WASHINGTON – Many people wait to play Powerball until the jackpot gets big enough. Starting Saturday, it might be worth a shot.
The Maryland Lottery announced on Friday that Saturday’s Powerball jackpot will be $300 million, with a cash option of $172 million.
Of course, there’s still room to grow – lottery officials say that the biggest Powerball jackpot ever was $600 million, in May of this year. And the biggest American multistate lottery prize ever was a $656 million Mega Millions prize awarded last year. (A Maryland woman was one of three winners of that jackpot.)