The Wednesday drawing for the Powerball Jackpot is $138 million, if taken in payments, or a lump sum of just under $69 million. Wisconsin Lottery Spokesman Andrew Bohage says Powerball ticket sales are tied directly to the jackpot meaning the larger the jackpot the higher the ticket sales. For example when the jackpot stands at $20 million, little more than a million tickets may be sold. When the jackpot reaches above $100 million tickets sales will reach the 2 million mark.
Bohage says regardless of how large the top prize may be, the probability of winning remains the same.
This is the fifth time this year the jackpot of the multi state lottery has reached above $100 million.