Powerball jackpot increases to $500 million

Posted at 11:12 AM, Jan 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-06 16:09:34-05

The estimated Powerball jackpot has climbed again.

Lottery officials say the prize for Wednesday’s drawing is $500 million, or $306 million with the cash option.

It is the second time strong sales have led to the jackpots increase since no one won Saturday’s drawing.

The drawing is set for Wednesday night.