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Powerball soars to $700M for Wednesday's drawing

The grand prize for the drawing has reached $700,000,000.  (CNN Newsource)

NATIONWIDE (CNN Newsource ) -- Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot just keeps climbing.

The grand prize for the drawing has reached $700,000,000.

That makes it the second largest jackpot in the game's history and also the second largest of any lottery game in North America.

A lot of people are buying tickets and dreaming big.

The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot is about 1 in 292,000,000.

It's played in 44 states, including in Maine, as well as Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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