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You have better odds of winning the $550M Powerball jackpot than picking a perfect NCAA bracket

Posted: 11:03 AM, Mar 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-20 19:23:09Z
You have better odds of winning the $550M Powerball jackpot than picking a perfect NCAA bracket

More than half-a-million dollars are up for grabs Wednesday night. The Powerball jackpot has hit an estimated $550 million dollars with a cash value of $335 million dollars.

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After no one matched all six numbers in Saturday's $495 million drawing, the jackpot is growing to an estimated $550 million for Wednesday's drawing.

Two tickets worth $100,000 each were sold in Florida for Saturday night's (March 16, 2019) drawing. Two other tickets worth $50,000 each were also sold in Florida.

It is the eighth largest Powerball jackpot since the game began in 1992 and the largest jackpot since tickets in Iowa and New York split a $687.8 jackpot just before Halloween.

But, there's still hope. You have a better chance of winning tonight's Powerball jackpot than you do filling out a perfect NCAA bracket. The odds of that are one in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808.

The odds of winning tonight's Powerball jackpot are one in 292.2 million. So, we're saying, there's a chance!

There have been 23 consecutive drawings without a winner since a ticket sold in New York matched all six numbers in the $294 million Powerball jackpot drawing on December 26.

Saturday's winning numbers are 30, 34, 39, 53, 67 with 11 as the Powerball. The Power Play multiplier was two.

The deadline to buy tickets for Wednesday night's drawing is 10:00 p.m. EST. The odds of winning are one in 292.2 million.

Click here to learn more about Wednesday night's drawing.