Saturday, May 31, 2014

Massive US Powerball Jackpot up for Grabs Tonight

The clock is ticking. The countdown has commenced. The Saturday night US Powerball drawing is just hours away and Saturday, May 31, 2014, is a big night for Powerball players because, with an estimated $173 million jackpot up for grabs, the drawing boasts the second largest Powerball prize of the year.

The largest Powerball prize this year—so far—was won on Wednesday, February 19, when a player from California matched all five numbers and the Powerball and claimed the entire $425 million jackpot.

Tonight's jackpot is considerably smaller, but $173 million is still a massive prize and if the present string or rollovers does end tonight someone somewhere will be start the month of June with a very big smile on their face.

The US Powerball is a multi-state draw that offers a minimum jackpot of $40 million. Numbers are drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 22:59 (EST).