World’s largest Powerball jackpot up for grabs tonight; $1.60 billion

The world’s largest Powerball jackpot is up grab tonight at an estimated $1.60 billion.

The jackpot has a cash value of $782.4 million and you could purchase a lot of big-ticket items with that kind of money, but you can’t win if you don’t play.

While you won’t be able to buy the Dallas Cowboys,the Houston Texans or the Houston Astros, you could buy purchase a Lamborghini starting at $200,000.

Tonight’s estimated jackpot has surpassed the world record amount previously set by Powerball in 2016, when tickets in California, Florida and Tennessee won a $1.586 billion jackpot, according to lottery officials.

“We’re in uncharted territory in terms of lottery jackpot history and it’ll be an exciting weekend filled with big jackpot hopes and dreams for Texas Lottery players,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery. “Powerball sales in Texas continue to pour in ahead of Saturday’s drawing, which makes Texas public education a big winner during this jackpot run. We want to remind players to play responsibly and that it only takes one ticket to win. If it appears that you have the jackpot-winning ticket, we encourage you to sign the ticket, put it in a safe place, seek financial and legal advice and call the Texas Lottery to schedule an appointment to claim the prize.”