Powerball jackpot reaches more than half a billion dollars

Clyde Nash
August 18, 2017

Wednesday's numbers were 9-15-43-60-64.

ABC News reports the estimated jackpot has now jumped to $510 million. The next drawing will be Saturday night.

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.

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According to Powerball.com, to win the jackpot, "you have to match all five white balls and the red Powerball", but there are eight other ways to win. Six are worth $50,000.

The largest ever was the $1.6 billion grand prize snagged by three winning tickets on January 13, 2016.

The next drawing is at 10:59 p.m. ET on Saturday.

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Powerball tickets can be purchased at all Colorado Lottery retailers. The 6th highest jackpot was $448 million was won in part by a Rhinelander native in 2013.

The jackpot is the fifth highest jackpot in the game's 25-year history.

It was the first week both Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots topped $300 million. The second is the cash option of $324.2 million, but it would be subject to state and federal taxes. However, one $2 million victor was announced in Texas, and five $1 million winners in California and Florida. If you choose the cash, then you get the cash, pay the tax, and can invest what is left over.

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