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Powerball jackpot now at $1.4 billion

8 years 6 months 1 week ago Monday, January 11 2016 Jan 11, 2016 January 11, 2016 10:32 AM January 11, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Brock Sues

BATON ROUGE - While those 292 million to one odds haven’t changed, the biggest jackpot in Powerball history has gotten even bigger Monday as it has reached an estimated $1.4 billion.

The prize is sure to grow as more people invest $2 a ticket for their shot at a dream prize pot that has been swelling since November 7.

It broke into the top 10 largest jackpots of all time the weekend before last when it sped past $400 million. Ticket sales have only been picking up momentum since then, hitting $700 million on Thursday when last Wednesday’s drawing came and went without a lucky winner's fantasies materializing. Ticket sales continued at a fast and furious pace into Saturday with the Texas Lottery reporting close to $6 million in Powerball ticket sales in just an hour on that day.

Wednesday’s drawing is scheduled for 9:59 p.m. local time. One of age-old credos of gamblers still applies: “If you don’t play, you can't win.”

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