Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Powerball Jackpot Reaches $425 Million

PowerballThe jackpot for tonight's multi-state "Powerball" lottery game has reached $425 million. It is the third-largest jackpot in the history of the Powerball, which is played in 43 states including Arizona. The jackpot translates to nearly $245 million for the winner who chooses a cash option.  The two largest Powerball jackpots have occurred within the past year.  On May 18th, the jackpot grew to a record $590 million.  The next highest was reached in November, 2012, when a man in Fountain Hills split the $587 million jackpot with another winner from Missouri.

Lottery officials say the chances of matching all five numbers and the Powerball number to win the jackpot is about one in 175 million.

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