Covering developments with the Powerball multi-state lottery in 2016.
How Powerball Works
The Powerball game is based on lottery tickets sold for $2 each. Those tickets are sold in 44 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The biggest Powerball jackpot ever was $1.6 billion. Winning tickets for that were sold in California, Tennessee, and Florida in January 2016.
Powerball July 2016
The July 30, 2016 drawing for the Powerball Lottery hit a jackpot of $478 million, the fifth highest in its history. It is the 24th drawing since the last time a ticket hit all six numbers on May 7, 2016.