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LOTTERY JACKPOTS CONTINUE TO GROW

first_imgThe estimated Powerball jackpot has climbed to $460 million, making it the nation’s 10th largest lottery prize.Players have until Wednesday night to spend $2 for a chance at the prize, awarded to anyone matching five white balls drawn from one drum and a red Powerball drawn from another.The odds of winning are one in 292.2 million.It’s the biggest Powerball jackpot since a $758.7 million prize won last August.The $460 million prize refers to the annuity option, paid over 29 years.The cash prize would be $291 million.Lottery players also can vie for another giant prize, as the Mega Millions game’s grand prize will be $418 million in Friday’s drawing.The odds of one person winning jackpots in both games? One in more than 88 quadrillion.last_img

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