Big Powerball prize tonight

David Blake
January 03, 2018 - 1:45 pm
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Dreams of instant riches are likely to abound tonight with a very large Powerball jackpot on the line. The estimated Powerball jackpot has climbed to $460 million, making it the nation's tenth-largest lottery prize. 

 Louisiana Lottery spokesman Dustin Annison says we had a big winner not that long ago.

''Actually, the last Powerball jackpot that was held in October worth $191 million, was hit in Louisiana off of a ticket sold in Eunice,'' said Annison.

Annison says there's no doubt these big jackpots get people fired up and lining up.

''As they grow, especially when they hit around the $400 million mark, people get more excited,'' Annison said.

The odds of winning this Powerball are one in 292.2 million.  Lottery players also can vie for another giant prize in the Mega Millions game, estimated at over $418 million for Friday night. 

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