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Wednesday’s Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $485 Million
The jackpot for tomorrow night’s Powerball drawing is now $485 million making it the third largest Powerball jackpot in game history. New York Lottery officials estimate the cash value of the jackpot will be $327.7 million.
The largest Powerball jackpot in history - $590.5 million – was claimed by a player in Florida in May, 2013.
Tickets for Wednesday's Powerball drawing can be purchased until 9:00 p.m. EST. Powerball costs $2 a game.
To play Powerball, players choose five numbers from a field of 1 to 59 plus one Powerball number from a separate field of 1 to 35. If no one matches all six numbers drawn, the jackpot will roll even higher.
About the New York Lottery
The New York Lottery continues to be North America’s largest and most profitable Lottery, contributing $3.17 billion in fiscal year 2013-2014 to help support education in New York State. The Lottery’s contribution represents 15 percent of total state education aid to local school districts.
New York Lottery revenue is distributed to local school districts by the same statutory formula used to distribute other state aid to education. It takes into account both a school district’s size and its income level; larger, lower-income school districts receive proportionately larger shares of Lottery school funding.
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