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February 22nd, 2017

New York’s Powerball Jackpot Increases to $403 Million for Wednesday’s Drawing



The jackpot for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing is now $403,000,000. The $54,000,000 increase from the advertised jackpot on Saturday is due to brisk sales across all 44 participating Powerball states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

 

Saturday’s Powerball jackpot was $361,000,000 and produced over 132,000 winning tickets in New York State including a $1,000,000 winning ticket sold in Brooklyn. With Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot now at $403,000,000, New York will see even more winners across the state.

 

Lottery officials remind players that they could be a winner even if they don’t win the jackpot prize. The second place prize is $1,000,000 for matching the first five numbers. Lottery players are also reminded to ask their Lottery retailers for the Power Play feature where for just an extra dollar, their prize can multiply by two, three, four, five or ten times.

 

If no one matches all five numbers plus the Powerball in Wednesday’s drawing, the jackpot will continue to grow. Tickets for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing can be purchased until 10:00 p.m. EST.

 

Previously, the largest Powerball jackpot ever claimed in New York was by a group of 20 co-workers from a Costco store in Melville, NY who split the $201.9 million jackpot drawn on June 1, 2011.

The largest Powerball jackpot across all participating jurisdictions to date was $1.58 billion, won in California, Florida and Tennessee on January 13, 2016.



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