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Lottery: Powerball drawing Wednesday night for $422M jackpot

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A lottery player fills out numbers on a Powerball form in file photo taken on Jan. 12, 2016. Credit: AP

If you have a couple of extra bucks you might want to spend it Wednesday on a Powerball ticket.

The jackpot for the big-money multistate game is $422 million, the seventh-largest grand prize in Powerball history and the 11th largest in the history of U.S.-based multistate games, according to lottery records.

The jackpot is the game’s highest since May 7, when a winning ticket for $429.6 million was sold in New Jersey.

Powerball tickets cost $2 apiece.

The lump-sum cash payoff for Wednesday’s big prize is $291.8 million before taxes.

The chance of winning it all? It’s 1 in 292.2 million.

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