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New York - Powerball Jackpot Builds To $325M For Saturday

Published on: November 23, 2012 11:21 AM
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A vendor, left, receives money for a lottery purchase on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 in New York.  The jackpot for Powerball's weekend drawing has climbed to $325 million, the fourth-largest in the game's history.  Powerball organizers say this is the first run-up to a large jackpot that's fallen over a major holiday.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)A vendor, left, receives money for a lottery purchase on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 in New York.  The jackpot for Powerball's weekend drawing has climbed to $325 million, the fourth-largest in the game's history.  Powerball organizers say this is the first run-up to a large jackpot that's fallen over a major holiday.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

New York - The jackpot for Powerball’s Saturday drawing has climbed to $325 million, the fourth-largest in the game’s history.

A single winner choosing a cash payout would get nearly $213 million before paying state and federal taxes.

Powerball jackpots have been growing faster since the game’s organizers doubled the ticket price to $2 in January.

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An Iowa couple won $202 million in a Sept. 26 drawing, and then an anonymous winner in Delaware got $50 million prize the next week. The current jackpot has been building since then.

Powerball, which began in 1992, is played in 42 states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands.


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 Nov 23, 2012 at 04:33 PM TexasJew Says:

Don't bother calling me Sat. night, I have plenty of family already.

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