Someone in the United States could be hundreds of millions of dollars richer if they match all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing.
The jackpot is up to $300 million for the weekend drawing. The odds of matching all six numbers are 1 in 175.2 million, but the jackpot is large enough that even casual players are buying the $2 tickets.
Powerball tickets are sold in 43 states, Washington D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Since its introduction in Illinois it has contributed approximately $120 million to the Illinois Common School Fund and Capital Projects Fund.
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