This Saturday’s Powerball jackpot drawing has jumped to a whopping 403 million dollars. Louisiana Lottery Spokesperson Kim Chopin says this is the 9th largest jackpot in Powerball history.

“Looking at a cash value of $243.8 million.”

Chopin says this is the second year in a row we’ve seen a huge Powerball jackpot during the holiday season. Last year the jackpot reached a record 1.6 billion dollars. She says the winner of this year’s jackpot will be able to purchase a lot of Christmas gifts.

“Suffice it to say, with this level jackpot, everything on your Christmas list is yours.”

Chopin expects a lot of people will be buying tickets for Saturday’s drawing because they’re already out holiday shopping.

“They’re sold at more than 3,000 locations across Louisiana. You can pick up tickets while you’re picking up gas or other information at your lottery retailers.”


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