Big dreams send Powerball jackpot soaring to $535 million

BOSTON (CBS Boston) The Powerball jackpot is once again reaching eye-popping heights.

Lottery officials say the jackpot for Saturday’s drawing is now up to $535 million. That’s the highest it’s been since the world-record $1.586 billion jackpot in January 2016.

The winner would end up with $340.1 million if they choose the cash option.

Powerball tickets sell for $2 and can be bought until 9:50 p.m. on Saturday.

Last week, a winning ticket for the Mega Millions jackpot worth $393 million was sold in Illinois.