ROSEVILLE, Minn. (WCCO) – Somebody could win a life-changing amount of money after the Powerball drawing that will take place Wednesday night.

Officials with the Minnesota State Lottery said that nobody in the 44-lottery Powerball network won last Saturday’s $200 million jackpot. The next drawing is Wednesday night, and officials said it will rise to about a $250 million prize.

Officials said it’s the first time in three months that the jackpot has gotten this high. The last time a Powerball prize was near the mid $200 million range was Nov. 2, 2011, when it got to $245 million.

Interested gamblers have until 9 p.m. to purchase tickets for Wednesday night’s drawing. A reminder from lottery officials: It’s now $2 for one Powerball ticket.

Comments (4)
  1. Stupid Tax says:

    and you get all of about $83M. that is not pocket change, but this false advertising of $250M is disgusting. After they tell you it is an annuity and then they tax you, you get 1/3rd.

  2. me me me me says:

    I can’t wait to tell my boss to suck it!! It may be a ‘Stupid Tax”, but it’s completely voluntary, so you can suck it too for your complaining.

  3. pizzedoff says:

    Whatsamatter, lottery commission. People not jumping to buy Powerball tickets because you decided to raise the price? Don’t expect me to be buying any time soon. You should have left well enough alone instead of doubling the price. Why is this even news?

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