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Powerball is at $350 Million

Powerball is at $350 Million
After no one matched all six numbers in Wednesday's drawing, the jackpot is growing to $310 million for Saturday's drawing.

Wednesday's numbers were 17, 28, 38, 39, 51 with 33 as the Powerball.

There were a total of 159,794 winning tickets in Florida. No one in the state matched all five numbers. Five tickets did get four numbers and the Powerball to win $10,000.

It has been more than four years since the jackpot reached at least $310 million. The largest winning ticket was in February 2006 when workers at a Nebraska meatpacking plant split a $365,000,000 jackpot.

Powerball recently changed the game's odds to make it easier to win. Beginning with the January 18 drawing, 5 balls are drawn from a pool of 59 numbers followed by the drawing of the Powerball from a pool of 35 numbers. The lottery also increased the price of a Powerball ticket from $1 to $2.

Previously, the game used a pool of 39 numbered balls for the Powerball.

The deadline to buy tickets for Saturday night's drawing is 10:00 p.m. EST.

For more information, visit www.powerball.com .

 

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