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UPDATE: Powerball Reaches $500 Million

Associated Press - January 6, 2016 11:59 am

The estimated jackpot for Wednesday night’s Powerball was at $450 million to begin the day on Wednesday. By mid-day, that number had soared to $500 million.

Sally Lunsford from the Kansas Lottery tells KSAL News that the estimate is based on sales and activity across the country.

No one has won  Powerball’s biggest prize since Nov. 4. The jackpot now is the sixth-largest ever in North America, and if there is no winner after Wednesday night’s drawing, the prize will keep climbing.

The biggest jackpot was a $656 million Mega Millions prize won in 2012. The last time  Powerball had grown this large was in February 2015, when three winners split a $564.1 million prize.

Powerball  is played in 44 states as well as the District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.


Larry Larson

January 6, 2016 at 12:49 pm

Wait wait wait. This story was written by the Associated Press, but Sally Lunsford spoke to KSAL News? If the story is an AP story, why would they write that Lunsford spoke to KSAL News? That’s somewhat misleading, don’t you think? On another note, I’m going to buy some Powerball tickets. Good luck, everyone!

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