Powerball jackpot up to $550 million, drawing on Wednesday
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 08:35:30 GMT —
Itâ??s a record Powerball jackpot - $550 million, and it's up for grabs in tonight's drawing.
Lottery fans flocked to Mid-Michigan party stores and gas stations to get their hands on a potential winning ticket. Lottery officials say tickets are selling at a rate of 130,000 a minute nationwide, about six times the volume from a week ago, so the jackpot could climb even higher before the drawing.
â??If I were to win it, I would donate a lot to my fraternity and do what I can to rebuild the community," Ryan Elder of Grand Blanc said.
There have been 16 consecutive drawings without a winner, but Powerball officials say there's a 75 percent chance someone will hold the winning numbers this time.
The drawing takes place at 10:59 ET.
Click here to see the winning numbers.