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Powerball jackpot jumps to $650M after no winner Saturday

Joe Corbett of Medford buys a Powerball ticket

Joe Corbett of Medford buys a Powerball ticket at a 7-Eleven in Nesconset on Aug. 19, 2017. Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Here’s another chance to become rich.

With no winner of Saturday night’s $535 million Powerball jackpot, the prize has skyrocketed to $650 million for the next drawing on Wednesday.

The winning numbers were 17, 19, 39, 43 and 68 with a Powerball of 13; the Power Play was 4.

Saturday’s numbers did result in $2 million winners — in South Carolina and Tennessee — as well as $1 million winners in California, Florida, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Chances of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million — with the odds always the same regardless of the prize.

The jackpot for Wednesday rolled over to $650 million because there hasn’t been an overall winner since June 10. That lucky ticket was worth $447 million and was purchased in Menifee, California.

Winners are selected by the drawing of five white balls numbered 1 through 69 from a drum, then the selection of one of 26 red Powerballs from another drum. If ticket holders get all five numbers plus the Powerball, they win the jackpot.

The highest Powerball jackpot was nearly $1.6 billion in a January 2016 drawing, which was split among three winning tickets.

Tickets for the Powerball game cost $2 each. Live Powerball drawings are aired on select lottery draw stations on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 p.m.

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