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Here we go again: New York's Powerball jackpot increases to $415 million for Saturday's drawing


Thu, May 5th 2016 03:00 pm

The jackpot for Saturday's Powerball drawing is $415,000,000. The $53,500,000 jump from Wednesday's jackpot is due to brisk sales across all 44 participating Powerball states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Wednesday's Powerball jackpot was $361,500,000 and produced over 172,800 winning tickets in New York. The largest was a $1,000,000 second prize sold in Suffolk County at the Exxon station at 1490 Fifth Ave., in Bay Shore. With Saturday's Powerball jackpot now at $415,000,000, New York will see even more winners across the state.

If no one matches all five numbers plus the Powerball in Saturday's drawing, the jackpot will continue to grow. Tickets for Saturday's Powerball drawing can be purchased until 10 p.m. EST. There are over 17,600 retail locations throughout New York where players can purchase New York Lottery tickets.

To win the Powerball jackpot, players must match five numbers from a field of 1 through 69 and one Powerball number from a field of 1 through 26. Tickets cost $2 per game.

Lottery players are reminded to ask their Lottery retailers for the Power Play feature where, for an extra dollar, lower-tier prizes multiply by two, three, four or five times.

The largest Powerball jackpot across all participating states to date was $1.58 billion, won in California, Florida and Tennessee on Jan. 13.

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