Powerball fever: Saturday jackpot soars to $510 million

A customer holds a handful of Powerball tickets at Kavanagh Liquors on Jan. 13 2016 in San Lorenzo Calif.         
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A customer holds a handful of Powerball tickets at Kavanagh Liquors on Jan. 13 2016 in San Lorenzo Calif. Getty
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18 August, 2017

No one won the $432.5 million Powerball jackpot in Wednesday night's drawing. It's the fifth largest jackpot in Powerball history and the eighth largest USA lottery jackpot.

Friday's Mega Millions jackpot will be worth $20 million ($12 million cash option). The Powerball was four and the Powerplay was 3x. One bought in Florida is valued at $1 million.

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Last night's numbers were: 9-15-43-60-64, with a Powerball of 4 and a Power Play of 3 times. Players have roughly a 1 in 11,688,053 chance to win the second prize of at least $1 million. The largest Powerball jackpot ever was $1.6 billion that was split three ways in January 2016. So, if you were lucky enough to win both, all of your problems would have quickly evaporated. A ticket purchased in California matched all the numbers. The jackpot and the Match 5 prize are not multiplied by this number.

The jackpot for Mega Millions, another multi-state contest, stands at $20 million after a winning $393 million ticket was sold in IL; that ticket was claimed. The estimated jackpot was $430 million.


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