NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)-- If you're looking for some extra cash, you may want to buy a Powerball ticket Wednesday. Nobody won Saturday's drawing, which means the jackpot is on the rise.
Stores are going to be busy. People will be buying tickets ahead of Wednesday night's big drawing. Right now the jackpot stands at $403 million.
The cash payout right around $244 million which is still a decent amount of money. Of course you have to win, which isn't that easy as we all know. Your odds are 1 in 292 million. Just to put that into perspective, you have a better chance of being drafted to play in the NBA after college, dating a celebrity or being struck by lightning.
However, there is some good news. You have a 1 in 31 chance of winning at least $4.00. So that's good.
Of course we often see the jackpot climb in a situation like this. You may remember in January of last year. It got up to a record setting $1.6 billion before somebody won.
If you do plan on buying a ticket Wednesday, you are not alone. Powerball is played in 43 other states, as well as Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
- Transgender athletes speak out as parents petition to change policy that allows them to compete
- New Haven Chief Judicial Marshal cleared after investigation
- New London cracking down on dirt bikes, ATVs
- Cheshire police standoff ends with officer-involved shooting
- Tuberculosis vaccine could end up treating diabetics
- Connecticut lawmakers travel to border, hoping to fix immigration problems
- Hillary Clinton slams Trump's immigration policy; raises money for separated families
Heavy downpours lead to flooded roads and fender benders across the Stateline.Read More »
- Scattered thunderstorms in some parts of the state overnight
- CRAZY VIDEO: Park-goers run for cover as windstorm sweeps up porta potties
- How to collect rain water and save money
- Gypsy moths expected to die off soon
- Storm Team 8 Co-Chief Meteorologist Joe Furey visits young and old viewers
- Storm Team 8 Senior Meteorologist Fred Campagna to carry Special Olympics torch
- FEMA agrees to assist with preliminary damage assessment from CT tornadoes, storm
Senator Richard Blumenthal will meet with Coast Guard Academy officials next...Read More »
Some Connecticut parents are petitioning to change the rules of state high...Read More »
A Chief Judicial Marshal in New Haven is off the hook after admitting he lied...Read More »
The NAACP first brought the concerns to light. The academy says it investigated, but did not say what it found.Read More »
As family and friends are preparing to lay celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain to rest, one of Bourdain's closest friends and mentors, Jacques Pepin, remembered his life and legacy from his home in Madison, Connecticut.Read More »