Feelin' lucky? Powerball up to $500M

Posted at 7:32 AM, Jan 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-06 11:44:54-05

CINCINNATI -- Even though you're more likely to be bit by a shark, plenty of Tri-State residents are buying a ticket for a chance at winning the $500 million Powerball jackpot.

No winner has been drawn in nearly two months. If there is no winner after Wednesday night's drawing, the prize will keep climbing.

The jackpot now is the sixth-largest ever in North America.

The biggest jackpot was a $656 million Mega Millions prize won in 2012. The last time Powerball had grown this large was in February 2015, when three winners split a $564.1 million prize.

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

You can only watch the Powerball drawing on WCPO - 9 On Your Side! Tune in tonight at 10:59 for the official drawing.