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Powerball jackpot jumps to $400 million

Published On: Feb 16 2014 03:13:27 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 16 2014 09:56:37 AM CST

There was no jackpot winner in Saturday's Powerball drawing, lottery officials in Des Moines, Iowa, told the Associated Press.

The current estimated jackpot for the Wednesday, Feb. 19, drawing has jumped to $400 million, or $227.8 million in cash value.

Powerball officials told the AP that Saturday's estimated jackpot total was an annuitized $330.8 million, or $188.4 million as a cash option.

Powerball is played in 43 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The odds of matching all six numbers in the game are 1 in about 175 million, according to statistics of the nonprofit Multi-State Lottery Association whose members offer one or more of the association's games, the Associated Press reported.


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