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Powerball jackpot for tonight at least $317M
Six winning tickets came just short of the Powerball jackpot Wednesday night, increasing tonight's potential take to at least $317 million.
Tickets in upstate New York, Georgia, Indiana, Maine and Nebraska came up as Match 5 winners for a $1 million take Wednesday, but no one hit the final Powerball number. In addition, a Pennsylvania Match 5 winning ticket scored for $2 million after taking the "Power Play" option for $1 extra.
Saturday's Powerball grand prize could wind up even higher, depending on sales. A lone winning ticket for $317 million, if purchased with a lump-sum option, would bring a cash payment of $176.3 million, before taxes. o
According to the Powerball website, $14,638,076 in secondary prizes were won Wednesday night.
The winning numbers in Wednesday night’s drawing were 11-19-33-42-52 and Powerball number 33.