Winner of 4th-largest Powerball drawn tonight

Posted at 11:41 AM, Jan 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-06 12:03:48-05

The winner of the fourth-largest Powerball jackpot in the game’s history will be announced Wednesday night.

The $500 million prize will be the sixth-largest jackpot ever in North America, according to Maryland Lottery officials. The amount was increased to $500 million around noon on Wednesday. 

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The largest three jackpots in Powerball history were:

  • $590.5 million—February 2013
  • $587.5 million—November 2012
  • $564.1 million—February 2015

Drawings happen on Saturday and Wednesday nights. 

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