Powerball jackpot now $460M for nation’s 10th largest prize

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2017 file photo. a Powerball lottery ticket is printed on a lottery machine at a convenience store in Dallas. Police in Chicopee, Mass., are warning of fake social media accounts that have popped up to scam people since a local woman won the $758.7 million Powerball jackpot. The fake accounts say following and answering private messages will result in getting money. Police warn people not to provide personal information. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The estimated Powerball jackpot has climbed to $460 million, making it the nation’s 10th largest lottery prize.

Players have until Wednesday night to spend $2 for a chance at the big prize, awarded to anyone matching five white balls drawn from one drum and a red Powerball drawn from another. The odds of winning are one in 292.2 million.

It’s the biggest Powerball jackpot since a $758.7 million prize won last August.

The $460 million prize refers to the annuity option, paid over 29 years. The cash prize would be $291 million, which would be trimmed further by taxes.

Lottery players also can vie for another giant prize, as the Mega Millions game now offers a grand prize of $418 million. The next drawing for that game is Friday.

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