Skip to main content

Spend too much on Black Friday shopping? The Powerball is up to $403M

It's the ninth largest jackpot in the game's history.

May the odds be ever in your favor.

The multi-state Powerball has climbed to $403 million (an estimated cash value of $243.8 million) ahead of Saturday night's drawing.

That's not a record-breaking amount (the Powerball got up to $1.58 billion back in January), but it marks the ninth largest jackpot in the game's history, Reuters reports. And it's an amount that usually gets people to start paying attention and buy tickets – so the jackpot could go up before the drawing, USA Today says.

And it comes just in time for holiday shopping season.

But remember, the odds of winning aren't great – it's one in more than 292 million to win the grand prize (that's matching all five numbers, plus the Powerball), according to the game's website. There is a decent chance you'll at least win your money back when playing the game, the odds of winning $4 on the $2 lottery ticket are about one in 38.

People can play the Powerball in 47 states, including Minnesota. You have to buy your ticket by 9 p.m. Saturday to play – numbers are drawn at 9:59 p.m. Saturday, the Minnesota Lottery says.

Click here to find a place to buy a ticket.

Twenty-two Minnesotans who have won the Powerball jackpot, according to the Minnesota Lottery.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-10-06 at 4.04.40 PM

Ramen bar announced for upcoming Eat Street Crossing food hall

The restaurant roster is filling up at Eat Street Crossing.

police lights squad car dark - Unsplash

Man dies after being shot during argument in Minneapolis

It's the 70th homicide in Minneapolis this year.

NearNorthEncampment

Minneapolis police, city employees clear out Near North encampment

This comes as colder weather moves through the state.

Screen Shot 2022-10-06 at 4.32.46 PM

New T.J. Maxx to open in the Twin Cities this month

Opening day will kick off with extended hours.

Screen Shot 2022-10-06 at 3.04.24 PM

Former Hennepin County commissioner arrested for DWI

The 61-year-old was being held in Hennepin County Jail as of Thursday morning.

Evie Carshare

Electric carshare network showing growth in Twin Cities

Over 25,000 trips have been logged in a six-month span.

Screen Shot 2022-10-06 at 1.11.01 PM

Popular Apple Valley ice arena could be replaced

A concept plan to transform the ice arena is being considered.

21a171abc8c6a3619739a786eed516a563206c38bec4a972944e80fa213b9ab6

Low river levels bring cancellations for St. Paul-New Orleans Viking cruises

The low water also impacted some barge traffic making its way down the river.

10.6 Tempest Weather Thumbnail

Drought tightens grip as Twin Cities reaches 'extreme' level

By this time last year, drought was fading fast in Minnesota.

Screen Shot 2022-10-06 at 11.23.49 AM

Woman missing since car crash has been found

The 49-year-old is believed to have been driving when the crash happened.

Related

Father, son each win $100K by playing opposite lottery numbers

The game is called All or Nothing – and this Minnesota family did both.

powerball-screengrab-03-27-2019

What are the odds? WI gets $768.4M Powerball jackpot win

The odds of hitting all six numbers correctly are 1 in 292,201,338.