$293 million Powerball jackpot up for grabs

Top prize last won in Sept. 17th drawing.

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Wednesday night’s Powerball Jackpot is estimated at $293 million. The cash option for the prize is $185 million.

The drawing will be the 17th since the last Powerball Jackpot was hit on September 17th. One winning ticket was sold in Georgia for a $246.8 million prize. Wednesday’s jackpot is the highest since the $487 million jackpot on July 30th that was won on a ticket in New Hampshire.

Ross Lafreniere, a cashier at the Country Trading Post in Chicopee, said he hopes the luck rubs off if someone wins. “It’s always wishful thinking,” he said, “hoping it’s the restaurant and the big winner comes here. It’s what we always hope for.”

Powerball tickets are $2 each and can be purchased until 9:50 p.m. at Massachusetts Lottery Retailers.