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Powerball Jackpot Increases to Record $425 Million

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



    Wednesday, August 15, 2012

    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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