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Powerball Jackpot Can Still Be Yours, $290M Up for Grabs

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Friday, 02 Aug 2013 12:25 PM

By Ken Mandel

The Powerball jackpot has reached $290 million after no winning tickets were sold for Wednesday's drawing.

Tickets that matched five numbers but not the Powerball were bought in seven states, so the jackpot continued to grow.

It's now up to $290 million with a cash option of $168.4 million after no tickets sold for Wednesday's drawing matched all the winning numbers, according to the Powerball website.

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This week's winning numbers were: 8, 24, 39, 49, and 59, with a Powerball of 5.

The Match 5 winning tickets purchased in Oregon and Oklahoma are worth $2 million each since the player in each of those states paid an extra $1 for the Powerplay option. Winners in five other states — California, Connecticut, Florida, New York, and Pennsylvania — earned $1 million each before taxes.

Wednesday was the 11th straight drawing without a jackpot winner. The next drawing is scheduled for 11 p.m. Saturday.

Powerball tickets cost $2 apiece and are sold in Florida and 42 other states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 175 million.

Even at $290 million, Saturday's jackpot isn't close to a record. The largest U.S. jackpot was a Mega Millions lottery $656 million prize, divided by winners in Maryland, Kansas, and Illinois in March 2012.

In May, 84-year-old Floridian Gloria C. MacKenzie hit the $590.5 million jackpot. The Zephyrhills resident selected a lump sum of nearly $371 million. She is the largest sole jackpot winner in U.S. lottery history.

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