The new year could get off to quite a start if anyone can pick the winning numbers in the first Powerball drawing of 2022 on Saturday night.
The Powerball jackpot has been raised for a second time since there was no winner following Wednesday's drawing.
The top prize is now $500 million with an estimated cash value of $355.9 million.
That's a boost over the initially raised jackpot of $483 million after Wednesday's drawing, according to Powerball.com.
Wednesday's numbers were: 39, 6, 9, 33, 2 Powerball: 11
The last time the top jackpot went out was Oct 4, when a person bought a ticket worth $699.8 million in Morro Bay, California, according to The Washington Post.
The largest lottery ever won was the $1.586 billion Powerball on Jan. 13, 2016, with three tickets, from California, Florida and Tennessee, according to The Associated Press.
In August, Powerball added a third weekly drawing to help increase jackpots faster. Powerball is played in 45 states, along with Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Drawings are held on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.