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Powerball: Jackpot reaches $422 million

Picking the numbers for a Powerball ticket on

Picking the numbers for a Powerball ticket on Jan. 12, 2016, at a newsstand in New York City. Credit: AFP Getty Images / Kena Betancur

So it’s time to resume your lottery dream because Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is in that rarefied-air range of $400 million.

You know, the dream: A big house. Or an island getaway. Maybe a fancy foreign sports car. Or all of ’em.

With no tickets Saturday matching all five numbers — 5, 7, 23, 35 and 39 — plus the Powerball of 11, the jackpot Wednesday is $422 million, lottery officials said.

That marks an increase of $32 million from Saturday’s grand prize.

It also is the seventh largest jackpot in Powerball history and the 11th largest in the history of U.S.-based multistate games, according to lottery records.

The lump sum cash payoff is worth $291 million before taxes.

Oh, and dream on. Because the chances of winning the big prize? It’s 1 in 292.2 million.

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