Powerball Jackpot Now Stands at $650M

No one has gotten the right six numbers in months
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 20, 2017 12:00 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Powerball officials say there was no grand prize winner in the latest drawing, meaning one of the nation's largest lottery jackpots will continue growing, the AP reports. Maura McCann of the New Hampshire Lottery says no ticket matched all six numbers following Saturday night's drawing. The winning numbers are: 17, 19, 39, 43, 68, and Powerball 13.

The new jackpot for Wednesday's drawing is $650 million, which would be the third-largest jackpot in US history. The prize has grown so large because no one has matched all six balls in more than two months, so the jackpot has grown after every drawing. The odds of winning the giant prize is one in 292.2 million. Powerball is played in 44 states as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. (Read more Powerball stories.)

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