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Posted: February 21, 2017

What is the Powerball jackpot; where can you play?

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            What is the Powerball jackpot; where can you play?
In this Jan. 13, 2016, file photo, a clerk hands over a Powerball ticket for cash at Tower City Lottery Stop in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

By Debbie Lord

Cox Media Group National Content Desk

The jackpot for Wednesday’s Powerball lottery grew to $403 million dollars after no one matched all six numbers in Saturday’s drawing.

>> UPDATE: Winning Powerball ticket for $435M jackpot sold in Indiana

Wednesday night's numbers were  — 10-13-28-52-61 and the Powerball, 2. 

For the Wednesday drawing, the one-time cash payoff is estimated to be at $243.9 million. The $403 million jackpot is the 10th largest in the history of the game.

The game, played in 44 states, cost $2 for a ticket. You can purchase a ticket for $3 that allows you the chance to win an extra $1 million or $2 million prize. Players choose the five numbers from a set of 69 white balls and the Powerball number from a set of 26 red balls.

You can win prizes if you match various combinations of the numbers. To win the jackpot, your ticket must match all five white ball numbers drawn, in addition to the red Powerball.

Click here for a list of retailers selling Powerball tickets.


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