Colorado Timberframe employees worked 24 hours a day, six days a week for 11 months straight, cutting wood to build the largest freestanding timber-frame structure in the world: a life-size replica of Noah’s Ark, as described in the Bible.
The Powerball jackpot has rolled up to $478 million in advance of Saturday night’s drawing.
The grand prize, which has an estimated lump-sum cash value of $330.6 million, is the largest since the record-breaking $1.6 billion draw in January and the fifth-largest in Powerball history. It comes after a run of 23 draws without a winner that began May 11.
Since Wednesday’s drawing, the Colorado lottery has sold just less than $1 million in Powerball tickets, according to spokeswoman Kelly Tabor.