TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Update: No winning ticket was drawn in Wednesday's drawing. The jackpot is now $310 million. Wednesday's numbers were 17, 28, 38, 39, 51 with 33 as the Powerball.
Want to be a quarter-billionaire? You could be if you're lucky enough to win Wednesday's Powerball lottery jackpot.
The jackpot has risen to $250,000,000 after there have been no grand prize winners since December 24, a span of 12 drawings.
Only sixteen times in Powerball history was a jackpot larger -- but no one won four of those times:
Powerball recently changed the game's odds to make it easier to win. Beginning with the January 18 drawing, 5 balls are drawn from a pool of 59 numbers followed by the drawing of the Powerball from a pool of 35 numbers. The lottery also increased the price of a Powerball ticket from $1 to $2.
Previously, the game used a pool of 39 numbered balls for the Powerball.
The deadline to buy tickets for Wednesday night's drawing is 10:00 p.m. EST.
For more information, visit www.powerball.com .
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