SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – Two dollars and a dream could lead to a $317,000,000 jackpot winning.
The New York Lottery announced the jackpot for Saturday's Powerball drawing has reached $317,000,000. On Wednesday, the jackpot was at $245,000,000.
This is now the eighth largest Powerball jackpot in the history of the game. The largest jackpot, $590.5 million, went to a woman in Florida earlier this year.
The New York Lottery contributed more than $3 billion to help support education in New York State during the 2012-2013 fiscal year, 15% of all total state education aid to local school districts.