Powerball Jackpot Hits $551M

Some lucky American is about to become mind-blowingly rich. The Powerball jackpot grand prize has soared to a record-breaking $550 million, up $100 million from Tuesday morning, and the astronomical sum has produced a “national ticket sales frenzy.” In Massachusetts, lottery dealers were selling tickets at a rate of $14,800 per minute. The Powerball jackpot is the largest in the game’s history, and the second-largest in lottery history. So pick those numbers wisely.