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Powerball jackpot continues to grow

Powerball jackpot continues to grow

The estimated jackpot for Wednesday night's Powerball lottery game has climbed to $700 million, making it the second-largest in USA history.

Unsurprisingly, the odds aren't awesome.

A $2 ticket gives you a one in an nearly 300 million chance of winning the big prize.

The next drawing is Wednesday with the sales cut-off being 9:58 p.m. But how can you watch it for free? California resident Jeff Lindsay claimed the winning power ball ticket June 10 and chose to receive an annuity of $447.8 million, the seventh-largest jackpot in Powerball history. There was another ticket that matched four-of-five plus the Powerball in Minocqua.

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The winning Powerball numbers were 17, 19, 39, 43, 68 and the Powerball number was 13. Whilst traditionally most overseas Powerball participants are based in Canada, Australia and Western Europe, theLotter.com is reporting significant increases in traffic to its site from Latin America, Africa and even Russian-speaking countries. Winning tickets shouldn't be getting the money for at a similar store.

The highest-ever Powerball jackpot was almost $1.6 billion in a January 2016 draw, which was split between three winning tickets.

The reason why the jackpot has grown so big is because it is so hard to win. So there is no doubt are better chances of winning the little prizes. State taxes vary, so the amount winners will pay in taxes depend on where they play. On Aug. 15, 2012, Donald Lawson, of Lapeer, won a $337 million Powerball jackpot. Install our official mobile app, like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @PALottery.