Powerball jackpot more than half a billion tonight

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
March 20, 2019 - 7:37 am



A single ticket matching all of the numbers in tonight's Powerball drawing would be worth more an estimated $550 million.

Lottery officials say that makes it the 8th largest Powerball jackpot on record. 

The cash option is an estimated $335 million.

"Spring is rolling in, and the Powerball jackpot is growing,” said Powerball Product Group Chairman David Barden.  

The jackpot leaped over the half-billion dollar mark after no ticket matched all six numbers drawn Saturday night. 

The Powerball jackpot was last hit in New York in the December 26 drawing. Since then, there have been 23 drawings in a row without a jackpot winner.

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