Powerball Jackpot Over 1.7 Billion for Wednesday’s Drawing

by Brian Wilson
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Wednesday’s Powerball drawing is estimated at more than 1.7-Billion dollars. Iowa Lottery spokesperson Mary Neubauer says we are in an extraordinary run for jackpots.

There was a one-point-six BILLION Mega Millions jackpot won August 8th, a Powerball jackpot just above one BILLION was won on July 19th, and a nearly one-point-three-five BILLION Mega Millions jackpot was won January 13th. Neubauer says the jackpots came after the games were tweaked to match what players want.

The jackpot drawing tonight is no exception.

Another factor is more players buy tickets once the jackpot reaches a certain level, which adds more money to the pot.  Neubauer says this current jackpot has followed that pattern.

Neubauer says the key thing is to remember the shut off time for tickets.

The estimated prize for this drawing is now the second-largest in history behind the two BILLION dollar jackpot won last November.

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