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Powerball lottery jackpot grows to $415 million

Posted at 12:51 AM, May 05, 2016

The Powerball lottery jackpot is going where it's gone only a few times in its history - over the $400 million dollar mark.

After no one matched all six numbers in Wednesday's drawing, the jackpot is growing to an estimated $415 million for Saturday's drawing. The cash value lump sum is an estimated $269.7 million.

Wednesday's numbers were 30, 47, 57, 66, 69 with 3 as the Powerball.

There have been 18 consecutive drawings without a winner since a Pennsylvania judge on vacation in Florida bought the winning ticket for the March 2nd $291 million jackpot. James Stocklas decided to take the one-time lump sum amount of $191.47 million.

There were a total of 143,721 winning tickets in Florida. One ticket sold in the state matched all five numbers and is worth $1 million.

Saturday's jackpot is the largest since the $1.6 billion dollar prize shared by three winners in January. One of the winning tickets in that drawing was bought at a Publix grocery store in Melbourne Beach.

The deadline to buy tickets for Saturday night's drawing in Florida is 10:00 p.m. EST.

For more information, visit www.powerball.com.