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$535M Powerball jackpot pushes toward record levels

Matthew Santoni
| Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, 11:51 a.m.

The Powerball jackpot for Saturday's drawing stands at $535 million as of Friday morning, the fifth-largest prize in the multi-state lottery's history.

When no one won the jackpot in Wednesday night's drawing, the prize for matching all five numbers plus the “powerball” rolled to $510 million.

Brisk ticket sales since then have boosted the prize to $535 million, which is the largest for Powerball since a run in early 2016 set a world record at $1.58 billion, split between winners in California, Florida and Tennessee.

The Pennsylvania Lottery, a member of the multi-state lottery association that runs Powerball, said in a news release that a Luzerne County player claimed a smaller, $150,000 prize in Wednesday's drawing. Tickets for Saturday's 11 p.m. drawing will remain on sale through 9:59 p.m. Saturday.

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