Here are some things you might be interested to know regarding the record Powerball jackpot:

How much is the jackpot right now?


The jackpot was increased to $1.5 billion on Tuesday.

And when is the drawing?

Wednesday night.

What's the cash option?

If the winner elects the bulk payout, they would receive $930 million.

But do they really get that much?

Not quite. In Maryland, a winner selecting the cash option would receive a net of $616.1 million after taxes.

So how much does the state walk away with?

That would be $81.37 million in tax revenue for the State of Maryland.

Isn't there another option for winners?

Yes. The annuity option equates to payouts over a nearly 30-year-span. The winner would receive at least $14.9 million per year for 29 years in graduated payments. The state would generate $1.9 million in tax revenue for each of those years.

How much does a ticket cost again?


And what are the odds you win the grand prize?


About 1 in 292 million.

Didn't someone in Maryland win $1 million last week?

A second-tier winning ticket for Saturday's drawing was sold in Berlin. Nobody has claimed that ticket.

Did anyone else win anything on Saturday?

Three tickets in Maryland were worth $150,000, seven were worth $50,000, according to Maryland lottery. In total, 406,158 tickets purchased in Maryland hit for a value from $4 to $1 million in Saturday's drawing.

How much did that Bunky Bartlett fella win?

The Dundalk resident won $82.5 million in a 2007 Mega Millions drawing. Here's a list from the state lottery of the highest jackpots in state history. http://www.mdlottery.com/jackpots/largest-jackpot-winners/

What's the largest jackpot ever won in Maryland?

In March 2012, a group of winners in Maryland shared $218.6 million in a Mega Millions drawing. Three winning tickets were sold across the U.S., splitting the record-breaking $656 million prize.

But what about Powerball?

The largest Powerball jackpot in the state's history is $128.8 million. That was drawn in 2011. At that point, it was the second-largest jackpot in the state's history.

Do you have to go public?

The state lottery won't release your name publicly unless you opt to do so. In fact, most of the winners on that list remained anonymous.