Schenectady, NY (WIBX) - The Powerball jackpot continues to grow, following strong sales in all 44 participating states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Tonight's jackpot has been raised to $550 million, with a cash value of more than $360 million.

If no one wins, the total will continue to grow.

Powerball tickets can be purchased for tonight's drawing until 9 p.m.