Powerball jackpot grows to $550 million

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More than half a billion dollars will be up for grabs this week.

No victor was announced in Saturday's drawing for the Powerball jackpot, sending the top prize's total worth to an estimated $550 million.

The estimated jackpot is $495 million.


There were no grand prize winners in Saturday night's Powerball drawing, so the jackpot continues to climb.

There were a total of 171,737 winning tickets sold in Florida for Saturday's drawing. It's the eighth-largest jackpot in the game's history. That ticket is worth $1 million, as is one sold in Pennsylvania.

That drawing will be on Wednesday, March 20th.


Powerball is offered in 44 States, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Wednesday's estimated jackpot is $550million. "I said, 'Dad, I just won $1 million'".

Lottery officials say one $1 million ticket was sold in New Jersey. Of course, on the off-chance you managed to select the winning number combination, you can decide between the 30-payment annuity option or the one-time payout of $300.2 million, before taxes, of course.


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