The $550 million amount refers to the annuity payout option, in which the victor receives 30 payments over 29 years.
If no one wins, the jackpot only will continue to grow.
The $550 million prize ranks as the sixth-largest all-time in Powerball jackpots.
Quake rocks San Francisco Bay Area It was considered the "Great Earthquake" until 1906, when San Francisco was hit by its last major quake, which killed 700 people. Near San Francisco International Airport, several jolts could be felt. "I felt it in San Rafael", she posted.
The new jackpot, which could go off on Saturday (Sunday NZT), would be the eighth largest lottery prize ever in the US. A third ticket sold in Kentwood won $150,000 by matching four out of five numbers, the Powerball and the Power Play. It's the biggest prize won by a single ticket in the United States. The Powerball jackpot and Mega Millions jackpots are both over $400 million.
A Powerball ticket costs $2.
The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in more than 302 million.
This coming Friday's Mega Millions jackpot is worth $418 million. The game is offered in 44 states, the Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Amazon's Alexa may eventually serve up ads
Manufacturing partners that have signed on to the program include GE Appliances , Kenmore , LG, Samsung, and Whirlpool . You might, for example, tell Alexa to set the microwave for 3 minutes or ask Alexa to preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
Jon Gruden to target John Morton if tabbed by Raiders
He went on to lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a Super Bowl championship in 2002, beating the Raiders in the title game. Gannon is now a TV analyst for CBS and was in the booth for the Raiders' finale against the Chargers on Sunday.
Mariah Carey Finally Got Her Hot Tea on New Year's Eve
She also stayed on in mostly one spot onstage for the majority of her performance, further removing any possibility of a disaster. After Carey sang "Vision of Love" she looked on stage for some hot tea she said she was promised, but it was not there.
'Game of Thrones' season eight to premiere in 2019
An announcement from USA premium cable channel HBO has confirmed long suspected rumours that the show would not return in 2018. Weiss, David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik are confirmed to return for season eight, but none of the casting has been revealed.
$343 million, $440 million jackpots tempt lottery players
Mega Millions made a chance in October, giving you more numbers to choose from and making it harder to hit the jackpot. It's the second time that Powerball and Mega Millions have had jackpots bigger than $300 million at the same time.
Poop-Smearing Man Causes In-Flight Bathroom Crisis
The flyer was reportedly cooperative with the flight crew and remained seated after his bathroom escapades were stopped. Officials grounded the Boeing 777 overnight to perform maintenance and clean up the plane, KTVA reports.
Titans come back from 18 down to shock Chiefs
The fourth-seeded Chiefs won four straight games to cap the regular season and capture their second straight AFC West title. Chiefs All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce left the game late in the first half after a hit by Titans' Johnathan Cyprien .