New York's Powerball jackpot for Wednesday night's drawing has been bumped to $500 Million Dollars based on strong sales across all 44 participating Powerball states plus the District of Columbia and U.S. Virgin Islands.
If no one matches all six numbers drawn for tomorrow night's Powerball jackpot, the jackpot will roll further into record territory.
The prize for matching the first five numbers drawn Wednesday is $ 1 million.
Tickets for the Wednesday, November 28 Powerball drawing will remain on sale through 9 p.m.. EST.
The lottery website says "Every cent of every dollar spent on a New York Lottery ticket is earmarked for a specific purpose. 51 % is for prize money, 38% Aid to Education. Retailer commissions are 6%, contractor Fees 2%, Administrative costs 3%."