Powerball jackpot skyrockets to $500M

Powerball jackpot skyrockets to $500M

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Powerball jackpot is now up to $500 million with the big drawing just hours away.

No one has won the jackpot since Nov. 4, making the Wednesday night drawing one of the largest ever in North America. The record stands at $656 million for a Mega Millions prize in 2012. Last year, the Powerball hit $564.1 million and was split by three people.

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