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Powerball jackpot soars to an estimated $435 million

Feeling Lucky? Powerball Jackpot Reaching Historic Heights Big Powerball drawing
Grace Luna | 09 June, 2017, 09:37

The Powerball jackpot rolled to an estimated annuity value of $435 million, or $273.1 million cash, for the Saturday, June 10, drawing.

The lottery has been rolling without a jackpot victor since April 1, despite other players winning more than 66,000 prizes.

Wednesday's winning numbers were: 5-21-57-66-69.

In Pennsylvania, tickets are sold until 9:59 p.m. on drawing nights, Wednesday and Saturday. Winners have 180 days from the applicable drawing to claim their prize. The maximum you can receive on match five wins is $2 million, regardless of how much the Power Play was.

The jackpot was last hit April 1, when someone in Arizona who opted to remain anonymous hit a $60 million jackpot.

The jackpot is estimated to be worth $375 million and the cash option for the lottery is estimated to be $235.4 million.

Powerball is held in 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. That makes it among the 20 largest jackpots in US lottery history.

It wasn't the only big-winning ticket sold in North Carolina.

The chance of winning Powerball is incredibly small, at 292.2 million to one. SILive.com will also post the winning numbers.

The first five regular numbers, which are white balls, are drawn out of a drum; one Powerball, or red ball, is drawn from a separate drum. National POWERBALL drawings are broadcast live, in high-definition, from the Florida Lottery's state of the art draw studio in Tallahassee.

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