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$564 Million Powerball Jackpot is 5th Largest in U.S. History

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    $564 Million Powerball Jackpot is 5th Largest in U.S. History
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    The estimated Powerball jackpot is now $450 million after no one matched Saturday's winning numbers.

    UPDATEThree Jackpot Winners in $564M Powerball Drawing

    Here is the earlier story:

    11, 13, 25, 39, 54. Powerball: 19.

    That's the set of winning numbers picked Wednesday night in the $564 million Powerball jackpot.

    It's been more than two months since someone won the Powerball jackpot, so the prize has been gradually growing from its $40 million starting point.

    The last time Powerball grew nearly so large was February 2014.

    Because of strong sales, lottery officials Tuesday raised the estimated jackpot from $450 million to $485 million. On Wednesday it jumped to $500 million.

    Lottery officials are quick to point out that the game is for fun and a chance to dream. They note the chance of winning a Powerball jackpot is about 1 in 175 million.

    Powerball revenue has been down slightly during a drought of jackpots, but officials say this big prize has caused sales to surge.