Powerball climbs to $422 million, 11th largest in nation's history

Posted at 10:46 AM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-26 13:46:23-04
The odds of a $2 ticket hitting Wednesday's $422-million Powerball jackpot are more than 292 million to one -- but I'm telling you there's a chance.
The jackpot continues to creep into record territory; we've now seen 22 straight drawings in which no one has hit it.
The last record-setting Powerball prize claimed in Arizona was a $587.5 million jackpot on Nov. 28, 2012, which was split between an Arizona winner and a Missouri winner.  It was the fifth largest Powerball jackpot ever won. Wednesday's jackpot will be the nation's 11th largest if a ticket holder matches all five numbers and the Powerball.
Drawings are held Wednesday and Saturday evenings.
According to the Arizona lottery website, you have 60 days to choose a 30-year annuity or a lump-sum cash payment if you hit the jackpot.  
Watch the video above for Powerball facts you probably didn't know!