Not surprisingly the sizable jackpot has resulted in a growth of interest from Powerball players. There were 28,625,977 tickets sold for Saturday’s Powerballl drawing. Ticket sales haven't been so high since the mammoth $425 million jackpot available for the drawing on February 19, 2014, caused a Powerball ticket buying frenzy.
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).