Powerball jackbot raises to $500 million

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Kansas Lottery players are lining up to have a chance to win a half a billion Powerball jackpot Wednesday night.

The Kansas Lottery says that based on very strong sales, the jackpot was increased Wednesday morning to $500 million. It was the second time since last Saturday’s drawing the jackpot was increased. If hit Wednesday night, the $500 million jackpot would be the third largest in the history of the game.

The largest Powerball jackpot ever was $590.5 million, won in May 2013.

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