The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday night’s drawing has risen to an estimated $400 million, one of the largest prizes in lottery history.
The prize soared after no one matched all six numbers in Saturday’s jackpot drawing, according to lottery officials.
California joined the multistate game in April, and, since then, enormous jackpots have become more common. About a month after the state joined the $2 game, a Powerball jackpot climbed to about $600 million, setting a record for the game.
The odds of winning Wednesday’s big Powerball prize are about 1 in 175 million, according to the Multi-State Lottery Assn.
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