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Wednesday's Powerball jackpot climbs to $485 million

by jmaloni

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Tue, Feb 10th 2015 05:40 pm

The jackpot for Wednesday night's Powerball drawing is now $485 million, making it the third largest Powerball jackpot in game history. New York Lottery officials estimate the cash value of the jackpot will be $327.7 million.

A player in Florida claimed the largest Powerball jackpot in history -$590.5 million - in May 2013.

Tickets for Saturday's Powerball drawing can be purchased until 9 p.m. EST. Powerball costs $2 a game.

To play Powerball, players choose five numbers from a field of 1 to 59 plus one Powerball number from a separate field of 1 to 35. If no one matches all six numbers drawn, the jackpot will roll even higher.

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