Transcript for Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $320 Million
Turn now to powerfault. Its back in the news at least with the new giant jackpot that is now over $300 million. It would be the biggest payout thus far this year and it seems like there are more chances to win than ever before, at least we hope so. Abc's john muller has the story. This is powerball. Hey there. Reporter: After all the anticipation and dreaming it came down to this -- next up 14, after that we've got lucky 13. Reporter: Last night's powerball was the 12th consecutive drawing with no winner. Jackpot soaring to $320 million. This is the third jackpot in less than a year to exceed $250 million. Last november two lucky ticket holders won the mode load, just over half a billion dollars. Tickets were purchased at the lightning speed rate of over 100,000 per minute. That will be $20, thank you and good luck. Reporter: Why so many of these massive jackpots? We redesigned the game and with more money going into the game, the jackpot prize pool has doubled so more people are playing because it is growing higher. Reporter: The ticket price doubled in january so even though ticks are lower in sales, the jackpot is rising. Power ball is practically national currently in 32 states. Your chances in winning, 1 in So why play at all? They're back. Thanks. For $2, inexpensive entertainment and can buy a part of the dream and talk to their friends about it. With these monster jackpots becoming more common you wonder if we'll be snoring at $100 million, by the way, your odds of winning may be 1 in 175 million. Odds of winning something, 1 in 32, $4 enough to get a cup of death wish coffee. There you go. 1 in 175 million for the real one. I'm in. I'll take it. Saying there's a chance. It still works. Any time you hear that number, oh, yeah, I could buy one of those ticks. Someone has to win. I could win. I could win.
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