If you haven’t bought your Powerball lottery tickets yet, you probably should.
Lottery officials confirmed Friday that Saturday night’s drawing will be for a record $800 million. The ever-increasing jackpot is a result of strong national sales ever since the jackpot was near $400 million just days ago.
If the winner of Saturday night’s drawing elects to take the one-time cash payout they will receive $496 million.
Although the jackpot amount is increasing, the odds of winning remain with the same with a one in 293 million chance of winning, officials said.