Things to Know About Big Powerball Jackpot

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Players will have a chance Wednesday night at an estimated $500 million Powerball jackpot, making it the biggest lottery prize in nearly a year.

Jack Armstrong, left, purchases a few chances from store clerk Robert Ward at the OnCue Express store on North 14th Street in Ponca City.

Jack Armstrong, left, purchases a few chances from store clerk Robert Ward at the OnCue Express store on North 14th Street in Ponca City.

The jackpot will be the largest since a Powerball prize that climbed to $564.1 million last February before it was won by players from North Carolina, Texas and Puerto Rico. Powerball is played in 44 states as well as the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Here are more details about the big lottery payoff.