Near-Record Powerball Jackpot Sparks Lottery Fever Across United States

While the chances of winning are minuscule, this week’s Powerball jackpot is unquestionably huge: Wednesday night's drawing has the chance to change at least one life forever. The $700 million prize is the second-largest in the game’s history, after a $1.6 billion jackpot back in January 2016, which split the win between lucky players in three states.