Jackpot Reaches Record Number

By: Ann McIntire Email
By: Ann McIntire Email

A string of drawings without a jackpot winner has grown the estimated Powerball jackpot to $425 million, which is the largest jackpot ever offered by the game.

Because of the high Powerball jackpot, the Nebraska Lottery encourages customers to play within their means. “It’s important for Nebraska Lottery players to remember that no matter how large the jackpot is, the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 175 million,” said Nebraska Lottery Director Jim Haynes. “Your odds of winning remain the same, regardless of how many tickets are purchased or how many people play.”

The Powerball jackpot starts at $40 million and continues to grow by at least $10 million each drawing until it is won. There have been 15 consecutive Powerball drawings since October 6 without a jackpot winner. This run has grown the estimated jackpot for the Wednesday, November 28 drawing to $425 million or $278.3 million with the cash option selected.

If you or someone you know has a problem with compulsive gambling, you can call the Nebraska Compulsive Gambling Help Line toll free at 800-GAMBLER.

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