Published On: Thu, Jan 7th, 2016

No Powerball Winner, Jackpot Now Estimated $675 Million


The largest jackpot in U.S. history — now an estimated $700 million – will be up for grabs in Saturday night’s drawing after no one produced the magic combination of 47, 2, 63, 62, 11 and the Powerball of 17 to win Wednesday night’s $524 million jackpot.

The prize had surged from $450 million.

The payout would have had an estimated cash value of about $428.4 million, before taxes, according to the Powerball website. The final take-home amount depends on an individual’s tax rate and the state and local taxes in their state of residence, Tracey Cohen, the interim executive director of the D.C. Lottery, told ABC News.

Read the fullstory at ABC News, by By KELLY STEVENSON and JULIA JACOBO

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