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Powerball jackpot climbs to $435 million

John, left, and Pat Snell of Queens buy

John, left, and Pat Snell of Queens buy Powerball tickets at Levine's Hallmark in Floral Park on Saturday, June 3, 2017, for the jackpot currently at $337 Million. Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Saturday's Powerball jackpot winning numbers are 32, 26, 20, 38 and 58. The Powerball is 3.

The Powerball jackpot prize has climbed to $435 million, with a $273.1 million cash payout, after Wednesday’s drawing failed to produce a top-prize winner.

There hasn’t been a jackpot winner in the nationwide lottery since April 1 — when someone in Arizona hit for $60 million, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association.

From Wednesday night’s drawing, a ticket purchased in North Carolina won $2 million from the game’s Match 5 Power Play and there were three winners of the $1 million Match 5 prize in California, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, but no one has won the whole kit and caboodle.

The next drawing is Saturday night.

Powerball tickets are sold in 44 states, as well as Washington, D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Tickets cost $2 per play, and $3 with the Power Play option.

Winning numbers are drawn from white balls between 1 and 69 and a Powerball numbered from 1 to 26.

The odds of winning Saturday’s grand prize are 1 in 292,201,338, according to the Powerball website. The odds of winning $1 million is 1 in 11,688,053 and the odds of winning $50,000 is 1 in 913,129.

Chances are a little more favorable if you’re looking to just break even. The odds of winning $7 are 1 in 579 while the odds of winning $4 are 1 in 92.

While $435 million is a lot of cash, it’s still not a record for the multistate lottery game. The largest jackpot recorded was $1.58 billion on Jan. 13, 2016. That money was split between winners in California, Florida and Tennessee.

Although a New Yorker didn’t win that historic prize, people in the Empire State benefit the most from lottery tickets than any other state, according to data from the Ohio-based North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries. The state transferred $3.3 billion in lottery dollars to government programs and other beneficiaries in fiscal year 2016. Runner-up Florida passed out a mere $1.7 billion.


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