Bad news: You didn't win the estimated $500 million Powerball prize on Wednesday night.
Good news: No one else did.
And because of that, the already huge jackpot soared to $675 million, the largest in U.S. history, the Texas Lottery tweeted late Wednesday.
(According to reports, a ticket in Burbank, Calif., matched five out of six numbers. The Los Angeles Times says the winner is taking home $424,000.)
The numbers drawn on Wednesday were 47-2-63-62-11, with Powerball 17. Powerball is played in 44 states, including Texas. It's also in the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Wednesday's jackpot was already ranked as the sixth-largest offered in North America and the biggest since a $564.1 million Powerball prize shared by players from North Carolina, Texas and Puerto Rico last February, the Associated Press says.
Powerball is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
The odds of winning are one in 292.2 million, according to the AP.
So good luck to you on Saturday.
You may want to buy your ticket at some Texas lottery hotspots shown above.
Original Source: http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Powerball-jackpot-soars-to-675-million-6742185.php
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