Powerball hits $700 million

The excitement of the Powerball jackpot drove ticket sales, resulting in the 5th largest jackpot in the game's history on October 26.

On Tuesday, Powerball announced that the jackpot is worth an estimated $700 million.

That's more than the $680 million prize announced in the day.

The jackpot started rising after it was announced by lottery officials.

Starting jackpot for Wednesday estimated at $680 million, If sales continue, the jackpot could increase further.

But it would take more than $731.1 million to become the fourth-largest Powerball jackpot.

It becomes the biggest Powerball prize of the year, surpassing January 5's $632.6 million jackpot.

Tickets can be purchased for drawing in Michigan until 9:45 p.m. and Powerball drawings take place on Wednesdays at 10:59 p.m.