Lottery: Powerball Jackpot Increased Again to $550 Million
Lottery officials made the announcement early Wednesday afternoon.
This is not a repeat from yesterday.
I know it wasn't so long ago that we reported to you that an already record-setting Powerball jackpot had been increased from $450 million to $500 million, but Wednesday morning lottery officials announced the jackpot had increased again.
A jackpot winner in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing will pull down a $550 million prize with a $360.2 million dollar cash option.
Since Maryland began participating in the multi-state lottery game back in January 2010, two Powerball jackpot winner have been sold in the state.
In Dec. 2011, an anonymous Pennsylvania couple bought a $128 million winning ticket in Elkton; back in Sept. 2011 an anonymous couple scored a $108 million winner in Abingdon.
Here are a few locations in Glen Burnie where people can buy Powerball tickets and retrieve most winning tickets:
Who's next? Who knows; it could be you. The drawing for the lottery game takes place tonight at 11:22 p.m. on WBAL-TV and will be rebroadcast on Maryland Public Television.
What would you do with over half a billion dollars? Build a supervillain lair in a volcano? Help out your favorite charity? Buy your mom a new car? Something else entirely? Tell us in the comments.