Update: Powerball Jackpot Grows to $550 Million
Rhode Island is one of 42 states that offer the Powerball lottery game
[updated 1:15 p.m.]
Tonight a lucky someone might be half-a-billion dollars richer.
Brisk lottery sales push the record jackpot $50 million higher on Wednesday, totaling a record breaking $550 million prize. After Uncle Sam's cut, that would leave the winner with $360.2 million in cash.
According to the official Powerball website, the drawing will be held tonight at 10:59 p.m. In Rhode Island, the drawing will be televised live on WPRI.
To find out where to purchase a ticket in Middletown, click here.
There has been no Powerball winner since Oct. 6. The chance of winning the $500 million jackpot is 1 in 175,223,510.
Click here to see the odds.
Good luck (you'll need it)!
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