Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $475 Million
No winners in last night’s $360 million drawing means that the potential winner of Saturday’s drawing would be the second largest Powerball winner of all time.
Lottery officials expect jackpot totals of this size to continue to climb in shorter amounts of time, thanks in part to a game redesign in January 2012 that increased the odds of winning some kind of prize, but also lowered the possible number combinations to win the Powerball.
The last major jackpot win came when a New Jersey man won a $338.3 million jackpot on March 23. It is now considered the fourth largest Powerball jackpot in history.
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