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Powerball jackpot Increased to $300 million

3 years 2 months 3 weeks ago August 02, 2013 Aug 2, 2013 Friday, August 02 2013 August 02, 2013 11:30 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - Saturday's Powerball jackpot has climbed to $300 million, with a cash value of $172.7 million.

The Multi-State Lottery Association that operates the game on behalf of 45 participating lotteries, including the Louisiana Lottery, made the announcement Friday based on a nationwide surge in sales. Before the increase, the advertised jackpot was $290 million.

The most recent Powerball jackpot won in Louisiana was in May 2013. The Williams Trust of New Orleans split a $50 million jackpot from the May 25 drawing with two other winning tickets sold in Delaware and Florida.

The largest Powerball jackpot ever won is $590.5 million, which was claimed less than three months ago by a woman in Florida.

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