TAMPA, FL (WFLA) — The Powerball jackpot has risen to $1.5 billion, making it the largest lottery jackpot in history.
The winning numbers will be drawn at 10:59 p.m. Wednesday. Hopeful players all over the country are flocking to stores to pick up tickets.
8 On Your Side crunched the numbers and learned what $1.5 billion could get you if you are fortunate enough to win:
— Forbes statistics show the Tampa Bay Lightning are worth roughly $230 million. Six teams could be yours.
— 100 North Tampa, formerly known as the Regions Building, is valued at $108 million. The winner could buy around 13 buildings.
— Derek Jeter’s Tampa Bay mansion costs a whopping $12 million. You could afford to live in 125 of them.
Ticket sales stop at 10:00 p.m.
If the winner chooses the cash option, they will walk away with $930 million before taxes.