$500 Million Powerball Jackpot: Where to Play in Charlestown

Massachusetts is one of 42 states that offer the lottery game; find local retailers and tips on how to play here.

For the last two months, no one has been lucky enough to win the Powerball lottery. Wednesday's estimated jackpot is now over $500 million and likely to go even higher as a buying frenzy has begun.

At $500 million, it would be the largest jackpot in Powerball history.

Powerball is pulled Wednesdays and Fridays. The Powerball lottery is played in 42 states, including Massachusetts and all six New England states.

According to Powerball, the odds of winning the jackpot is 1 in 175 million. The odds of getting all five numbers and not the Powerball, earning $1 million, is one in 5 million.

Still looking to buy a ticket? There are plenty of other lottery locations nearby. You can find them using this map on the Mass Lottery's website.

Don't dawdle; you have until 9:50 p.m. Wednesday to get into tonight's drawing, which takes place at 11:20 p.m..


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