Powerball lottery reaches $800M

AN ANSELMO, CA - JANUARY 03: Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets are displayed on January 3, 2018 in San Anselmo, California. The Powerball jackpot and Mega Millions jackpots are both over $400 million at the same time for the first time. The Mega Millions $418 million jackpot would be the fourth largest and the $460 million Powerball jackpot would be the seventh largest in the game's history. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets are displayed on January 3, 2018 in San Anselmo, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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The Powerball lottery jackpot has jumped into the second largest in the game’s history.

On Wednesday, the winning numbers were drawn in Tallahassee, Florida. No winning ticket was reported.

Overnight, the jackpot had raised from $100 million to an incredible $800 million. This total marks the second highest Powerball jackpot since the game began in 1992 and the fifth largest in US lottery history.

Winners will have the option of taking a lump sum immediately upon winning, which equals 61% of the total, or an annuity plan for the entire amount to be paid over the next 30 years.