Vilas Patel sells a Powerball ticket to Pravin Bhatt, right, at Leprechaun News in Rutherford, N.J., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. The estimated Powerball jackpot for Wednesday night has soared to $500 million. The last time Powerball had grown this large was in February 2015, when three winners split a $564.1 million prize. (Chris Pedota/The Record of Bergen County via AP) ONLINE OUT; MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET OUT; NO ARCHIVING; MANDATORY CREDIT