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.