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Powerball jackpot expected to grow to $400 million

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 4, 2016 2:25 AM
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(Des Moines, Iowa) -- The next Powerball winner will have a chance to claim one of the game's 10 biggest prizes this week when the jackpot grows to roughly $400 million. 

Lottery officials say no one claimed Saturday's $334 million prize, although someone from Pennsylvania won $2 million and three players from California, Connecticut and South Carolina won $1 million in the game. 

When the jackpot reaches $400 million, it might exceed the size of the sixth-largest prize in Powerball history.

That was a $399.4 million prize won in 2013 by someone from South Carolina.  

The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are one in 292.2 million.  

The next drawing will be held Wednesday.  

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