Tickets for the Florida Lottery Powerball are purchased at the Lawrence Shell gas station in Boynton Beach, Florida May 18, 2013. (Photo : REUTERS/Joe Skipper )
The excitement keeps growing for the Oct. 5 Powerball jackpot that now stands at a whopping $86 million. The drawing will take place Saturday at 11 p.m. EST.
The odds of winning the jackpot, which equates to a $49.3 million cash value, are approximately 1 in 175.2 million. However, players will have better odds of winning a smaller prize, which is only a 1 in 32 chance.
It just costs $2 to get in the game, while an additional $1 will allow you to add the Power Play multiplier per play. The $2 tickets allow players to pick five numbers from 1 to 59, and a Powerball number from 1 to 35.
The Powerball game is played in 43 states in addition to the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Depending on the state you're in, the draw entry will close either one or two hours before the actual drawing, according to the Powerball website. The Powerball winning numbers are drawn live every Wednesday and Saturday night.
No one won the Powerball jackpot prize of $70 million on Oct. 2, according to the Powerball website. The lucky numbers were: 4, 6, 25, 42, 51 and the Powerball number was 17.
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Powerball draws can also be seen on hundreds of TV stations across the nation. Check here to see what station will broadcast it in your state. Officials will also post the drawings on YouTube.