Washington, DC – Just in time for the first day of Spring, the jackpot for tonight’s multi-state Powerball game has hopped to an estimated $550,000,000! The cash option on the prize is an estimated $335 million. This is the eighth-highest Powerball jackpot and the 11th highest jackpot in U.S. lottery history.

DC Lottery players have even more reasons to take a chance on winning tonight’s jackpot thanks to a promotion that is offered “Only in DC.” For a limited time, DC Lottery players who purchase $10 or more on a single Powerball ticket will receive a free $1 DC2 quick pick ticket.

Powerball is a $2 multi-state game drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays with a starting jackpot of $40 million which grows with each drawing that the top prize is not won. Tonight will be the 24th drawing since the Powerball jackpot was last won on December 26, 2018.

Introduced in 2018, DC2 is a two-digit game played twice daily with starting wagers of just $.50. The top prize for DC2 is $50.

These games can be purchased at any of the DC Lottery’s agent retailer locations throughout the District. Powerball tickets for tonight’s game must be purchased by 9:45 p.m. The drawing takes place at 10:59 p.m. ET in Tallahassee, Florida. For more information visit dclottery.com.