Powerball Jackpot Reaches $403 Million
(CNN) — The jackpot keeps growing for the Powerball lottery. No one won Saturday’s multi-state drawing, so the top prize for Wednesday night’s Powerball is $403 million dollars.
Whoever wins the jackpot can choose to take their winnings either in a lump sum cash payment or in an annuity paid out over 29 years. The lump sum payment, after taxes, is nearly $244 million dollars.
Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.