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Powerball Jackpot Expected To Hit $495 Million

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Lottery fever is heating up again after no tickets matched Wednesday’s Powerball drawing, rolling the jackpot over to a tidy $495 million.
Wednesday’s numbers were 18, 36, 45, 47, 69 and the Powerball number was 14. The jackpot was $448.2 million, and is expected to reach $495 million for Saturday’s drawing.
Three tickets were sold with five numbers, but missed the Powerball number. Two of those tickets were sold in New York and are each worth a $1 million. The third sold in Florida is worth $2 million because the player utilized the Power Play option.
The odds of matching all five numbers and the Powerball number is 1 in about 293 million, and the overall chance of winning a prize is 1 in 24.87, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association.
Powerball is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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