Powerball jackpot soars to record breaking amount

Staff Writer

The Powerball jackpot will roll over to an estimated $700 million — the largest lottery prize in U.S. history, according to Texas Lottery spokesperson Kelly Cripe — when it's drawn again Saturday night.
The numbers drawn in Wednesday night's $500 million jackpot were 2, 11, 47, 62 and 63. The Powerball number is 17, with a multiplier of 3.
The $500 million prize ranked as the sixth largest offered in North America and the biggest since a $564.1 million Powerball prize shared by players from North Carolina, Texas and Puerto Rico last February.

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