Three Powerball tickets sold in SE Louisiana worth tens of thousands

Three Powerball tickets sold in SE Louisiana worth tens of thousands

Three Powerball tickets sold in SE Louisiana worth tens of thousands

All it will take is winning the Powerball jackpot, which has increased to an estimated $460 million.

The $550 million prize refers to the annuity option, paid over 29 years.

That would make it the nation's 8th largest lottery prize ever.

If no one wins, the jackpot only will continue to grow.

The next Powerball drawing, set for Saturday night, January 6, will be worth more than half a billion dollars - $550 million to be exact.

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One lucky Florida player matched the first five white balls, worth $1 million, while another player won $2 million with a Powerplay ticket. The Powerball jackpot and Mega Millions jackpots are both over $400 million.

It's not the only big lottery prize at stake.

If you purchased a Powerball ticket in southeast Louisiana, you may want to recheck your numbers. The odds of hitting the jackpot are 292,201,338 to 1.

This coming Friday's Mega Millions jackpot is worth $418 million.

Powerball is played in 44 U.S. states plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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