Powerball Jackpot at Record $550 Million -- and Growing Ahead of Wednesday Drawing

The jackpot for Wednesday's Powerball drawing now stands at $550 million -- the richest Powerball pot ever -- and it's likely to get even sweeter. "Back in January, we moved Powerball from being a $1 game to $2," says Mary Neubauer, a spokeswoman for the Iowa lottery. "We thought at the time that this would mean bigger and faster-growing jackpots." It's proved true. The total, she says, "has been taking huge jumps -- another $100 million since Saturday." (The most recent drawing, on Saturday...Full Story
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