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Powerball jackpot hits $750 million after no winning ticket is drawn

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2016 file photo, a clerk hands over a Powerball ticket for cash at Tower Cit
A clerk hands over a Powerball ticket for cash at Tower City Lottery Stop in Cleveland.
(Tony Dejak / AP)

Lottery officials say the Powerball jackpot has ballooned to $750 million after no ticket matched all six numbers in the most recent drawing.

The numbers drawn Saturday night are 24, 25, 52, 60 and 66, with a Powerball of 5.

The next drawing for what would be the fourth-largest jackpot in U.S. history is Wednesday. The odds of winning are roughly 1 in 292.2 million.

No one has won the Powerball jackpot since the day after Christmas. Twenty-four drawings since then have failed to produce a winner.

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The buyers of three tickets shared the country’s largest jackpot. It was a nearly $1.59 billion Powerball prize drawn on Jan. 13, 2016. A South Carolina purchaser won a $1.54 billion Mega Millions jackpot. That was the nation’s second-largest lottery prize ever.

In 2016, Americans spent more than $72 billion on lottery tickets, according to the United States Census Bureau. The average American spends roughly $220 on lottery tickets yearly.


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