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Lottery: Powerball jackpot climbs to $478 million for Saturday

And the fantasy of what to do with all that money endures.

Yes, what grand aspirations could be realized with $478 million, which is what the Powerball jackpot climbed to after no tickets in Wednesday night’s drawing matched the five numbers and the Powerball.

The grand prize for the next drawing, on Saturday, marks the fifth-largest Powerball jackpot and the eighth largest in the history of U.S.-based multistate games.

Nationwide, three tickets matched the five numbers drawn Wednesday night — 10, 47, 50, 65 and 68 — but missed out on the Powerball of 24.

Those tickets, sold in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia, are worth $1 million apiece.

The last time there was a grand-prize Powerball winner was May 7, when a ticket holder in New Jersey claimed $429.6 million.

The lump-sum cash payout for Saturday’s jackpot is $330.6 million, before taxes, lottery officials said.


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