Powerball Jackpot Increases to Record $425 Million

Sales are expected to pick up in the days leading up to Wednesday's drawing

Sunday, Nov 25, 2012  |  Updated 11:09 AM EDT
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Lottery officials say nobody has won the Powerball jackpot and the top prize now will increase to about $425 million for the next drawing, the largest jackpot ever for the game.

The jackpot for Wednesday's drawing could go even higher than the estimated $425 million because sales pick up in the days before record drawings, officials said.

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The previous top Powerball prize was $365 million, won in 2006 by ConAgra Foods workers in Lincoln, Neb.

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The Powerball numbers for Saturday were 22-32-37-44-50, and the Powerball was 34.

Powerball was introduced in Florida in January 2009, with an estimated $105 million jackpot for Florida’s first drawing, according to lottery officials. The first time a Florida Lottery player hit the Powerball jackpot happened Oct. 3, 2009, winning $189 million. 

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