Jackpot swells as Powerball looks for a victor

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This allows winners of low-tier prizes to multiply their prize by a factor of between two and four, depending on what Power Play number is drawn. People in SC and Tennessee won the Match 5 Power Play for $2 million. None were from Pennsylvania.

Odds of winning the top prize are one in over 292 million.

The next drawing, on Wednesday, will now be an estimated $650 million.

A $2 million ticket was also sold in SC. If strong sales continue as we have seen in recent days, lottery officials say it is likely that the jackpot estimate will be increased before Wednesday's drawing.

The fifth largest jackpot in Powerball history (to date) is the$564.1 million jackpot that was shared between three lucky winners on February 11, 2015.

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The $2 Powerball game is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

A jackpot in June reached $448 million, while another in February was worth $435 million.

A Florida woman won the third biggest Powerball jackpot ($590.5 million) in May 2013. The odds of winning the jackpot with a $1 ticket are 1-in-13,983,816.

A $1.6 billion grand prize claimed previous year became (by far) the largest USA lottery prize ever. Deadline to purchase tickets is 9:45 p.m.

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