COLUMBIA, SC — Wednesday’s Powerball drawing could turn up a whopper of a jackpot. With no winner over the weekend, the multistate lottery’s payoff will be its third largest ever: $350 million.
The jackpot becomes $222 million if the winner takes the cash option.
Tickets are $2, but remember the odds are long: about 1 in 176 million.
Tickets must be purchased by 9:59 p.m. Wednesday. The drawing is at 10:59 p.m.
Another large-jackpot lottery offered in South Carolina, Mega Millions, also has accumulated a large jackpot. The $170 million is up for grabs Tuesday night. The $1 tickets must be purchased by 10 p.m. for the 11 p.m. drawing.