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Still No Winner: Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $550 Million

It's the biggest Powerball jackpot since a $758.7 million prize won last August

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    Still No Winner: Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $550 Million
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    This Aug. 22, 2017, file photo shows a Powerball ticket in Chicago.

    No winners emerged Wednesday night after numbers for the Powerball jackpot were drawn, pushing the next jackpot to $550 million.

    The numbers drawn were: 42, 39, 18, 2 and 37. The Powerball number was 12 and the multiplier was 3.

    The odds of winning are one in 292.2 million.

    It's the biggest Powerball jackpot since a $758.7 million prize won last August.

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    More than 300 trumpeter pigeons competed in an Iraqi beauty contest. It’s the first of its kind in the country, according to pageant organizers.

    (Published Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018)

    The $460 million prize refers to the annuity option, paid over 29 years. The cash prize would be $291 million. 

    Lottery players also can vie for another giant prize, as the Mega Millions game's grand prize will be $418 million in Friday's drawing.

    The odds of one person winning jackpots in both games? One in more than 88 quadrillion.



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    (Published Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018)