• Powerball jackpot hits quarter-billion dollars


    After 13 consecutive rollovers, the Powerball jackpot has reached $250 million.

    Saturday’s winning numbers, 3-15-27-58-59 and Powerball 20, yielded no winners for the then-$216 million prize.

    The drawing for the $250 million jackpot will be held at 11 p.m. on Wednesday. It will be aired live before Channel 2 Action News at 11.

    The odds of winning a Powerball jackpot are 1 in 175,223,510. A winning ticket must match all five numbers and the Powerball.

    A player in Delaware won the last big jackpot - $50 million on Oct. 3. A Nebraska player won the biggest Powerball jackpot ever, $365 million on Feb. 18, 2006.

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