MYRTLE BEACH — The amount just keeps on growing.
Wednesdays Powerball jackpot has grown to the biggest payout in the games history at $500 million.
For the winner, that means a cash option of $327 million.
The jackpot grew from $425 million to $500 million as a result of brisk ticket sales.
Earlier this year, a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot shattered the U.S. record.
Palmetto State residents can purchase their Powerball tickets until 9:59 p.m. Wednesday, ahead of the 10:59 drawing. Odds of winning are one in 176 million.
Contact reporter BRAD DICKERSON at 626-0301.