Powerball jackpot hits $435 million before Saturday's drawing

Watch Saturday's drawing on Local 10


MIAMI – It's time again to start thinking about which private island you'll buy as the Powerball jackpot has grown to almost half-a-billion dollars.

After more than two months without a winner, the Powerball jackpot has grown to $435 million. The jackpot for Saturday night's drawing would tie for the nation's 10th largest lottery prize.

No one has matched all the balls drawn in the Powerball game since April 1, when a player in Arizona won $60 million.

Of course, the numbers are not close (yet) to the record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot back won with 3 tickets back in 2016, but it is not too early to dream.

If the numbers stay the way they are, a cash value payout of Saturday's jackpot would come to $237.1 million.

As always, you can watch the Powerball drawing at 10:59 p.m. on Saturday on Local 10.