Lottery mobile application or at illinoislottery.com. Tickets are $2 per play.
The Powerball jackpot has not been above the $400 million mark since last October when two winning tickets split a $687.8 million jackpot.
The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.