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Powerball jackpot now $750M after no winning ticket drawn

Cashiers Kathy Robinson, left, and Ethel Kroska, both

Cashiers Kathy Robinson, left, and Ethel Kroska, both of Merrimack, N.H., sell a lottery ticket Jan. 7, 2018, at Reeds Ferry Market convenience store in Merrimack.  Photo Credit: AP/Steven Senne

DES MOINES, Iowa — Lottery officials say the Powerball jackpot has ballooned to $750 million after no ticket matched all six numbers in the most recent drawing.

The numbers drawn Saturday night are 24, 25, 52, 60 and 66, with a Powerball of 5.

The next drawing for what would be the fourth-largest jackpot in U.S. history is Wednesday. The odds of winning are roughly 1 in 292.2 million.

No one has won the Powerball jackpot since the day after Christmas. Twenty-four drawings since then have failed to produce a winner.

The buyers of three tickets shared the country's largest jackpot. It was a nearly $1.59 billion Powerball prize drawn on Jan. 13, 2016. A South Carolina purchaser won a $1.54 billion Mega Millions jackpot. That was the nation's second-largest lottery prize ever.


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