Powerball jackpot now at $285 million

The next drawing will be Saturday night

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – No one has won the Powerball jackpot in nearly two months, so now the pot has grown to $285-million! The jackpot, which has not been hit since December 17, 2016 is now at its highest level since November 26th, when it was $429-million.

Powerball is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Lottery tickets were going fast at the F.L. Roberts in Springfield Friday night. Carlos Rios of Chicopee told 22News, “You know, I hardly ever play but since the pot is so big, you know, why not. Take the chance. You know it gives you that fantasy, hey maybe, maybe this is my time.”

The next drawing will be Saturday night, and you have until 9:50 p.m. that night to buy your tickets. We will have the winning Powerball combination for you Saturday night on 22News at 11.