Powerball Jackpot Hits $400 Million
The Powerball jackpot is expected to reach some $400 million for Wednesday’s (August 7th) drawing after nobody won on Saturday. That’s still below the record $590.5 million jackpot won in May by an 84-year-old Florida woman, but would be the third-largest Powerball jackpot ever and the fourth-largest lottery prize on record. Powerball tickets doubled in price to $2 in January 2012 as part of a plan to help jackpots get bigger faster. Powerball is played in 43 states (including South Dakota), Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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