Powerball jackpot rises to $1.3 billion

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Powerball jackpot is making record breaking history after the new jackpot is estimated at $1.3 billion.

The jackpot has grown tremendously since its Nov. 4 starting point of $40 million.

“It’s unprecedented. We’ve never seen a jackpot like this,” said Virginia Lottery Spokesperson John Hagerty.

The jackpot is so big that billboards in have to advertise the price as $999 million because they’re not built to show billions.

The lottery computers will handle the decimal point without a problem.

“We’re already in uncharted territory. If there’s no winner when the jackpot rolls on wednesday night theres just no telling,” said Hagerty.

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